I still haven't maxed out the capabilities of my 24-70 v 1. Weight might be an issue, as I am not getting any younger, eh?
Neither have I!!
It's such an amazing lens, and I bet II will be better...
Besides weight, I can't Imagine an average person to be able to tell the difference in the final output.
But then, the average person can't tell the difference between DSLR and iPhone photos anymore.
I would have been really tempted to sell and trade up if it had IS (just for handheld video stabilization).
Without it, not a chance.
They add IS to the 24 and 28... but it's only 2.8.
If it's 2.8, it might as well be part of the 24-70 II - since it sports "prime-like" quality through the zoom range.
I don't get it, bad move Canon.
What they really need is a 12-24L IS and 24-70L IS.
Those two lenses on FF, with the added range on a crop - sounds like a no-brainer money machine.