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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2012, 03:14:59 AM »
Oh absolutely!

I know that very well, that's why I wrote that I fully understand the 2,8 zooms ::)

I just think those lenses document, not get that type of IQ I love from fast primes.

And it's the reason I sold my 70-200 mk2 also and got the 135. The 70-200 never made me smile, the 135 just does exatly that, every time.

So for me (and I see a lot of other amateurs here that wants the 24-70) I don't get it when you can have a lens like the 35 L.´in stead.




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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2012, 03:14:59 AM »

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #31 on: August 30, 2012, 04:04:17 AM »
Oh absolutely!

I know that very well, that's why I wrote that I fully understand the 2,8 zooms ::)

I just think those lenses document, not get that type of IQ I love from fast primes.

And it's the reason I sold my 70-200 mk2 also and got the 135. The 70-200 never made me smile, the 135 just does exatly that, every time.

So for me (and I see a lot of other amateurs here that wants the 24-70) I don't get it when you can have a lens like the 35 L.´in stead.

I have only 2 zooms, but will buy me a third one later on, the 24-105 due to the comfort of the zoom when traveling. I've sold my 24-70/2.8 for the 35/1.4 and dont miss it at all.
When I shoot weddings I use one body with 16-35 (or 35/1.4).. and the 70-200/2.8 IS II or the 85/1.2 or 135/2.0 on the other body depending on the situation.

Just got back home from a travelshoot in Turkey and I had the 16-35/2.8, 50/1.8 and 135/2 and I think I missed a lot of shots switching between lenses all the time. A 24-105 would have been better than the 50/1.8 on these locations and my 135/2 with 1.4x is quite nice and the 16-35 is awesome :)

But the 24-70/2.8 I don't miss att all..

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #32 on: August 30, 2012, 04:19:02 AM »
I am glad that I got Tamron 24-70mm VC.  No more waiting... :)

what is that like comparing to the old canon 24-70?

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #33 on: August 30, 2012, 04:24:32 AM »
A few preordered lenses for CPS platinum members hit the german market until the next two weeks.

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #34 on: August 30, 2012, 05:20:53 AM »
”Hopefully” it is only Canon Sweden that has the delay (see http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=9011.msg162594). When the new Canon 500 and 600mm lenses started to arrive, shops in Denmark hade them in stock before Canon Sweden started to ship them to shops in Sweden.

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #35 on: August 30, 2012, 06:10:08 AM »
If the cost hasn't changed from the $2000 up then October is fine by me, just a little more saving time, that said, the delay of this lens and some other Canon QC issues, I will be sitting back and waiting for a few months...
On numerous occasions I have had to stop myself buying the Mk1 to use in the interim, but I keep reminding myself that "apparently the wait will be worth it"....fingers crossed.
I have that zoom range covered with the EFs 17-55 2.8, on my 7D, but, the 5D3 is my goto camera once the sun sets...
I guess like many things Canon (recently) time will reveal all.

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #36 on: August 30, 2012, 06:26:43 AM »
UN-FREAKIN-BELIEVABLE >:(


That's why I did a poll some time ago, and even then trust into Canon seemed limited - only about 25% believed in the announced mid-September delivery date :-> http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=7859.msg143492#msg143492

but I keep reminding myself that "apparently the wait will be worth it"....fingers crossed.


Given the delay and the price it just has to be stellar ... or what? People will buy it anyway, even if it doesn't combine the 24L, 35L and 50L in one lens. That's because the mk1 is phased out, very expensive when used and the Tamron isn't an alternative because of the slower af. So until the new patented 24-70L with IS arrives people are out of options.

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
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« Reply #37 on: August 30, 2012, 07:28:48 AM »
Update:

Canon (CPS) told me a few minutes ago, that Canon delivers the EF 24-70 II until next week from the europe stock to the CPS merchants.

If this really happens. We will see.

