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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #30 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 #30 on: March 29, 2013, 01:10:52 PM »

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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #31 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 #32 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.....
« Reply #33 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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« Reply #34 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 #35 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 #36 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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« Reply #36 on: April 05, 2013, 03:24:24 AM »

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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #37 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 #38 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 #39 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 #40 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?

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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #40 on: May 23, 2013, 06:56:02 AM »