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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2012, 09:59:55 AM »
If that's it, and it doesn't come with IS at that price, I'm very happy that I just bought the current version  :P
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2012, 09:59:55 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2012, 10:00:18 AM »
as is, i don't believe that this dog is going to hunt.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2012, 10:00:42 AM »
Tamron certainly did a good job in introducing IS (VC) in their new 24-70. The weight is 825g versus Canon 24-70L's 950g. Hope the IQ is good
Maybe Tamron thinks they are unable to deliver the IQ as good as Canon, so they have to add more features to keep them in the competition

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2012, 10:05:13 AM »
as is, i don't believe that this dog is going to hunt.

Exactly.

I'm shooting with the Sigma IF EX DG 2.8 24-70 and unless Canon rocks IS on their new 24-70 I can't imagine switching. The Sigma only seems to fall short in that if I point it right at the Sun there are some flares captured. Not really an issue at all, since I know how to avoid the problem.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2012, 10:06:05 AM »
If that's it, and it doesn't come with IS at that price, I'm very happy that I just bought the current version  :P

in my opinion, the current version leaves a lot to desire. In particular weak 2.8 sharpness and mediocre mid contrast killed it for me (had one, sold it). If they fix it and we see a similar improvement as the 70-200 did, I'm happy :)

Glad they didn't incorporate IS, for me at least. I like it on longer lenses, but I don't think I would use it a lot on this lens, and I'd still pay for it - in hard currency upon purchasing, and after a long day of shooting, in neck and shoulders since it all just adds up to the weight ;)

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2012, 10:06:33 AM »
As people point out regularly, Canon has never done IS on any EF lens below 100mm . . . nice as it would be, why the intense surprise?


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Looking back, the two other rumored lenses have IS?  So, we either have to believe that canon suddenly is going to go IS on their normal/wide EF lenses . . . and this one won't have it?

Something doesn't add up.  Maybe Iran is behind the photos, they like photochop :)
« Last Edit: February 06, 2012, 10:11:47 AM by dstppy »
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2012, 10:11:03 AM »
It seems like canon are getting ready for whatever body to come out, 1Dx, next 5D, ... I guess I've read some posts refering to this lens in relation to the 1Dx or the next 5D. So as the lenses are coming, new FF bodies can't be that far off from launch  8)
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2012, 10:11:03 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2012, 10:12:24 AM »
The second switch could be a focus limiter (but not necessary on this lens) and therefore most likely and hopefully for IS.

I'd think the switches would be together, but who knows. Maybe internal design choices necessitated its separate location. Come on IS! In fact I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's an IS lens. There is another switch. No way it's a focus limiter.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2012, 10:20:08 AM »
Why would the second switch -- whatever it is -- be shorter than the focus switch?   It's not just perspective, the 2nd switch doesn't extend as close to the focus ring.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2012, 10:22:53 AM »
The second switch could be a focus limiter (but not necessary on this lens) and therefore most likely and hopefully for IS.

I don't think there is something like a second switch. If there is, in that position, it would be a zoom lock switch. Nothing IS related for sure.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2012, 10:23:48 AM »
Something about this lens is odd... It just doesn't look right for some reason. I can't exactly put my finger on it but something seems off.

Maybe it's the lack of writing around the red ring. Or, does it look too small to anyone else? (despite the 82mm filter threads (which is also really odd))

The lack of IS doesn't bother me in the slightest. I don't think Tamron could do anything to temp me to buy their stuff again.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2012, 10:26:08 AM »
Maybe if it has better macro capabilities, it could be a focus limitator or macro work?  With no IS, i'll pass and keep my 24-105.  With the 16-35 2 being 82mm, i wonder if the 82 is going to be the new 77?  Probably a ploy canon has with B&H and Adorama to get people to buy new filters  =) 
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2012, 10:28:14 AM »
As people point out regularly, Canon has never done IS on any EF lens below 100mm . . . nice as it would be, why the intense surprise?


-> EDIT
Looking back, the two other rumored lenses have IS?  So, we either have to believe that canon suddenly is going to go IS on their normal/wide EF lenses . . . and this one won't have it?

Something doesn't add up.  Maybe Iran is behind the photos, they like photochop :)

idk, IS = more weight, and 2.8 is sufficient in most situations.
having IS would of course be  really nice. but the 24-70 (used to?) is really large and heavy.
I would sacrifice IS for less weight and overall size.
I mean, it's still a zoom lens, it already has a lot of flexibility.
having a 24-70 that makes the camera more "normal" is great.

and no name next to the red ring? that doesn't sound like a big deal.there doesn't seem to be space under it anyways?

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2012, 10:28:14 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2012, 10:28:30 AM »
All I know is there's another bump at the top of the image on the barrel. Zoom lock would be highly unusual for this type of lens. No lens creep on L zooms that I know of.

The second switch could be a focus limiter (but not necessary on this lens) and therefore most likely and hopefully for IS.

I don't think there is something like a second switch. If there is, in that position, it would be a zoom lock switch. Nothing IS related for sure.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2012, 10:30:06 AM »
The focus ring is bigger than mk I hence no room for the description - at least where they usually put it.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2012, 10:30:06 AM »