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Any updates on the 24-70 2.8 II lens?
« on: August 15, 2012, 04:58:19 AM »
has anybody heard anything when the lens comes out?

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Any updates on the 24-70 2.8 II lens?
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Re: Any updates on the 24-70 2.8 II lens?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2012, 05:21:19 AM »
Some traders in Europe claim that it is going to appear in September, but I don't know if this information is reliable.

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Re: Any updates on the 24-70 2.8 II lens?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2012, 05:25:50 AM »
I think the last rumor was towards September. I have been waiting so long for this lens I am considering the 24-105 F4. That combined with Canon quality issues of late I might postpone my purchase till next year and get the 24-105 now
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Re: Any updates on the 24-70 2.8 II lens?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2012, 05:57:05 AM »
Tamron is at £900 in uk.  I'm so close to buying it.

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Re: Any updates on the 24-70 2.8 II lens?
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2012, 06:21:28 AM »
I give you a little hint (that is not a joke):

Wait for the new 24-70 2.8 II. It´s very sharp with no visible CA´s and the AF works in combination with the 5D Mark III and 1D X super super fast.

Canon stopped the production, because I and a few other photographers under NDA report some problems that occours only in the production models. My prototype is not effected. We send in some additional wishes to.

Hope that Canon do their best for this lens.

Canon told me that the lens maybe hit the market mid september 2012.

If I compare this lens (prototype) with the new Tamron all I can say: Wait and buy the Canon 24-70 2.8 II if you have the money or if you earn your money with photography.

No further information is given (NDA).
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Re: Any updates on the 24-70 2.8 II lens?
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2012, 06:25:41 AM »
I'd suggest holding on from buying anything else if you can unless you are losing business or precious family moments by not having this lens in your kit.

By all accounts it's going to be a stellar lens - let Canon fix whatever bugs that need fixing and you'll have a lens for years to enjoy.

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Re: Any updates on the 24-70 2.8 II lens?
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2012, 07:48:39 AM »
The official release date from Canon, http://www.canon.co.uk/About_Us/Press_Centre/Press_Releases/Consumer_News/Cameras_Accessories/Updated_sales_start_date_EF_24_70mm_lens.aspx, is September 2012. But the lens has so far been delayed twice...

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Re: Any updates on the 24-70 2.8 II lens?
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2012, 12:29:18 PM »
The official release date from Canon, http://www.canon.co.uk/About_Us/Press_Centre/Press_Releases/Consumer_News/Cameras_Accessories/Updated_sales_start_date_EF_24_70mm_lens.aspx, is September 2012. But the lens has so far been delayed twice...

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Re: Any updates on the 24-70 2.8 II lens?
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2012, 12:35:27 PM »
If it lives up to the specs (I presume it will) it will be well worth the wait.
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Re: Any updates on the 24-70 2.8 II lens?
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2012, 01:25:13 PM »
If it lives up to the specs (I presume it will) it will be well worth the wait.

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Re: Any updates on the 24-70 2.8 II lens?
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2012, 06:30:29 PM »
If they change it to have IS, I don't care if we need to wait another year for it.

24-70 II for over 2 grand with no IS is a joke imo.

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Re: Any updates on the 24-70 2.8 II lens?
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2012, 09:03:28 PM »
If they change it to have IS, I don't care if we need to wait another year for it.

24-70 II for over 2 grand with no IS is a joke imo.

The IQ will decide if it makes up for not having IS. Surely there is a level of IQ that people would give up IS for.

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Re: Any updates on the 24-70 2.8 II lens?
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2012, 10:35:50 PM »
I'm also putting off buying anything at the moment, just patiently waiting for this lens to make an appearance...Have to say though, with the QC issues at Canon over the last year, I will be adding 6 months to the release date before buying it.

Probably, like many my faith in Canon has been shaken, too many recalls, delays, issues.

I'm not a pro, so I don't make money from my purchases, I also move between countries, which creates warranty issues...

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Re: Any updates on the 24-70 2.8 II lens?
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2012, 11:14:31 PM »
I give you a little hint (that is not a joke):

Wait for the new 24-70 2.8 II. It´s very sharp with no visible CA´s and the AF works in combination with the 5D Mark III and 1D X super super fast.

Canon stopped the production, because I and a few other photographers under NDA report some problems that occours only in the production models. My prototype is not effected. We send in some additional wishes to.

Hope that Canon do their best for this lens.

Canon told me that the lens maybe hit the market mid september 2012.

If I compare this lens (prototype) with the new Tamron all I can say: Wait and buy the Canon 24-70 2.8 II if you have the money or if you earn your money with photography.

No further information is given (NDA).

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Re: Any updates on the 24-70 2.8 II lens?
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2012, 11:58:16 PM »
The IQ will decide if it makes up for not having IS. Surely there is a level of IQ that people would give up IS for.

For sure - the 24-105 has IS, and requiring exactly f/2.8 with IS while being unable to compensate otherwise is a rare case indeed. Class leading IQ on the other hand would do its thing in every single picture.
How many of the customers would actually use it at shutter speeds where IS makes a difference? Subject motion and/or the use of those new RT-flashes oder bigger units come to mind.

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Re: Any updates on the 24-70 2.8 II lens?
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2012, 11:58:16 PM »