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Re: Post your 24-70 II Experiences Here
« Reply #90 on: September 12, 2012, 10:06:31 AM »
Some RAW files to let you make your own opinion: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=9336.0

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« Reply #90 on: September 12, 2012, 10:06:31 AM »

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« Reply #91 on: September 12, 2012, 12:23:35 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

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Re: Post your 24-70 II Experiences Here
« Reply #92 on: September 13, 2012, 09:43:22 AM »
I am quite curious to see how a non-IS standard zoom lens costing $2,300 performs. 70-200 IS II is one of the few zoom lenses that is sharper than primes (or as sharp as) wide open. I wonder if 24-70 II will achieve the same for say 24L, 35L, and 50L.

I say primes are always better for anything. If i used the 24-70 to shoot weddings in dimmed light i would get much more noise than at 1.2 or 1.4 with primes. If you compare mtf charts look at the f/8 results to compare.

I use TS-E 24mm 3.5 II, 35mm 1.4, 50mm 1.2, 85mm 1.2 II, 135mm 2.0 ,so i won't be buying any zoom lenses anytime soon on those focal lenghts.

Yeah your are right, i own a couple of those lenses my self. the images may have less noise but they will be soft in most cases. except with the 85L. Not to mention that the 85L has slow autofocus and the 50L frontfocuses and its kinda a hit and miss. but i gotta give it to you TS-E is awesome awesome.
« Last Edit: September 13, 2012, 09:46:04 AM by castillophotodesign »
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« Reply #93 on: September 13, 2012, 09:49:55 AM »
if been thinking on selling my 50L and put some extra money to buy the 24-70... I dont want to get rid od my 24L ii, i like it too much. but if the 24-70 is as good as they say i might sell the 24 as well. The 24mm is only usable after 2.0 before then is has a lot of vignetting specially for astro photography and a little soft in low aperture. after F2 is amazing
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Re: Post your 24-70 II Experiences Here
« Reply #94 on: September 14, 2012, 01:10:16 AM »
Here is my first shot of something other than my cat. This was shot handheld @ 70mm f/2.8 1/160 ISO 800, 5D3. Light on camera flash + off camera flash to camera left. Image was imported to lightroom and exported with all default settings. Other than resizing the image has not been changed. Temp was 100 degrees today so there is some sweat on the skin.

I only took a few photos with this lens today and most of the shoot was done with the 70-200. Really happy with the results and it will be replacing my 24-105 at this weekends wedding.

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« Reply #95 on: September 14, 2012, 08:45:14 AM »
Nice shots Chris

I though it was maybe the lens rental review but they had numbers for each focal length and I thought the Tamron fell just shy of the new lens.   Did anyone else see this considering the price point could be tempting for someone waiting for the 6D. Or am I way off because I for sure want the best.   


It's amazing how a few months ago I pined for the now old version of the 24-70 and question if it would be worth thee money.
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« Reply #96 on: September 14, 2012, 11:19:19 AM »
Nice shots Chris

I though it was maybe the lens rental review but they had numbers for each focal length and I thought the Tamron fell just shy of the new lens.   Did anyone else see this considering the price point could be tempting for someone waiting for the 6D. Or am I way off because I for sure want the best.   


It's amazing how a few months ago I pined for the now old version of the 24-70 and question if it would be worth thee money.

Agree nice shot, wonderful colors especially the blues on the guy's shirt.  Also like the contrast of the shot ... and yes, the vignetting adds to the drama  :D

I bought the Tamron and returned it next day. It is great and sharp if you want to use it as an MF lens...  :)
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« Reply #96 on: September 14, 2012, 11:19:19 AM »

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Re: Post your 24-70 II Experiences Here
« Reply #97 on: September 14, 2012, 11:24:27 AM »
I tried to work with the Tammy at the camera store. It seemed to focus ok for me (just looking at the back of the screen). I really liked the idea of IS in the lens. I could not get over having the zoom ring go the opposite direction. I often work with a 24-70 on my right side and a 70-200 on the left. Having two different zoom directions would drive me nuts and I know it would slow me down.

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« Reply #98 on: September 14, 2012, 11:30:07 AM »
I tried to work with the Tammy at the camera store. It seemed to focus ok for me (just looking at the back of the screen). I really liked the idea of IS in the lens. I could not get over having the zoom ring go the opposite direction. I often work with a 24-70 on my right side and a 70-200 on the left. Having two different zoom directions would drive me nuts and I know it would slow me down.

try using it at f2.8 and use AF. Next shot use lifeview, magnify 5x or 10x and Manually focus. Compare the 2 shots... you will be amazed how much resolution you lose with AF. I have seen this in Canon lenses as well but there are times Canon AF will nail it.... with the Tammy, it missed a lot and the difference between MF and AF is very noticeable.
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Re: Post your 24-70 II Experiences Here
« Reply #99 on: September 14, 2012, 01:12:15 PM »
1. AF is SUPER FAST - faster than 70-200 f2.8 IS II
2. SHARP end to end
3. Doesn't feel like plastic

Final thought: IT'S A KEEPER....I LOVE IT

Here are couple JPEG shots. NO PP, just resized for upload.
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Re: Post your 24-70 II Experiences Here
« Reply #100 on: September 14, 2012, 01:25:01 PM »
it does do onion rings, a bit...
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Re: Post your 24-70 II Experiences Here
« Reply #101 on: September 14, 2012, 01:37:56 PM »
just resized for upload.

Resized isn't good for anything, you could think about uploading them full size to minus.com and just post the link - in this resolution a kit lens would nearly look the same :-p

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« Reply #102 on: September 14, 2012, 02:31:59 PM »
Love the shot of the figurines Dylan!  Enjoy your new baby and don't treat the 70-200 mk.ii as a step child now.  ;)
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