Good review, I appreciate the style and take. Like others, I think a more direct comparison to the 24-105mm would be useful.
Following Neuro's comment, I've heard repeatedly that IQ is not that much improved by the 24-70mm compared to the older 24-105mm. Anyone care to comment on differences on distortion, particularly on the wide end?
My first thought when I read the announcement for the new 24-70mm was oh no, there will never be a 24-105mm mkii! I hope I'm wrong on that one, the extra reach has always proved useful to me.
Pensive...yeah... Canon should have just skipped this lens and revamped the 24-105mm.... I just don't really see the need for this lens...especially at this cost.