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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« Reply #30 on: May 06, 2012, 04:20:53 PM »
“Based on the theoretical MTF . . {snip}. . . the 24-70 II easily beats {snip} its predecessor . .  {snip} . . {snip}. . “

“Compared to mrk I...mrk II is smaller, lighter and SHARPER. . . . . {snip} . . .”

I have v1 and it provides me with an exceptional image.  If I use DPP and PS to adjust the IQ, I get a stellar image.

I am satisfied with what I have and I will replace my copy only when I see irrefutable evidence that vII is what everyone claims it to be.

After all, PICTURE SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS

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I am also waiting for real world images ... The NEW Tamron 24-70 is also said to be better than the MKI resolution wise (from some lab tests) but does not deliver when I look at the tests here:

http://www.The-Digital-Picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=786&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=101&CameraComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0
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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« Reply #30 on: May 06, 2012, 04:20:53 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« Reply #31 on: May 07, 2012, 12:10:04 AM »
“Based on the theoretical MTF . . {snip}. . . the 24-70 II easily beats {snip} its predecessor . .  {snip} . . {snip}. . “

“Compared to mrk I...mrk II is smaller, lighter and SHARPER. . . . . {snip} . . .”

I have v1 and it provides me with an exceptional image.  If I use DPP and PS to adjust the IQ, I get a stellar image.

I am satisfied with what I have and I will replace my copy only when I see irrefutable evidence that vII is what everyone claims it to be.

After all, PICTURE SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS

 ;D


I am also waiting for real world images ... The NEW Tamron 24-70 is also said to be better than the MKI resolution wise (from some lab tests) but does not deliver when I look at the tests here:

http://www.The-Digital-Picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=786&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=101&CameraComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0


My 2cents - What do you have to loose when B&H offers 30 days return policy(maybe $20 shipping fees).
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/find/HelpCenter/ReturnExchange.jsp?cm_sp=Footer-_-Help-_-RtrnPolicy

JUST BUY IT - touch it, feel it, and shoot it - IF the lens is not for you, then return it within 30days. Why wait for the world passes by. If you at look 70-200 f2.8 IS II MTF chart and the lens real world results - I don't see a lot people complain about this lens at all.

If I had waited for real world reviews on 5D III, I guess I'm still waiting for B&H to ship my 5D III. ;)

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« Reply #32 on: May 09, 2012, 10:10:07 AM »
I'm an event and wedding shooter and I use my 24-70 about just about all of the time unless there is a stage to shoot -- switch to a 70-200 for that.  Even though it's my most used lens, it's by far my least favorite.  Even after sending it to Canon for calibration, it's still not even close to the sharpness of my 70-200 f/2.8.  I try to never use it for portraits if I can avoid it.  It would be soooo nice to be able to shoot location portraits and just roll right into candids with the same lens.  I've had the MarkII version on order since the day it was announced and would pay even more if I had to.  I REALLY hope it lives up to the hype.

As for IS, I had no use for it until I started shooting video.  I have a 24-105 (came with 5Diii kit), but this lens is varifocal and a few extra stops with video shooting would be invaluable.  It's hard enough to pull focus on the 5Dii -- way harder when you want to zoom while shooting and need to adjust focus along the way.  Adding IS would have made the MarkII a perfect video lens.  I think I'll be adding the Magic Lantern hack soon and am hoping some of those tools will help.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« Reply #33 on: May 09, 2012, 03:30:10 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...

+1, I love my primes, but there are plenty of times I wish I could just grab one lens and not worry about carrying too much/swapping.  If it performs anything like the 70-200 II I will definitely be picking one up.  And plus with the ISO capabilities of the 5DIII I'm sure f/2.8 will be fast enough for most situations.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2012, 10:15:17 AM »
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!
I sold my 24-105mm back in April in anticipation of the 24-70mm II....I can't believe I have to wait until July (if then?)....but the cool thing is I have been forced to use my primes more witch is a definite plus...I have to find the shot and work more at it.  Can't be lazy with a zoom!
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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« Reply #35 on: May 14, 2012, 07:07:34 PM »
interesting comparison
tamron looks sharper in the center
less fall off in light on the corners but man does iq go to hell in the corners on the tamron
tamron looks to have better contrast than the mk1
overall looking at that I hate to say it but the tamron looks better since the mid frame sharpness is pretty much a wash between the 2.

