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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2013, 10:15:11 PM »
24-70L II. Sell the lenses that you don't use to help pay for  8)
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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2013, 10:15:11 PM »

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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2013, 12:17:35 AM »
It only took one hour into a 48 hour test drive (courtesy CPS) of the new 24-70 f/2.8II and I was 110% convinced. This is an extraordinary lens. It's a game changer.

After five original 24-70 f/2.8 lenses which were all shockers, this lens is in another galaxy altogether. I thought my old 24-105 would be a keeper, only for the extra reach which is handy for some event work plus I wouldn't get much $$ for it anyway. But it's been unused since the 24-70 f/2.8II landed so I'll probably sell it.

My 24 f/1.4II will be up for sale soon...it's just not necessary any more. My Sigma 50 f/1.4 is gone...unnecessary too. I'll only be using my 16-35 f/2.8II up to 24mm. Am I getting through? The new lens is awesome.

If the budget is there, without question get the new 24-70. As a bonus it will future proof your system to some extent. If you update in a couple of years to the inevitable 40-50+ mp bodies, you'll be glad to own a lens that the new monster sensors won't punish.

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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2013, 12:21:04 AM »
Just got my 24-70 ii and it is AMAZING, sold my 24 ii.
Such an amazing lens it is!

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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2013, 12:40:29 AM »
I have been reading a lot about the canon 24-70 ii, some reviewers say that it's close to primes in that focal range in sharpness.

I have the 24-105 and think its a little soft for my taste. I want a faster lens cause I shoot in low light often. Having that option of 2.8 can make a diffrence for me since I shoot around 70mm and under.
My local camera store called today.  He ordered it two days ago, and it showed up today.  I should have it Monday, since its being Fedexed to me.
 
I hope to try it out then.  I've been waiting and watching reviews before I bought it, I was unimpressed with the five original 24-70mm L's I owned.

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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2013, 01:26:01 AM »
Buy the new walk-around lens. 
Disregard the lack of IS and the $2,300 price. 
Patiently await your next instruction. 
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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2013, 02:25:44 AM »
ok just wondering what peoples thoughts are on this...
take a look at my sig for my current lenses. notice the widest lens i have is my 50mm. I need to rectify this.
now what would you do in my position:

A) 24-70 f2.8L II
B) 35 f1.4L + 24-105 f4L IS

note I can get either option for essentially the same money.
oh yeah.. will be used mainly on my 5D MKIII.
option A)
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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2013, 02:46:42 AM »
Since everyone is saying how amazing the 24-70L II, can someone please post some samples straight from the camera? I have version I, been wanting to upgrade but has been feeling hard to spill the extra $ to upgrade.

Thanks!
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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2013, 04:07:36 AM »
I couldn't agree more with everyone else.
The 24-70II is indeed one heck of an all rounded lens. And yes, i too sold away all my unused lenses to fund this one and i might end up selling more because this replaces many other primes.
I do 90% portraiture and this lens fulfills almost everything i need to shoot portraits.  Yes, for nicer bokeh and  sharper close ups i still use my Sigma 85 for those shots but for everything else, this lens is pure magic at every focal range at any aperture i throw at it. i've done many shoots entirely on this one lens alone. I sold my 35 and 50 because with this, i simply don't need them. I also stopped using my 17-40 or 24-105 because they don't come close in terms of sharpness.

Here's an example of why i love the sharpness of this lens..the photo is post produced but because of the quality of the lens, the details were there to be brought out…


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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2013, 06:39:57 AM »
I do not own the 35 L, but i've rented a couple of times, but i do own the 24-70 II and love it. You can buy the 35 afterwards if you feel you need the extra f stops, who knows, maybe the 35 L II will rise  ;D

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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2013, 08:18:49 AM »

_DXR1443 by PVC 2012, on Flickr
Camera   Canon EOS-1D X
Exposure   0.001 sec (1/2000)
Aperture   f/2.8
Focal Length   55 mm (24-70 II)
ISO Speed   6400

c/w -same gym, same camera, almost same FL,  but with 50 1.2L

_DXR1373 by PVC 2012, on Flickr
Camera   Canon EOS-1D X
Exposure   0.001 sec (1/1250)
Aperture   f/2.0
Focal Length   50 mm
ISO Speed   2500

c/w 1dIV

NB1V0149-Edit by PVC 2012, on Flickr

Settings: 1/800 ƒ/2.8 ISO 4000 65 mm

I'd also vote for the 24-70 II - my experiences with 35L are less successful (for indoor sports anyways) - I don't have as any keepers to show. 
Despite it being 2 stops faster and my really wanting to use it more, I just  don't think it autofocuses nearly as fast/consistently as the 24-70 II (and not as sharp either, and that was confirmed by FoCal).
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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2013, 10:00:17 AM »
I decided this morning (i'm in the UK).
A 24-70 f2.8L II should be with me wednesday  :D

I've been considering this since the start of the year by the way not just the start of this thread  ;D
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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2013, 10:40:22 AM »
Recent one
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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2013, 12:27:28 PM »
For sure those two are great value.
I know some will groan when I say this but for now I'd like to keep to the 'all Canon' theme.
I'll maybe stray from that path at some point down the line though. Most likely starting with a siggy 35 next year sometime.

Makes it simple then,  24-70II and be done.  I think you already knew this, though.   ;)

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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2013, 01:10:52 PM »
For sure those two are great value.
I know some will groan when I say this but for now I'd like to keep to the 'all Canon' theme.
I'll maybe stray from that path at some point down the line though. Most likely starting with a siggy 35 next year sometime.

Makes it simple then,  24-70II and be done.  I think you already knew this, though.   ;)

yep it's done, as mentioned in my last post.
should have it by wednesday  :D
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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2013, 06:31:06 AM »
I decided this morning (i'm in the UK).
A 24-70 f2.8L II should be with me wednesday  :D

I've been considering this since the start of the year by the way not just the start of this thread  ;D

Haha...congrats..you'll never regret this purchase no matter the price and it's not a cheap lens but it give you satisfaction no other lens can...the ONlY issue i have with it..is the new hood..it's a great feature to have a "lock" but it's also troublesome to have to find that button to press to remove the hood..

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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2013, 06:31:06 AM »