1dX 24mm f1.4 L II@ f4. Light Quadra in a 70cm Deep Octa.
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If the 100 L and the 135 and all the nikons survive the heat, then this will too. "Shameless marketing" is much easier to believe.
Auric Goldfinger had his painted in 24 carat gold
It wasn't lenses he painted in 24 carat gold but beautiful bodies
It's face-detection with phase AF. I find that it works pretty for tracking a person moving through a group. I have a Servo setting for 'people/events' and I use iTR for that, but not for my wildlife/birds setting. Note that for iTR to work, you've got to be in 61-point auto selection more for the AF point selection.
Whilst the IQ is a treat, the thing I find most noticeably pleasing is the handling/weight. The old one was heavy and felt not as 'balanced'.
I see from your signature you have very nice lenses that cover the 24-70 range more or less. Are you sure you need it and that you will not feel strange/bad/guilty (whatever) if you do not use your prime lenses ?It's great no doubt, but I have to pay 3650 USD to get one, so I simply have to live vicariously through the people who own it
Just start saving up. I sold my Mark I on Craig's List for 1200 so the Mark II only ended up costing me 1k.
Yeah, only have no mk1 to sell. I was going to sacrfice my 24 f1.4 for it, but I just can't sell that hunk of glass, it's just too awesome iin a way the 24-70 couldn't be. So I'm starting from scratch
Unless you need it for landscapes and do not want to change lenses in the cold
It's great no doubt, but I have to pay 3650 USD to get one, so I simply have to live vicariously through the people who own itWow that is a lot for this lens. I only payed around $2300 US for a non-grey marketed copy. And living in Australia, I'm surprised I managed that.
And the 24-70 II is ALWAYS on my 5D mark III. The only other lens I'd probably switch between (if I owned it) would be an 85 f/1.2L II
It's the light fall off and the 'magic' of that aperture combined with that FL that captivates me. Granted I don't use it much but when i do, particularly for child portraits, it makes a huge impression. With the advent of the 24-70 ii, the 24L has become quite a specialized lens but I'm ok with that.