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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: February 06, 2012, 11:25:37 AM »
Looking at the picture of the new lens, it *could very well be internal zooming. Guessing at the barrel design and internals it doesn't have much clearance for an inner barrel to move in and out...makes one think....The design may yet redeem itself.
I don't agree. Looks like a pretty straight forward moving barrel to me

How so?
take a look at the gap just behind the lens hood mount.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: February 06, 2012, 11:13:19 AM »
Looking at the picture of the new lens, it *could very well be internal zooming. Guessing at the barrel design and internals it doesn't have much clearance for an inner barrel to move in and out...makes one think....The design may yet redeem itself.
I don't agree. Looks like a pretty straight forward moving barrel to me

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: February 06, 2012, 11:05:17 AM »
If Canon can put IS in the excellent 17-55f/2.8 (and 24-105f/4) there is no reason they can't or shouldn't put it in a new 24-70f/2.8. If they don't it will be a huge marketing mistake. I sold my 24-70 because it didn't have IS and I was not really happy with the IQ. I kept the 24-105 because of the IS but I find (with my copies at least) the 17-55 IS is sharper.

The existing 24-70f/2.8 didn't need a focus limiter switch or a lock to prevent lens creep. Besides I am hoping a new 24-70f/2.8 will be internal focus (no barrel extension). So the if there is a second switch it must be for IS.

So here's to hoping there will be a 24-70 (or 105) f/2.8 IS, internal focus with center and corner IQ as good as the 70-200f/2.8 II IS
Correct. Why a 17-55 for the crop with IS and a 24-70 for FF without IS  :-\ doesn't make sense imho. If there's a 24-70 f/2.8 with IS coming out and internal focus, I'm ordering one right away  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: February 06, 2012, 11:02:43 AM »
In my opinion, they've really cheapened the design.  The V1 lens hood design was actually innovative and useful, provided good protection, as well as ideal light blockage for the given focal length on the reverse-zoom.  The omission of IS, cheap hood attachment, and external zooming will hopefully be overshadowed by the fact that it must surely be capable of shooting of rainbows out of the front element.  It needs to be THAT good in order to sell.  Surely it has all the latest coatings as well.
My point exactly  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: February 06, 2012, 10:59:55 AM »

Also, I find it a bit disturbing that they moved the mounting of the lens hood to the front which moves with the lens while zooming....the current version is fixed, so I predict worse weather sealing after some time of use...

Well, this one is shortest at 24mm instead of 70mm like the old version so the old hood design would not work. If they changed to a normal zoom motion to increase the optical quality I don't think we should complain about the hood design. The old design was great but the IQ of the old version @ f2.8 is far from outstanding. I'd trade sharpness wide open for a static hood design any day.

Obviously we have no idea why this lens has normal zoom function but I think we can assume there is a reason for it.
Correct, it wouldn't. But I really don't have problems with sharpness at f/2.8   ???

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: February 06, 2012, 10:37:42 AM »
If that's it, and it doesn't come with IS at that price, I'm very happy that I just bought the current version  :P

in my opinion, the current version leaves a lot to desire. In particular weak 2.8 sharpness and mediocre mid contrast killed it for me (had one, sold it). If they fix it and we see a similar improvement as the 70-200 did, I'm happy :)

Glad they didn't incorporate IS, for me at least. I like it on longer lenses, but I don't think I would use it a lot on this lens, and I'd still pay for it - in hard currency upon purchasing, and after a long day of shooting, in neck and shoulders since it all just adds up to the weight ;)

Agreed. Despite the steep price, i'd certainly pay that much to actually have great 2.8 and improved image quality across the frame (and hopefully without the field curvature). if they can improve IQ similar to the 70-200mm II, i won't ever need another canon lens. Perhaps i just 3 bad versions over the years but i won't buy another normal focal length zoom until they step up their IQ.
I don't have any issues with sharpness at 2.8 but I could surely use IS for low light on this zoom range. Now I'm forced to use my 70-200 most of the time in that kind of situations...

Also, I find it a bit disturbing that they moved the mounting of the lens hood to the front which moves with the lens while zooming....the current version is fixed, so I predict worse weather sealing after some time of use...

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: February 06, 2012, 09:59:55 AM »
If that's it, and it doesn't come with IS at that price, I'm very happy that I just bought the current version  :P

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Lenses / Re: Canon Rebates Extended Until March 3, 2012?
« on: February 05, 2012, 01:02:00 PM »
Why no rebates over her in Belgium?  >:(

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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* New High-End DSLR Later in February [CR3]
« on: January 30, 2012, 03:42:22 PM »
I just got a rumor from a Chinese photo forum, there will be a New Model(not an upgrade model from current one)to be announced in March, it just said it will sit between 5d and 1d! And the specs are great(it didn't mention the details), but the price will be much more expensive than the 5d mark ii!

I dont know how reliable the source is!
ah the much rumoured and expected 3D  ::) that's not a new rumor  >:(

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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* New High-End DSLR Later in February [CR3]
« on: January 30, 2012, 07:54:12 AM »
I really hope for two more ff's  :D

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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« on: January 29, 2012, 03:16:43 AM »
lol d800 is coming next week good luck waiting for the 5dmk3
so?  ::) And no, it's in two weeks  :P


So Canon was just waiting for Nikon to then release theirs, this is cat and mouse game for me: Nikon cat and Canon mouse.
And with the pro-line Nikon was completely caught by surprise with the 1D X and had to quickly update their D3s just no to lose face in the Olympics.  ::) Also your statement doesn't make sense.
If Canon waits and see what Nikon does, they have more chance to be the cat  :P Also, what sense does a 36MP FF make? That's something for mediumformat. Too much pixles crammed in a FF sensor is gonna make a very noisy one imho.... ::)

Oh wait, maybe you're just a troll  >:( well go trolling on the nikonrumors forum then.  ::)

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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« on: January 28, 2012, 09:30:14 PM »
lol d800 is coming next week good luck waiting for the 5dmk3
so?  ::) And no, it's in two weeks  :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III (or other) Followup
« on: January 24, 2012, 01:33:41 PM »


Based on what?  An n=2 for the 5-series and an n=1 for the 7-series?  One point isn't even enough for a trendline...

maybe because the 5D MkII is one of the oldest models in the canon line-up?  ::)

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« on: January 23, 2012, 04:34:31 PM »
Looks like fake...  :D
That's two different cameras in the two shots, that's why they look different.
peeps need to open their eyes before posting  >:(

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« on: January 23, 2012, 04:23:24 PM »


The third picture from the top is just a 1Dx. No secret, no tape.
:P "just" an 1Dx  ::)

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