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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2012, 02:22:34 PM »
I traded my 24-70 for a 35 L way back, I don't really understand what's fun about 2.8 zooms, but I fully understand not all people think like me. 

Although I waited a very long time for the 1d X, I didn't for the 5d3, and the new flashes and 40mm was also pretty quickly released so it's not all bad. But I'm a big fan of people telling me when I order whatever, "you know, this will take 6 months" and suddenly it took three and I'm happy. Instead of telling my three days, and it's three months...
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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2012, 02:22:34 PM »

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2012, 02:46:42 PM »
I am glad that I got Tamron 24-70mm VC.  No more waiting... :)

And how do you like it?

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2012, 03:44:15 PM »
I am glad that I got Tamron 24-70mm VC.  No more waiting... :)

I was definitely temped by this lens. It receives great reviews and considered at least on par with the Canon 24-70 f2.8 Mk I in terms of IQ and has VC to boot! However, having the zoom ring turn the opposite direction was the deal breaker for me.
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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2012, 04:50:59 PM »
UN-FREAKIN-BELIEVABLE >:(

It better be worth the wait, Canon,

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2012, 05:01:47 PM »
I feel sorry for you all that have pre-ordered this lens. The news of this possible delay only gives me (and I'm sure many others) more time to save up for this lens, which in my opinion is overpriced, especially the UK market.

I'm pretty sure they found some issue with the lens after the announcement, would you prefer them send you a defective one?
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2012, 05:25:19 PM »
I feel sorry for you all that have pre-ordered this lens. The news of this possible delay only gives me (and I'm sure many others) more time to save up for this lens, which in my opinion is overpriced, especially the UK market.

I'm pretty sure they found some issue with the lens after the announcement, would you prefer them send you a defective one?

I'm pretty sure they found out after the announcement, that they need finally close the design and think about the production. Oh wait a minute. They found some issue? So it was a not tested prototype? I think they counted on research data from Curiosity but this spiritless robot melted the wrong stone and NASA has to find another one - this is the real reason for delay. And as we all know data connection with Mars is so sloooow....
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2012, 05:30:10 PM »
I feel sorry for you all that have pre-ordered this lens. The news of this possible delay only gives me (and I'm sure many others) more time to save up for this lens, which in my opinion is overpriced, especially the UK market.

I'm pretty sure they found some issue with the lens after the announcement, would you prefer them send you a defective one?

I'm pretty sure they found out after the announcement, that they need finally close the design and think about the production. Oh wait a minute. They found some issue? So it was a not tested prototype? I think they counted on research data from Curiosity but this spiritless robot melted the wrong stone and NASA has to find another one - this is the real reason for delay. And as we all know data connection with Mars is so sloooow....

My 2cents: I'm thinking cancel my pre-order and wait even more maybe couple months after 1st patch.    ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2012, 05:30:10 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2012, 05:41:19 PM »
I feel sorry for you all that have pre-ordered this lens. The news of this possible delay only gives me (and I'm sure many others) more time to save up for this lens, which in my opinion is overpriced, especially the UK market.

I'm pretty sure they found some issue with the lens after the announcement, would you prefer them send you a defective one?

I'm pretty sure they found out after the announcement, that they need finally close the design and think about the production. Oh wait a minute. They found some issue? So it was a not tested prototype? I think they counted on research data from Curiosity but this spiritless robot melted the wrong stone and NASA has to find another one - this is the real reason for delay. And as we all know data connection with Mars is so sloooow....

Your forgetting about the pre-production model accidently left at Tranquility Bay by Apollo 11 in 1969.
As soon as UPS or Fed-Ex deliver it production can start ;) ;) ;)
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2012, 05:44:19 PM »
I feel sorry for you all that have pre-ordered this lens. The news of this possible delay only gives me (and I'm sure many others) more time to save up for this lens, which in my opinion is overpriced, especially the UK market.


I'm pretty sure they found some issue with the lens after the announcement, would you prefer them send you a defective one?


I'm pretty sure they found out after the announcement, that they need finally close the design and think about the production. Oh wait a minute. They found some issue? So it was a not tested prototype? I think they counted on research data from Curiosity but this spiritless robot melted the wrong stone and NASA has to find another one - this is the real reason for delay. And as we all know data connection with Mars is so sloooow....


