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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: June 06, 2013, 01:27:36 AM »
Just checked the store where I bought it from, and they are sold out of 24-70's. That means they don't have one to swap with mine, greeeaat.... I'm going to sound whiny now, but ever since I started photography the only things I buy new are camera bodies, lenses I have always bought used except for a very select few times, and EVERY SINGLE TIME I have had loads of trouble and had to exchange and send for repair and swap ... I'm never buying new lenses again :P I must've owned 30-40 lenses, 98% used, and not had one single issue with any of them....

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: June 05, 2013, 04:57:00 PM »
I will pop by the store tomorrow and I'll update this thread. Fingers crossed the IQ of a replacement is the same as this one as it is REALLY good :D

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: June 05, 2013, 04:48:59 PM »
Hi guys!

Instead of completely highjacking another thread I'll post a new topic.

Does everybody experience a very slight frequent "tick.tick,tick" noise when turning the zoomring of the 24-70 mk2?

It's spanking new, only very slight afma was needed (+1 to +3) and AF works perfect, the zoom turns smoothly otherwise. I just want to make sure it's nothing wrong.

Don't know if this has any bearing on anything. Just something I experienced  :o

Thanks!

Huh how funny, I've just returned a copy that had exactly this issue! The replacement copy I've just got is perfect. In fact this is my third copy. The first return was due to a decentering issue and second one had the 'tick, tick, tick' sound you mentioned. New one appears to be a keeper with no issues.

It's a really weird sound isn't it? difficult to describe.
Personally if you can I'd get a replacement.
Out of interest did your copy come with the new center pinch lens cap or the old style?
The first copy I had was the old style, the new one I've got is old style too but the one I've just sent back with the 'tick, tick, tick' sound was the new center pinch cap. The only significance this really has is that if it's got the new cap it was made from the beginning of this year. Old style caps mean the lens was made last year.

Hm, yeah, replacement it is :P It's the center-pinch cap on mine.

hmm weird huh. maybe there's a new dodgy batch going around. or maybe they've changed something with the sealing in the newer production of the lens. could be totally inconsequential of course  :P

Really weird... My initial thought was that since it is brand new it will pass over, but reading your replies, I'm not very convinced it will, and I noticed it straight away, and have never experienced it with any other lens.

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: June 05, 2013, 04:42:56 PM »
Hi guys!

Instead of completely highjacking another thread I'll post a new topic.

Does everybody experience a very slight frequent "tick.tick,tick" noise when turning the zoomring of the 24-70 mk2?

It's spanking new, only very slight afma was needed (+1 to +3) and AF works perfect, the zoom turns smoothly otherwise. I just want to make sure it's nothing wrong.

Don't know if this has any bearing on anything. Just something I experienced  :o

Thanks!

Huh how funny, I've just returned a copy that had exactly this issue! The replacement copy I've just got is perfect. In fact this is my third copy. The first return was due to a decentering issue and second one had the 'tick, tick, tick' sound you mentioned. New one appears to be a keeper with no issues.

It's a really weird sound isn't it? difficult to describe.
Personally if you can I'd get a replacement.
Out of interest did your copy come with the new center pinch lens cap or the old style?
The first copy I had was the old style, the new one I've got is old style too but the one I've just sent back with the 'tick, tick, tick' sound was the new center pinch cap. The only significance this really has is that if it's got the new cap it was made from the beginning of this year. Old style caps mean the lens was made last year.

Hm, yeah, replacement it is :P It's the center-pinch cap on mine.

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: June 05, 2013, 04:35:04 PM »
I certainly haven't noticed a noise like that on mine - the zoom action is a smooth 'swish'.

EDIT: see this thread reporting the same issue (OP there returned the lens, got a silent replacement).

Thanks  a lot! Man, that wasn't to reassuring though :o Luckily I'm doing a trip to where I ordered it from so I'll be sure to either replace it or be reassured. Hopefully swap one, and pray that it is otherwise as perfect as this one is optically.

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Lenses / 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: June 05, 2013, 04:25:17 PM »
Hi guys!

Instead of completely highjacking another thread I'll post a new topic.

Does everybody experience a very slight frequent "tick.tick,tick" noise when turning the zoomring of the 24-70 mk2?