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #38 on: August 30, 2012, 07:43:52 AM »
Update:

Canon (CPS) told me a few minutes ago, that Canon delivers the EF 24-70 II until next week from the europe stock to the CPS merchants.

If this really happens. We will see.
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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #39 on: August 30, 2012, 09:32:10 AM »
Oh absolutely!

I know that very well, that's why I wrote that I fully understand the 2,8 zooms ::)

I just think those lenses document, not get that type of IQ I love from fast primes.

And it's the reason I sold my 70-200 mk2 also and got the 135. The 70-200 never made me smile, the 135 just does exatly that, every time.

So for me (and I see a lot of other amateurs here that wants the 24-70) I don't get it when you can have a lens like the 35 L.´in stead.

-1....I understand the IQ of prime. I have friends (pro wedding for 15yrs), all 4 of them have mrk II on pre-order. They all using mrk I. Their kit to all wedding 2 bodies, 50L, 24-70, and 70-200 mrk II plus flashes.
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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #40 on: August 30, 2012, 09:53:14 AM »
color=red]So for me (and I see a lot of other amateurs here that wants the 24-70) I don't get it when you can have a lens like the 35 L.´in stead.[/color]

-1....I understand the IQ of prime. I have friends (pro wedding for 15yrs), all 4 of them have mrk II on pre-order. They all using mrk I. There kit to all wedding 2 bodies, 50L, 24-70, and 70-200 mrk II plus flashes.

Agreed.  I do have the 35L, but still see a need for the 24-70 II.  There are simply times when the flexibility of a zoom is necessary.  The f/1.4 is great for creative effects, yes, but for low light use, f/2.8 plus the high ISO capabilities of the 1D X/5DIII will be very nice.
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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #41 on: August 30, 2012, 01:04:28 PM »
Update:

Canon (CPS) told me a few minutes ago, that Canon delivers the EF 24-70 II until next week from the europe stock to the CPS merchants.

If this really happens. We will see.

I hope that this also means US dealers will get the lens next week and begin shipping to people (like myself) who pre-ordered. 
I've got a bunch of jobs coming up in Sep & Oct where this lens would be really useful.

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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #42 on: August 30, 2012, 01:05:36 PM »

what is that like comparing to the old canon 24-70?
IQ is slightly better my old Canon 24-70.  The best part is the VC.  My son is 2 year old.  I don't use flashlight when I take his pictures because the flashlight hurts kids' eyes under 5.  The illumination in my house are not good enough and always slow down my shooting speed.  The VC really brings a lot of benefits to me.  I think people like me taking a lot of photos at home may really like this lens.
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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 #43 on: August 30, 2012, 01:15:15 PM »
The best part is the VC.  My son is 2 year old.  I don't use flashlight when I take his pictures because the flashlight hurts kids' eyes under 5.  The illumination in my house are not good enough and always slow down my shooting speed.  The VC really brings a lot of benefits to me.

Except that IS (aka VC) does nothing to help with subject motion - it works by allowing you to handhold at a slower shutter speed than would otherwise be possible.  So, three stops of IS/VC at 70mm, on a FF body, means you can handhold down to 1/8 s.  If your living room is dimly-lit, a 1/8 s exposure with VC means your furniture will be nice and sharp...and your 2 year old son will be a blur.
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Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Pushed Back to October?
« Reply #44 on: August 30, 2012, 02:10:29 PM »
Except that IS (aka VC) does nothing to help with subject motion - it works by allowing you to handhold at a slower shutter speed than would otherwise be possible.  So, three stops of IS/VC at 70mm, on a FF body, means you can handhold down to 1/8 s.  If your living room is dimly-lit, a 1/8 s exposure with VC means your furniture will be nice and sharp...and your 2 year old son will be a blur.
I am not talking about subject motion.  I tried to avoid taking photos in low speed and when my son is moving.  You do take many photos in low speed shoot when your subject is not moving, don't you?  I really wonder if anyone taking photos only when your subject is moving?
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« Reply #44 on: August 30, 2012, 02:10:29 PM »