I just got this from a source. And I really do hope he got a wrong info as it would make the 70-200mm GM lens rather expensive:
“I’ve just got an initial quote for our local supplier in Australia on the GM lenses including the 70-200 F2.8 as follows (All in AUD). I’m not sure if they are retail prices or might include a slight discount as they told us lenses are still around 4-5 weeks away in Australia and we would need to confirm pricing closer to when stock is available as they should be able to hopefully offer slight better pricing…
– 24-70 f2.8 GM – AU$3099
– 85mm f1.4 GM – AU$2899
– 70-200 f2.8 GM – AU$5999
Pricing on the 70-200 F2.8 seems rather crazy!”
If the info is correct the 70-200mm GM lens will cost almost twice as much as the 24-70mm GM lens. This would mean:
– USA the 24-70mm GM lens costs $2,200 at Amazon. This would put the 70-200mm GM price at a bit over $4,000
– In Europe the 24-70mm GM lens costs 2,400 Euro at Amazon.de. The 70-200mm GM would cost a bit over 4,500 Euro.
This would make it a very expensive lens! The [shoplink 46652 ebay]Nikon 70-200mm[/shoplink] and [shoplink 46653 ebay]Canon 70-200mm[/shoplink] do cost about the half of the rumored GM price!