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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Still in Testing [CR2]
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2017, 02:04:19 PM »
USD1,950.00  in US market.

Anyone care to guess what this puppy is gonna cost?

The non IS version was $2,300 new, I doubt a new IS version would be less than that upon release...

My 24-70 f2.8 II is excellent, I don't know if I could justify spending on a new lens yet.

Same. No need at these focal lengths. It works.

I really cannot recall ever needing IS on my lens while on my FF camera.  Shutter speed is usually set high enough to freeze subject motion, which IS cannot do, I just currently do not get many images that are blurred due to camera shake.

BUT ---  High MP cameras are coming, 60MP, 100MP, who knows, and on crop cameras, we are already at 60 MP equivalent, so IS will be needed in the future in order to help resolve all those pixels.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Still in Testing [CR2]
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2017, 02:04:19 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Still in Testing [CR2]
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2017, 02:22:40 PM »
If Canon can improve vignetting at the wide end on a 24-70 F2.8 with IS, they can take my money in pre-order.  Have held off on upgrading since I pretty much need IS at this point.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Still in Testing [CR2]
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2017, 02:43:07 PM »
I really cannot recall ever needing IS on my lens while on my FF camera.  Shutter speed is usually set high enough to freeze subject motion, which IS cannot do,

Sure, MSP, but with respect not all of us are shooting subjects that might move.  IS is gold on wide and standard FLs for capturing moments when a tripod/flash cannot be brought to bear: street, interiors, handheld landscapes (perhaps when hiking, walking about, etc.), waterfall shots, macro, and so on.  I shoot in low light handheld all the time, and I personally consider IS a nearly indispensable feature.

...and of course there's that whole video thing.  I don't partake in that myself, but I'm told it has a following.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Still in Testing [CR2]
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2017, 02:57:20 PM »
I really cannot recall ever needing IS on my lens while on my FF camera.  Shutter speed is usually set high enough to freeze subject motion, which IS cannot do,

Sure, MSP, but with respect not all of us are shooting subjects that might move.  IS is gold on wide and standard FLs for capturing moments when a tripod/flash cannot be brought to bear: street, interiors, handheld landscapes (perhaps when hiking, walking about, etc.), waterfall shots, macro, and so on.  I shoot in low light handheld all the time, and I personally consider IS a nearly indispensable feature.

...and of course there's that whole video thing.  I don't partake in that myself, but I'm told it has a following.

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Even with subjects that move. At events, a speaker or an audience member will often pause and be motionless for a few fractions of a second. Very easy to shoot them at 1/15 or even 1/8 of a second with good IS and have the subject not blurred. Not so easy to do without IS.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Still in Testing [CR2]
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2017, 03:02:42 PM »
Now, if only it  can also get the macro capabilities of the F/4L IS
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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Still in Testing [CR2]
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2017, 03:06:43 PM »
That's actually a sad news - we won't see the new 24-70 IS in 2018 for sure :'(

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Still in Testing [CR2]
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2017, 03:28:20 PM »

Yes, because that's what everyone is screaming at Canon for: another UWA L zoom.   ::)


Maybe even a 70 - 200 f/2.8 IS III which is even better or just lighter/shorter a tiny bit. Yes i know 200 f/2.8 means a lot lens, but maybe it is a little bit easier now. Or it is worse but a lot lighter, but with a very good correctible profile. I don't need 12 extra lenses to get the chromatic abberation to zero, if the color is absolutely predictable and just one click in software.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Still in Testing [CR2]
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2017, 03:28:20 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Still in Testing [CR2]
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2017, 03:57:11 PM »
Even with subjects that move. At events, a speaker or an audience member will often pause and be motionless for a few fractions of a second. Very easy to shoot them at 1/15 or even 1/8 of a second with good IS and have the subject not blurred. Not so easy to do without IS.

You can totally get that shot without IS.  Just raise your ISO from 1600 to 12800.  Easy.   ;)

I make the argument all the time that for low light I'll take an f/2.8 IS lens over an f/1.4 one, so it's a far easier argument to make when it's f/2.8 vs. f/2.8 IS.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Still in Testing [CR2]
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2017, 04:00:31 PM »
Now, if only it  can also get the macro capabilities of the F/4L IS

Canon doesn't hybridize / dabble with the purpose of pro f/2.8 zooms.  I'd be shocked to no end if the 24-70 f4L IS's 1:1.4 macro makes it into the next f/2.8L.  Shocked.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Still in Testing [CR2]
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2017, 04:16:10 PM »
Now, if only it  can also get the macro capabilities of the F/4L IS

Canon doesn't hybridize / dabble with the purpose of pro f/2.8 zooms.  I'd be shocked to no end if the 24-70 f4L IS's 1:1.4 macro makes it into the next f/2.8L.  Shocked.

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Isn't it 1:2?

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Still in Testing [CR2]
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2017, 04:34:34 PM »
Now, if only it  can also get the macro capabilities of the F/4L IS

Canon doesn't hybridize / dabble with the purpose of pro f/2.8 zooms.  I'd be shocked to no end if the 24-70 f4L IS's 1:1.4 macro makes it into the next f/2.8L.  Shocked.

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Isn't it 1:2?

Negative.  Max mag is 0.7x, or 1:1.4.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Still in Testing [CR2]
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2017, 04:47:37 PM »
Oh that's nice almost the real deal

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Still in Testing [CR2]
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2017, 05:15:36 PM »
WANT IT!

Since moving to FF I've really missed my old trusty APS-C 17-55 F2.8 which was my previous walk around lens.  I've got the 24-70 F2.8 II and while it takes fantastic shots I miss the IS at times (or it's better to say I miss shots without the IS!)

You might consider the 24-70 F4L IS. I haven't touched my 17-55 F2.8 IS in the two three years (time sure flies) since purchasing the 24-70 F4L IS. In fact, I'm gonna sell it to help fund either a new body or the 16-35 F4L IS. :)
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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Still in Testing [CR2]
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2017, 05:15:36 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Still in Testing [CR2]
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2017, 05:59:19 PM »
WANT IT!

Since moving to FF I've really missed my old trusty APS-C 17-55 F2.8 which was my previous walk around lens.  I've got the 24-70 F2.8 II and while it takes fantastic shots I miss the IS at times (or it's better to say I miss shots without the IS!)

You might consider the 24-70 F4L IS. I haven't touched my 17-55 F2.8 IS in the two three years (time sure flies) since purchasing the 24-70 F4L IS. In fact, I'm gonna sell it to help fund either a new body or the 16-35 F4L IS. :)

Same here!

I also own both the 24-70 f/4 and until recently, the EFS17-55 f/2.8.  There's just no comparison.

The 17-55 was awesome... 10+ years ago.  But the autofocus is relatively slow (it hunts a little), it's a little noisy, there's a lot of chromatic aberration (to the degree where it's not always/easily correctible), it's not close to the sharpness of the 24-70, and the IS on the 24-70 noticeably superior.


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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Still in Testing [CR2]
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2017, 06:59:08 PM »
Taking this rumor at face value and assuming all is true, my best guess at the two different prototypes floating around is that one is internal zooming and the other is not...

If a 24-70 2.8 IS shows up, well there's the ultimate walk-around lens right there. Assuming better IQ (and reasonable weight), I'd give up both the non-IS 24-70 2.8 AND the f4 version for this. Hell, might even consider throwing in the 24-105 for good measure, but might still want the extra reach from time to time.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Still in Testing [CR2]
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2017, 06:59:08 PM »