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Using the 24-70 II for documentary wedding photography - my review
« on: September 28, 2012, 06:38:21 PM »
I have been using this lens for a few weeks now and I have published some of my thoughts here - not very technical but will show my hands-on experiences shooting an entire documentary wedding with it are:
http://www.markcareyphotography.com/2012/jo-and-karim-canon-ef-24-70mm-f2-8-ii-usm-l-review/

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Re: Using the 24-70 II for documentary wedding photography - my review
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2012, 07:01:31 PM »
Love the BW exposures... Kudos!
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Re: Using the 24-70 II for documentary wedding photography - my review
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2012, 07:36:21 PM »
24-70 at 70 @ 2.8 is better than 85/1.8 @ 2.8?
BTW: nice review and pictures ;-)

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Re: Using the 24-70 II for documentary wedding photography - my review
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2012, 08:15:02 PM »
Nice pics. You mentioned that you use the 35 2.0 as a travel lens. I thought that was interesting. I currently have the 35 2.0 and have been contemplating if I should sell it or my 50 1.8 to buy the 40 2.8. I would think if you were looking for a real compact travel lens that would be a better option.
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Re: Using the 24-70 II for documentary wedding photography - my review
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2012, 08:20:08 PM »
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Re: Using the 24-70 II for documentary wedding photography - my review
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2012, 08:22:06 PM »
Same, forbidden :/
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Re: Using the 24-70 II for documentary wedding photography - my review
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2012, 08:29:56 PM »
Just got the same message...verboten!
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« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2012, 10:56:18 PM »
I just sent Mark a PM about the web site's error message.  I'm eager to read his review.

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Re: Using the 24-70 II for documentary wedding photography - my review
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2012, 11:01:21 PM »
maybe it can't handle all the traffic from those of us interested in this lens! :)

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« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2012, 11:33:28 PM »
Rented one myself this weekend for use on the 5diii.  First few hours I can say I'm impressed. Nothing but family shots planned this weekend, which I would generally just stick to something light like a 50 1.8 or 35 f2, so far I have to say I like it. I've never been a fan of any of the upgrades from the nifty 50 as neither then 1.4 or 1.2L blow me away. Additionally i never thought I'd get enough use out of a 35 L, or 24 L so as a replacement to a couple of serious L primes it may in fact be cost reasonable. I can say the bokeh is very creamy at 2.8, and at least my current copy seems tack sharp. My computer is stuck at the apple store for repairs so it maybe be a few days before I can see full sized shots, but I can honestly say I'm seriously debating this lens as a my next purchase.

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Re: Using the 24-70 II for documentary wedding photography - my review
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2012, 11:36:22 PM »
Rented one myself this weekend for use on the 5diii.  First few hours I can say I'm impressed. Nothing but family shots planned this weekend, which I would generally just stick to something light like a 50 1.8 or 35 f2, so far I have to say I like it. I've never been a fan of any of the upgrades from the nifty 50 as neither then 1.4 or 1.2L blow me away. Additionally i never thought I'd get enough use out of a 35 L, or 24 L so as a replacement to a couple of serious L primes it may in fact be cost reasonable. I can say the bokeh is very creamy at 2.8, and at least my current copy seems tack sharp. My computer is stuck at the apple store for repairs so it maybe be a few days before I can see full sized shots, but I can honestly say I'm seriously debating this lens as a my next purchase.

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Re: Using the 24-70 II for documentary wedding photography - my review
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2012, 12:17:44 AM »
Good point I should go dig out my av cable

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Re: Using the 24-70 II for documentary wedding photography - my review
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2012, 02:24:12 AM »
Still 403. Please fix. Thanks!  :D I look forward to the review!
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Re: Using the 24-70 II for documentary wedding photography - my review
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2012, 03:36:12 AM »
I was able to view the link earlier, really nice pictures.  Getting the 403 error now though.

To be honest though, I think there are too many B&W photos for my taste.  One or two is good, but >50% is a little much, but that's just a personal preference.  The B&W also accentuates the blown highlights.
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Re: Using the 24-70 II for documentary wedding photography - my review
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2012, 04:54:09 AM »
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