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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2013, 06:33:46 AM »

Beautiful shot.

Thanks..credit to the model..not so much me..

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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2013, 08:52:44 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..

pretty sure I can live with that 'issue'  ;)

actually thinking about that does it still fit on the lens reversed ok for storage?
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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2013, 09:28:15 AM »
pretty sure I can live with that 'issue'  ;)
actually thinking about that does it still fit on the lens reversed ok for storage?

Yes, it goes on reversed just fine.  The 70-200 II also has this hood design - I really like it.
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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2013, 01:14:34 PM »
Got my 24-70 f2.8L II  today :D Put it in my signature already  ;D
Only had chance to take some test shots indoors with and without a speedlight.
Everything seems pretty cool so far :) Very crisp and rich images. I actually did a quick comparison between the 70mm end with the 70mm end of my 70-200 f4L IS lens and it seems that the 24-70 f2.8L II is a bit sharper even without IS. Impressed as I thought I've read somewhere that the 70mm end is it's weakest area.

It balances well on the 5D MK III...I guess you could say it's a little heavy, though after a while of use i felt the weight helped me keep the camera nice and still. Actually, hanging round my neck with my optech super classic pro loop strap it doesn't feel a bad weight at all really.

The focus ring is really nice and smooth. The zoom ring is fairly tight but I guess that may loosen with a bit of use. One thing I noticed is that the zoom ring feels a little bit less smooth at 24-28 then it smooths out nicely and then is a little less smooth again at 50 -70. Nothing dramatic but it is noticeable. Anyone else notice this with their copy?
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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #34 on: April 05, 2013, 03:24:24 AM »
The sigma 35 is a glorious lens. Super sharp and fast/accurate af

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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2013, 03:47:40 AM »
Got my 24-70 f2.8L II  today :D Put it in my signature already  ;D

Congratulations ... may it serve you well.

One thing I noticed is that the zoom ring feels a little bit less smooth at 24-28 then it smooths out nicely and then is a little less smooth again at 50 -70. Nothing dramatic but it is noticeable. Anyone else notice this with their copy?
I did not have that issue on my 24-70 f/2.8 L II lens.
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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #36 on: April 05, 2013, 05:18:27 AM »
One thing I noticed is that the zoom ring feels a little bit less smooth at 24-28 then it smooths out nicely and then is a little less smooth again at 50 -70. Nothing dramatic but it is noticeable. Anyone else notice this with their copy?
I did not have that issue on my 24-70 f/2.8 L II lens.

actually it's already starting to feel a bit more fluid now so think it's just initial new'ness :)
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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #36 on: April 05, 2013, 05:18:27 AM »

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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #37 on: April 05, 2013, 09:01:01 AM »
i vote for 24-70 f/2.8L II, unless you need more bokeh (35 f/1.4L) & xtra reach

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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #38 on: May 23, 2013, 06:56:02 AM »
I'm about to buy the 24-70 mk2, and wonder if people still experience copy-to-copy variation of significance? Or was this only the first sold?

Does anyone have some sharpness-results from Reikan Focal to share so we can compare different ones?

Thanks!
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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #38 on: May 23, 2013, 06:56:02 AM »