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

 
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Sep 21, 2012 14:46 |  #256

Invertalon wrote in post #15024522 (external link)
It arrivedddd!

Mine too!!! Just not home right now to play with it :cry: Work sucks whent there are more important things to do in life....like take pics :cool::cool::cool:


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Sep 21, 2012 17:00 |  #257

Sorry for lack of test shots... It came too late and had to leave out of town right away. All I can say is wow... I think it may be the sharpest lens I have used. Not even kidding! It is a perfect partner to the 70-200... Not at all dissapointed here.

Love the contrast, rendering and colors. It really is amazing.


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Sep 21, 2012 17:28 |  #258

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The stone ball on the right shows a little distortion but otherwise I have been very pleased with the one hundred or so shots I've come home with.

Ken Rockwell observes, "At 24 and 28mm, this lens has very little distortion, but goes strongly pincushion by 35mm through 70mm, and is worst at 50mm, where it probably will be used most often and where other lenses have their least distortion."
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That distortion issue might be just enough to persuade me to keep the existing version...


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Sep 21, 2012 20:36 |  #259

I took shots of my house with this lens including some other subjects with straight lines and I have seen nothing distortion wise like I saw in a few other sample shots. It actually looks well controlled. But a ton of variables so I cant say for sure... But I have yet to see any CA, flare or fringing so far. Tomorrow I will be taking hundreds of photos probably so we shall see after more shooting!

This has quickly turned into my favorite lens... I would not think a 24-105 or 24-70 would, but the colors and sharpness are stunning. For those with this lens on order, you will love this lens no doubt.


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Sep 21, 2012 20:43 |  #260

vipergts831 wrote in post #15024265 (external link)
Having both the MKI and the MKII i can say the weight difference is there but it is not substantial. The MKII is still a heavy lens :lol:

heavy 'cause you a weak link. :lol:




  
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Sep 21, 2012 20:46 |  #261
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Pjay wrote in post #15025217 (external link)
Ken Rockwell observes, "At 24 and 28mm, this lens has very little distortion, but goes strongly pincushion by 35mm through 70mm, and is worst at 50mm, where it probably will be used most often and where other lenses have their least distortion."
http://www.kenrockwell​.com/canon/lenses/24-70mm-ii.htm (external link)

That distortion issue might be just enough to persuade me to keep the existing version...

I am very sorry to say this but Ken Rockwell is an ***** (I'll leave it to your imagination as to what that 5 letter word is), he is probably the least respected reviewer out there with this smart remarks.




  
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Sep 21, 2012 21:48 |  #262

I actually find this lens a lot lighter than expected. I never owned the original, but its not much different than the 24-105 when mounted. I know its heavier, but it really does not feel it.


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Sep 21, 2012 22:45 |  #263

Invertalon wrote in post #15025860 (external link)
I took shots of my house with this lens including some other subjects with straight lines and I have seen nothing distortion wise like I saw in a few other sample shots. It actually looks well controlled. But a ton of variables so I cant say for sure... But I have yet to see any CA, flare or fringing so far. Tomorrow I will be taking hundreds of photos probably so we shall see after more shooting!

This has quickly turned into my favorite lens... I would not think a 24-105 or 24-70 would, but the colors and sharpness are stunning. For those with this lens on order, you will love this lens no doubt.



Good to hear. I get mine on Tuesday.


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Sep 21, 2012 22:57 |  #264

MK II and MK I next to each other. Excuse the crappy phone image :lol:

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I like the zoom lock on the MKII as well as the hood lock as well. Good additions.

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Sep 21, 2012 23:15 |  #265

I also love the zoom lock and the locking hood. Very nice features.


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Sep 22, 2012 06:03 as a reply to  @ Invertalon's post |  #266

jealous.....;)


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Sep 22, 2012 06:41 |  #267

Invertalon wrote in post #15026491 (external link)
I also love the zoom lock and the locking hood. Very nice features.

I'm not so sure of either. The zoom lock seems pointless as it does not move anyway and my hoodlock fails to lock anything! However it IS a great piece of glass.


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Sep 22, 2012 07:37 |  #268

Lowner wrote in post #15027275 (external link)
I'm not so sure of either. The zoom lock seems pointless as it does not move anyway and my hoodlock fails to lock anything! However it IS a great piece of glass.

Your hood doesn't lock? That is odd :confused:


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Sep 22, 2012 08:45 |  #269

The lock is nice because I generally carry lenses over my shoulder pointed downward. My 24-105 although has a stiff zoom ring, still drifts and is quite annoying. I love how I can lock it at 24mm when walking around and I know I would not be using it right away. I know for some its worthless but it is very useful to me. Plus, you never know with time if the lens will develop creep. Right now it doesn't, but hard to say once it has a few months of use.

Why does your hood lock not work? Should snap right in.


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Sep 22, 2012 10:16 |  #270

vipergts831 wrote in post #15027386 (external link)
Your hood doesn't lock? That is odd :confused:

I thought so too. The hoodlock on my 70-200 works as I'd expect it to, but not the 24-70. Its not a big deal though.


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