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EF 35 f/1.4L II & EF 24-70 f/2.8L II on January 3, 2012? [CR2]
« on: December 10, 2011, 11:54:59 AM »
Finally Coming? Received word today that Canon has 2 lenses planned for announcement on January 3, 2012. That’s a week before CES.

The 35 f/1.4L II and the 24-70 f/2.8L II are both mentioned. The source claims there is no IS in the 24-70.

The source has been right about lenses in the past, but I’ll keep it at [CR2] until I hear from others.

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EF 35 f/1.4L II & EF 24-70 f/2.8L II on January 3, 2012? [CR2]
« on: December 10, 2011, 11:54:59 AM »

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Re: EF 35 f/1.4L II
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2011, 12:04:48 PM »
Yikes, i was about to buy a used 35 1.4 this week.
What could be so much better on the new one ? Should I wait now ?

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Re: EF 35 f/1.4L II & EF 24-70 f/2.8L II on January 3, 2012? [CR2]
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2011, 12:08:02 PM »
I'd be interested in the 35mm L II, after Canon adjusted the AF on mine, it has been spectacular, but a better one yet would be interesting.

I'm in doubt about getting another 24-70 because after having five of the old ones that were not all that wonderful, I have switched to primes for low light use. 

Maybe if I had a 1D X, I could get away with f/2.8 in extreme low light, but then, a prime would still be better.

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Re: EF 35 f/1.4L II
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2011, 12:10:21 PM »
Yikes, i was about to buy a used 35 1.4 this week.
What could be so much better on the new one ? Should I wait now ?

Don't make a buying decision based on a rumor.  If the used one is good and has accurate autofocus, you will loove it.  The price of a new one will exceed $2,000, and you could buy two used ones for the price of a new model.

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Re: EF 35 f/1.4L II
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2011, 12:16:34 PM »
Yikes, i was about to buy a used 35 1.4 this week.
What could be so much better on the new one ? Should I wait now ?

That depends.  Do you need it now?  You can't take a picture with a lens that might get announced next month and take 3-6 additional months (or more) to arrive.
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Re: EF 35 f/1.4L II & EF 24-70 f/2.8L II on January 3, 2012? [CR2]
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2011, 12:22:50 PM »
I really wish Canon would ad 5mm to the top end of the 24-70.
It just doesn't have enough reach on a full frame body.

I use the Tamron 28-75 and wish they would make a 24-75 as well.

OH WELL!

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Re: EF 35 f/1.4L II & EF 24-70 f/2.8L II on January 3, 2012? [CR2]
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2011, 12:32:01 PM »
Not sure how they'd improve either of these lenses significantly to make purchase worth it. I got my 35L beginning of summer and I really cant imagine it getting much better unless you particularly hate vignetting...

The saying "if it aint broke, don't fix it" comes to mind.


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Re: EF 35 f/1.4L II & EF 24-70 f/2.8L II on January 3, 2012? [CR2]
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Re: EF 35 f/1.4L II & EF 24-70 f/2.8L II on January 3, 2012? [CR2]
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2011, 12:40:48 PM »
My 24-70L isn't much more than a year old.  I don't like the feeling of having bought something that soon and it being upgraded but my copy of the lens is really good so I don't know what much to complain about.  I got a 16-35L II as well in my set and only some time after buying it, did I realize the original 16-35 f/2.8 was just as nice of a lens as the II version.

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Re: EF 35 f/1.4L II & EF 24-70 f/2.8L II on January 3, 2012? [CR2]
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2011, 12:47:30 PM »
So what'll be the price of the new 35?

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Re: EF 35 f/1.4L II & EF 24-70 f/2.8L II on January 3, 2012? [CR2]
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2011, 12:49:57 PM »
No IS on a new 24-70?  Although, I wouldn't be surprised given they released 16-35 II well into the IS era in late 2000's without IS. But I figured that's a wide angle zoom, probably used  more in landscapes and wider scopes, with likely more light, so sorta makes sense to skip IS,  to keep price/weight down for the function it is supposed to serve. 

But 24-70mm is a different beast that will find use in event photography, indoors, wedding, and low light situtations ... IS would be very handy...

But Canon could do what they did with 16-35 II again without batting an eye and release a non-IS version in 2012!.

I will never understand Canon marketing I guess. :)

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Re: EF 35 f/1.4L II & EF 24-70 f/2.8L II on January 3, 2012? [CR2]
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2011, 12:51:23 PM »
So what'll be the price of the new 35?

Higher!  It will likely have more exotic glass, more elements, expensive lens coatings.  I expect Northward of $2,000, maybe a $2195 MSRP.

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Re: EF 35 f/1.4L II & EF 24-70 f/2.8L II on January 3, 2012? [CR2]
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2011, 12:56:20 PM »
No IS on a new 24-70?  Although, I wouldn't be surprised given they released 16-35 II well into the IS era in late 2000's without IS. But I figured that's a wide angle zoom, probably used  more in landscapes and wider scopes, with likely more light, so sorta makes sense to skip IS,  to keep price/weight down for the function it is supposed to serve. 

But 24-70mm is a different beast that will find use in event photography, indoors, wedding, and low light situtations ... IS would be very handy...

But Canon could do what they did with 16-35 II again without batting an eye and release a non-IS version in 2012!.

I will never understand Canon marketing I guess. :)

It's simple:  we keep buying 'em!  So long as we, the consumers, purchase the new versions with only incremental upgrades, they will continue that practice.
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Re: EF 35 f/1.4L II & EF 24-70 f/2.8L II on January 3, 2012? [CR2]
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2011, 12:56:53 PM »
So what'll be the price of the new 35?

Higher!  It will likely have more exotic glass, more elements, expensive lens coatings.  I expect Northward of $2,000, maybe a $2195 MSRP.

Based on EF 24II and EF85 II  I will anticipate $1600 to ~$1800. It will likely come below EF 85 II, so I will suggest $2000 is the ceiling? :)

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Re: EF 35 f/1.4L II & EF 24-70 f/2.8L II on January 3, 2012? [CR2]
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2011, 12:56:53 PM »

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Re: EF 35 f/1.4L II & EF 24-70 f/2.8L II on January 3, 2012? [CR2]
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2011, 01:00:25 PM »
Just curious:

I don't own a 24-70 lens. But what is it that you really want will be improved (if not IS) on the new 24-70 MKII that is worth upgrading and pay more than the new price for the current 24-70?

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Re: EF 35 f/1.4L II & EF 24-70 f/2.8L II on January 3, 2012? [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2011, 01:01:28 PM »
Darn!  I just bought a 35 1.4L.  I wonder if I should return it since I was planning to get the new one when it came out even if it was more expensive... ???

That depends.  Do you need it now?  You can't take a picture with a lens that might get announced next month and take 3-6 additional months (or more) to arrive.

Normally do we know how long it takes between lens announcement and availability?  Are we suggesting these new lenses might not be available before June 2012?  Does anyone has historical data that could hint at how long between announcement and "in store"?
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Re: EF 35 f/1.4L II & EF 24-70 f/2.8L II on January 3, 2012? [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2011, 01:01:28 PM »