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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II [CR2]
« Reply #45 on: January 23, 2012, 08:22:48 AM »
Less heavy & shorter is very nice.
And what about the IQ and other possible improvements?

Shorter and lighter would be very nice, after a day walking about with the current 24-70mm on a gripped 5DmkII hanging off my neck I feel some aches and pains...maybe I just need to work out more ::)

if by "hanging off my neck" you mean you're using a conventional neck strap for that kit, your neck and back would thank you greatly if you moved to a sling strap like Black Rapid or one of it's competitors.  I can carry my gripped 7D/70-200 2.8 with an R-Strap for hours with no discomfort.

+1 My RS7 is easily one of the best purchases I've made. Get any R-Strap and weight won't be an issue anymore. If you still have troubles getting the camera up to your face, then you may need to work out a little ;)

I carry my 100-400 on a Black Rapid 7. Very nice, much "lighter" and it doesn't bang into the tripod like it did on a regular neck strap.
agreed, i use it with my 2.5 kg 300 f/2.8 + 1.4x + 7D (while i have a big backpack on my back) without any problems.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II [CR2]
« Reply #45 on: January 23, 2012, 08:22:48 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II [CR2]
« Reply #46 on: January 23, 2012, 09:12:59 AM »

For me...I don't care about the size, weight and cost... I would like to buy the internal zoom f2.8 IS - Can't be more than 70-200mm f2.8 IS II  ;)
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II [CR2]
« Reply #47 on: January 23, 2012, 10:28:15 AM »
Less heavy & shorter is very nice.
And what about the IQ and other possible improvements?

Shorter and lighter would be very nice, after a day walking about with the current 24-70mm on a gripped 5DmkII hanging off my neck I feel some aches and pains...maybe I just need to work out more ::)

if by "hanging off my neck" you mean you're using a conventional neck strap for that kit, your neck and back would thank you greatly if you moved to a sling strap like Black Rapid or one of it's competitors.  I can carry my gripped 7D/70-200 2.8 with an R-Strap for hours with no discomfort.

+1 My RS7 is easily one of the best purchases I've made. Get any R-Strap and weight won't be an issue anymore. If you still have troubles getting the camera up to your face, then you may need to work out a little ;)

I carry my 100-400 on a Black Rapid 7. Very nice, much "lighter" and it doesn't bang into the tripod like it did on a regular neck strap.

I will try out this Black Rapid stuff too, seems to be a resonable investment, thanks for the tip.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II [CR2]
« Reply #48 on: January 26, 2012, 10:46:15 AM »
Thought I share my BlackRapid setup.
7D + 70-200 2.8 mk2 on BlackRapid RS-Sport 2 strap






Less heavy & shorter is very nice.
And what about the IQ and other possible improvements?


Shorter and lighter would be very nice, after a day walking about with the current 24-70mm on a gripped 5DmkII hanging off my neck I feel some aches and pains...maybe I just need to work out more ::)


if by "hanging off my neck" you mean you're using a conventional neck strap for that kit, your neck and back would thank you greatly if you moved to a sling strap like Black Rapid or one of it's competitors.  I can carry my gripped 7D/70-200 2.8 with an R-Strap for hours with no discomfort.


+1 My RS7 is easily one of the best purchases I've made. Get any R-Strap and weight won't be an issue anymore. If you still have troubles getting the camera up to your face, then you may need to work out a little ;)


I carry my 100-400 on a Black Rapid 7. Very nice, much "lighter" and it doesn't bang into the tripod like it did on a regular neck strap.


I will try out this Black Rapid stuff too, seems to be a resonable investment, thanks for the tip.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II [CR2]
« Reply #49 on: January 27, 2012, 09:17:01 AM »
I like the current 24-70. It is so damn heavy though!! I hear the older 28-70L was/is an amazing piece of glass. On par with Nikon's 28-70. I have had two of the current 24-70's, but always traded or sold for other gear.

One was sold to furnish me with the 35L. I haven't looked back since. I do not believe we will see IS on the new 24-70. It would jack up the price to close to $2k. The market for that as a kit lens would be slim.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II [CR2]
« Reply #50 on: January 27, 2012, 10:19:05 AM »
I do not believe we will see IS on the new 24-70. It would jack up the price to close to $2k.

I think Canon will have no problem jacking the price of a 24-70 II up close to $2K even without IS...   :o
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II [CR2]
« Reply #50 on: January 27, 2012, 10:19:05 AM »