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Anyone splurge on the new 24-70L II?

 
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Sep 24, 2012 21:05 |  #1

Just curious if any wedding photogs in this section picked up the new 24-70. If so what are your impressions so far?


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Sep 25, 2012 08:55 |  #2

From the sample shot, it's way sharper than mark 1. but I gave up on 24-10, stick with 50 :D


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Sep 25, 2012 11:35 |  #3

I have one. I've never been thrilled with the image quality of the original 24-70, but I love the focal length, especially on full-frame. I was thinking that if the IQ of the new 24-70 II is as good as the new 70-200 II, it would be awesome for certain types of shooting that I do. I haven't had the new 24-70 that long yet,but so far, my assessment is that it's better than the original but not as sharp as the 70-200 II. But I'll keep shooting and comparing.


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Sep 25, 2012 12:01 |  #4

sdipirro wrote in post #15040501 (external link)
I have one. I've never been thrilled with the image quality of the original 24-70, but I love the focal length, especially on full-frame. I was thinking that if the IQ of the new 24-70 II is as good as the new 70-200 II, it would be awesome for certain types of shooting that I do. I haven't had the new 24-70 that long yet,but so far, my assessment is that it's better than the original but not as sharp as the 70-200 II. But I'll keep shooting and comparing.

Thanks for that.. looking forward to hearing your reports and seeing some shots:cool:


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Sep 25, 2012 12:07 |  #5

umphotography wrote in post #15040618 (external link)
Thanks for that.. looking forward to hearing your reports and seeing some shots:cool:

yeah me too. because i completely agree that the original left a lot to be desired though was the right focal length on full frame..


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Sep 25, 2012 12:33 |  #6

I take a lot of boring shots when I first get a lens. I have numerous focus test charts, and I first check the autofocus to see if it needs any microadjustment (it didn't). And that's obviously after inspecting the glass for defects. Then I find objects to shoot at f2.8 in various types of lighting. That's where it seemed not quite as sharp as the 70-200 II at 70mm. At the other end, it seems very sharp. And I did a portrait shoot using it for part of the shoot, at f8 and 1/125 and ISO 100 and roughly at 50mm. The results there looked good as well. I'll see if I can dig up some samples at some point.


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Sep 25, 2012 12:46 as a reply to  @ bigarchi's post |  #7

Also interested in this. Brian at TDP noticed some sample variation with his two copies of the lens. If it offers a solid improvement over mkI I will most likely upgrade as we use this a lot.


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Sep 26, 2012 06:49 |  #8

I haven't splurged yet but plan to as my thoughts are very similar to Sdipirro's.


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Sep 26, 2012 08:54 as a reply to  @ Peacefield's post |  #9

About the only time im using the 24-70 is for the processional or at a reception. Im using the primes more and more and it feels the 35 and 85 are glued to the 5D3's:lol:........im interested but its going to have to be darn sharp for me to give up the 35L.......i dont have a 24L so i really going to give this lens some thought......would mean that i would give up the 35L.......big decision.


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Sep 26, 2012 09:23 |  #10

I sold my 24-70L MKI a long time ago and haven't missed it at all. 24mm-70mm @f2.8 is pretty boring to me. I didn't have an issue with the IQ however. I liked how it rendered, and if the new version improves on that, I'm sure it's a fine zoom lens.




  
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Sep 26, 2012 22:00 |  #11

Wait till you guys shoot Indian weddings. Shooting at 24mm becomes the norm.
Probably the same for Asian weddings.


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Sep 27, 2012 07:00 |  #12

I appreciate my primes (and also like the 35/85 combo, especially with FF and 1.6 bodies in the bag) but I just find myself really wanting that adaptability of a zoom throughout the day. The 24-70 is still my #1 lens. So if it's sharper and a bit lighter, I'm probably in. Just not yet. 5D3's first.


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Sep 27, 2012 08:58 as a reply to  @ Peacefield's post |  #13

Just an FYI

I tried 3 copies of the tammy at a store.. all krap,, vignetts badly


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Sep 27, 2012 10:43 |  #14

I've been trying both and I must say I do see a huge difference between the 1 and the 2 !


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Sep 27, 2012 10:48 |  #15

sarahwhite wrote in post #15049797 (external link)
I've been trying both and I must say I do see a huge difference between the 1 and the 2 !

The mark 1 was/is a great lens. My main issue with it was the size/weight and clunky focus. Seems this was addressed and made it a bit better in the image quality dept. but I just don't know if I could justify such a lens. If the price drops I may.


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