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Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Version 1 vs Version 2
« on: February 07, 2012, 06:35:27 AM »
A quick comparison Below is a quick spec and MTF comparison between the Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Version 1 & Version 2.

We’re still waiting for an official price on the lens. I do expect a big bump in price.

Version 1

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 24-70mm 1:2.8
Lens Construction 16 elements in 13 groups
Diagonal Angle of View 84° – 34°
Focus Adjustment Front-focusing method
Closest Focusing Distance 0.38m/1.25 ft.
Zoom System Rotating Type
Filter Size 77mm
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight 3.3″ x 4.9″, 2.1 lbs. / 83.2mm x 123.5mm, 950g

Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L MTF

Version 2

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 24-70mm, 1:2.8
Lens Construction 18 elements in 13 groups
Diagonal Angle of View 84° – 34°
Focus Adjustment Inner-focusing with USM
Closest Focusing Distance 0.38m/1.25 ft.
Zoom System Rotating Type
Filter Size 82mm
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight 3.5 x 4.4 in., 28.4 oz. / 88.5 x 113mm, 805g

Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II MTF Chart

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Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Version 1 vs Version 2
« on: February 07, 2012, 06:35:27 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Version 1 vs Version 2
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012, 06:41:21 AM »
Judging by the MTF figures that's one hell of an improvement on an already great lens.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Version 1 vs Version 2
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012, 06:44:32 AM »
Wow, that looks huge! I own version 1, and it's fine, but it's not really as sharp as I'd like at 2.8. Looks like they bumped the sharpness a fair bit!

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Version 1 vs Version 2
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2012, 06:47:11 AM »
No I.S is a little surprising. With any luck there will be a glut on used mkI on sale soon.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Version 1 vs Version 2
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2012, 07:35:52 AM »
No I.S is a little surprising. With any luck there will be a glut on used mkI on sale soon.

Don't count on that.  Price differential is greater than for the 70-200 II, and when that came out, used prices on the MkI went *UP* by several hundred dollars. Only now - 2 years later - are used MkI prices down in the range they were before the MkII.

Bottom line, if you want a 24-70 MkI - used or new - buy it NOW!
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Version 1 vs Version 2
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2012, 08:11:43 AM »
Shorter, fatter and lighter; that's the positives out of the way! No IS, 82mm filter thread and the price? I believe the phrase rhymes with "clucking bell"! That's a big increase without IS as justification...

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Version 1 vs Version 2
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2012, 09:40:19 AM »
The fall off at the edges looks to be improved by the larger front element - good for FF users - though new 82mm filters need buying.
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2012, 09:40:19 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Version 1 vs Version 2
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2012, 10:05:44 AM »
If it is a big an improvement as the 70-200 was then I am interested. My 24-70 Mk1 is only really useable from F4 and up.

But then again...why pay the earth for an effective 1 stop improvement?
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Version 1 vs Version 2
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2012, 10:42:01 AM »
Has Tamron published MTF curves for their new 24-70 VC ?

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Version 1 vs Version 2
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2012, 10:54:48 AM »
Cooollll... with that kind of improvement (as well as the improvement to the 70-200 2.8 II) I'm looking forward to the improved 16-35 viii and 17-40 v2 whenever they pump those bad boys out
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Version 1 vs Version 2
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2012, 02:45:48 PM »
Amazon has mkI for £935 against £2299 for pre-order MkII

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Version 1 vs Version 2
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2012, 02:48:31 PM »
No I.S is a little surprising. With any luck there will be a glut on used mkI on sale soon.

Don't count on that.  Price differential is greater than for the 70-200 II, and when that came out, used prices on the MkI went *UP* by several hundred dollars. Only now - 2 years later - are used MkI prices down in the range they were before the MkII.

Bottom line, if you want a 24-70 MkI - used or new - buy it NOW!

Buy it now indeed... I never saw myself doing this, but I am going to buy a second hand mark I as soon as possible. I am truly terrified of the £2300 price tag that UK retailers are slapping on the mark II pre-order. Even if they come down to meet the officially announced German prices, that's still £1900.  The mark I can do everything the mark II can do, just a bit heavier and a bit softer (according to MTF)...

I never thought I'd wait all of this time just to buy a used mark I.  :o

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Version 1 vs Version 2
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2012, 08:46:26 PM »
i dont know if the said added sharpness around the corner is a huge must with only 2 more elements. i mean, V1 is $1300 and the new revised one is $2300. is it really worth it?! if it had an amazing improvement like the 70-200 then maybe, but with the lack of such jump.. i duno.
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« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2012, 09:05:25 PM »
The tech geek in me wants a new toy, but there's no way in hell I can justify this one. I'm sure the images will show a great deal of improvement when they come out, but I'm more than happy with my version I even at 2.8. That being said, if Canon set the MSRP under $2000 for the version II, Id be itching to sell right now.


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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Version 1 vs Version 2
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2012, 09:16:13 PM »
The tech geek in me wants a new toy, but there's no way in hell I can justify this one. I'm sure the images will show a great deal of improvement when they come out, but I'm more than happy with my version I even at 2.8. That being said, if Canon set the MSRP under $2000 for the version II, Id be itching to sell right now.

i agree with you. nothing better than having the lasted toys but when its 2300 bucks, for such a small jump imo, sometimes its just not worth it. i have shot pictures and videos with version one, and its pretty damn good.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Version 1 vs Version 2
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2012, 09:16:13 PM »