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Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2013, 01:50:16 AM »
I wouldn't bet on Canon releasing a 24-70mm f/2.8 IS, but there's some logic in it.

It seems some people like Tamron's stabilized 24-70mm for video, Sigma is rumored to release one as well, and Canon wouldn't bother testing a 24-70mm f/2.8 IS if didn't think there's money in it to begin with, so it might release one so as not to lose sales to the competition.

[Canon already made an investment in R&D, so it already has something to lose. It might make some kind of compromise to keep the price down and/or release a cinema version to cover some of the R&D price in that market to keep the lens profitable.]

Canon has four versions of the 70-200mm, so why not three versions of the 24-70mm?

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Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
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Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2013, 02:01:35 AM »
I'm still rocking my old skool 28-70 f/2.8 that i bought for $600 that i will keep and use until i upgrade to the Tamron, a potential Sigma, or a reasonably priced Canon IS version.

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Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2013, 02:31:13 AM »
I'm still rocking my old skool 28-70 f/2.8 that i bought for $600 that i will keep and use until i upgrade to the Tamron, a potential Sigma, or a reasonably priced Canon IS version.

I wish I had your wisdom. Really!

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Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2013, 02:42:59 AM »
What I don't understand about this lens is what it accomplishes; Why spend at very least $3000 on this if it ever comes out?

Because it will be "THE" lens - One Lens to rule them all, One Lens to find them, One Lens to bring them all and in the darkness bind them!

Plus for people spending $7k on a camera body and $10k for a tele lens another $3k probably doesn't matter that much - and as it has been argued in many Tamron vs. Canon threads, IS @70mm does make sense for various shooting conditions even for stills.

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Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2013, 03:39:21 AM »
I find it interesting what Radiating said.

If you are out there Radiating, how do you know what you said is true ?  You mentioned an inside source I noticed.

Thanks.

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Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2013, 03:44:46 AM »

Plus for people spending $7k on a camera body and $10k for a tele lens another $3k probably doesn't matter that much - and as it has been argued in many Tamron vs. Canon threads, IS @70mm does make sense for various shooting conditions even for stills.

Canon already makes a "pretty good" IS lens at that focal range, it's called the 70-200 f2.8 IS!  ;D

Personally, I would put IS on the 24-70 firmly in the "nice to have" camp, not the "need to have". I have zero complaints about the IQ about the 24-70mm f2.8 II, any limitations are only due to my own shortcomings as a shooter. The lens is not cheap but it's producing some incredible images for me.

The one guy who says he switched to Nikon for their 24-70....uh....ok...? (*scratches head*)
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Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2013, 03:48:22 AM »
Personally I'm no longer very excited about 24-70 zooms, but for many a 24-70 f/2.8 IS would be a great work-horse.  Kudos to Tamron and Sigma for upping the ante!  8)
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Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2013, 03:48:22 AM »

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Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2013, 04:40:19 AM »
what's wrong with 18-55 IS?  ::)
Absolutely nothing, except for three important letters. EF-S
It's a gem if you're driving an APS-C Canon.

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Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2013, 06:21:25 AM »
Sigma is rumoring a 24-70 f2
why bother testing a 2.8 IS then?
The current 24-70 II is already 2k
I suppose the IS will be even more expensive like 2.5k+
 

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Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2013, 06:44:39 AM »
Uuuuuu, sounds very very nice indeed ::)
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Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2013, 07:29:17 AM »
...people may be waiting for a VERY long time for the IS version of this lens.

Personally, I couldn't be happier with my EF24-70 f2.8 II.

+1  I'm extremely happy with my EF 24-70 2.8 II.  Would I like for it to have IS?  Sure, but I'm taking lots of great pictures without IS now.

If the IS lens would be as large as Radiating suggested, I'm not sure I would want one.
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Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2013, 07:32:50 AM »
...people may be waiting for a VERY long time for the IS version of this lens.

Personally, I couldn't be happier with my EF24-70 f2.8 II.

+1  I'm extremely happy with my EF 24-70 2.8 II.  Would I like for it to have IS?  Sure, but I'm taking lots of great pictures without IS now.

If the IS lens would be as large as Radiating suggested, I'm not sure I would want one.

+1 ... my thoughts exactly.

I don't know how much better the 24-70 II can get, IQ wise. I see no point in splurging north of $ 3,000 for a replacement with IS. 
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Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2013, 07:36:10 AM »
... for many a 24-70 f/2.8 IS would be a great work-horse.  Kudos to Tamron and Sigma for upping the ante!  8)

I agree.

I would be very, very tempted to buy this lens if and when it does come out.
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Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
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« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2013, 07:47:35 AM »
The first prototypes (fully metal) are from 2012, but the actual IS version is a complete rebuild and delivers superb image quility. Build qulity is like the version II with no IS.

After using the NON-IS-Version for a long time I am now a IS fan.

The IS-version is (like the version II with no IS) not a parfocal lens and delivers the ugly 18 rays from small light sources with an aperture of 16, 22 and so on. 

 

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Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« Reply #29 on: September 21, 2013, 08:09:51 AM »
Canon already makes a "pretty good" IS lens at that focal range, it's called the 70-200 f2.8 IS!  ;D

What about 69mm :-o ? ... No, of course if depends in which direction you want the flexibility, and for wider shots which often are required in events and photojournalism the 24-70 is the way to go, you can crop, but you cannot reconstruct data that isn't there because your lens was too long.

After using the NON-IS-Version for a long time I am now a IS fan.

Sssshhh, don't tell, even more people might buy the Tamron at half the Canon's price :-o ... in Germany, the Tamron's price has gone UP recently.

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Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« Reply #29 on: September 21, 2013, 08:09:51 AM »