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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #270 on: February 11, 2012, 09:02:16 AM »
Sounds like from the initial impressions it is a solid lens.

-- Sharp at all focal lengths
-- faster focus than 70-200 II

That is pretty fast.  I will take faster focus over IS

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #270 on: February 11, 2012, 09:02:16 AM »

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Any extended pictures?
« Reply #271 on: February 11, 2012, 09:35:35 AM »
I am curious as what it looks like extended. I hate the new hood, looks like the 24-105 and it leaks light like crazy.
Also the current hood doesn't let you see the extended lens, which looks horrible...

Already preordered mine from adorama!
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Re: Any extended pictures?
« Reply #272 on: February 11, 2012, 10:00:04 AM »
I am curious as what it looks like extended. I hate the new hood, looks like the 24-105 and it leaks light like crazy.
Also the current hood doesn't let you see the extended lens, which looks horrible...

Already preordered mine from adorama!
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Here's the photo

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #273 on: February 11, 2012, 10:36:39 AM »
I can imagine myself buying the new 24-70 lens, but it's not top of my lens list.

Yes, I'm a little disappointed at the lack of IS, but just now I thought to myself, well I've never bitched to myself at the lack of IS on my 85/1.8 lens, which is longer (albeit faster too). I'll be able to live with the lack of IS given that the 5D3 will have way better low-light noise performance than my 7D.

Plus, this new 24-70 will be insanely sharp; of that we can be sure.

So: I've already got the 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II, and if I get the new 24-70 and a 2X extender, that combination of 3 lenses will cover basically every walk-around requirement, and give outstanding image quality across the range.

But I think I'll still get the 85/1.2L II first. Just because I want it!
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #274 on: February 11, 2012, 10:45:56 AM »
Price-wise, does it make sense? I just got a 5D Mark II in January, and it's the first time I've went full frame, my dad gave me his 40D to use for the last year or so. Other than a 50 1.4 and a 85 1.8, I want a lens that I can walk around with and not have to back up for group pictures, so I'm considering this one or 70-200 II.

I really didn't expect this to cost $2300 though when rumors started about it x-x

Any advice? :D

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #275 on: February 11, 2012, 11:08:27 AM »
I don't know why, but I find the lack of model name and features around the front rim unsettling.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #276 on: February 11, 2012, 11:38:45 AM »
I want a lens that I can walk around with and not have to back up for group pictures, so I'm considering...70-200 II.
Those two don't mesh...at all. The 70-200 is basically as wide as the longest lens you already have; it's not gonna help you for group portraits unless you are stitching photos together.

If you've already got a 50 and 85 prime, why not get something like the 24mm f/1.4 L II prime and complete the set.  The 24-105 would be a potential solution, but, if you do a lot of portrait/people work, you'll find the DOF lacking.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #276 on: February 11, 2012, 11:38:45 AM »

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Re: Any extended pictures?
« Reply #277 on: February 11, 2012, 12:39:22 PM »
I am curious as what it looks like extended. I hate the new hood, looks like the 24-105 and it leaks light like crazy.
Also the current hood doesn't let you see the extended lens, which looks horrible...

Already preordered mine from adorama!
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Patrick
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Damn that looks like a much more reasonable size than the Mk1, could be the fact that the lens hood isn't on it though.  Thanks for sharing the pics and thoughts!
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #278 on: February 11, 2012, 12:40:54 PM »
I don't know why, but I find the lack of model name and features around the front rim unsettling.

What are you talking about?  It has "24-70 f/2.8L II" on the front and the side it looks like....

Edit: Oh I think you mean around the ring, I gotcha.  It seems kinda redundant now that I think about it.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #279 on: February 11, 2012, 01:06:36 PM »
i miss the large hood of the mark i.. :'(
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #280 on: February 11, 2012, 02:10:57 PM »
"Any advice?"

Get the 24-105, a vastly better walk around lens with longer focal length, and very useful for walk around IS. f4 is rarely a factor given the iso capabilities of the 5D MkII sensor.

24-105L has kinda stinky image quality though as my cheap $300 Tamron 28-75 2.8 did better on FF (other than a little bit worse contrast). 24mm on the 24-105L looks nasty on my 5D2 near the edges even at f/10 and a ton of distortion too. I will give you it is super convenient, great range, IS, fast focusing, but the price just seems way steep for the merely alright image quality IMO.

(f/4 vs f/2.8 is about more than ISO though, it's about DOF too, so for some that might matter too)

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #281 on: February 11, 2012, 02:12:27 PM »
Field testing, anyone? :)


Wow how did he get one before general release?
Any full samples at 24mm?

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #282 on: February 11, 2012, 02:22:12 PM »
I have a feeling this guy won't respond now it's been posted on the front page :-(

Please dude!

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #282 on: February 11, 2012, 02:22:12 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #283 on: February 11, 2012, 02:33:33 PM »
I will never buy this... its really poor how the sunshade is implemented...

The old one is also sharp at any focal length... Field curvature was the only "problem" (not really as bad as with other lenses)

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #284 on: February 11, 2012, 02:43:20 PM »
I will never buy this... its really poor how the sunshade is implemented...

The old one is also sharp at any focal length... Field curvature was the only "problem" (not really as bad as with other lenses)

Not sure if that's the best way to decide on buying a lens.  I'm crazy, but I usually look at image quality.  And, the Mark I was NOT sharp at any focal length for the vast majority of lens copies.  Maybe you had a good one, but it wasn't the case for most other users. 

Bottom line, this is a very significant improvement, given the charts and the user's first impression here.  Canon is going to make you pay for that improvement. 

Not liking the price doesn't mean that we have to not like the lens, especially because "it doesn't have IS".  The IQ and focus speed appear to be leaps and bounds better. Just wait a few months for the retail price to come down or for used copies to hit eBay.      :D
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #284 on: February 11, 2012, 02:43:20 PM »