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Canon 24-70mm F2.8 L II USM arived

 
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Sep 12, 2012 08:28 |  #151

JLai81 wrote in post #14980721 (external link)
Thank you for the clarification. Hopefully the lens will ship out soon. I'm surprised that B&H got a full 2 day jump (so far) ahead of you guys in fulfilling pre-orders.


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Sep 12, 2012 10:03 |  #152

Norman Camera got the lens in stock on Monday and I managed to get it in my hands from them yesterday. Haven't had much time to use it, but I want to comment on the build quality. Yes, the build quality is very similar to the 100L. That's a great thing. Perhaps there is more plastic in the construction, but it doesn't feel cheap at all. The housing on the 100L certainly doesn't flex as someone else here claims and the 24-70L II doesn't exhibit that characteristic either. It's great to see Canon moving its new wide angle to medium telephoto lenses onto the 100L standard: lighter, less scratch-prone finish, better weather sealing and good overall balance in your hand. And LensRentals.com's favorable opinion on the interior build quality was reassuring.

If you're disappointed the Mark II is less brick-like than the original, sorry. I have no qualms about shlepping around heavy gear on a daily basis as a serious amateur, but I'm happy my new general-purpose walkaround lens is now just that little bit lighter. Compared to the Mark I, the Mark II also has better balance in the hand and a more discreet profile.




  
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Sep 12, 2012 11:01 as a reply to  @ davidlei's post |  #153

Did Canon fix the horrible field curvature the original 24-70L had on the wide end? That was totally unacceptable for a "pro" lens.


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Sep 12, 2012 11:10 |  #154

District_History_Fan wrote in post #14981301 (external link)
Did Canon fix the horrible field curvature the original 24-70L had on the wide end? That was totally unacceptable for a "pro" lens.

I dont think we know yet.....That was one thing that turned me off to the original. I will be looking forward to seeing some reviews...




  
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Sep 12, 2012 22:27 |  #155

Adorama started shipping. Lens arrives on Monday. :D


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Sep 12, 2012 22:32 as a reply to  @ JLai81's post |  #156

Called B & H today. Looks like it will be a month before I see mine.


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Sep 12, 2012 23:13 as a reply to  @ x.pozhr's post |  #157

Mine arrives tomorrow from Adorama
Waited a long time
This will fill a big gap in my collection


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Sep 12, 2012 23:42 |  #158

HelenOster wrote in post #14980730 (external link)
Sometimes it's them, sometimes it's us.....:)

Helen, how many of 24-70 mkII lenses will Adorama get in one shippment? How long will it take to fill all the back orders Adorama has?




  
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Sep 13, 2012 04:22 |  #159

Timsxsi wrote in post #14984197 (external link)
Helen, how many of 24-70 mkII lenses will Adorama get in one shippment? How long will it take to fill all the back orders Adorama has?

I wish I could tell you but the truth is we never know how many we have until they are unpacked - could be 5, 50 or 500!

I also don't have any access at all to details regarding how many back-orders we have; I'm really sorry.



  
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Sep 13, 2012 05:39 |  #160

District_History_Fan wrote in post #14981301 (external link)
Did Canon fix the horrible field curvature the original 24-70L had on the wide end? That was totally unacceptable for a "pro" lens.

No. Its exactly the same. :-(


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Sep 13, 2012 05:51 |  #161

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Everything is fine with it but im more leaning toward my 24-105 as I often shoot it at F8 and over.

does not justify for me to have the 24-70II as it felt the same as my 24-105 in every way except F2.8.

overall, I dont think it a wiser choice over my 24-105 if I constantly shoot over F4.

rather use this money for more prime.

How does the 24-105 compare to 24-70II in terms of sharpness and bokeh?




  
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Sep 13, 2012 05:57 |  #162
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mrmarks wrote in post #14984856 (external link)
How does the 24-105 compare to 24-70II in terms of sharpness and bokeh?

24-70II is sharper than the sharpest prime out there. 24-105 is not even close to prime sharp...

Bokeh wise, it's 9 aperture blades on the mkII vs 8 on the 24-105. And the fact that it does f2.8 makes the difference even more apparent.

Overall - no comparison.

You need IS and reach? Go with 24-105. Sharpness and bokeh? 24-70II hands down.


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Sep 13, 2012 07:01 |  #163

kin2son wrote in post #14984863 (external link)
24-70II is sharper than the sharpest prime out there. 24-105 is not even close to prime sharp...

Bokeh wise, it's 9 aperture blades on the mkII vs 8 on the 24-105. And the fact that it does f2.8 makes the difference even more apparent.

Overall - no comparison.

You need IS and reach? Go with 24-105. Sharpness and bokeh? 24-70II hands down.

I would love to see you back that up with some examples. You must have both to compare it to. Not that I doubt you but I really want to see how the two compare.....From my own personal experience, at least with the the MKI, (2 copies) sharpness and color were equal with my 24-105. Maybe I have a great copy of the 24-105 but if I have to squint and switch back and forth repeatedly comparing images, then they are basically the same. This was from F/4 up.




  
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Sep 13, 2012 07:10 |  #164
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Kronie wrote in post #14984986 (external link)
Not that I doubt you but I really want to see how the two compare.....

Lensrental has tested the 24-70II, @ f2.8 it's sharper than the 24 TS-E @ f3.5 at both center and corners. The margin might and should be even bigger when stopped down.

There's no doubt that 24-70II is miles ahead of 24-105 in terms of sharpness.

Mind you Lensrental uses the Imatest and that's the industry standard. There's no question about their credibility.


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Sep 13, 2012 07:20 |  #165

kin2son wrote in post #14985011 (external link)
Lensrental has tested the 24-70II, @ f2.8 it's sharper than the 24 TS-E @ f3.5 at both center and corners. The margin might and should be even bigger when stopped down.

There's no doubt that 24-70II is miles ahead of 24-105 in terms of sharpness.

Mind you Lensrental uses the Imatest and that's the industry standard. There's no question about their credibility.

I guess I DO doubt you. I wasn't sure because you spoke like you had some real world experience with the lens.....




  
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