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EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Preorders
« on: November 05, 2012, 11:00:10 PM »
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The new EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS are both now available for preorder.

Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS $1499 at B&H Photo | Adorama

Canon EF 35 f/2 IS $849 at B&H Photo | Adorama 

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EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Preorders
« on: November 05, 2012, 11:00:10 PM »

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Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Preorders
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2012, 11:06:22 PM »
I think $1499 is a bit too much.  I'd rather the f/2.8.  I'm expecting some discounting of the f/2.8 before long.

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Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Preorders
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2012, 11:12:24 PM »
Pricing is not too surprising considering Canon's recent trends.

Both lenses are quite a bit overpriced IMO, so I'll pass.
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Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Preorders
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2012, 11:17:58 PM »
Thank you Canon - you did it again! yes, this is about pricing  :'(
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Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Preorders
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2012, 11:20:48 PM »
More than the 24-105? Hmmm. Pass.

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Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Preorders
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2012, 11:23:46 PM »
Huh... I was expecting a much lower price for the 24-70.  I can safely assume this effectively kills the 24-70mm f/4 as any sort of kit lens.

This and the 24-70 2.8 mk2 are really making me feel better about my decision to keep my 24-70mm f/2.8 mk1.

Another crappy Canon announcement.
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Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Preorders
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2012, 11:23:51 PM »
As video lenses they're actually quite cheap (look at EF & PL for C300), however, from a stills photography perspective they're a lot cheaper than the new 6D -> who said that you should not scrimp on glass and that you ought to spend nearly as much on the lens as the camera body? Lots of DSLR Photography training books do. No point on having a nice new FF body with improved IQ and putting cheap glass on it. Seriously, amortize these lenses over 3-4 years then factor in the re-sale value....less than $4/week.

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Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Preorders
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2012, 11:23:51 PM »

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Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Preorders
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2012, 11:25:53 PM »
Guess I'll have to wait and see the MTF and reviews on this one. The hybrid IS is nice, as is the near 1:1 macro, but for $1500 it'll have to improve both resolution and distortion over the 24-105 to sell well.

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Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Preorders
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2012, 11:27:23 PM »
Huh... I was expecting a much lower price for the 24-70.  I can safely assume this effectively kills the 24-70mm f/4 as any sort of kit lens.
Why, its only a few hundred more than the retail of the 24-105. I actually can't see the logic of having both this and the 24-105 at the same time, so, I'd imagine this will be the kit lens of the future as well.

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Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Preorders
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2012, 11:29:34 PM »
Guess I'll have to wait and see the MTF and reviews on this one. The hybrid IS is nice, as is the near 1:1 macro, but for $1500 it'll have to improve both resolution and distortion over the 24-105 to sell well.

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Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Preorders
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2012, 11:36:00 PM »
I like the lens cap.

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Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Preorders
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2012, 11:36:40 PM »
The price on 24-70 f4 IS is not that bad, compared to my 24-70 f2.8 II.

6D + 24-70 f4 IS = good combo for crop shooters to jump into FF world with low budget.
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Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Preorders
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2012, 11:41:51 PM »
Guess I'll have to wait and see the MTF and reviews on this one. The hybrid IS is nice, as is the near 1:1 macro, but for $1500 it'll have to improve both resolution and distortion over the 24-105 to sell well.

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Here is MTF chart on new 24-70  f4 IS. Not bad at all :o
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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2012, 11:41:51 PM »

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Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Preorders
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2012, 11:44:10 PM »
so much for my prediction for a cheap, light full frame kit lens! Hopefully it has the IQ to back up that price tag, as the Tamron 24-70/2.8 IS beats it by a stop of light and 5 years of warranty. The purported macro capabilities are interesting, but I'm going to take that with a grain of salt until I see it on an official spec sheet. Even so, not sure that would make me pick that over the Tamron.

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Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Preorders
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2012, 11:44:36 PM »
Canon USA has the MTF charts up on their site :

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup/ef_24_70mm_f_4l_is_usm#Overview

As expected it is much better than the 24-105 at the wide end, but still the very corners at 24mm don't look quite as promising as the new 24-70 f2.8II. There is also no mention of distortion at the wide end and that is anyone's guess at this point. Chances are that the price will come down a bit for those willing to wait a bit and it likely will show up with rebates too eventually. I think I'd like this lens, but I will definitely wait to hear real world reports and reviews before preordering one.

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Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Preorders
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2012, 11:44:36 PM »