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Re: Just got my new 24-70 ii and it is so nice how is everyone else liking it?
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2012, 01:51:45 PM »

"Ok So your telling me I spent all that extra money for nothing to gain an extra stop but not IS. Is that what your saying. That does not make me feel good about my purchase anymore."

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I'm not a camera geek, I just take my new lens attaches to my 5D III and go out take pictures. If the pictures look sharp on my 24" monitor, then I'm good. If pictures are soft, then return it and get another one.

When budget is allowed, 24-105 users will end up with 24-70 II. Until then, their 24-105 is the best.

Just like food....see and smell are not enough, you gotta taste it. ;)

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Re: Just got my new 24-70 ii and it is so nice how is everyone else liking it?
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2012, 01:51:45 PM »

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Re: Just got my new 24-70 ii and it is so nice how is everyone else liking it?
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2012, 01:59:03 PM »
and take picture of kid(s)
From experience - you must remember to take pictures of your second born too... Not just the odd one here and there...
And if you have a third and... Well, they need to be photographed as much as the first (and second...)

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Re: Just got my new 24-70 ii and it is so nice how is everyone else liking it?
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2012, 02:24:29 PM »

"Ok So your telling me I spent all that extra money for nothing to gain an extra stop but not IS. Is that what your saying. That does not make me feel good about my purchase anymore."

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I'm not a camera geek, I just take my new lens attaches to my 5D III and go out take pictures. If the pictures look sharp on my 24" monitor, then I'm good. If pictures are soft, then return it and get another one.

When budget is allowed, 24-105 users will end up with 24-70 II. Until then, their 24-105 is the best.

Just like food....see and smell are not enough, you gotta taste it. ;)

JUST ENJOY YOUR NEW TOY and take picture of kid(s)


Thanks that makes me feel better so far pretty pleased. I think i will do a 70mm comparison to my 70-200 and see what I get. The colors are way better to me and it is sharp. So far I am not pro so really this kit is waaaaaay over kill for candids of my family but someday I want to do this professionally and I love the art of taking pictures and capturing that moment. The thing about primes are yeah they can shoot at lower iso's but you doc is so shallow too much is oof. I generally shoot 2.8-8 depending on what I want in focus. To shoot at 1.2 or 1.8 would be too hard.
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Re: Just got my new 24-70 ii and it is so nice how is everyone else liking it?
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2012, 02:24:42 PM »
It sounds like it will be a very good lens.  Some are reporting issues at the long end, so I'd check that out.
I'm waiting for the eventual price drop to decide if I'll get one.  By then,there will be a lot of feedback from users.


What issues?

Softness, particularly at the edges and 70mm. 
Two pretty respected reviewers have seen this.  There have been some that claim to have seen the issue in poosts on this forum, but I tend to look to experienced testers with a good track record of spotting issues.
  It is undoubtedly a fantastic lens, and there may be some samples with issues, which is why I'm waiting for more reviews to come in.  I've had 5 of the old version and they were not impressive.  I have high hopes for this one.
 
Let us know what you see.
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-24-70mm-f-2.8-L-II-USM-Lens-Review.aspx
 
http://www.photozone.de/canon_eos_ff/773-canon2470f28mk2ff?start=2


I've gotten to look at a few copies. One was utterly stunning 70mm, f/2.8, center frame, others VERY good there but not the match for that one, one was quite noticeably softer (at 70mm, f/2.8, center frame) than that one and noticeably softer than the other two. Even the worst at 70mm f/2.8 was still better than a good Tamron 28-75 at 75 2.8 though and maybe similar to a 70-200 f/4 IS at 70mm f/4 (with the copies I've seen the 70-200 f/4 IS is weakest at 70mm, f/4 though, but still solid). The worse ones at 70mm f/2.8 are softer at 70mm f/4 than the better ones are wide open at f/2.8. The best ones peak in sharpenss, center frame, 70mm, early, the lesser ones there peak later having f/6.3 definitely better than f/4, while the other copies having f/4 sharper than f/6.3 (and f/6.3 a bare trace sharper than f/6.3 on the worse copies).

All copies seemed to place edge DOF at different depths compared to the focal point compared to any other copy, which is a bit odd. If you focused on any given point, edges wide to mid were maybe not so different, some a bit better but whatever, but if you focused on some central object then you might have much more different results in the corners depending upon the scene.

