« on: November 06, 2012, 09:51:46 AM »
So basically Canon discontinued the 24-70 F2.8 MKI and replaced it with a model twice the price and then brought out an F4 at roughly the same price point as the old F2.8.
Ridiculous. The Second hand market is the place to be atm, I will be trying to pick up a 24-70 MKI.
So you lose 1 stop by going from f2.8-f4 and then gain up to four stops with the hybrid IS. For handheld video in particular that is potentially a trade-off well worth making. Especially when you consider the high iso performance of the 5diii.
That the lens is almost a macro lens too makes it an interesting proposition. Particularly for run and gun documentary shooting where changing lens can be a right pain, having a lens with excellent stabilisation and which covers wide - short tele and macro could be very tempting.
It would be nice if the lens was cheaper, but for a lot of people it would replace buying the the 24-105 and and 100 non-L which makes it seem more reasonable
I agree. I like it quite much. But the price discouraged me absolutelly.
Canon catched up Nikon in all. But Nikon is now on the rise with their price politics. So, winning. My opinion.