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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Has Made its Way To Retailers
« Reply #75 on: September 05, 2012, 02:33:36 AM »
Arrived early Sept






Congratulations!

Now, all you've got to do is stick it on the camera, take some photos and post them here.

...also don't post photos of it next to a lens with 'Image Stabiliser' on it. Who knows what confusion or involutary reactions that might create.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Has Made its Way To Retailers
« Reply #75 on: September 05, 2012, 02:33:36 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Has Made its Way To Retailers
« Reply #76 on: September 05, 2012, 04:01:26 AM »
...also don't post photos of it next to a lens with 'Image Stabiliser' on it. Who knows what confusion or involutary reactions that might create.

:-) but we figured out that IS on a standard zoom is for sissies and Tokina-amateurs only!

But actually there is another distinction between the cheap kit-lens 24-105L and the real lens 24-70ii: The lens data is not written between the red ring and the lens hood, so Canon might really consider this as "the" lens as no small print with tech details is necessary? But I'm still waiting for the first reviews, please someone post some shots his doorknob in the meantime :-p

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Has Made its Way To Retailers
« Reply #77 on: September 05, 2012, 04:51:50 AM »
...also don't post photos of it next to a lens with 'Image Stabiliser' on it. Who knows what confusion or involutary reactions that might create.

:-) but we figured out that IS on a standard zoom is for sissies and Tokina-amateurs only!

But actually there is another distinction between the cheap kit-lens 24-105L and the real lens 24-70ii: The lens data is not written between the red ring and the lens hood, so Canon might really consider this as "the" lens as no small print with tech details is necessary? But I'm still waiting for the first reviews, please someone post some shots his doorknob in the meantime :-p

Maybe there were so many delays and adjustments they actually forgot what it was? Maybe it is their new minimalist approach...minimal features, maximum price.

I am actually not that jaded its just that when I first saw the IS in the poster's photo I got all warm and fuzzy imagining canon's press release to us loyal fans...

"Dear friends

Canon (insert region here) wishes to apologize for all of the delays, false promises and that it didn't make the D800. However in addition to our previous gift to you all the 70-200mm is ii we deligtedly advise that we have pulled a shifty (giggle) and actually included IS for you all, except the sissies, you can keep the mark I for a real challenge. No thanks necessary - we do it for love..."
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Has Made its Way To Retailers
« Reply #78 on: September 05, 2012, 04:52:06 AM »
Arrived early Sept

I'm jealous  ;D  Where are you located and where did you get it from?



Hi im from Melb Aus, Got it from my local CPS dealer.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Has Made its Way To Retailers
« Reply #79 on: September 05, 2012, 04:59:14 AM »
Arrived early Sept

I'm jealous  ;D  Where are you located and where did you get it from?



Hi im from Melb Aus, Got it from my local CPS dealer.

Woohoo! Whose calling Australia backwards now?

Maybe Canon felt sorry for us after our dismal failure the Olympics and threw us a bone.

Don't mention that you didn't even need to preorder or you will prompt wholesale virtual apoplexy.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Has Made its Way To Retailers
« Reply #80 on: September 05, 2012, 09:18:54 AM »
Arrived early Sept






CONGRATULATION tx8koibito.....I'm in the US and waiting for mine to be arrived, not sure when  :-[ :-[ :-[

POst some pics ;D

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« Reply #81 on: September 05, 2012, 09:29:57 AM »
Mounted.....!!!



Ready for a sunny day test run tomorrow.... :)

But here a sample in low light....!!! NO FLASH



Straight off camera..... no PP, RAW converted to Jpeg and resized to 2MB for uploading

ISO 6400 F2.8 1/30 via 1DX
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« Reply #82 on: September 05, 2012, 10:04:37 AM »
It is real!

Thanks for obliging. Have  fun with it.

