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Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is a Peerless Performer
« on: January 28, 2013, 06:59:22 AM »
According to DXOMark
DXOMark has completed their review of the Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II lens and have found to be the best zoom lens currently in their database.

From DXOMark “With an DxOMark score of 26, the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 MkII is the highest scoring professional fixed-aperture mid-range kit zoom of any brand in the DxO Mark database and comfortably outperforms rivals as well as the firm’s earlier Mark I version, particularly with regard to the sharpness levels across the frame. We’re used to seeing a noticeable deterioration in performance in the outer fields at longer focal lengths even with high-quality optics from the big-name marques but the new Canon bucks that trend.”

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is a Peerless Performer
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 07:30:29 AM »
It's great no doubt, but I have to pay 3650 USD to get one, so I simply have to live vicariously through the people who own it ::)
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is a Peerless Performer
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2013, 08:22:13 AM »
I am not a fan of DxO (miss the) Mark...but after the chunk of change I drop on the II Version...all the good reviews I read make the hole in my wallet feel a little better.
It is nice to go out shooting with a midrange zoom that has much less less compromises and that instills confidence.
I am a primes guy...but this is a great lens.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is a Peerless Performer
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2013, 08:24:56 AM »
It's great no doubt, but I have to pay 3650 USD to get one, so I simply have to live vicariously through the people who own it ::)

Why so much? It doesn't cost that much..

But yes, this is the only zoom lens that i would actually use without thinking twice...it really is that good and i actually stopped using my primes for shoots because of this...i only touch my 85 now becuase that is still better than this :)

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is a Peerless Performer
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2013, 08:34:10 AM »
Remember everyone that DxO reviews are useless and biased towards Nikon.

So DxO saying the 24-70/2.8L II is great means nothing.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is a Peerless Performer
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2013, 08:50:38 AM »
Remember everyone that DxO reviews are useless and biased towards Nikon.

So DxO saying the 24-70/2.8L II is great means nothing.

Well it's outstanding regardless. DxO's reviews are still rubbish.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is a Peerless Performer
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2013, 09:01:51 AM »
Yeah but the 70-200 v2 sucks lol dxo sucks.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is a Peerless Performer
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2013, 09:26:35 AM »
Remember everyone that DxO reviews are useless and biased towards Nikon.

So DxO saying the 24-70/2.8L II is great means nothing.

You are correct.  "With a DxOMark score of 26"--and that is supposed to mean something?   ???

However them saying that it's a great lens does not mean that it isn't (i.e. just because you're paranoid doesn't mean their not out to get you; a broken clock is still right twice a day; even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then, etc.)

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is a Peerless Performer
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2013, 09:27:33 AM »
It's great no doubt, but I have to pay 3650 USD to get one, so I simply have to live vicariously through the people who own it ::)

Why so much? It doesn't cost that much..

But yes, this is the only zoom lens that i would actually use without thinking twice...it really is that good and i actually stopped using my primes for shoots because of this...i only touch my 85 now becuase that is still better than this :)

When you live in Norway it does...
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is a Peerless Performer
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2013, 09:42:19 AM »
Nikon's AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED with a D3X has a score of 24 whatever that means.
Not that far behind considering the Nikon was introduced 2007!

I think the DXO lens score has a lot to do with which camera it is attached to.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is a Peerless Performer
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2013, 09:43:56 AM »
It's great no doubt, but I have to pay 3650 USD to get one, so I simply have to live vicariously through the people who own it ::)

Just start saving up. I sold my Mark I on Craig's List for 1200 so the Mark II only ended up costing me 1k.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is a Peerless Performer
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2013, 10:03:07 AM »
It's great no doubt, but I have to pay 3650 USD to get one, so I simply have to live vicariously through the people who own it ::)

Just start saving up. I sold my Mark I on Craig's List for 1200 so the Mark II only ended up costing me 1k.

Yeah, only have no mk1 to sell. I was going to sacrfice my 24 f1.4 for it, but I just can't sell that hunk of glass, it's just too awesome iin a way the 24-70 couldn't be. So I'm starting from scratch  ;)
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is a Peerless Performer
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2013, 10:32:32 AM »
Hopefully the price of this lens will drop to a more reasonable level in the next year or so.  Otherwise, the mark 1 will work just fine for me.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is a Peerless Performer
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2013, 11:04:05 AM »
I got mine from B&H for $2050 :)

Tested my 24mm F/1.4 II at all apertures against it and the F/2.8 performance and up is better with the 24-70, so I sold the 24mm...

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is a Peerless Performer
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2013, 11:16:31 AM »
Wow, i had no idea it cost that much in Norway or Sweden..
That's really high tax..
I got it under USD2.3k for a local set but i'm in Asia so i guess it's still cheaper to buy here than overseas