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Lenses / Re: Sell 24/1.4L II and 70-200/f4L IS for 24-70 II or not?
« on: June 20, 2013, 12:54:10 PM »
However, I haven't manage to get the two lenses sold yet. I guess it will be even harder to get the prime sold when people realize that the 24-70 is on the same level/better apart from the f/1.4.

Use lack of vignetting and distortion as an argument to sell the 24, because at that it's much better. I still think 2.8 dof is a little too much, the AF and corner performance of the 2479 outweighs that a lot.

It took me a while to find the right AF settings with it and the 70-200, because they're SO fast the settings I used for my other lenses didn't work. I really like case 4 and -1 on sensitivity with those two lenses taking pictures of my kids.

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Lenses / Re: Sell 24/1.4L II and 70-200/f4L IS for 24-70 II or not?
« on: June 20, 2013, 10:41:37 AM »
I just picked up my 24-70 and it is disgustingly sharp! Just silly-sharp! Nice bokeh as well.

Congrats man ! Yeah, it's VERY sharp, and my second copy is even better. Afma is +1 all the way from 24 to 70.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 20, 2013, 10:39:35 AM »
Just a couple of playtime pic's with the new 24-70 mk2, that lens and the 70-200 mk2 turn me back to being that zoom-guy instead of that prime-guy...



Love the swing picture. Looks like a fun day  :)

Thanks! It's what we do almost every day  :) Love how the 1dX really can control the highlights so that I can expose the shadowside that good, lots of info in those files! The swing-picture I had a few tries, because I want to go as close as possible, but looking through the VF at 24mm tends to make it look safe, but very close to getting kicked in the head, lol.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Product Advisory
« on: June 20, 2013, 06:58:52 AM »
45k actuations on mine, and haven't experienced the problem once, got mine a year ago..

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: June 20, 2013, 06:48:05 AM »
Just a couple of playtime pic's with the new 24-70 mk2, that lens and the 70-200 mk2 turn me back to being that zoom-guy instead of that prime-guy...




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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Product Advisory
« on: June 19, 2013, 04:28:36 PM »
Well canon called me today and they are collecting it tomorrow,should have it next week,now i am worried about oil and whether it will still be properly weather sealed when i get it back do you think they could mess that up?

Correct my if I'm wrong but I think they will use the lens mount to enter the camera and get
It done so they won't actually loosen a single screw and therefor the weather sealing is untouched.

The oil splatter, well, that is pretty much a guess. Be sure to run your camera at 12 fps and really make it work so you can see as soon as possible if it splatters.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Product Advisory
« on: June 19, 2013, 10:55:00 AM »
I think I will just use until it breaks and get a replacement shutter instead.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Product Advisory
« on: June 18, 2013, 02:19:08 AM »
So they will just lubricate it or replace something ? I guess we'll see some oilsplatted sensor if lube is all they will do to fix this  :o

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L Non-IS Discontinued?
« on: June 14, 2013, 09:54:47 AM »
Is it a fact that all discontinued lenses will also be discontinued for repair? If not, how long does it usually take? I know there are a few 24-70 mk1's out there  ::)

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L Non-IS Discontinued?
« on: June 14, 2013, 02:29:46 AM »
If Canon sacrificed IS in the new 24-70 to make it what it is, (pretty insane) then, -- My God, can you imagine the IQ of a NON-IS 70-200?? Wow, you would have to print on metal only, the images would shread paper...

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Software & Accessories / Re: About to start with Focal
« on: June 11, 2013, 09:07:10 AM »
Take care with the setup, and make sure your doing all things right, target, sturdy surface, do not move the cam, keep it around 10 ev, no less and not a lot more.

I used Focal for the 24-70 II yesterday and it's the first time it has been way off! It said -5 at 70mm and +5 at 24mm, but it's clearly best at "0" at all focals. I've adjusted a lot of lenses and Focal has always been right, so I'm doing a retest today.

On a happy sidenote this copy is both sharper and more accurate AF (2012) than the 2013 copy.

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: June 10, 2013, 05:56:22 AM »
Funny things are going on.

A few days ago I test two lenses in a store, because a friend want buy the lens.

1 lens: ugly sound if I change the focal lenght
2 lens: different visible distorsion at 24 mm with the same settings

Both errors are well known errors from the first days of the lens. It´s a shame that Canon have the same big problems with the mass production after one year.

Conclusion:
If I look at many Canon products introduced in the last years I notice, that Canon have huge problems with the product quality and to produce new innovative cameras and lenses that are worth the money you pay for it.

Which style of lenscaps did the two have? (Center-Pinch= 2013, Old style= 2012)

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: June 10, 2013, 03:42:30 AM »
One thing to consider with this lens is that it has quite a bit of distortion and vignetting(also long end) at the wider end, almost surprising or I  might be very spoiled with the 24 L II.

And a question here. I feel that even at +100 in the vignetting correction I lightroom, the corners are still in need of correction, how do I apply more than +100? :P

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: June 07, 2013, 11:42:59 AM »
I got the store to cancel my purchase and got it somewhere else. I got the 2012-edition this time, old style lens cap, which I love. And the mechanics feel MUCH better! No Noise, no squeaky AF and if anything this is even sharper at all focals.

I got an explanation from the rep guy as to what causes the noise (please note I'm simply quoting him as I have no idea about this myself)

He said there's a brass or copper band around the inner barrel that has a brush mounted to it that reports focal length to the camera. And he had taken in 5 (!!) 24-70 2013 editions with the same exact problem. And he said that brush is simply mounted to hard so that it grinds, it's nothing faulty, and it would loosen up and become normal. He understand fully that I didn't want to wait to "break it in" so I simply got my money back.

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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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