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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2012, 08:00:22 AM »
Looking at the chart, the optics seem much improved.  Is it worth the price?  Not sure to most, but it looks like they took a great lens and made it even better, IS or no IS

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2012, 08:00:22 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #31 on: February 07, 2012, 08:01:16 AM »
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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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Ouch... the European price is more than the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II

2300 € are you kidding ? It's really too much but it's the trend we have already seen with the big lenses and in my opinion that will be the same for actually relatively affordable lenses like the 300 f/4 L IS or the 400 f/5.6 L !

Too bad :-\

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2012, 08:04:26 AM »
"A new Zoom Lock lever also enables photographers to lock the zoom position at the extreme wide end to prevent damage to the lens in transit"


Typo/Misprint???  Isn't the lens fully extended at 24mm, would you not want to keep it at 70mm when carrying it?
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2012, 08:05:56 AM »
The version 2 is 145g lighter than the version 1, that's a huge drop off for this kind of lens ;) No IS could be in relation with the weight ? And imagine the price with an IS version :o

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #34 on: February 07, 2012, 08:20:11 AM »
"A new Zoom Lock lever also enables photographers to lock the zoom position at the extreme wide end to prevent damage to the lens in transit"


Typo/Misprint???  Isn't the lens fully extended at 24mm, would you not want to keep it at 70mm when carrying it?
That was the old version  ::) this one is the other way around
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #35 on: February 07, 2012, 08:22:14 AM »
"A new Zoom Lock lever also enables photographers to lock the zoom position at the extreme wide end to prevent damage to the lens in transit"


Typo/Misprint???  Isn't the lens fully extended at 24mm, would you not want to keep it at 70mm when carrying it?
That was the old version  ::) this one is the other way around

So this lens will zoom out, not zoom in?  That has always been one of the most touted features on the 24/28-70.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #36 on: February 07, 2012, 08:22:40 AM »
For those who are wondering about this new pricing, it is due to the very weak USD and Euro against the strong Japanese Yen in recent years.
The price of this new 24-70L II is actually almost the same as the current 24-70L in Yen on the website of Canon Japan (current 24-70L is 220,000 yen and new 24-70L II is 230,000 yen). The prices of many Canon products are based on Yen. Back in 2002 when Canon released the current 24-70L, 1 USD was 125 yen but today 1 USD is worth only 75 yen.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #36 on: February 07, 2012, 08:22:40 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #37 on: February 07, 2012, 08:31:22 AM »
Looking at the chart, the optics seem much improved.  Is it worth the price?  Not sure to most, but it looks like they took a great lens and made it even better, IS or no IS


Agreed, I was looking at the charts, and the new lens is astounding compared to the current generation.

Current 24-70mm Overview - MTF

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #38 on: February 07, 2012, 08:32:10 AM »
So this lens will zoom out, not zoom in?  That has always been one of the most touted features on the 24/28-70.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #39 on: February 07, 2012, 08:32:35 AM »
For those who are wondering about this new pricing, it is due to the very weak USD and Euro against the strong Japanese Yen in recent years.
The price of this new 24-70L II is actually almost the same as the current 24-70L in Yen on the website of Canon Japan (current 24-70L is 220,000 yen and new 24-70L II is 230,000 yen). The prices of many Canon products are based on Yen. Back in 2002 when Canon released the current 24-70L, 1 USD was 125 yen but today 1 USD is worth only 75 yen.

Ah, so we get to thank the idiots on Wall Street and the Federal Reserve for f**king up the price by devaluing the US dollar.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #40 on: February 07, 2012, 08:35:03 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

100% agree.  That lens is $1000 more than the current one (Amazon price vs. the Canon release info).  You have to buy new filters, no IS, etc.  Is the image quality worth that extra $$ and what you didn't get in the new rev?

