Seriously people like you make me furious beyond all reason. If you look at the MTF graph at the tele end this lens has performance that is nearly identical if not better than the 100mm f/2.8 IS Macro, with the wide end only trailing slightly.
The 100mm f/2.8 IS Macro is one of the sharpest lenses ever made. It has around 60% more resolution than the 24-70mm Mark I. SIXTY PERCENT. The Mark II on the telephoto end should be as sharp in the extreme corners as the mark I was at the god damned center.
Can somebody plz point me in the direction of the MTF charts? I saw them a while back, but can't find them again.
Can't wait for this lens!!!
They're on Canon's website, here's a comparison I did of the MTF though between the 24-70mm II at the tele end and the 100mm macro. "better" means that the 24-70mm II is better, and worse means it's worse:
parallel to central axis: (overall: slightly worse center, slightly better corners)
Wide Open: 0-15: equal 15-21: 10% better
Stopped Down: 0-15: equal 15-21: 2% worse
Wide Open: 0-12: 10% worse 12-20: 10% better
Stopped Down: 0-12: equal 15-21: 14% worse
perpendicular to central axis: (overall: slightly better center, slightly worse corners, )
Wide Open: 0-5: equal 5-20: 7% worse
Stopped Down: 0-15: equal 15-21: 2% better
Wide Open: equal
Stopped Down: 0-5: 5% better 5-15: equal 15-21: 5% worse
Overall it seems dead even to the 100mm macro, in some areas it's better in some worse but it evens out.