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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Has Made its Way To Retailers
« Reply #45 on: September 03, 2012, 06:59:45 AM »
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Has Made its Way To Retailers
« Reply #45 on: September 03, 2012, 06:59:45 AM »

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« Reply #46 on: September 03, 2012, 07:39:45 AM »
I'll make sure I hold my breath for it... Here are the flyers at my local camera shop in Japan... from Feb. And you can see on the one that the release date was changed to july 2012...




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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Has Made its Way To Retailers
« Reply #47 on: September 03, 2012, 07:41:27 AM »
I need to see pictures taken with this lens!

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Has Made its Way To Retailers
« Reply #48 on: September 03, 2012, 09:13:58 AM »
Yes it is true, I phoned the australian shop I preordered my 24-70 from, they are fulfilling June orders at the moment, Im somewhere in August.

About bloody time.

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« Reply #49 on: September 03, 2012, 11:42:46 AM »

YESSSSSSSSS...............sooner than I thought. PLEASE BE sharp at f2.8 from 24 through 70, just like his big brother 70-200 f2.8 IS II  ;D ;D ;D

According to the charts I saw, (Yes, I know they are only charts, but that's all I have) it should be just as good or better in regards to sharpness at all apertures throughout the zoom range.

+1........because of MTF, therefore, I have this lens on pre-order. Crs says this will arrive north america sep 13th. I will be on my business trip from Sep 15th - 25th. I'm not sure I'll be getting the lens before I take off.  :'(
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Has Made its Way To Retailers
« Reply #50 on: September 03, 2012, 11:44:19 AM »

YESSSSSSSSS...............sooner than I thought. PLEASE BE sharp at f2.8 from 24 through 70, just like his big brother 70-200 f2.8 IS II  ;D ;D ;D

According to the charts I saw, (Yes, I know they are only charts, but that's all I have) it should be just as good or better in regards to sharpness at all apertures throughout the zoom range.

+1........because of MTF, therefore, I have this lens on pre-order. Crs say arrive north america 13th. I will be on my business trip from Sep 15th - 25th. I'm not sure I'll be getting the lens before I take off.  :'(

Yep, I've one on pre-order too.  I sold all of my primes in that range and am only going to keep "a light kit" down in those focal lengths, although not light in price :)
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Has Made its Way To Retailers
« Reply #51 on: September 03, 2012, 02:04:33 PM »

YESSSSSSSSS...............sooner than I thought. PLEASE BE sharp at f2.8 from 24 through 70, just like his big brother 70-200 f2.8 IS II  ;D ;D ;D

According to the charts I saw, (Yes, I know they are only charts, but that's all I have) it should be just as good or better in regards to sharpness at all apertures throughout the zoom range.

+1........because of MTF, therefore, I have this lens on pre-order. Crs say arrive north america 13th. I will be on my business trip from Sep 15th - 25th. I'm not sure I'll be getting the lens before I take off.  :'(

Yep, I've one on pre-order too.  I sold all of my primes in that range and am only going to keep "a light kit" down in those focal lengths, although not light in price :)

I guess you sold: 24L, 35L, and 50L :(??? These are GREAT primes. Swapping lenses is not fun at all...let just hope this mrk II be "DA LENS"...otherwise I'll be VERY  >:( >:( >:(
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Has Made its Way To Retailers
« Reply #51 on: September 03, 2012, 02:04:33 PM »

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« Reply #52 on: September 03, 2012, 02:19:11 PM »
I should rephrase I suppose.  I sold my 35L, 50's, and 24-105L, and kept my 16-35L and 24L.  Since I only shoot sports anymore, I had to.  I just can't justify having all those lenses down there, when I mainly shoot 85 to 400.  The 24-70L II lens will be much more useful to someone like me vs. the primes. 

You can't get rid of the 24L.  No sane person, regardless of what they are shooting, that, once they have, can ever sell that lens.  That'd just be insane :)
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Has Made its Way To Retailers
« Reply #53 on: September 03, 2012, 02:53:51 PM »
$2300 is still pretty hard to swallow for f/2.8 zoom.  Just like many people, likely will wait a year or so for a little price drop and Canon rebate..

I agree. I think the 70-200L IS II came out at $2499. I waited a year, and there were multiple sales, I bought one in a combination promotion, and my price on that lens was around $2000.

I suspect you'll be able to pick the 24-70L II for under $2000 when the sales start. Still pricey though

Not a huge discount, but one authorized USA retailer is taking pre-orders at $2184 with free shipping.
But for those who need it instantly for upcoming trip or fall foliage or late summer/fall weddings/model shoots etc. well $115 off is better than nothing. If you wait 10-18 months I bet you can get it for $1950 though. I suspect $115 off is the best you'll do for 4-6 months though, but who knows....

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Has Made its Way To Retailers
« Reply #54 on: September 03, 2012, 03:17:11 PM »
Has there been any info on the distortion of the mk2? I've googled but could not find anything on it - too early I suppose...

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Has Made its Way To Retailers
« Reply #55 on: September 03, 2012, 07:57:40 PM »
You can't get rid of the 24L.  No sane person, regardless of what they are shooting, that, once they have, can ever sell that lens.  That'd just be insane :)

May I ask why it is easier to get rid of 35L ?

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Has Made its Way To Retailers
« Reply #56 on: September 03, 2012, 08:59:51 PM »
Interestingly, Teds Cameras in Australia has the website listing the 24-70mm ii as very limited stock, which has been changed from pre-order in the last day or so. Does this mean they have done their pre-orders and actually have available stock? Could it be!!!

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Has Made its Way To Retailers
« Reply #57 on: September 03, 2012, 09:03:12 PM »
You can't get rid of the 24L.  No sane person, regardless of what they are shooting, that, once they have, can ever sell that lens.  That'd just be insane :)

May I ask why it is easier to get rid of 35L ?

My take is that on full frame the 35L is not great up to f/2.8.

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« Reply #58 on: September 03, 2012, 10:03:53 PM »
$2300 is still pretty hard to swallow for f/2.8 zoom.  Just like many people, likely will wait a year or so for a little price drop and Canon rebate..


Really.....2300!   That is outrageous. 

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« Reply #59 on: September 03, 2012, 10:34:10 PM »
You can't get rid of the 24L.  No sane person, regardless of what they are shooting, that, once they have, can ever sell that lens.  That'd just be insane :)

May I ask why it is easier to get rid of 35L ?

Because it's not as sharp.  It's not even as sharp as the 24-70L I at 35mm from f/2.8 and beyond.  It may go to wider apertures, but it was really easy to sell it due to those reasons.
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« Reply #59 on: September 03, 2012, 10:34:10 PM »