The recent "bundle" rebates on select Nikon bodies and lenses is involved too. Folks picking up a new D700 or D7000 (among others) could get a body/lens combo three to five hundred dollars cheaper than the individual items. The 24-70 was one of the lenses with a rebate. Some purchasers bought the bundle never intending to use the lenses. They put them up for sale as NIB at near street retail and, thus, got a nice new body at a lower price.There is nothing wrong with the 24-70. There can be lots of reasons why people are selling the lens. Some of those could be the zoom range does not fit type of photography they do, they are switching to a different system or they just need money. I would not read any more than that into it.
Supporting lens lusters, that should be a crime ;-)Hey folks - I asked that rhetorical question in jest because I know it is an exceptionally fine lens with few (or no?) flaws. I was just surprised to see so many on sale at the same time.
And you all have offered some good reasons why individuals might want to sell.
I also wanted to alert folks who might be lusting for this one that there are several available. :wink:
Same for me. I have not used my 24-70 after buying the 24-120 , but that does not change the fact that the 24-70 is one great lens.There are also those like myself who decided that the 24-120 f4 was more to their requirements and are disposing of the heavier 24-70.
Same here. I'm not selling my 24-70, because there are times I need the wider aperture, but the 24-120 seems to handle more situations and stays on the camera longer...... I have not used my 24-70 after buying the 24-120 , but that does not change the fact that the 24-70 is one great lens.
+1 this is the reason for my recent sale :wink:There are also those like myself who decided that the 24-120 f4 was more to their requirements and are disposing of the heavier 24-70.