December 20, 2014, 09:39:50 AM

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With the 24-70 II on the horizon, will you be upgrading your 24-70 I, given the *rumoured* significant increase in optical quality?

Probably / Yes
28 (28.3%)
No
42 (42.4%)
Will wait and see what the tests show
29 (29.3%)

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Re: Are you going to "upgrade" your 24-70 2.8 I
« Reply #30 on: May 29, 2012, 09:36:59 PM »
I've been back and forth on this for months....buy V1 or spend a little more and get V2.  Now I have a new dilemma.  I use a Canon T2i.  Do I really want to spend that much on this lens when I could upgrade my camera to something like the 5D mrk ii?  Maybe I should buy a used V1 and save a little more and buy the camera too.

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Re: Are you going to "upgrade" your 24-70 2.8 I
« Reply #30 on: May 29, 2012, 09:36:59 PM »

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« Reply #31 on: May 29, 2012, 09:39:23 PM »
I won't be buying the 24-70L II at all.  I already have the 16-35L II, 35L, and 50 primes, plus the 24-105L, so really it is not necessary for me.  I think instead I'll save $670 ($1629 vs. $2299) and pick up a 24L prime.

you will love it. the 24L is nice. :) It's almost weird being able to get such a shallow DoF with such a wide lens.

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Re: Are you going to "upgrade" your 24-70 2.8 I
« Reply #32 on: May 29, 2012, 10:25:26 PM »
I've been back and forth on this for months....buy V1 or spend a little more and get V2.  Now I have a new dilemma.  I use a Canon T2i.  Do I really want to spend that much on this lens when I could upgrade my camera to something like the 5D mrk ii?  Maybe I should buy a used V1 and save a little more and buy the camera too.

Depends on what you shoot.  If it's NOT sports-centric, then I suggest the 5DII.  IQ is better and you'd gain a stop or two at higher ISOs for the same level of noise.  You might not need a midrange zoom, especially if you have a telezoom and/or a wide-angle zoom.  Instead, you could get a fast prime, which comes in handy in low light situations.

I moved from a crop body to a 5DII earlier this year and sold my 17-55.  I did not replace it with a FF mid-range zoom but use a 50mm prime instead.  For anything longer, I'm using the 70-200.

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Re: Are you going to "upgrade" your 24-70 2.8 I
« Reply #33 on: May 29, 2012, 11:26:55 PM »
I am pretty happy with V1, but if MKII had IS, it would have made it irresistible specially for video.

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Re: Are you going to "upgrade" your 24-70 2.8 I
« Reply #34 on: May 30, 2012, 02:12:25 AM »
I won't be buying the 24-70L II at all.  I already have the 16-35L II, 35L, and 50 primes, plus the 24-105L, so really it is not necessary for me.  I think instead I'll save $670 ($1629 vs. $2299) and pick up a 24L prime.

you will love it. the 24L is nice. :) It's almost weird being able to get such a shallow DoF with such a wide lens.

I'm sold! :)

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Re: Are you going to "upgrade" your 24-70 2.8 I
« Reply #35 on: August 15, 2012, 07:09:41 PM »
I am new to Canon and was shooting with Nikon till this year (full time wedding shooter). When I purchased two 5D3's I got one of them with the 24-105 kit lens. I also bought a 70-700 2.8 and a 50 1.2. Both the 24-105 and the 70-200 have been very sharp. I've been waiting for the 24-70 II and have one on order. The 24-105 will make a good backup and vacation lens.

What I really want is a 35-85mm 1.4 zoom but that's not to happen.

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Re: Are you going to "upgrade" your 24-70 2.8 I
« Reply #36 on: August 15, 2012, 07:20:41 PM »
What I really want is a 35-85mm 1.4 zoom but that's not to happen.
hell yeah even if it was f1.8 or even f2 with the hybrid IS of the 100L if it was sharp wide open it would never leave my camera
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« Reply #36 on: August 15, 2012, 07:20:41 PM »

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« Reply #37 on: August 16, 2012, 12:45:56 PM »
If it's as sharp as the 70-200 II then absolutely.  The idea of not being able to carry around a bunch of primes is too appealing to me.
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Re: Are you going to "upgrade" your 24-70 2.8 I
« Reply #38 on: August 16, 2012, 01:39:16 PM »
If it's as sharp as the 70-200 II then absolutely.  The idea of not being able to carry around a bunch of primes is too appealing to me.

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Re: Are you going to "upgrade" your 24-70 2.8 I
« Reply #39 on: August 16, 2012, 01:51:50 PM »
If it's as sharp as the 70-200 II then absolutely.  The idea of not being able to carry around a bunch of primes is too appealing to me.

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Re: Are you going to "upgrade" your 24-70 2.8 I
« Reply #40 on: August 16, 2012, 02:44:16 PM »
I would like to move from mk I to mk II version. But I can't still reconcile with lens hood moving when zooming. That lens look so cheap. And it is so impractical (rain, dust). I would love mk II with big hood attached to main "tube" like mk I has.
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« Reply #41 on: August 16, 2012, 03:08:01 PM »
Nope.  I don't have any issues with the IQ after AFMA calibration.  Any imperfections near the periphery are cleared up pretty good in Photoshop.  I'm happy with the Mk1.

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Re: Are you going to "upgrade" your 24-70 2.8 I
« Reply #42 on: August 16, 2012, 03:08:19 PM »
With the recent post here referencing the article by Roger Cicala at LensRentals (http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=8510.msg154847#msg154847) about the newer glass being the bomb on 5D3 and 1DX, I will strongly consider the 24-70 Mk.II. I am not all that happy with my 24-105, it is OK but not as good as I would have thought therefore I may step up and get rid of the 24-105.

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« Reply #42 on: August 16, 2012, 03:08:19 PM »

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Re: Are you going to "upgrade" your 24-70 2.8 I
« Reply #43 on: August 16, 2012, 03:18:21 PM »
I have a very sharp and relatively new v1(UZ), so I haven't made up my mind.  If v2 had IS, there would be no deciding.  I'm going to wait and see the reviews and real world results before deciding.

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