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Canon 24-70mm 2.8 L or 24-70 2.8 L ii?

 
alitech
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Jul 27, 2012 18:23 |  #1

Considering upgrading my 24-104L to one of these but really stuck on the decision of going for v2 of this lens. I want to get opinions of what to do. Should I upgrade to the v1 lens or save up for v2? Is it worth the price difference?

Apparently both dont have IS despite a recent patent application from Canon.

Advice would be much appreciated.

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Jul 27, 2012 18:33 |  #2

Well since no one has the V. 2 yet; perhaps you should wait for real world reviews. I plan on getting one if the results are anywhere near those of the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II in sharpness. That said I have never liked my V. 1 of this lens.


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Jul 27, 2012 19:51 |  #3

I like mine well enough as a walkaround, but mine is not new. If you need one NOW, then feel free to get one used so you're not losing as much when you decide to upgrade to the Mark II.

However, if you don't feel you need it, then don't bother. Stick with the 24-105 until you see results from users using the new 24-70.


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Jul 27, 2012 19:54 |  #4

sempaidavid wrote in post #14779296 (external link)
I plan on getting one if the results are anywhere near those of the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II in sharpness.

Early reviews (pre-production units, of course) indicate that it is.

Mine's on pre-order.


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Jul 27, 2012 20:33 |  #5

I love my 24-70 and think it is plenty sharp (certainly not the sharpest lens, but sharp enough). The weight bothers some but I usually don't mind the weight. The v2 will surely be better but it will also come at a price. If you need lighter weight or a sharper lens and don't mind the cost of admission, I'd go with v2. If not, then the original is a great lens.


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Jul 27, 2012 21:50 |  #6

Erik S. Klein wrote in post #14779520 (external link)
Early reviews (pre-production units, of course) indicate that it is.

Mine's on pre-order.

Erik, I want to play with it when you get it! haha


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Jul 27, 2012 21:54 |  #7

Ladera wrote in post #14779619 (external link)
I love my 24-70 and think it is plenty sharp (certainly not the sharpest lens, but sharp enough). The weight bothers some but I usually don't mind the weight. The v2 will surely be better but it will also come at a price. If you need lighter weight or a sharper lens and don't mind the cost of admission, I'd go with v2. If not, then the original is a great lens.

it's not just the weight, but ridiculous size with the hood.


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Jul 27, 2012 22:49 as a reply to  @ Charlie's post |  #8

My usual camera store (mostly grey imports) says they already have the v2 (AUD$1985) because they import it from Japan. Do you think this is legit? I've never had any problems in the 5 or so years I've been buying from them.

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Jul 28, 2012 03:55 as a reply to  @ macocroft's post |  #9

I love my V1 so the V2 would have to be a lot better to tempt me to upgrade.


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Jul 28, 2012 07:30 |  #10

Can I ask what is missing from your current 24-105 that would make a 24-70 an upgrade?


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Jul 28, 2012 08:23 |  #11

GuitarDTO wrote in post #14780934 (external link)
Can I ask what is missing from your current 24-105 that would make a 24-70 an upgrade?

Better dof control and low light ability


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Jul 28, 2012 08:49 |  #12

Charlie wrote in post #14779876 (external link)
it's not just the weight, but ridiculous size with the hood.

I don't know I kinda liked the hood. I gave the appearance of an internal focusing lens. Where the new one will be similar to the 24-105. But it was a pretty big hood. :)


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Jul 28, 2012 09:07 |  #13

my 24-70 is razor sharp (prime sharp) and I've never understood why this lens required an update... I understand optimized form factor and reverse zoom warrants an upgrade, but the price difference compared to the inherent value it presents is not something I'm too excited about


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Jul 28, 2012 09:19 |  #14

Love my v1. Accounts for about 80-90% of all my pictures since I got it. $1985 is pretty good the cheapest from a reputable source in the uk is £2299 (AUS 3452, USD 3620).


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Jul 28, 2012 14:42 |  #15

I actually like the reversed zoom! I love how people get the HELL out the way if I don't have my hood on and I move toward the wide end.

Or! When I'm at 24mm, "Wow, you must be able to see REALLY far!".

But, with the V2, if it does have an internal zoom, would be all the better. Its weight isn't really bothersome, but it would be nice if it were lighter. That being said, I like my own V1, so it's not really necessary for the upgrade just yet.


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