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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« on: April 30, 2012, 10:02:06 AM »
Looking at the new Canon 24-70 Spec and MTF chart, I wonder how many CRs member going to buy this lens? and what is your number ONE reason to buy mrk II?

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup/ef_24_70mm_f_2_8l_ii_usm


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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2012, 10:32:09 AM »
If the lens is as good as the chart, i plan to buy it.  Main reason is flexibility of having a zoom with near prime sharpness for when i need it - simply for convenience.  I will not replace my primes, but sometime i feel i could really benefit from a zoom in the 24-70 range instead of switching lens all the time...
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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2012, 10:50:14 AM »
I will buy it because i don't have a zoom lens in that range, and have held off on getting one until the 24-70 II was announced. I have a 16-35, 50, 100, and 70-200, and also shoot with a 7D and a (sold now, being replaced by 1DX) 5D II. This lens sounds to be of equal or better IQ than my 70-200 2.8 IS II, so as much as i think the price is high, i think it will be worth it.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2012, 12:19:19 PM »
I plan to buy one.  I have the 24-105mm f/4L IS now, and it's a very convenient lens, but often I want an extra aperture stop for better OOF blur, and sometimes more light. 

My current plan is to buy the 1D X (preordered day 1 from B&H), then sell the 5DII, then buy the 24-70 II.  That will give me the 'holy trinity' of f/2.8 L zooms (all in the Mk II versions) to complement my holy trinity of L primes (35/85/135). 
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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2012, 02:16:18 PM »
I will get one as well.  I sold my 24-70 V1 when the rumors started flying about the MK2. Now I've just been using my 24-105 waiting patiently for the new 24-70!

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2012, 03:29:55 PM »
If the lens is as good as the chart, i plan to buy it.  Main reason is flexibility of having a zoom with near prime sharpness for when i need it - simply for convenience.  I will not replace my primes, but sometime i feel i could really benefit from a zoom in the 24-70 range instead of switching lens all the time...

I hope this lens will be sharp as 70-200 f2.8 IS II, or "Better". I don't mind spending another $2300 as long the lens can deliver it. I bought 3 different copies of mrk1 in the past (2 new, 1 used). No luck  >:( >:(

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2012, 04:21:28 PM »
4-105Hey Neuro!

Would you favor this lens over the 2 for use on a 5D II or a 5DIII based on iq alone, and not aperture?

Thanks.

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I plan to buy one.  I have the 24-105mm f/4L IS now, and it's a very convenient lens, but often I want an extra aperture stop for better OOF blur, and sometimes more light. 

My current plan is to buy the 1D X (preordered day 1 from B&H), then sell the 5DII, then buy the 24-70 II.  That will give me the 'holy trinity' of f/2.8 L zooms (all in the Mk II versions) to complement my holy trinity of L primes (35/85/135).
sek Cameras: 5D III, 5D II, EOS M  Lenses:  24-70 2.8 II IS, 24-105 f4L, 70-200 f4L IS, 70-200 f2.8L IS II, EF 300 f4L IS, EF 400 5.6L, 300 2.8 IS II, Samyang 14 mm 2.8 Flashes: 580 EX II600EX-RT X 2, ST-E3-RT
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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2012, 04:28:30 PM »
If it would only be compatible with coatings preventing from CA.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2012, 04:29:28 PM »
From what I've read on the INTERNET, the 24-70 II is a masterpiece.  If I had the money, I'd buy it. No second thoughts.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2012, 04:38:59 PM »
For 2000$, Ill probably wait on this one. Perhaps a Sale during christmas Season?  8)

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« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2012, 05:49:23 PM »
I have a very sharp 24-70 Mk I that is less than a year old.  I'm going to wait on the Mk II until I see some reviews and it's performance wide open and at 24mm and 35mm before making the decision.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2012, 06:03:36 PM »
Given the MTF and how well Canon has done with the 70-200 II and such, I am sure it will be an amazing, prime like lens from end to end.

However, I feel the price is too high lacking IS. I mean, I could do without IS at that focal length, but would make the price make more sense to me. I think it should be priced at around $1800 myself (but will sell fine at current price for sure).

I am highly interested in it... I may rent one from CPS once they get them. But I will not buy them until I can snag a 20% off Canon refurb or something of the sort. I mean, the 70-200 II's just a few months ago you could of got as cheap as $1700 or 1800, so I figure the same will come with the 24-70 II with time. In which I may jump on it then.


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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2012, 06:29:00 PM »
Looking at the new Canon 24-70 Spec and MTF chart, I wonder how many CRs member going to buy this lens? and what is your number ONE reason to buy mrk II?
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup/ef_24_70mm_f_2_8l_ii_usm
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Dylan I'll definitely get one if real world user feedback delivers what we all hope is true...a stellar lens right up there with 70-200L IQ or even better. Maybe prime level IQ. Wouldn't that make it a must-have lens?

The three 24-70 f/2.8 lenses I've had over the years have all been appalling disappointments. There has been plenty written on this subject. A handful of fortunate shooters have good copies, but too many Mk1 lenses were dogs.

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« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2012, 06:33:41 PM »
I'll rent it for a test drive for sure.

But it is going to need to pretty damn special to make me sell my 24-70L mk1 (it is a good copy) AND add an extra $1000 to own it.  Plus I hate paying sticker price.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2012, 07:07:44 PM »
4-105Hey Neuro!

Would you favor this lens over the 2 for use on a 5D II or a 5DIII based on iq alone, and not aperture?

Based on the theoretical MTF charts (since that's all we have to go on at this point), the 24-70 II easily beats both its predecessor and the 24-105.  If the real world performance (which includes things like field curvature, CA, etc.) is aligned with the MTF charts, then yes, I'd pick the 24-70 II for IQ.
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