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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #120 on: February 08, 2012, 08:05:29 PM »

As far as I know, IS is not so good for the video folks. If canon releases a video centric 5DM3 and some video concept camera, this new non IS camera might be for them.

I hope canon isn't trying to turn photographers into videographers any more than they are trying already because all they needed was an OFF switch on the IS.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #120 on: February 08, 2012, 08:05:29 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #121 on: February 08, 2012, 08:42:34 PM »

As far as I know, IS is not so good for the video folks. If canon releases a video centric 5DM3 and some video concept camera, this new non IS camera might be for them.

I hope canon isn't trying to turn photographers into videographers any more than they are trying already because all they needed was an OFF switch on the IS.

There already is an off switch for IS

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Quote from: sphax on February 08, 2012, 10:25:27 PM
It's funny how everyone's begging for an IS-isation of the 24-70 when I'd rather see an F/2,8-isation of the 24-105 

I'm with you on that!!

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A swap, perhaps? 24-70 f/4 and 24-105 f/2.8 IS? ;)

Gee, why wasn't this great idea thought of before.... wheres the submit suggestion button to canon? Something I'd definitely get...
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #122 on: February 08, 2012, 08:48:47 PM »


A swap, perhaps? 24-70 f/4 and 24-105 f/2.8 IS? ;)

Gee, why wasn't this great idea thought of before.... wheres the submit suggestion button to canon? Something I'd definitely get...

Howabout a 135F/4 and a 24-105 f/2??

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #123 on: February 09, 2012, 03:27:07 AM »

no, this price increase can't be justified if you use the lense for photography. mtf chart looks better than version I, but not $1100 better.

keep in mind that the version I is an excellent lens, also the 24-105 4.0 is.

@kautzy: Yeah, since I made my last post I have been heavily contemplating the 24-70 version 2's worth (at least to me).  Also, yes, the version 1 and the 24-105 are still great lenses.  I have the 24-105 but want to upgrade to a 24-70.  My reasoning has led me to this conclusion: Since I actually don't really use my 24-105 all that much because I normally try to shoot with my primes wherever possible; it really doesn't make sense for me to drop the extra $1100 on the version 2  ???.  When doing any job I always default to my 24, 50, and 85 L's when it counts and I wouldn't expect image quality of any zoom lens to come anywhere near the IQ of a prime  ;). So, now that I am past my temporary lapse of judgement, I have already ordered the version 1 to take advantage of the continued rebate  ;D. I am still curious to see how well the version 2 performs though...  ::)

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #124 on: February 09, 2012, 03:27:57 AM »


A swap, perhaps? 24-70 f/4 and 24-105 f/2.8 IS? ;)

Gee, why wasn't this great idea thought of before.... wheres the submit suggestion button to canon? Something I'd definitely get...

Howabout a 135F/4 and a 24-105 f/2??

Dont be shy, guys, ask straight for the 50mm F/4L and the 24-105 F/1,2L IS !!
Although it's not 100% sure I would sell my house to buy it ... but there's a chance :D Ahah ...

ANYWAY the price of this new lens is ridiculous for an amateur like me ... I can buy a 5D mkII + 24-105F/4L for 100€ more !!! They must be kidding ...

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #125 on: February 09, 2012, 04:09:34 AM »

ANYWAY the price of this new lens is ridiculous for an amateur like me ... I can buy a 5D mkII + 24-105F/4L for 100€ more !!! They must be kidding ...

Too much confusion about the Canon price in this thread

There are two prices in this world

1. The Canon price which is the ceiling, hardly ever charges except to those on day 1 on the release

2. The street price which is usually between 25% and 33% off the Canon price

To compare a street price to a Canon price will be very misleading - I would guess that the street price of the 24-70II will be less than that of the 5DII as are the Canon price of both.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #126 on: February 09, 2012, 04:54:22 AM »

ANYWAY the price of this new lens is ridiculous for an amateur like me ... I can buy a 5D mkII + 24-105F/4L for 100€ more !!! They must be kidding ...

Too much confusion about the Canon price in this thread

There are two prices in this world

1. The Canon price which is the ceiling, hardly ever charges except to those on day 1 on the release

2. The street price which is usually between 25% and 33% off the Canon price

To compare a street price to a Canon price will be very misleading - I would guess that the street price of the 24-70II will be less than that of the 5DII as are the Canon price of both.

Well, I try not to guess and just to refer to what we know ! We know that Canon US said 2299$ and that the first pre-orders online were indeed at that price, and we know that Canon germany said 2299€, although there's no pre-order yet.

And I can buy a brand new Canon 5DmkII + 24-105F/4L IS for 2400€ at Fnac, main french high-tech shop ...

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #126 on: February 09, 2012, 04:54:22 AM »