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« Reply #83 on: September 05, 2012, 07:55:26 PM »
i have not follow the full thread.
i am in south australia and i went to the retailer here yesterday. its selling for AUD2499 the 24-70LII. they have 2 in stock and i saw one...
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« Reply #84 on: September 05, 2012, 08:57:10 PM »
Ok after handling this lens for the last fews day I decided to give everyone a quick review from my experience.

The box came with no cd just an instruction booklet and the pouch + hood. Lens are wrap in the same way all other l lens are being wrap.

Upon holding the lens next to the 24-105 you immediately felt the different in quality, the new lens felt much more plasticky compare to the 24-105 the same feeling you get from the 100 macro in which I think it is a draw back. Weight wise they are very identical only a tab heavier with the new lens due to its front element.

The Zooming felt much tighter than the 24-105 but are smooth no complaint there
However the locking switch make a loud click noise one switched.
Hood are exactly the same feel with the 70-200ii which resist well to small scratches same size as the 24-105 but are more stiffer
Mounting the lens onto the body is quite stable as there is no play between the two which is better than the 85 1.2
In term of image quality I have only taken low light image (as posted) contrast is superb and focus are sharp and accurate felt it is faster than the 70-200ii Even with cir pola filters

Image quality is as expected for that price a sharp and well contrast image straigh off camera

Mounted on the 1dx it is a beast of a combo as it's release the full potential of auto focus very well predicted focus and are extremely accurate. Had no trouble focusing in low light with moving object

Overall so far without a flash photshoot I am extremely happy with the new lens however is it worth the upgrade Yes if you are using higher end cameras to take advantage of focus speed and noise definitely if you just wanting a walk around lens the 24-105 definitely out perform in term of usabilty due to it's focal and built quality, I was about to sell my 24-105 but now i decided to Hang on to it...

More better review once I set out on my first photoshoot with flash

Thank you

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Has Made its Way To Retailers
« Reply #85 on: September 06, 2012, 02:42:41 AM »
^^^ Thanks for the review tx8koibito. Can't wait to get my hands on one  ;D.
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Has Made its Way To Retailers
« Reply #86 on: September 06, 2012, 03:08:03 AM »
WOW looks amazing ! !

just got a call from my camera shop arrived here is Singapore with limited supply going to collect tonight

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« Reply #87 on: September 06, 2012, 04:13:33 AM »
Overall so far without a flash photshoot I am extremely happy with the new lens however is it worth the upgrade Yes if you are using higher end cameras to take advantage of focus speed and noise definitely if you just wanting a walk around lens the 24-105 definitely out perform in term of usabilty due to it's focal and built quality, I was about to sell my 24-105 but now i decided to Hang on to it...

So for a $2000+ standard zoom it isn't "the" lens after all - I know the "plastic" feeling from my 100L lens, and the fact that the 24-105L *with* IS feels more sturdy isn't that impressive for the new lens. But it really doesn't matter, for people needing/wanting f2.8 and a fast af (i.e. not Tamron) will buy it anyway no matter what.

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« Reply #87 on: September 06, 2012, 04:13:33 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Has Made its Way To Retailers
« Reply #88 on: September 06, 2012, 04:16:47 AM »
Overall so far without a flash photshoot I am extremely happy with the new lens however is it worth the upgrade Yes if you are using higher end cameras to take advantage of focus speed and noise definitely if you just wanting a walk around lens the 24-105 definitely out perform in term of usabilty due to it's focal and built quality, I was about to sell my 24-105 but now i decided to Hang on to it...

So for a $2000+ standard zoom it isn't "the" lens after all - I know the "plastic" feeling from my 100L lens, and the fact that the 24-105L *with* IS feels more sturdy isn't that impressive for the new lens. But it really doesn't matter, for people needing/wanting f2.8 and a fast af (i.e. not Tamron) will buy it anyway no matter what.

I agree. If this is to be considered as a tool allowing make more money - it will be selling like hell.
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« Reply #89 on: September 06, 2012, 10:13:14 AM »
The images taken with the EF 24-70 II production model are sharp from edge to edge, had perfect color and no visible CA and you can superfast focus.

I donĀ“t miss an IS


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