Disappointed in Beach Camera - 24-70 II topic

Started Oct 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Disappointed in Beach Camera - 24-70 II topic
In reply to Rick Knepper, Oct 17, 2012

Rick Knepper wrote:

I received the following alert from Amazon after 7 months of waiting: Your Amazon Alerts Availability Alert
We're happy to let you know that the item you requested is now available to order from Amazon.com.
Camera & PhotoCanon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens
Availability: In Stock. Ships from and sold by Beach Camera.Price: $2,699.00

I believe in free enterprise and I know there is nothing inherently wrong with this pricing but still doesn't stop me from being disappointed. I mean, $2299 is still the going street price right? I've been out of town the past week and I am not fully up on my DPR & Canon Rumors reading.

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Rick Knepper, photographer, non-professional, shooting for pleasure, check my profile for gear list and philosophy.

It is just a lens, I don't see what the big deal is. Do you have to have it right away? Just wait 1-2 more months and don't be like a lot of impulse buyers out there who make companies like beach camera rich. An average customer that a wedding photographer deals with (and I mean 99% of them), won't be able to tell the difference between this zoom lens shot at a FL vs. the old one or vs. one of the prime lenses. And this is relevant only if you actually get paid for photography. I'm sure you have some other lens that you can use in the meantime.

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