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Photozone's 24-70L II review is up, didn't get 'Highly Recommended'

 
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Sep 22, 2012 10:10 |  #1

The review is here: http://www.photozone.d​e …_ff/773-canon2470f28mk2ff (external link)
From the verdict, optical quality is only rated 3.5 stars out of 5.
Too bad, I was hoping for a much better result.


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Sep 22, 2012 10:12 |  #2

how many Lens copies they test?


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Sep 22, 2012 10:13 |  #3

Nearly every review I've seen so far have been that it is arguably the sharpest zoom lens Canon has ever made...even better than the 70-200ii


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Sep 22, 2012 10:14 |  #4

bobbyz wrote in post #15027826 (external link)
how many Lens copies they test?

I don't know, they don't state it I guess


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Sep 22, 2012 10:17 |  #5

Did everyone see the "Onion bokeh" in the bokeh tests? Wow! I didn't expect that. The Tamron is looking better all the time.


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Sep 22, 2012 10:17 |  #6

This
http://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=4​&APIComp=0 (external link)
suggests it is not so good at 70mm.
That's two negatives.


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Sep 22, 2012 10:17 |  #7

BrickR wrote in post #15027836 (external link)
Nearly every review I've seen so far have been that it is arguably the sharpest zoom lens Canon has ever made...even better than the 70-200ii

Looking at photozone reviews of 24-70L II and 70-200L IS II, at 70mm, sharpness wise the 70-200 is better.


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Sep 22, 2012 10:18 |  #8

reza187 wrote in post #15027840 (external link)
I don't know, they don't state it I guess

there is your answer.

look at the lens rentals test report. Sharper than even 70-200mm f2.8 IS II and this is what new buyers are also saying. I trust them more that these so called lens test sites.


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Sep 22, 2012 10:26 |  #9

bobbyz wrote in post #15027856 (external link)
there is your answer.

look at the lens rentals test report. Sharper than even 70-200mm f2.8 IS II and this is what new buyers are also saying. I trust them more that these so called lens test sites.

I know. I read the article from lens rentals and expect very good performance.
From Roger Cicala finding, 24-70L II copy-to-copy variation should be low.
But review from Photozone and ISO 12233 Chart from TDP shows that its performance is not that good, which probably mean that copy-to-copy variation is there.
Hopefully it's just a bad copy anyway.


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Sep 22, 2012 10:37 |  #10

May have been a bad copy?

Because seriously, it is sharper than my 70-200 II I think... If not near identical. No question!


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Sep 22, 2012 10:43 |  #11

Photozone tests are for the anally retentive among photographers because they are so bloody critical in its reviews. Out of all the lenses I have, the only one that got a good rating worthy of it's reputation was the 70-200 II (which isn't surprising). If you believe their verdicts, the rest of my lenses are average which is bollocks!

Try listening to people who've actually used them. Photozone is a good read, but I wouldn't make a decision on purchasing a lens based on their verdicts.


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Sep 22, 2012 10:49 |  #12

shocking report!! I dont believe real life users would agree one second.


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Sep 22, 2012 10:58 |  #13

davidc502 wrote in post #15027851 (external link)
Did everyone see the "Onion bokeh" in the bokeh tests? Wow! I didn't expect that. The Tamron is looking better all the time.

Say this on some pics posted on the net a few days ago. Not one peep about it here while the Tamron got torn apart for it. Interesting...........​....


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Sep 22, 2012 11:03 |  #14

I have not seen any onion bokeh myself. But I may have not had the right situation yet to see it.


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Sep 22, 2012 11:45 |  #15

"However, the Tamron lens is as good in the lower zoom range and provides a much better border quality at 70mm."

I don't think that's true.



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