Photozone has posted their review of the new Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II.
There seems to be a lot made about the price of the new lens, I think a lot of people don’t realize the previous version was $2100 at launch and that was a decade ago. This lens is actually cheaper if we adjust for inflation. It will be part of rebate programs in the future, and we’ll probably see an official price drop in a year or two.
“Fast standard zoom lenses are obviously very difficult to design. To date we never really thought “oh, this is it!”. Unfortunately this also applies to the mighty Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM L II. Now this may sound worse than it really is. Considering the sum of its characteristics we’d still state that the lens has been improved over its predecessor but it is not perfect and regarding its sky high price tag we simply expected a little more…….. “