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Re: Just got my new 24-70 ii and it is so nice how is everyone else liking it?
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2012, 02:28:37 PM »
I'm absolutely LOVING mine.  I've taken it to shoot with my 7D, 5DIII, and my 1DX.  Perfect with all of them. Trying to figure out why I still have my 24-105...Not even close!

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Re: Just got my new 24-70 ii and it is so nice how is everyone else liking it?
« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2012, 02:29:06 PM »
It is a pretty amazing lens, one that can give a 24 1.4 II a super close run for the money at 24mm stopped down a little (not one of the three 24-105 I tried were remotely close to giving my 24 1.4 II a run for it's money, not even at f/8-f/11) and, wide open at f/2.8, center frame, easily beat 70-200 f/4 IS at 70mm f/4 center frame and even beat a 70-300L at 70mm f/4 center frame (at the far edges, maybe outer 1/8th or less of the frame, the 70-200/300 do do better at 70mm though it seems).
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Re: Just got my new 24-70 ii and it is so nice how is everyone else liking it?
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2012, 03:21:24 PM »
and take picture of kid(s)
From experience - you must remember to take pictures of your second born too... Not just the odd one here and there...
And if you have a third and... Well, they need to be photographed as much as the first (and second...)


Thank you for remind me on this :)

This is so true. I took alot of pictures with my 1st, but not quite same amount on my 2nd. I kinda noticed that after my 2nd child first birthday. I promised myself picture will be taken evenly from there on.

Because of the kids, therefore, I spent quite a bit of money into camera gear. And I'm proud that I'm only dad carries the best camera gear in the Montessori Pre-school at Saint Columbun Church  ;D ;D ;D...sorry couldn't help it :P



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Re: Just got my new 24-70 ii and it is so nice how is everyone else liking it?
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2012, 03:21:24 PM »

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Re: Just got my new 24-70 ii and it is so nice how is everyone else liking it?
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2012, 03:26:47 PM »
I'm absolutely LOVING mine.  I've taken it to shoot with my 7D, 5DIII, and my 1DX.  Perfect with all of them. Trying to figure out why I still have my 24-105...Not even close!

You saving the 24-105 for A Bright-Sunny-Day :P...........JK
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Re: Just got my new 24-70 ii and it is so nice how is everyone else liking it?
« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2012, 06:08:28 PM »
Mine arrives on Monday!  So excited.
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Re: Just got my new 24-70 ii and it is so nice how is everyone else liking it?
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2012, 07:25:49 PM »
I am glad I started this thread. I actually was dreaming of taking my 60d with 17-55 to a FF setup and now I have all the new toys
5d3 24-70 II + 70-200 2.8IS and 600ex-RT. Really cannot ask for more Much better shots along the way.
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Re: Just got my new 24-70 ii and it is so nice how is everyone else liking it?
« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2012, 11:06:37 PM »
This one I shot at 70mm f 3.2 iso 3200 and for an ooc jpg its pretty sharp and very accurate color.
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Re: Just got my new 24-70 ii and it is so nice how is everyone else liking it?
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2012, 01:50:21 AM »
This one I shot at 70mm f 3.2 iso 3200 and for an ooc jpg its pretty sharp and very accurate color.

It's a keeper to me...nice shot
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Re: Just got my new 24-70 ii and it is so nice how is everyone else liking it?
« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2012, 02:47:49 AM »
...I actually was dreaming of taking my 60d with 17-55 to a FF setup and now I have all the new toys
5d3 24-70 II...

same here  :o

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Re: Just got my new 24-70 ii and it is so nice how is everyone else liking it?
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Re: Just got my new 24-70 ii and it is so nice how is everyone else liking it?
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2012, 10:02:43 PM »
my god. just go out and shoot pictures. Jesus. Peeping pixels is like saying my one dollar bill has a better ratio of red and blue threads than yours. Christ, use the lens what it's meant for, making memories, not seeing who has a better pixel than you.

Why do people feel the need to hang out on gear forums and then chastise people for talking about gear?

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Re: Just got my new 24-70 ii and it is so nice how is everyone else liking it?
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2012, 10:34:12 PM »
Well let me put it this way, I just got 140 shots in a row with the 5D3+24-70 II at f/2.8 under indoor lighting 100% in focus.  :D

(by far the best result I've ever had from any lens+body combo)

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Re: Just got my new 24-70 ii and it is so nice how is everyone else liking it?
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2012, 10:34:12 PM »