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kennykodak

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Re: The Raw Data: The EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is the Sharpest Zoom Canon Has Ever Made
« Reply #90 on: September 13, 2012, 12:38:02 PM »
got mine yesterday, holy cow!

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Re: The Raw Data: The EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is the Sharpest Zoom Canon Has Ever Made
« Reply #90 on: September 13, 2012, 12:38:02 PM »

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Re: The Raw Data: The EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is the Sharpest Zoom Canon Has Ever Made
« Reply #91 on: September 13, 2012, 04:57:10 PM »
I am a current ( and not unhappy ) owner of the mark 1 and have been griping about the price, as in 'it has to be ff-ing good for that kind of cash', when it was annouced. Now it turns out it is that ff-ing good. I'm really thinking of getting the new version. Its only money. ;)
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Re: The Raw Data: The EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is the Sharpest Zoom Canon Has Ever Made
« Reply #92 on: September 13, 2012, 05:05:33 PM »
If you have the cash.. do NOT hesitate.. I'm loving this lens!

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Re: The Raw Data: The EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is the Sharpest Zoom Canon Has Ever Made
« Reply #93 on: September 13, 2012, 05:16:26 PM »
I am a current ( and not unhappy ) owner of the mark 1 and have been griping about the price, as in 'it has to be ff-ing good for that kind of cash', when it was annouced. Now it turns out it is that ff-ing good. I'm really thinking of getting the new version. Its only money. ;)

Exactly, you can't take it with you.  Seriously though, a lens of that caliber isn't going to be cheap.
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Re: The Raw Data: The EF 24-70 f/2.8L II is the Sharpest Zoom Canon Has Ever Made
« Reply #94 on: September 13, 2012, 07:36:23 PM »
"Back in the day" there was no internet. People still complained, but it wasn't recorded anywhere.
Most people expect value for their hard earned dollars, and they should. Some gear is over-priced in the market, time will tell with this lens.
Personally I want one, but it's not an easy decision at the release price.

This is true, and at least you admit that you want one and it's not an easy decision, instead of saying "oh well it's not any better than the original even though I've never used it."  I just hate the whole "I personally want it so therefore it must be in my price range or it's a ripoff" attitude.  It is an expensive lens and I was torn about it too, but after using it for a day I think it's worth it.  I have it for 2 more days and have a feeling I'm really going to miss it after I return it.

Why does it have to go back, did you rent it?
My most used lens is the 16-35 2.8L II. It's my walk around most of the time. I have the 24-105, but don't use it much. I like f2.8 and wider, thinking I might take a liking to the new 24-70, particularly if it's cracking good at 24-35.

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Hello,
I find my lens a bit soft when I am close to the subject (closer than 0.7 meter) and shooting 70 mm at 2.8. It´s a huge difference if I compare it against stoping down to F4. At f4 it´s very sharp.
If I compare f2.8 and f4 at longer distances than 0.7 all images are razorsharp. Can´t see any difference. This issue with the sharpness are only at 70mm. Anyone else who got this on their lens?

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Hello,
I find my lens a bit soft when I am close to the subject (closer than 0.7 meter) and shooting 70 mm at 2.8. It´s a huge difference if I compare it against stoping down to F4. At f4 it´s very sharp.
If I compare f2.8 and f4 at longer distances than 0.7 all images are razorsharp. Can´t see any difference. This issue with the sharpness are only at 70mm. Anyone else who got this on their lens?

I think this is typical for this lens.  Mine is a little less sharp close to MFD, but I would not call it "soft" anywhere.
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Ok, thank you for you reply. Here are two pictures taken at 40 cm. First is f2.8 and the second f4. Do you think there is something wrong with my lens or is this normal? These are 100 % crop.

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F4

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