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Re: Post your 24-70 II Experiences Here
« Reply #75 on: September 09, 2012, 06:10:58 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!

I wonder if a lot of people will now sell their version 1. I'm still looking to potentially swap my 24-105 for a good used copy of the 24-70. Prices at the moment are pretty high. I'm still kicking myself not buying it while it was still round new at a normal price. I'm not interested in version II as it appears to be the same kind of flimsy build quality that I don't like about my 24-105.
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« Reply #75 on: September 09, 2012, 06:10:58 PM »

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« Reply #76 on: September 09, 2012, 06:13:43 PM »
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.

You're the only person that has mentioned that they weren't happy with the AF speed, everything else I've read said that it's lightning fast.  Zooms can focus just as fast as primes, it just depends on the lens (85L is super slow for instance).
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« Reply #77 on: September 10, 2012, 07:28:24 PM »
haha well the first 3 pages of this thread can be deleted it really only starts being relevent on page 4
agree about the tripod ring on the 70-200 i personally leave the ring off mine and just put it on if i'm going to actually shoot off a tripod with it.

nice pics, I'm still not sure if i'll go for this lens i'd be interested in seeing some 40mm f2.8 shots side by side with the shorty forty just to see how much bang for buck that little badboy delivers

I'm super happy i snagged a 24-70 mk1 for $800 and its a really good copy (the best i've ever used)
so i'll probably just stick with that and hold out for a 35 f1.4L II

I really like the way the mk1 zooms within the hood the zoom of the 24-105 always bugs me the extending zooms are ok from a being compact point of view however if you shoot in a dusty environment they are a nightmare and fine dust gets dragged into the focus ring even though they are dust sealed
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Re: Post your 24-70 II Experiences Here
« Reply #78 on: September 10, 2012, 07:33:18 PM »
You have written 4 paragraphs without any punctuation.

haha well the first 3 pages of this thread can be deleted it really only starts being relevent on page 4
agree about the tripod ring on the 70-200 i personally leave the ring off mine and just put it on if i'm going to actually shoot off a tripod with it.

nice pics, I'm still not sure if i'll go for this lens i'd be interested in seeing some 40mm f2.8 shots side by side with the shorty forty just to see how much bang for buck that little badboy delivers

I'm super happy i snagged a 24-70 mk1 for $800 and its a really good copy (the best i've ever used)
so i'll probably just stick with that and hold out for a 35 f1.4L II

I really like the way the mk1 zooms within the hood the zoom of the 24-105 always bugs me the extending zooms are ok from a being compact point of view however if you shoot in a dusty environment they are a nightmare and fine dust gets dragged into the focus ring even though they are dust sealed

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« Reply #79 on: September 10, 2012, 07:41:23 PM »
You have written 4 paragraphs without any punctuation.

haha well the first 3 pages of this thread can be deleted it really only starts being relevent on page 4
agree about the tripod ring on the 70-200 i personally leave the ring off mine and just put it on if i'm going to actually shoot off a tripod with it.

nice pics, I'm still not sure if i'll go for this lens i'd be interested in seeing some 40mm f2.8 shots side by side with the shorty forty just to see how much bang for buck that little badboy delivers

I'm super happy i snagged a 24-70 mk1 for $800 and its a really good copy (the best i've ever used)
so i'll probably just stick with that and hold out for a 35 f1.4L II

I really like the way the mk1 zooms within the hood the zoom of the 24-105 always bugs me the extending zooms are ok from a being compact point of view however if you shoot in a dusty environment they are a nightmare and fine dust gets dragged into the focus ring even though they are dust sealed
I used a full stop at the end of the first and  I got some of these squiggly things in there in places '
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Re: Post your 24-70 II Experiences Here
« Reply #80 on: September 10, 2012, 08:15:22 PM »
You have written 4 paragraphs without any punctuation.
Your point being, kind Sir?

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Re: Post your 24-70 II Experiences Here
« Reply #81 on: September 11, 2012, 05:43:43 AM »
For those that didn't think that such a kit existed... (It might not in the US, but it sure does in Australia)

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« Reply #82 on: September 11, 2012, 06:06:08 AM »
For those that didn't think that such a kit existed... (It might not in the US, but it sure does in Australia)

naaayce.. how much they going for?

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Re: Post your 24-70 II Experiences Here
« Reply #83 on: September 11, 2012, 06:12:58 AM »
For those that didn't think that such a kit existed... (It might not in the US, but it sure does in Australia)

naaayce.. how much they going for?

Remembering that we pay a lot more in Australia than they do in the US (just in case you get sticker shock), and also including tax, it cost me $5,850. Going rate for the body here is $3,600 and the lens $2,500, the kit is a $250 saving.

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« Reply #84 on: September 11, 2012, 09:30:04 AM »
Still no sign of a kit or even product in Finnish stores. CPN dealer didn't know anything yesterday either (or couldn't say). Ditto amazon.co.uk is hopelessly out of date.

Maybe they are letting you guys test it before bringing out the v3. in November for 1500 dollars with IS :)

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Re: Post your 24-70 II Experiences Here
« Reply #85 on: September 11, 2012, 09:54:28 AM »
haha well the first 3 pages of this thread can be deleted it really only starts being relevent on page 4

Just want to thank you for your piercing insight and benevolent advice. Nice to know that there are people like you who are concerned with the well being of this community.
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« Reply #86 on: September 11, 2012, 02:07:02 PM »
The resolution numbers from Lensrental are impressive

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/09/canon-24-70-f2-8-ii-resolution-tests

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Re: Post your 24-70 II Experiences Here
« Reply #87 on: September 11, 2012, 02:14:39 PM »
The resolution numbers from Lensrental are impressive

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/09/canon-24-70-f2-8-ii-resolution-tests

Thanks for the link...can't wait to put my hands on this baby  :)

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Re: Post your 24-70 II Experiences Here
« Reply #87 on: September 11, 2012, 02:14:39 PM »

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Re: Post your 24-70 II Experiences Here
« Reply #88 on: September 11, 2012, 02:42:13 PM »
Hi guys,

sorry if this has been posted before or any other thread. There are a bunch of pictures here:

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1225646

What surprised me is that there is a mk2 vs TSE 24 comparison at 24 mm and f/3.5 where the mk 2 seems sharper...  :o

Cheers!

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« Reply #89 on: September 11, 2012, 03:32:34 PM »
Hi guys,

sorry if this has been posted before or any other thread. There are a bunch of pictures here:

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1225646

What surprised me is that there is a mk2 vs TSE 24 comparison at 24 mm and f/3.5 where the mk 2 seems sharper...  :o

Cheers!

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Re: Post your 24-70 II Experiences Here
« Reply #89 on: September 11, 2012, 03:32:34 PM »