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Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS Exists as a Working Prototype [CR2]
« Reply #90 on: November 27, 2013, 01:49:06 AM »
Well, remember that 24-70 is a bread and butter lens, one of the most important in Canon's lineup.  It is to their benefit to ensure they have the best version available out there IMO.  Tamron is getting a lot of business with a nice quality 24-70 f/2.8 IS lens for half the price due to Canon's unwillingness to release an IS version.

Also, Canon does not HAVE to increase the price, they could actually *drop* the price of the non-IS version to ~1699 which would put it in a lot more reasonable space than it is now.  Then put the IS version where the old version was, at 2299.

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Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS Exists as a Working Prototype [CR2]
« Reply #90 on: November 27, 2013, 01:49:06 AM »

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Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS Exists as a Working Prototype [CR2]
« Reply #91 on: November 27, 2013, 06:25:25 AM »
The 24-70 2.8 IS L lens based on the version two without IS exits since a longer time and is an fantastic lens. Many of the 24-70 2.8 II L lenses had massive quality problens and that for a very high price. Even my EF-S 15-86 IS lens feels more solid like my 24-70 2.8 II L production lens (only the zoom function). The prototype/ preseries version however is fantastic.

I see it in the price range 2.399 to 2.499 Euros.

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Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS Exists as a Working Prototype [CR2]
« Reply #92 on: December 03, 2013, 09:55:46 AM »
The 24-70 2.8 IS L lens based on the version two without IS exits since a longer time and is an fantastic lens. Many of the 24-70 2.8 II L lenses had massive quality problens and that for a very high price. Even my EF-S 15-86 IS lens feels more solid like my 24-70 2.8 II L production lens (only the zoom function). The prototype/ preseries version however is fantastic.

I see it in the price range 2.399 to 2.499 Euros.

I echo the concerns of quality issues with the design and manufacturing of the 24-70 II.

There are not one, but two multi-page threads about multiple people having to return their lens for a new copy 3+ times because the barrel clicked or squeaked when zooming.  One person had a copy that was fine, then started squeaking over time. Amazon even had to pull the lens off their site for some time while they investigated all the complaints. Clearly, there is something in the manuf chain or design that is not right with this lens for a $2200 piece of equipment.  If it was a $500 kit lens, fine, but it is not... This is one of the big reasons I have not bought this lens.

It is long overdue, Canon needs to stop playing games and release the 24-70 f/2.8 IS, preferably in a design that is less problematic than the 24-70 II.  Tamron, of all companies, is showing them up!  Can't go ragging on Tamron for build quality when the Canon that costs twice as much clicks and squeaks away...  In the meantime I will continue to use my primes and aging zoom.
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Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS Exists as a Working Prototype [CR2]
« Reply #93 on: December 03, 2013, 10:08:37 AM »
Any estimates of the weight of the 24-70 f2.8 IS ?

The difference between the 70-200 f2.8 and the MkII IS version is 6.4 ounces, I'd expect similar figures when comparing the 24-70 f2.8 MkI to a 24-70 f2.8 IS. The former is 33oz, the later should be in the 39oz range, probably a bit less. This is well below even the lightest 70-200 f2.8, even those without IS/OS etc.
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Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS Exists as a Working Prototype [CR2]
« Reply #94 on: December 03, 2013, 10:20:44 AM »
Been thinking about the Tammy.  Between my 14 and my 70-200 and my soon to be delivered 100 Macro, I am kinda getting hooked on the f/2.8 lenses.  But, for now, I will wait to see what, if anything, Canon does.
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Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS Exists as a Working Prototype [CR2]
« Reply #95 on: December 06, 2013, 05:27:34 PM »
It's been over a year and you are still waiting? So wait away... Waiter's gonna wait...
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Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS Exists as a Working Prototype [CR2]
« Reply #96 on: December 06, 2013, 05:39:33 PM »
It's been over a year and you are still waiting? So wait away... Waiter's gonna wait...

Considering the production issues with the EF 24-70 II with people having to exchange 4 or 5 times to get a copy that doesn't squeak/tick or have other problems, waiting might not exactly be a bad idea - at the minimum until they get the zoom problems consistently fixed.

What is a bit more troubling is Canon is refusing to fix the lenses with this problem, saying it is normal for the lens to squeak or tick when zoomed (unlike every other canon zoom that exists)- leaving video shooters out of luck.
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Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS Exists as a Working Prototype [CR2]
« Reply #96 on: December 06, 2013, 05:39:33 PM »

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Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS Exists as a Working Prototype [CR2]
« Reply #97 on: December 09, 2013, 10:54:16 PM »
I'd very keen in owning one if one were to be sold.
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« Reply #97 on: December 09, 2013, 10:54:16 PM »