I really wonder if buying the tamron and a 35 f1.4 might be better than buying the 24-70 mk2
the 35 f1.4 has been tempting me to buy it for quite a while now. knowing my luck i'd buy it and they would anounce the mk2

cant wait to see the mk2 results though
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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« Reply #36 on: May 14, 2012, 08:29:12 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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Buying it if the quality holds up, I did have the chance of trying one and I did look extremely good. The number one reason is that the zoom range is good, if it wasn't I'd have sold that horrible 24-70 a long time ago.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« Reply #36 on: May 14, 2012, 08:29:12 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« Reply #37 on: May 15, 2012, 09:54:16 AM »
I think it will be a great addition for wedding photogs, but as a walk around a little too large....and zoom range a little too short on FF.

It looks to be incredible, and it is incredibly priced as well. It'll be the definitive 24-70 zoom of ALL manufacturers, besting Nikon's counterpart, Sony's counterpart, and killing the new Tamron 24-70 VC in IQ alone.

If they'd included IS the image quality would have taken a slight hit I honestly believe. I'm sure they researched it, tested it, and developed the lens according to those factors. I will never get it, opting for the 24-105 or it's replacement if that ever comes to fruition. I need IS on a zoom, no doubt.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« Reply #38 on: May 15, 2012, 05:09:14 PM »
I think it will be a great addition for wedding photogs, but as a walk around a little too large....and zoom range a little too short on FF.

Really?  I was thinking about getting one as a walk around.  I know it's rather long and with the hood, really long, but you think it would be that cumbersome or uncomfortable (bulk/weight) as a walk around?

Just like that I'm wondering if the 24-70mm is not the right lens for me, although I don't know about the 24-105mm since I would mostly be using it to take pics of my 10 month old baby who does move around rather a lot.  :P

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« Reply #39 on: May 15, 2012, 08:59:43 PM »
I think it will be a great addition for wedding photogs, but as a walk around a little too large....and zoom range a little too short on FF.

Really?  I was thinking about getting one as a walk around.  I know it's rather long and with the hood, really long, but you think it would be that cumbersome or uncomfortable (bulk/weight) as a walk around?

Just like that I'm wondering if the 24-70mm is not the right lens for me, although I don't know about the 24-105mm since I would mostly be using it to take pics of my 10 month old baby who does move around rather a lot.  :P


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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« Reply #40 on: May 15, 2012, 10:01:33 PM »
Wait until the baby is 3yrs...you gonna need 1D X & 24-70 II  ;D

That's the plan!  Well, by then maybe it'll be IDX mark II and 24-70mm mark III IS.  :P

j/k... I will be using my current gear for many more years than that probably...


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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« Reply #41 on: May 16, 2012, 01:35:41 AM »
I am scared to get my 24-70 II because currently my only walk-around lens is f/2.8L 70-200 II.  I really don't want to keep swapping lenses and at the same time I'd need to make a choice to which will be my primary and I absolutely love the 70-200.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« Reply #42 on: May 16, 2012, 01:39:55 AM »
I am scared to get my 24-70 II because currently my only walk-around lens is f/2.8L 70-200 II.  I really don't want to keep swapping lenses and at the same time I'd need to make a choice to which will be my primary and I absolutely love the 70-200.

I understand your concern.  But I'm thinking the new 24-70 f/2.8L II will be as sharp or nearly as sharp as the 35L and 50L at similar apertures, so maybe this will have a lot of bang for the buck?  We'll see, but I definitely preordered one.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« Reply #42 on: May 16, 2012, 01:39:55 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« Reply #43 on: May 16, 2012, 02:53:24 AM »
in the end it's all about IQ. And Canon is ready to provide another stellar zoom lens. To me that's no mean achievement.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« Reply #44 on: May 16, 2012, 04:33:10 AM »
Between the 24-105mm f/4 and primes such as 35mm f/2, 50mm f/1.4, & 85mm f/1.8, I'm not really waiting for a 24-70mm f/2.8

If the 24-70mm f/2.8 would have stellar IQ, and the primes are not updated, I might dump the 35mm f/2 & my search for a goof 24mm prime, and buy it.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« Reply #44 on: May 16, 2012, 04:33:10 AM »