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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2012, 06:49:59 AM »
I will stick with my beloved version I. Not big enough update to motivate a purchase of this new lens to a higher price.

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« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2012, 06:51:14 AM »
Now that we finally have the mark II, I'm ready to hear rumors for the mark III. Seriously it better be as good as the 70-200 II.

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THis feels as if the MKII has NOT been anounced yet!! I love it that tamron announced the IS version of their lens the day before Canon!

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2012, 07:05:43 AM »
Don't get me wrong, I'm really happy that the long wait is over and the damn lens is finally out!

The thing I'm happy about is that Canon is moving along and getting something done. This makes me feel better about my investment in the system itself.

Sadly the lack of IS is the thing I'm not happy about. I simply can't put this much money into a lens which is only usable (for me that is) on a tripod.

Hopefully they'll upgrade the 24-105 soon so that I can get rid of the 24-70 I have now. Don't know if it's my lack of skills, the unforgiving nature of the 7Ds sensor or that the lens has issues, but my keeper rate with the MkI hand-held is nowhere near what its supposed to be.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2012, 07:06:10 AM »
Did I miss an availability date?  Or has Canon just given up on promising them, since they've demonstrated they can't meet them (500/4 II and 600/4 II announced August, 2010 and still waiting...)?

My thoughts exactly, where is the date?   ???  I guess we will have to continue rumors on this lens but now it will be regarding its availability date!

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2012, 07:14:49 AM »
Competition is good, isn't it?!
The Tamron 24-70 couldn't come better at this time.
I think Canon have to make something with the price for the 24-70 II. And if this happens, then is a merit from Tamron too.

I can live without IS IF the image quality and AF are really that good and IF Canon 5D Mark III has a bigger DR and a better high ISO performance.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2012, 07:16:20 AM »
The only dissappointment I have with the lens is the 82mm filter size.  For ,my wide angle I specifically went with the 17-40 for the common 77mm threads.  Now, If I upgrade lenses to this, I will need to get several new filters adding significantly to the cost.  Oh well, when we get our annual bonus in September, this lens will be high on my wish list!
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2012, 07:16:44 AM »
Did I miss an availability date?  Or has Canon just given up on promising them, since they've demonstrated they can't meet them (500/4 II and 600/4 II announced August, 2010 and still waiting...)?

My thoughts exactly, where is the date?   ???  I guess we will have to continue rumors on this lens but now it will be regarding its availability date!
The EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens is expected to be available in April for an approximate retail price of $2,299.00. Source: http://usa.canon.com/cusa/about_canon/newsroom?pageKeyCode=pressreldetail&docId=0901e0248044cf6e#

OT: so it's internal zoom after all, ey :D
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2012, 07:26:24 AM »
OT: so it's internal zoom after all

Ummmm...no.  What gives you that idea?  Why would an internal zoom lens need a zoom lock?
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2012, 07:32:50 AM »
OT: so it's internal zoom after all

Ummmm...no.  What gives you that idea?  Why would an internal zoom lens need a zoom lock?
sorry, my mistake. I got confused because I quickly read the inner-focusing vs. front-focusing part. That has nothing to do with the zoom  :-X *facepalm*
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2012, 07:34:09 AM »
A very black day for Canon, sad really

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« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2012, 07:41:27 AM »
It looks like the rumors about a Canon Product Announcement on Feb 7. were right, it just wasn't the 5DMkII successor.

The price of the 24-70 is ridiculous. With an IS, it might be justified, but with out one, no way

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2012, 07:52:02 AM »
It looks like the rumors about a Canon Product Announcement on Feb 7. were right, it just wasn't the 5DMkII successor.

The price of the 24-70 is ridiculous. With an IS, it might be justified, but with out one, no way
My thoughts exactly. With IS and internal zoom gladly. In this version, overpriced
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2012, 07:57:14 AM »
Without using this lens, or reading a comprehensive review, I've decided to...  :D

Hopefully this lens has improved optical performance and will nicely compliment a 30+MP Camera.  I'll wait to see it tested.  I'll probably also wait a year or so for the price to drop $400 or so like the 70-200 f2.8 IS II.

In the meantime my 24-105 "kit" lens keeps delivering awesome results.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2012, 07:58:44 AM »
While a $1K price increase over the mark 1 version will prevent me from buying the lens, I have a feeling that once we start seeing the tests and image quality of this thing, people who make money from their images will have no problem laying out $2300 for it.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #29 on: February 07, 2012, 07:59:00 AM »
Ouch... the European price is more than the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II. I rarely complain about Canon's pricing, after all they're market leaders and a for-profit company... but... really?  :o

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #29 on: February 07, 2012, 07:59:00 AM »