Canon 24-70mm F/2.8L Discount

Canon 24-70mm

The Canon 24-70mm F/2.8L is one of the most popular lenses for event photographers. It's also one of my favorite lenses for video since it can focus fairly close. Good range of zoom, and maintains a decent F/2.8 aperture throughout for low light shooting. I heard there was a sale going on over at B&H, but doing a basic search for the Canon 24-70mm F/2.8L only comes back with only a $100 dollar discount. I was able to track down the other URL where it shows a $200 dollar instant savings discount off normal price. That's a better deal than what they are offering on the Canon Rebates webpage (here), and cheaper than a used one on eBay, but says it expires in a few days. Here's the link (click here).

Canon 24-70mm Sale
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19 thoughts on “Canon 24-70mm F/2.8L Discount

  1. Jorgiepoo

    Thanks so much for the quick response! I've never owned or played w/ an L lens. In your opinion, would it be better to get this one "L" lens over all three canon lower end 24mm,35mm & 85mm prime lenses?

  2. Emm

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    @Jorgiepoo - Yes I tink it's faster than the 24mm F/2.8. It's L quality. It will also have a nicer blur on the background when used at 70mm F/2.8 and shot close to your subject. The narrow field of view at the longer focal length is more flattering for portraits than a wide 24mm.

  3. Jorgiepoo

    is this lens quicker/better at auto focusing & sharper than say the Canon 24mm f/2.8 prime or 35mm f/2 prime?

  4. Rob

    @Emm Yeah, I used to own a Tamron 17-50 non VC and that was a great lens for the money. Maybe the best for the price for crop sensor cameras. It's loud as hell though and sometimes missed focus in low light situations. So it hunted around making even more noise. I got irritated looks at quiet events like author readings.

  5. Nash

    @Emm Ok mate thanks for that and i guess i will buy it and i can afford to buy the Rokinon 85mm for now with the discount.

  6. Emm

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    @Nash - Very different animals and the most advantage would be the Auto Focus for photographers. One thing that sold me on buying expensive auto focus L lenses, is that I could still sell it for a high price (holds value). So in my mind I tell myself, sure it's $1200+ dollars, but as long as I keep it maintained, i'm not losing $1200. I can sell it 5 years later if I want to upgrade and maybe take a few hundred dollars off from what I bought it for, but that's even cheaper than renting. Of course, these are called assets. You're money will be tied up in gear and make sure you have insurance if you're doing this for a business.

    Investing in lenses is one thing, investing in camera bodies is another. Even old F/1.2 lenses from the 70's are fetching for good dollars. In fact, I bought my EF 85mm F/1.2L for less than $1800 and it actually went up in value!

  7. Nash

    @Emm - I have a Zeiss 50mm zf.2 it is the only lens i have for my MK 2. So, should i pull the trigger and buy this lens and put the savings towards a Rokinon 85MM or what is your best advise?. Also it's mainly for video but some[hobby] photography. Thanks

  8. Austin

    @Emm Ya I know and I like to do some photography but more as a hobby on the side. It might be better just to go with the Vintage Zeiss lenses though because they are so amazing.

  9. Emm

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    @Rob - The lens is silent too. The Sigma was pretty noisy and would be a distraction when shooting in a silent setting. Imagine a noisy lens during some type of speech, or wedding ceremony.

  10. Rob

    It's the lens that I keep on my 5D all the time and use for events. For shooting stills, that is. A very good lens and significantly better than the Sigma in many ways. Worth the extra cash for professional use, which is why every pro I know that shoots Canon has one.

  11. Emm

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    @austin - If you don't require the fast auto focus for photography, there are much better lenses for straight video use. The main reason to get this is for photography and accurate fast auto focus. A good deal for the next few days.

  12. @Nate - I also have the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM and it performs just fine. A little soft (for photos/video fine) on f/2.8 but otherwise tack sharp for everything else. It's heavier than my T2i with a battery and kit lens! My Sigma is for my Nikon D300 but I use it all the time on my T2i for shooting video. I wonder if there is really any difference when shooting video with the Sigma versus the Canon. I imagine there wouldn't be much difference at all, but maybe with photos.

  13. austin

    Nice but I could also get a few nice vintage Carl Zeiss m42 mount lenses for the same price. Hm what would be better to go with as I have always wondered how this lens would preform for video.

  14. Emm

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    @Nate - I had the Sigma 24-70mm F/2.8 before the Canon. It worked for a while, but was noisey and slow to autofocus compared to Canon. Also when shooting in the dark, and using my flash for distance, the autofocus was off. This is one of my oldest lenses. Before I bought this, I knew someone else who owned one for years. The prices never really go down on these things, even after 7-8 years of owning it.

  15. I ordered one of these yesterday with the $100 discount. I called them up and they gave me the additional $100 off. Big thanks to cheesycam for the heads up.

  16. For people who want something cheaper but as decent as a Canon lens : the Sigma 24-70 2.8 is about half the price of the Canon L version and is a great lens.

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