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FINALLY - Canon 24-70 F2.8L II

 
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Sep 11, 2012 05:33 |  #166

I ordered mine in April so I don't know when I might see it. Just sold my Mk I for the second time in hopes of getting one soon. I guess I will nevere learn to wait patiently for the new arrival but I can work arround it for a month or so and wanted to maximize my resale value before more Mk I show up for sale.


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Sep 11, 2012 13:32 |  #167

Looks great :)

http://www.lensrentals​.com …-f2-8-ii-resolution-tests (external link)


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Sep 11, 2012 13:41 |  #168

Sweet, finally sharp on both ends wide open! :D


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Sep 11, 2012 13:56 |  #169

Now let see Nikon 24-70 AF-S II :D.

ching wrote in post #14977375 (external link)
Sweet, finally sharp on both ends wide open! :D


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Sep 11, 2012 13:59 |  #170

DarthVader wrote in post #14977434 (external link)
Now let see Nikon 24-70 AF-S II :D.

wait 5 more years :lol:
By then I will switch to all primes :lol:


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Sep 12, 2012 05:41 |  #171

Lowner wrote in post #14971425 (external link)
According to Canon Rumours, the first batch from B&H in the US is being sent out tomorrow (the 11th).

it's now the 12th, allow for two days shipping.
So tomorrow ...




  
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Sep 12, 2012 06:46 |  #172

watt100 wrote in post #14980377 (external link)
it's now the 12th, allow for two days shipping.
So tomorrow ...

False. Received mine from B&H yesterday.


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Sep 13, 2012 18:18 |  #173

ChrisGorabPhotography wrote in post #14980486 (external link)
False. Received mine from B&H yesterday.

OK, look forward to the reviews




  
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Sep 14, 2012 03:04 |  #174

Reviews? I want full blooded proper test results, warts and all. Oh, and I want it yesterday!


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Oct 02, 2012 11:52 |  #175

swldstn wrote in post #14975749 (external link)
I ordered mine in April so I don't know when I might see it. Just sold my Mk I for the second time in hopes of getting one soon. I guess I will nevere learn to wait patiently for the new arrival but I can work arround it for a month or so and wanted to maximize my resale value before more Mk I show up for sale.

Mine arrive yesterday. Hooray!

Now I need to test it out since I know some of the reviews found an issue or two with the copies they received. Looking for the best approach to do this. Suggestions appreciated.

So help me out, when I feel the barrel it really seams to be very similar to my 24-105 and 24L II as much as it does my 100L. How are those two made?


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Oct 02, 2012 13:17 |  #176

swldstn,

I have a standard A4 test target* that I set up in the back garden, it has a really boring looking load of lines at various densities and thicknesses. I've still got the mk 1 tests results and am waiting for some decent weather to test the mk2, then I can compare the two.

But shooting real images in the course of normal usage will soon give you a feel for how it is performing. I already know the mk2 is better, but whether its up to the quality of my 70-200 f/2.8 mk2 I'm not convinced - thats my "gold standard" lens.

* Test targets are available on the web if you look for them. Or I'm happy to email a copy to you of mine if you PM me with an email address.


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Oct 04, 2012 08:47 |  #177

Lowner wrote in post #14989263 (external link)
Reviews? I want full blooded proper test results, warts and all. Oh, and I want it yesterday!

the reviews will be forthcoming -- I want it for less than $2,000




  
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Oct 04, 2012 13:24 |  #178

watt100 wrote in post #15078568 (external link)
the reviews will be forthcoming -- I want it for less than $2,000

I paid £1800 plus my old lens. So not cheap!

My target tests are nearly finished. I've taken the images and now begins the analysing, comparing with the same target shot with the previous lens. I notice that I have a couple of dud shots, either OOF or I unwittingly touched the camera or tripod while taking the shot. Also, despite a clear blue sky I seem to have a few exposures where the metering changed slightly - maybe setting it to M might have been sensible, but I'm not about to start again so it will have to do.

At first glance the best at each focal length falls somewhere between f/5.6 and f/11, so no great surprises there! It would also appear that 70mm is not as good as 24mm "by some margin".


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Oct 04, 2012 18:37 |  #179

Lowner wrote in post #15079566 (external link)
I paid £1800 plus my old lens. So not cheap!

My target tests are nearly finished. I've taken the images and now begins the analysing, comparing with the same target shot with the previous lens. I notice that I have a couple of dud shots, either OOF or I unwittingly touched the camera or tripod while taking the shot. Also, despite a clear blue sky I seem to have a few exposures where the metering changed slightly - maybe setting it to M might have been sensible, but I'm not about to start again so it will have to do.

At first glance the best at each focal length falls somewhere between f/5.6 and f/11, so no great surprises there! It would also appear that 70mm is not as good as 24mm "by some margin".

I suppose the $64,000 question is - how well does it stack up against the older 24-70 2.8 and is it worth the increased cost




  
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Oct 05, 2012 03:22 |  #180

watt100 wrote in post #15080744 (external link)
I suppose the $64,000 question is - how well does it stack up against the older 24-70 2.8 and is it worth the increased cost

Even before I've finished my admittedly very unscientific tests, I know its better optically than the mark 1. I am trying to establish the best aperture (highest resolution), the best and worst focal lengths and how much difraction at the f/22 end affects resolution. I hardly ever venture into the f/2.8 area so thats of less interest to me.

One thing I have noticed: When the lens is tipped down, its easier to zoom out to 70mm than in to 24mm. Maybe that 24mm zoom lock is not as daft an addition as I first thought as with more wear it might move on its own.

Whether its worth the cost is impossible to answer. Its certainly not perfect, barrel distortion has not been designed out and its not as robust as the brick being made of plastic. But as I do not intend to use it to hammer in nails, its construction is not unreasonable and its certainly not flimsy. Are the optical improvements worth the money? The jury is still out.


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