I'm seriously thinking to buy the current version, especially if the rebates are still available on it.  I'm not sure the image quality difference is enough to sway me to spend an extra $1000 on the new one.  It's the only L lens I've held off on buying until the new rev came out.  I'm not planning to go above 20-24Mpix in a DSLR camera body as I have an old Hasselblad 500c with a PhaseOne back for medium format work (but looking at a new PhaseOne for 2013).   :D

In my bag I've got the 16-35mm f/2.8 L II, the 24-105mm f/4 IS L, the 50mm f/1.2 L, the 70-200mm f/2.8 IS L II, the 100mm f/2.8 Macro IS L, the 135mm F/2 L, and the 1.4x Tele-converter III ( <---  this one is very nice, way better than the rev II ).  My plans were to get the new 24-70mm (WITH IS!!!) and sell the 24-105mm to a buddy that has borrowed it often and loves it (hell I love it as well, but it's f/4 and limits my uses for portraits and low-light wedding work, one reason I got the 50mm f/1.2 L).

Now....I'm thinking to buy the current  24-70mm, save the the $1k and keep my 24-105mm f/4 IS L to have an IS lens as my walk around with decent range (like I do today).

Really disappointed with this.  Steeling myself for further disappointment on what bodies Canon will announce.  Makes me think about switching, something I would have never dreamed of doing until this last year.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #41 on: February 07, 2012, 08:37:39 AM »
For those who are wondering about this new pricing, it is due to the very weak USD and Euro against the strong Japanese Yen in recent years.
The price of this new 24-70L II is actually almost the same as the current 24-70L in Yen on the website of Canon Japan (current 24-70L is 220,000 yen and new 24-70L II is 230,000 yen). The prices of many Canon products are based on Yen. Back in 2002 when Canon released the current 24-70L, 1 USD was 125 yen but today 1 USD is worth only 75 yen.

Ah, so we get to thank the idiots on Wall Street and the Federal Reserve for f**king up the price by devaluing the US dollar.

......And a few other currencies, it wasn’t personal  ;D

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #42 on: February 07, 2012, 08:42:38 AM »
i'm not getting near it until it has been out there in the field for a while.  i would base my spending on reviews rather than hype.  so far, nothing is saying run out and buy me.

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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 #43 on: February 07, 2012, 08:45:01 AM »
Ah, so we get to thank the idiots on Wall Street and the Federal Reserve for f**king up the price by devaluing the US dollar.

And the thousands of Americans who were dumb enough to purchase a zero interest mortgage that they couldn't afford. If you're adult enough to buy a house, you should be able to look at the monthly payments and figure out that you can't afford them.

Plus the governments and investors of most every other country that were over exuberant and leveraged their countries' debt ratios far more than was prudent.  It was a localized risk that no one thought could have global repercussions.  Not trying to start anything political, but the blame for the global recession has many many actors (just ask Greece!)
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #44 on: February 07, 2012, 08:53:03 AM »
For those who are wondering about this new pricing, it is due to the very weak USD and Euro against the strong Japanese Yen in recent years.
The price of this new 24-70L II is actually almost the same as the current 24-70L in Yen on the website of Canon Japan (current 24-70L is 220,000 yen and new 24-70L II is 230,000 yen). The prices of many Canon products are based on Yen. Back in 2002 when Canon released the current 24-70L, 1 USD was 125 yen but today 1 USD is worth only 75 yen.

Ah, so we get to thank the idiots on Wall Street and the Federal Reserve for f**king up the price by devaluing the US dollar.

Yes indeed, as we can see from Canon's recent financial reports, they have been losing a lot of money because of the weak USD and Euro since the Lehman shock. So people should not think that the optics has improved greatly enough to justify the great difference in price. The "real" price difference in quality from the current version is actually just 10,000 yen (130 USD), the rest of the price difference is just to compensate the weak USD. For the Japanese market, this is a fantastic upgrade with a negligible price difference from the current version.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Announced
« Reply #44 on: February 07, 2012, 08:53:03 AM »