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Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Arrived
« on: September 14, 2012, 09:45:06 AM »
Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
I finally got my hands on the Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II. I’ll be using the lens for the weekend and then it’ll be thrown into the rental fleet.

My first impression of the lens is very positive. I love the feel, weight and size of the lens. I actually have an event this weekend that I’ll be shooting, so I can put the lens through the paces in a real world situation. I’ll have it paired with the EOS-1D X, apparently they were born to be together.

Born to be together | Canon EOS-1D X & EF 24-70 f/2.8L II

I still get a lot of people asking why the lens has no IS. I’m of the belief a medium range lens such as this doesn’t require it. This lens is going to be most used in event photography, or portrait and that kind of thing. If you’re looking for a walkaround tourist lens, then the EF 24-105 f/4L IS exists for that purpose. When you see the ISO performance of the EOS-1D X, that’s another reason not to care much about IS. That’s just my opinion!

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Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Arrived
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Arrived
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2012, 09:46:44 AM »
Still thinking that that hood looks stupid  ;D
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Arrived
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2012, 09:54:26 AM »
Still thinking that that hood looks stupid  ;D

It looks alright like this, but when the lens is fully extended, that looks stupid! :)

I just got my 40mm/2.8 for my 5D3, that looks stupid as well: http://blog.erikhammar.se :)
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Arrived
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2012, 09:55:50 AM »
What I'd like to know is how the extending part of the lens react when the body + lens pressure is put on the lens hood. Juste like in the picture. The full weight of the camera is resting on a moving lens part...  On the old 24-70, thehood was fixed to the lens my body, not the extending part.

I worry that the extending part if the new 24-70 might loosen up and degrade the performance of the lens in a long run.

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Arrived
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2012, 10:00:45 AM »
Need IS for video!
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Arrived
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2012, 10:01:32 AM »
Beatutiful!  :)
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Arrived
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2012, 10:06:41 AM »
...When you see the ISO performance of the EOS-1D X, that’s another reason not to care much about IS. That’s just my opinion!

Exactly my thoughts when choosing the 24-70 II and Tamron 24-70 VC...Thanks for solidifying my decision to purchase! Enjoy!

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Arrived
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2012, 10:08:01 AM »
Still thinking that that hood looks stupid  ;D

It looks alright like this, but when the lens is fully extended, that looks stupid! :)

I just got my 40mm/2.8 for my 5D3, that looks stupid as well: http://blog.erikhammar.se :)
I got one too, looks funny on my 1Dx :P
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Arrived
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2012, 10:15:58 AM »
Need IS for video!

Absolutely not! You need a tripod/monopod or glidecam. Some sort of rig, but definitely not handheld. Handheld video looks awful and is amateurish.

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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2012, 10:18:48 AM »
Still thinking that that hood looks stupid  ;D

+1

It would appear that Canon opted for this smaller petal-shaped hood in an effort to minimize weight. I much prefer the fixed larger hood on my 24-70 mark I, it gives one a greater sense of protection too

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« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2012, 10:34:03 AM »
I don't understand why some of you even give a $4!t about what the hood "looks" like. 

It's just the hood, people!  ;) ;D

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Arrived
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2012, 10:36:28 AM »
What I'd like to know is how the extending part of the lens react when the body + lens pressure is put on the lens hood. Juste like in the picture. The full weight of the camera is resting on a moving lens part...  On the old 24-70, thehood was fixed to the lens my body, not the extending part.

I worry that the extending part if the new 24-70 might loosen up and degrade the performance of the lens in a long run.

it is now just like every other extending Canon zoom.  After years of use the 24-105 has been just fine as is the 70-300L and the 17-55 I had with my crop cams. 

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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Arrived
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2012, 10:51:34 AM »
I just think IS is a value added option and is useful. Wouldn't have cost them much to incorporate it, seen as tho a lot of Canons lenses have IS. Also in 8 years when its ready to be replaced people will be desperate as every other lens will have it... so does this mean a sooner upgrade. I find it useful on my 17-55mm.

But really its not necessary I use a 70-200mm L 2.8 without IS and dont have any problems with it and it would benefit more at that range. But still for a £2200 lens bit of a skimp without it.
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« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2012, 10:56:50 AM »
I don't understand why some of you even give a $4!t about what the hood "looks" like. 

It's just the hood, people!  ;) ;D
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Arrived
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2012, 11:07:22 AM »
It would appear that Canon opted for this smaller petal-shaped hood in an effort to minimize weight. I much prefer the fixed larger hood on my 24-70 mark I, it gives one a greater sense of protection too

It's not about weight, it's about optical design trade-offs.  The original 24-70 has a reverse zoom - extending as the AoV gets wider.  That allows a hood to be attached to the fixed part of the lens.  The 24-70 II has a typical zoom design where the focal length gets longer as the lens barrel is extended.  If you used a hood like that of the original 24-70 with such a design, a wide angle shot would have the hood blocking out much of the frame.  I assume Canon had valid (optical) reasons for abandoning the reverse zoom design - for example, I've often wondered if that design accounted for the original 24-70's excessive field curvature. 
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