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Re: Post your 24-70 II Experiences Here
« Reply #60 on: September 08, 2012, 03:58:33 AM »
so what is the material of the tubus? engineering plastic like the Macro EF 100mm f/2.8 IS or metal like the 24-70 MK1?
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Re: Post your 24-70 II Experiences Here
« Reply #60 on: September 08, 2012, 03:58:33 AM »

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« Reply #61 on: September 08, 2012, 06:45:51 AM »
Alrighty, finally got the new 5DIII, due to recent horrid weather in Melbourne, I was unable to take decent sunny photos to test this lens.

But now, I finally obtained all three Canon bodies, I will mount the new 24-70II on 1DX, 5DIII and 5DII tomorrow to see which come out best.

cant wait


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Re: Post your 24-70 II Experiences Here
« Reply #62 on: September 08, 2012, 07:13:47 AM »
I got to test out this setup today.
Canon 1DX with the 24-70f2.8L II



I've used the version 1 many times before and it was a good lens.
After reading so much about the ver2..i was expecting super results from it.
Firstly, it's smaller and lighter than ver 1 and it's very noticeable.
The zoom ring is also much stiffer (maybe because it's brand new?)
I like the new lock on the zoom...i wish all canons had that...
The material is almost identical to the macro L..very plastic.

However, one thing i was disappointed with was the focus speed...it' DEFINITELY no where near as fast as a prime lens. It's also not as fast as the 70-200f2.8 IMO.
It's not slow by any means but on a 1DX, i was expecting instant focus but it's not much faster than the old one..almost can't feel the difference actually. sharpness wise, i believe there are enough images online for you to judge yourself since i'm not too bothered about sharpness.
Bottom line, it is better than version 1 but to me, i won't pay the difference in price...and the 82mm...that's a bummer

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Re: Post your 24-70 II Experiences Here
« Reply #63 on: September 08, 2012, 07:32:06 AM »
I own a 16-35 II, so to me, if the 82mm front element equals a better end result then i'm glad they used it. But for anyone not owning a lens that takes 82mm filters already, i guess it's more gear to buy (but that's what photography is about, spend spend spend...) In any event, the first impressions of this lens sound pretty good.

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« Reply #64 on: September 08, 2012, 07:43:49 PM »
Do any of you lucky guys that now has a new 24-70mm mark II lens also still have a mark 1 lying about? Cos' if so, could you set-up your tripod and shoot a bunch of household objects (indoors) on both lenses @ various ISO levels, then post your findings here please.

I think a lot of us would really like to see a proper side-by-side comparison of mark I vs mark II

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« Reply #65 on: September 09, 2012, 05:02:15 AM »
ok finally the sun is up,

flare control is extremely well....sharp and clear happy with the lens performance so far

5DIII + 24-70II


Tomorrow 1DX + 24-70II

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« Reply #66 on: September 09, 2012, 08:22:32 AM »
Do any of you lucky guys that now has a new 24-70mm mark II lens also still have a mark 1 lying about? Cos' if so, could you set-up your tripod and shoot a bunch of household objects (indoors) on both lenses @ various ISO levels, then post your findings here please.

I think a lot of us would really like to see a proper side-by-side comparison of mark I vs mark II

For some reason nobody wants to do that.

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« Reply #66 on: September 09, 2012, 08:22:32 AM »

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« Reply #67 on: September 09, 2012, 08:45:59 AM »
Stupid question to x8koibito but why is the tripod ring's fixing point sitting at  the 12 o'clock position in relation to the camera not on the monopod when you would otherwise surely have the camera upside down?

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Re: Post your 24-70 II Experiences Here
« Reply #68 on: September 09, 2012, 08:56:22 AM »
For some reason nobody wants to do that.

A real review of the changed production version takes time, it isn't sufficient to shoot a brick wall and then say "Well, it's sharp alright". Esp. the changed af system on the mk2 and its interaction with the newer 1dx/5d3 af and for comparison the 5d2 af system needs someone skilled to do it - and in addition to that, a good review should compare more than one lens sample.

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« Reply #69 on: September 09, 2012, 09:36:01 AM »
5DIII + 24-70II


Stupid question to x8koibito but why is the tripod ring's fixing point sitting at  the 12 o'clock position in relation to the camera not on the monopod when you would otherwise surely have the camera upside down?


Have you ever tried hand holding a 70-200 with the tripod collar at the 6 o'clock position??? I find it irritating and make it extremely hard to zoom or getting a good grip on the lens.

in this photo, the 200mm occupied the monopod and the 70-200mm is for handheld only. Not sure if it just me, but I always turn my tripod collar away from the normal (6 o'clock) position when Im hand holding lenses with tripod collar.
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Re: Post your 24-70 II Experiences Here
« Reply #70 on: September 09, 2012, 09:46:49 AM »
Well if it works for you. I'd not noticed any issues with it at 6 o'clock, but I will rotate and have a go. I'm not knocking something I've not tried, hence the question.


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« Reply #71 on: September 09, 2012, 10:03:10 AM »
Well if it works for you. I'd not noticed any issues with it at 6 o'clock, but I will rotate and have a go. I'm not knocking something I've not tried, hence the question.

hehehe, maybe I've got small hands

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Re: Post your 24-70 II Experiences Here
« Reply #72 on: September 09, 2012, 11:56:37 AM »
Stupid question to x8koibito but why is the tripod ring's fixing point sitting at  the 12 o'clock position in relation to the camera not on the monopod when you would otherwise surely have the camera upside down?
If not mounted my lens foot is either taken off or put in the 1 o'clock position.
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« Reply #73 on: September 09, 2012, 02:54:00 PM »
Got my 24-70II today. Unfortunately I've already sold my mark 1 since March.. so. I can't compare.. All I can say as an initial reaction... WOW eventhough it's "plasticy" but it feels solid and  well built. AF is fast unlike somewhere I read. Can't wait to go out and shoot with it!

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« Reply #74 on: September 09, 2012, 04:43:11 PM »
Can someone please post a few shots of a printout ISO chart or if thats hard just some random "indoor" shots wide open at 24 and 70 at MFD? That's the first thing I'd do when I buy a new lens.

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Re: Post your 24-70 II Experiences Here
« Reply #74 on: September 09, 2012, 04:43:11 PM »