It's spanking new, only very slight afma was needed (+1 to +3) and AF works perfect, the zoom turns smoothly otherwise. I just want to make sure it's nothing wrong.

Thanks!

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Lenses / Re: Sell 24/1.4L II and 70-200/f4L IS for 24-70 II or not?
« on: June 05, 2013, 03:48:18 PM »
Thanks a lot guys! I will absolutely enjoy this lens, I can see it growing to be a part of my camera, lol.

Did afma today and at 24mm=+1 and 70mm=+3, I say that's REALLY good. AF accuracy is 99,4% with 20 testpoints, ridicolous!

Hopefully I get a chance to really try it out over the weekend.

For now, all I can say, if you're thinking about getting one, and you're not quuuuiiite sure it's worth it, forget all of that, it can't possibly get any better than this....

I just need to find a buyer for my 24/1.4L II first :)

That is my problem also, although a fantastic lens, it's been as hard as the TS-E 17mm to sell... No takers..

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Lenses / Re: Sell 24/1.4L II and 70-200/f4L IS for 24-70 II or not?
« on: June 05, 2013, 03:18:34 PM »
Thanks a lot guys! I will absolutely enjoy this lens, I can see it growing to be a part of my camera, lol.

Did afma today and at 24mm=+1 and 70mm=+3, I say that's REALLY good. AF accuracy is 99,4% with 20 testpoints, ridicolous!

Hopefully I get a chance to really try it out over the weekend.

For now, all I can say, if you're thinking about getting one, and you're not quuuuiiite sure it's worth it, forget all of that, it can't possibly get any better than this....

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Lenses / Re: Sell 24/1.4L II and 70-200/f4L IS for 24-70 II or not?
« on: June 05, 2013, 07:21:57 AM »
Got mine today!

And even though I haven't even done any afma yet, except a ballpark of +5 at 70mm, this lens changes everything. Holy mother!

I haven't seen sharpness, color and contrast AND blistering AF like this since I owned the 300 f2.8 IS. Simply mindblowing. And to say it's as sharp as the 24 L II is a big understatement for the three copies I have owned of that lens, it's WAY better. Superb build. Weight and balance on the 1d X is perfect, a bit tight zoom-ring, but that's just because it's spanking new I guess.

And I got a great deal with special offer and cashback so price isn't a negative anymore. I might miss the deep hood of the mk1 which was great for keep rain off the front element, but hey.

Oh, and it came with the pinch-cap, which I still frikkin hate, I'm buying and old one for it.


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Lenses / Re: Sell 24/1.4L II and 70-200/f4L IS for 24-70 II or not?
« on: June 04, 2013, 02:13:11 AM »
The same choice here, except the 70-200, i sold a mk1 24-70, I chose to sell my 24 L II to help pay for the 24-70 II. While I will sometimes miss the wide angle
Shallow dof I'm getting AF that's on another planet. And I loves my AF ! Now that I have sold the mk1 24-70 I constantly miss it. And I'm one those prime all the wAy guys. Not anymore. The good old combo of 24-70 , 70-200 is fantastic for what I shoot, and the 35 and 50 is there if the light is too low.

My 24-70 is in the mail as of right now, bought it yesterday, I'll come
Back with some initial thoughts when I get it.

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: June 03, 2013, 05:16:35 PM »
It's been a long time since I've used HDR, but this weekend the sun was HIGHLY annoying (well, from a photo-perspective ::) And I decided to give it a try. The picture isn't all that interesting, it just shows how I like my HDR's. Originally 7 shot handheld, but skipped the brightest one. Pol-filter.


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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
« on: June 03, 2013, 06:07:34 AM »
Ordered mine today, can't wait!  ;D

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... now and on the website the 1.2.4 firmware is only found for windows and not mac..

It was there for Mac OS X v10.8 when I downloaded it yesterday afternoon.

+1

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Auto ISO
« on: May 29, 2013, 01:19:41 PM »
My 1d X is 95% set to auto-iso and I have the "Shutter speed limit" on My Menu, choosing, in Av, which shutter speed I won't go below. I found it to produce very good consistent results for me. Shutter usually MUCH more important than noise to me. Outdoor in daylight I Limit my shutter to 1/2000s-1/8000s and auto iso, and EC is dialed in with the rear wheel independently.

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Wasn't there supposed to be a 1d X firmware around this month also?

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