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EF 24-70 f2.8L II Now or Wait and See?
« on: December 27, 2013, 01:59:10 PM »
I have used the EF 24-105 f4, for four years now and have been pretty satisfied with the IQ.  However, after seeing the images shot with the 24-70 f2.8L II, I feel I am missing out on making some great images in those focal lengths.
Having read on this site, that this could be the "year of the lens," I am wondering if I should hold out for a while and see if a new/updated version of the EF 24-105L comes out before purchasing the 24-70.  I doubt that any of the new lenses will include an upgraded version of the 24-105L, let alone an f2.8 version of it, but one can only hope!  I think I would be happy if they came out with a 24-135L f4, if it had great IQ.  Thoughts please!  Happy New Year!
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EF 24-70 f2.8L II Now or Wait and See?
« on: December 27, 2013, 01:59:10 PM »

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Re: EF 24-70 f2.8L II Now or Wait and See?
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2013, 02:19:28 PM »
I'd hold out...not for a new release, but until the reports of clicking zoom mechanisms stop coming. Then buy the 24-70/2.8L II - it's an awesome lens!
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Re: EF 24-70 f2.8L II Now or Wait and See?
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2013, 02:45:18 PM »
Thanks neuro!  I'm leaning that way right now.  However, there are some pretty good prices right now with rebates and all, it's still tempting.
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Re: EF 24-70 f2.8L II Now or Wait and See?
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2013, 07:41:35 PM »
I have used the EF 24-105 f4, for four years now and have been pretty satisfied with the IQ.  However, after seeing the images shot with the 24-70 f2.8L II, I feel I am missing out on making some great images in those focal lengths.
Having read on this site, that this could be the "year of the lens," I am wondering if I should hold out for a while and see if a new/updated version of the EF 24-105L comes out before purchasing the 24-70.  I doubt that any of the new lenses will include an upgraded version of the 24-105L, let alone an f2.8 version of it, but one can only hope!  I think I would be happy if they came out with a 24-135L f4, if it had great IQ.  Thoughts please!  Happy New Year!

24-70 f/4 IS is the new updated 24-105

It's hard enough for anyone to make a decent 24-105 so forget a 24-135L with super top image quality, certainly not for less than a fortune. So yeah I don't see any of that.

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Re: EF 24-70 f2.8L II Now or Wait and See?
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2014, 06:57:47 PM »
the new 24-70 is not so much better than the 24-105. I might be sharper at the edges at 24mm up to 35 mm. But you loose the IS and 35mm at the long end. Wait until the end of 2014, I´m sure that canon presents a 2,8 24-70 with IS and super sharp.

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Re: EF 24-70 f2.8L II Now or Wait and See?
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2014, 08:28:10 PM »
the new 24-70 is not so much better than the 24-105.

You're right...if you're comparing them from f/8 to f/11. Wide open, the 24-70/2.8 II is much sharper, plus it gives an extra stop, and at the wide end the 24-70 doesn't suffer from the massive barrel distortion of the 24-105.
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Re: EF 24-70 f2.8L II Now or Wait and See?
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2014, 12:40:12 AM »
the new 24-70 is not so much better than the 24-105.

You're right...if you're comparing them from f/8 to f/11. Wide open, the 24-70/2.8 II is much sharper, plus it gives an extra stop, and at the wide end the 24-70 doesn't suffer from the massive barrel distortion of the 24-105.

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Re: EF 24-70 f2.8L II Now or Wait and See?
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Re: EF 24-70 f2.8L II Now or Wait and See?
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2014, 06:43:53 PM »
After reviewing the keepers from a Niagara Falls shoot with a 24-105, the distortion was enough to make me want to send the lens over the Falls in a barrel.  Both current 24-70s are very good, even in my hands.
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Re: EF 24-70 f2.8L II Now or Wait and See?
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2014, 06:43:53 PM »