Your forgetting about the pre-production model accidently left at Tranquility Bay by Apollo 11 in 1969.
As soon as UPS or Fed-Ex deliver it production can start ;) ;) ;)


So this is the real reason nobody went to the Moon for so long. It's just a secret plan to fight against the Japanese economy!

UPDATE from the last moment: President Obama just confirmed on reddit in his IaMA that there will be investments in space program, so there still is a hope we'll see 24-70 II and not our kids only: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/z1c9z/i_am_barack_obama_president_of_the_united_states/c60n05h
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2012, 06:07:23 PM »
For me, as one who preordered back in February, this news is beyond inexcusable!  Canon's photographic division must be completely inept.  At this point, the ONLY thing keeping me with Canon is the TS-E 17mm.   If Nikon comes out with a comparable lens, I'll switch in a heartbeat.
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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2012, 06:28:22 PM »
I traded my 24-70 for a 35 L way back, I don't really understand what's fun about 2.8 zooms, but I fully understand not all people think like me. 

Although I waited a very long time for the 1d X, I didn't for the 5d3, and the new flashes and 40mm was also pretty quickly released so it's not all bad. But I'm a big fan of people telling me when I order whatever, "you know, this will take 6 months" and suddenly it took three and I'm happy. Instead of telling my three days, and it's three months...

What's fun about 24-70 zooms?  They're fun to have if you're being paid a lot of money to shoot a wedding.
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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2012, 06:40:08 PM »
I am glad that I got Tamron 24-70mm VC.  No more waiting... :)

And how do you like it?
I like this lens a lot.  The IQ is sharper than my old Canon 24-70mm MK1.  I think people complain that it might have onion bokeh.  However, I haven't really seem that yet.  By the way I am not a PRO, so I don't really think I will be so picky for the onion bokeh in few photos in my life.  I really like the IQ and VC feature of this lens.
HOWEVER, if I was a PRO, I would just wait for Canon 24-70mm MK2.  For PROs you are making money from your clients, so you should use the best gear for your clients.

I was definitely temped by this lens. It receives great reviews and considered at least on par with the Canon 24-70 f2.8 Mk I in terms of IQ and has VC to boot! However, having the zoom ring turn the opposite direction was the deal breaker for me.
I think you won't feel any inconvenience for the opposite direction for zoom ring.  When you are turning the zoom ring, you will adjust the direction to the correct way.  At least there is no problem for me.
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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #27 on: August 29, 2012, 07:02:11 PM »
I am glad that I got Tamron 24-70mm VC.  No more waiting... :)

And how do you like it?
I like this lens a lot.  The IQ is sharper than my old Canon 24-70mm MK1.  I think people complain that it might have onion bokeh.  However, I haven't really seem that yet.  By the way I am not a PRO, so I don't really think I will be so picky for the onion bokeh in few photos in my life.  I really like the IQ and VC feature of this lens.
HOWEVER, if I was a PRO, I would just wait for Canon 24-70mm MK2.  For PROs you are making money from your clients, so you should use the best gear for your clients.


That's great news!
Thanks!

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #28 on: August 29, 2012, 07:41:08 PM »
I traded my 24-70 for a 35 L way back, I don't really understand what's fun about 2.8 zooms, but I fully understand not all people think like me. 

You're right, there are millions of photographers who don't think like you. Along with the 70-200 f/2.8isII, the 24-70 f/2.8 and the 16-35 f/2.8 will represent the core kit for a startlingly high percentage of working photographers across the planet. Peek into a pro photographers bag and you'll be likely to see two bodies and the three f/2.8 zooms.

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2012, 01:53:35 AM »
I traded my 24-70 for a 35 L way back, I don't really understand what's fun about 2.8 zooms, but I fully understand not all people think like me. 

You're right, there are millions of photographers who don't think like you. Along with the 70-200 f/2.8isII, the 24-70 f/2.8 and the 16-35 f/2.8 will represent the core kit for a startlingly high percentage of working photographers across the planet. Peek into a pro photographers bag and you'll be likely to see two bodies and the three f/2.8 zooms.

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