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Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
« on: September 21, 2012, 07:40:53 AM »

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Re: Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2012, 07:54:08 AM »
Thanks for sharing.
It's good to know this lens'es quality is confirmed by Ken as well.
Finally confirmed, that it produces great images at saturation +4! Sliders are there to be used, but maybe even Canon egineers haven't seen it yet?
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Re: Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2012, 08:57:07 AM »
Before the ritual mocking of Ken Rockwell commences...

I'd like to point out that he is just about the only photography blogger who is truly agnostic about equipment. 
He is just about the only one who actually uses both Canon and Nikon equipment, and switches among them based on his personal preferences.

Yes, his style can be grating at times, and he's simply wrong about some things (you don't need a tripod!), but he does bring a lot of value to the table.

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Re: Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2012, 09:01:38 AM »
Before the ritual mocking of Ken Rockwell commences...

I'd like to point out that he is just about the only photography blogger who is truly agnostic about equipment. 
He is just about the only one who actually uses both Canon and Nikon equipment, and switches among them based on his personal preferences.

Yes, his style can be grating at times, and he's simply wrong about some things (you don't need a tripod!), but he does bring a lot of value to the table.

Of course! From time to time he likes to point on which side grass is greener (or more saturated) but I also like to read his site. He's agnostic and brave defending his own experience, feelings and slider adjustments.
I'd also like to have opportunity to play with 24-70 II so maybe it's just jealousy? :)
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Re: Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2012, 09:33:06 AM »
I think the his ultimate conclusion says it all - he went and bought one!

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Re: Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2012, 10:12:28 AM »
http://www.kenrockwell.com/canon/lenses/24-70mm-ii.htm


you realize Ken WANTS you to buy it so he collects is paycheck? why in the world would you believe a word this guys says.

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Re: Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2012, 10:39:41 AM »
http://www.kenrockwell.com/canon/lenses/24-70mm-ii.htm


you realize Ken WANTS you to buy it so he collects is paycheck? why in the world would you believe a word this guys says.


I really wonder what the average age of people here is.

"Ken is agnostic!"

Of course he is. He doesn't care if you buy Canon or Nikon, he just wants his slice of the cake. Probably he gets paid in %, so the more expensive the product you buy is, the more he gets. That's probably the reason of him totally bashing the way-too-cheap D800.

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Re: Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2012, 10:39:41 AM »

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Re: Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2012, 10:44:28 AM »
if you guys ever bothered to read much of his stuff you'd learn that he usually recommends you not to buy the more expensive product. it's at the bottom of his reviews on things, under "recommendations". he'll usually tell you to either make do with what you have or go buy some much less expensive, usually older, model. 

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Re: Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2012, 12:36:01 PM »
if you guys ever bothered to read much of his stuff you'd learn that he usually recommends you not to buy the more expensive product. it's at the bottom of his reviews on things, under "recommendations". he'll usually tell you to either make do with what you have or go buy some much less expensive, usually older, model. 


You know - in the old days I would have agreed with you - more recently I have noticed a SERIOUS upswing in his sales-manship and his "THIS IS A GREAT PRODUCT".    I am not going to deny that he provides loads of helpful information(mixed in with a few whacky opinions but we are all entitled to that) but I really put far less weight on what he says these days and when I want to read about Nikon I go to http://www.bythom.com/


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Re: Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2012, 12:59:33 PM »
More K.R. fans.   ::)

Oops, I just F.A.R.Ted.
http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/fart.htm

I don't think I'll be purchasing equipment based on reviews from someone like that.  To each his own I guess.
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Re: Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2012, 02:32:01 PM »
I'm getting convinced little by little, but no availability in EU... and that price, better be same quality as my favourite 70-200 mm IS L II (except this is a plastic lens.... hmmmm).

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Re: Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2012, 02:38:01 PM »
It's good to know this lens'es quality is confirmed by Ken as well.

So if KR bashes Canon like the 5d3 then he's an arrogant amateur moron, but if he says Canon is just awesome his opinion is warmly welcomed?!?!? Really.

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Re: Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2012, 04:48:02 PM »
Ken Rockwell topics rapidly degenerate into trolling comments and are then locked or removed.
If you have something constructive to say, fine.  If you are bashing or trolling, just move on.

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Re: Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2012, 04:48:02 PM »

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Re: Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2012, 05:27:10 PM »
Ken Rockwell topics rapidly degenerate into trolling comments and are then locked or removed.
If you have something constructive to say, fine.  If you are bashing or trolling, just move on.

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Re: Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2012, 05:37:30 PM »
It's good to know this lens'es quality is confirmed by Ken as well.

So if KR bashes Canon like the 5d3 then he's an arrogant amateur moron, but if he says Canon is just awesome his opinion is warmly welcomed?!?!? Really.

I don't own 5d3, so can't say anything about his findings. I don't remember if I commented his bashing 5d3. I don't think so.
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Re: Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2012, 05:37:30 PM »