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Canon 24-70/2.8L II is official delayed - again
« on: August 29, 2012, 03:36:56 AM »
I have asked Roel Lammers (Product Business Developer at Canon Svenska AB) about the delivery for the Canon 24-70/2.8L II and he informs me that it will be another delay. The delivery date is now October… :(

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Canon 24-70/2.8L II is official delayed - again
« on: August 29, 2012, 03:36:56 AM »

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Re: Canon 24-70/2.8L II is official delayed - again
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2012, 05:14:32 AM »
Fantastisk fint! Er det noe Canon gir ut sommeren vi kan kjøpe før det er to år gammelt eller?? Takk for tips!
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Re: Canon 24-70/2.8L II is official delayed - again
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2012, 05:38:49 AM »
So it's October now for the Canon 24-70/2.8L II.
That's not that far away. How fast did the last month go? I'd prefer they get it right.

BTW this is a great time to off-load your Canon 24-70/2.8L I. On Gumtree I sold mine for $1450 two hours after I posted the advert. It was the last of four far less than stellar copies over the years.

October? Meh! No problem. After the erratic QC of the MkI this new one just has to nail it. Take your time Canon.

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Re: Canon 24-70/2.8L II is official delayed - again
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2012, 06:02:26 AM »
October? Meh! No problem. After the erratic QC of the MkI this new one just has to nail it. Take your time Canon.

You actually believe it's October this time? Since Canon doesn't even get their websites synced (us vs. uk), personally I believe there'll be another delay. That's because some guy lately stated that Canon did some last minute changes to the lens due to beta tester feedback - and this goes far beyond simple qc optimizations. Sadly we might never know what the issues were, but for a computer chip the round trip to do changes is at least half a year.

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Re: Canon 24-70/2.8L II is official delayed - again
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2012, 10:02:00 AM »
Sadly we might never know what the issues were, but for a computer chip the round trip to do changes is at least half a year.
If it's a couple of months delay, it's not a chip modification.

Six months would be very optimistic if they need to modify a chip. First a couple of months to fix the error and verify that nothing else has been screwed up, then 3 months in the fab, and a couple of months for verification.
Personally, from my working experience, I wouldn't count on less than 9 months TAT for a chip modification. And 9 months would be aggressive too.

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Re: Canon 24-70/2.8L II is official delayed - again
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2012, 10:58:51 AM »
Another disappointment.

But agree, do it right Canon, and throw in some H-IS too while you are revalidating the product anyway...
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Re: Canon 24-70/2.8L II is official delayed - again
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2012, 06:14:38 PM »
So it's October now for the Canon 24-70/2.8L II.
That's not that far away. How fast did the last month go? I'd prefer they get it right.

BTW this is a great time to off-load your Canon 24-70/2.8L I. On Gumtree I sold mine for $1450 two hours after I posted the advert. It was the last of four far less than stellar copies over the years.

October? Meh! No problem. After the erratic QC of the MkI this new one just has to nail it. Take your time Canon.

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Re: Canon 24-70/2.8L II is official delayed - again
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2012, 06:14:38 PM »

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Re: Canon 24-70/2.8L II is official delayed - again
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2012, 08:41:52 PM »
Go tired of waiting and got a Tamron... only taken some shots, but based on that...

Soft @ f2.8, sharpens at f4
Vignetting at 2.8

Nice contrast
Nice colors
No visible Onion rings so far

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Re: Canon 24-70/2.8L II is official delayed - again
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2012, 03:51:16 AM »
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Yes, please post your findings - there are still few reviews out there. To see the onion reviews you really have to have strong highlights in the bokeh, and the weaknesses of the Tamron are said to be slower af (takes a pause before final lock) and that it never really gets sharp even stopped down unlike the Canon mk1...

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Re: Canon 24-70/2.8L II is official delayed - again
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2012, 10:43:58 AM »
Will post next week once I have some time.... if the f2.8 sharpness bothers me, I am returning it... no use using a 2.8 lens at 5.6 just for it to perform the way it should...

I shot a few lights in the Camera shop (their memory card) and could not see onion bokeh despite max magnification on the Cam LCD screen... so I need to to experiment some more.
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Re: Canon 24-70/2.8L II is official delayed - again
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2012, 10:54:45 AM »
So I need to to experiment some more.

And while you're at it :-) and seeing that you have a 5d3: The Tamron seems to emulate a lens code that enables it to be in "group a" af with the new 24-70ii ... the question is if the Tamron's af is still precise, even if its sharpness is more like the Canon mk1 which is in a lower category.

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Re: Canon 24-70/2.8L II is official delayed - again
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2012, 11:17:07 AM »
If it's a chip modification and we have a 6-9 month wait what does Canon expect people to do for this focal range? The MK1 has been discontinued and the only other choice are 3rd party.

If we have to wait 6-9 months then Canon really dropped the ball big time. Personally I've been waiting to use my tax return on this since March. I might just start looking at other options (and for me the MK1 QC issues makes it not an option).

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Re: Canon 24-70/2.8L II is official delayed - again
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2012, 11:22:22 AM »
So it's October now for the Canon 24-70/2.8L II.
That's not that far away. How fast did the last month go? I'd prefer they get it right.

BTW this is a great time to off-load your Canon 24-70/2.8L I. On Gumtree I sold mine for $1450 two hours after I posted the advert. It was the last of four far less than stellar copies over the years.

October? Meh! No problem. After the erratic QC of the MkI this new one just has to nail it. Take your time Canon.

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Re: Canon 24-70/2.8L II is official delayed - again
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2012, 04:49:10 PM »
Go tired of waiting and got a Tamron... only taken some shots, but based on that...

Soft @ f2.8, sharpens at f4
Vignetting at 2.8

Nice contrast
Nice colors
No visible Onion rings so far

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Re: Canon 24-70/2.8L II is official delayed - again
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2012, 04:55:45 PM »
Go tired of waiting and got a Tamron... only taken some shots, but based on that...

Soft @ f2.8, sharpens at f4
Vignetting at 2.8

Nice contrast
Nice colors
No visible Onion rings so far

More later

Friend of mine(pro-wedding 15yrs plus) bought and returned to BH for same reasons PLUS slow AF
Sometime I wondering if Canon & Nikon deliberately "tinker" with their firmware updates to make third party lenses not to auto focus quicker or introduce some other bug to basically not make them work as well as they should. I say this because two years ago I had Tamron 18-50 f/2.8 OS that used to work brilliantly with my EOS 60D but once I updated my firmware the lens became slower at auto focusing. 
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Re: Canon 24-70/2.8L II is official delayed - again
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