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What are your thoughts on the new MK. ii  Release

I am going for it. It has what I need.
6 (6.4%)
I am going for it. The MTF charts look nice But I do miss the IS
17 (18.1%)
I pass, the price is too high
45 (47.9%)
I pass; it has no IS
18 (19.1%)
I pass; it makes me buy new filters
8 (8.5%)

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Voting closed: February 11, 2012, 10:53:27 AM

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Poll on new 24-70 f/2.8L mk.II
« on: February 08, 2012, 10:53:27 AM »
Everyone has 3 votes: You get this the first time!
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Poll on new 24-70 f/2.8L mk.II
« on: February 08, 2012, 10:53:27 AM »

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Re: Poll on new 24-70 f/2.8L mk.II
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2012, 11:10:53 AM »
To add one more more option if I may:

I pass because given that it has more glass but is lighter is an indicator that it is yet another hunk of plastic that I'm not willing to shell out $2000 for. I'll try to pick up the original version while it's still available or keep my flimsy 24-105.
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Re: Poll on new 24-70 f/2.8L mk.II
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2012, 11:12:47 AM »
The 70-200 IS II is pretty darn nice.

This 24-70 could also be pretty darn nice.

I'm reserving final opinion until some reviews come out.

If it is internal focusing, it moves up a notch on the want list. I haven't been able to figure that one out yet.
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Re: Poll on new 24-70 f/2.8L mk.II
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2012, 11:14:10 AM »
To add one more more option if I may:

I pass because given that it has more glass but is lighter is an indicator that it is yet another hunk of plastic that I'm not willing to shell out $2000 for. I'll try to pick up the original version while it's still available or keep my flimsy 24-105.

True, but the older one has some plastic mounts inside in the focus mechanism that wore over time and has contributed to the original's hit/miss focussing. Many of those come back from Canon repair shops without any significant improvements.  Hopefully the mk.ii has fixed this issue.
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Re: Poll on new 24-70 f/2.8L mk.II
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2012, 11:22:02 AM »
I'd really love a 24-70 that matched the 70-200 f2.8 IS II in terms of IQ. It seems like this one will, or at least be closer. When the need for it comes up (i.e. mine breaks) I will replace my current model with version II. I'm happy with it.

I still think it looks funny.
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Re: Poll on new 24-70 f/2.8L mk.II
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2012, 11:28:17 AM »
The poll is missing the option:

  [ ] I am going to wait and see until I see a comparison against the Tamron 24-70 IS (VC) lens.

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Re: Poll on new 24-70 f/2.8L mk.II
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2012, 11:44:05 AM »
How about: i plan to buy it when the price comes down a bit, and IS isn't really necessary for this type of lens.
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Re: Poll on new 24-70 f/2.8L mk.II
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2012, 11:44:05 AM »

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Re: Poll on new 24-70 f/2.8L mk.II
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2012, 11:44:37 AM »
premature - we really don't know what the street price is going to be.  If it actually went for $1800 - would that make a difference?

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Re: Poll on new 24-70 f/2.8L mk.II
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2012, 11:48:28 AM »
How about this option:

"I pass because I don't use zoom lenses" :-)

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Re: Poll on new 24-70 f/2.8L mk.II
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2012, 12:29:58 PM »
For me...

Pro: The size, weight and MTF chart looks good ;)

Con: Price and no IS

Buy it or not - it depends on how mrk II will perform in real life. Can't wait to see and hear reviews from the Pros and antienthusiastic shooters. Maybe a year from NOW ;)
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Re: Poll on new 24-70 f/2.8L mk.II
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2012, 12:40:54 PM »
I'm not a fan of the available answers to the poll, where's my "wait and see" option?  Or "Maybe, if IQ is awesome and Canon puts it on rebate"?
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Re: Poll on new 24-70 f/2.8L mk.II
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2012, 12:55:51 PM »
I'll probably eventually get one (unless a 24-105 II comes out that is even better!) but it is low on my priority list of lenses to get. Certainly not before I evaluated the 200-400 extender whenever that's out.
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Re: Poll on new 24-70 f/2.8L mk.II
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2012, 12:56:38 PM »
It would take a huge jump in quality (to go along with that jump in cost) for me to make the upgrade from the mk I.  As I shoot a lot of video, had there been IS, well that might have been a different story... but as it is I just don't see this glass in my collection any time soon.

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Re: Poll on new 24-70 f/2.8L mk.II
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2012, 12:56:38 PM »

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Re: Poll on new 24-70 f/2.8L mk.II
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2012, 01:01:29 PM »
How about: i plan to buy it when the price comes down a bit, and IS isn't really necessary for this type of lens.

That is fine, and looking at the polls you will be one of the 6% who don't need IS.
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Re: Poll on new 24-70 f/2.8L mk.II
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2012, 01:11:20 PM »
I will not buy at this cost unless  IQ is outstanding the cost isn't that bad the 70-200f2.8II cost me more and this one i would use more so let's wait to see how good it is first.

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Re: Poll on new 24-70 f/2.8L mk.II
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2012, 01:11:20 PM »