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Buy Canon 24-70l II today or wait for Newer version with IS?
« on: December 19, 2012, 09:27:16 PM »
Baed on the sale on the 24-70l II, I ordered this lens this morning.  Tonight, I read the CR2 rumor of the IS version coming in 12 months or so. I do not plan on using the lens for video. Should I return the lens I bought today and wait for the IS version?   
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Buy Canon 24-70l II today or wait for Newer version with IS?
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Re: Buy Canon 24-70l II today or wait for Newer version with IS?
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2012, 09:31:22 PM »
Enjoy the lens that you bought. If/when the next lens comes out you can sell this one and buy the new one.  Canon lens hold their value well so it won't end up costing you too much.
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Re: Buy Canon 24-70l II today or wait for Newer version with IS?
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2012, 09:33:27 PM »
No, return the lens, skip the 24-70/2.8 IS, too.  There'll be a 21-80mm f/2.8L IS a year after that...that's the one you want to wait for.




Seriously, making buying decisions based on rumors is a really bad idea.  A new 100-400L has been 'coming in about a year'....every year for the past 5 years.  If you need/want it now, get it now.
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Re: Buy Canon 24-70l II today or wait for Newer version with IS?
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2012, 09:44:21 PM »
  A new 100-400L has been 'coming in about a year'....every year for the past 5 years.  If you need/want it now, get it now.

And  the 35L II too will be in by January right after 100-400L II.  I am planning to take the second Sunday off to play with them.
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Re: Buy Canon 24-70l II today or wait for Newer version with IS?
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2012, 10:26:26 PM »
OK, OK, OK. I get the point about not waiting for a rumored lens. Let me ask a follow up question.  Will IS offer a big benefit for photos on this lens in indoor situations for family portraits?

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Re: Buy Canon 24-70l II today or wait for Newer version with IS?
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2012, 10:35:48 PM »
IS doesn't stop motion blur. But it helps with the video jitters.
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Re: Buy Canon 24-70l II today or wait for Newer version with IS?
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2012, 10:43:52 PM »
OK, OK, OK. I get the point about not waiting for a rumored lens. Let me ask a follow up question.  Will IS offer a big benefit for photos on this lens in indoor situations for family portraits?

In practical terms, no; because in event photography, or gatherings, the bottleneck is always the subjects themselves moving...be it a vibrant party or a rock concert or active wedding guests in a dark venue... in these cases the subjects would have moved before your hands shaking.... IS in and of itself will not save the day here...but I suppose it never hurts to have IS...may be good for posed situations and portraits. But take into account the added weight and cost, I will take wider apertures and higher ISO any day over IS in these situations.

But I am told IS in the wider range primes recently introduced by Canon (24mm, 28mm,35mm) are partly targeted toward videographers....may be it helps but I don't know much about videos to comment.
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Re: Buy Canon 24-70l II today or wait for Newer version with IS?
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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2012, 10:56:35 PM »
Waiting for something that will never happen. I am sure the smart Japanese guys at canon tried to make this work with IS but for what ever reason they couldn't. Either the price target was too high, or they couldn't do it and also shave the weight. My money is on the latter. But don't worry the world has a stabilized 24-70 2.8, it's a tamron and its a cracker!  When, or better if, this rumored lens arrives it will be priced at $3000 or more.

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Re: Buy Canon 24-70l II today or wait for Newer version with IS?
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2012, 11:17:15 PM »
Buy what you NEED now. I childishly but sincerely wish the IS version could push price for the the non IS version down  to $1600- $1800 range. Then I'll go buy the non IS version in a heart beat.
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Re: Buy Canon 24-70l II today or wait for Newer version with IS?
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2012, 11:36:18 PM »
there is always something new and better coming around the corner.... 

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Re: Buy Canon 24-70l II today or wait for Newer version with IS?
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2012, 11:37:52 PM »
Baed on the sale on the 24-70l II, I ordered this lens this morning.  Tonight, I read the CR2 rumor of the IS version coming in 12 months or so. I do not plan on using the lens for video. Should I return the lens I bought today and wait for the IS version?
The rumor is some time in the next 18 months, not 12.  And keep in mind that lenses sometimes get delayed even after they are announced (as the current 24-70 II was delayed).

As I wrote in the other thread, this is a bread and butter lens.  I bought the current version and have already gotten a lot of use out of it.  IS is nice to have, but I wouldn't wait a year or more for it.

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Re: Buy Canon 24-70l II today or wait for Newer version with IS?
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2012, 12:14:47 AM »
No, return the lens, skip the 24-70/2.8 IS, too.  There'll be a 21-80mm f/2.8L IS a year after that...that's the one you want to wait for.

Well, I've heard that the 21-80mm will be the kit lens for the new FF mirrorless that will be released once the 0.2 μm copper sensor factory is up and running.  You've got to love Canon.  Get all the 5Dii people to upgrade to the 5Diii then a year later release a significantly improved sensor in a mirrorless body to encourage everyone to buy a second camera with an awesome kit lens.  It's marketing genius.

But, it's probably all rumours.  Best stick wth your current 24-70 for now.
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Re: Buy Canon 24-70l II today or wait for Newer version with IS?
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2012, 12:35:41 AM »
This is going to come off as rude, but I don't know how else to word it; the rumor stated within the next 18 months. If you can seriously put off a purchase for 18 months, then you don't NEED either of these lenses. Why don't you buy the extremely affordable 24-105L F4 IS lens? A year and a half is far too long for any professional or semi-professional to go without a normal lens. Sell it in a year or two at a minimal loss (Hey, you got to use it for 2 years, right?) and then make your decision. You may decide the cheaper 24-105 is all you actually need, especially if you are just a hobbyist. Like neuro said, it's silly to make purchasing decisions based on rumors, and even sillier when the rumor is 18 months away.

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Re: Buy Canon 24-70l II today or wait for Newer version with IS?
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Re: Buy Canon 24-70l II today or wait for Newer version with IS?
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2012, 12:58:37 AM »
OK, OK, OK. I get the point about not waiting for a rumored lens. Let me ask a follow up question.  Will IS offer a big benefit for photos on this lens in indoor situations for family portraits?

IS will help if you plan to shoot with shutter speed @ 1/10 or slower. In that case, you better pray your family doesn't make any moves.

Enjoy your new lens. You got great deal. I paid $2300 and I think it well worth it.
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« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2012, 01:20:04 AM »
The IS version has more weight and will be very expensive.

If Canon don´t make changes, then the EF 24-70 f/2.8 II L is delivers a better image quality.

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Re: Buy Canon 24-70l II today or wait for Newer version with IS?
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2012, 01:20:04 AM »