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Sep 12, 2016 02:58 |  #1

I have the original and it's a great Lens.

But since getting the 100-400II I am liking how sharp and crisp the images I am getting with that.

The original 24-70 I have is pretty nice, but just lacks that real sharpness and crispness the 100-400II has. Don't get me wrong... it's pretty sharp, but just not as good as the 100-400II

I have read some reviews and they say the difference is marginal, and other reviews where that say it's the best thing since flush toilets.

I would be interested in what you guys think.

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Sep 12, 2016 09:42 |  #2

I guess it depends on how much you will use it. Mine is very good but I use my 24-105 as much because I like the larger focal length.
Nice to have in your bag of tricks if it is not much of a financial burden.


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Sep 12, 2016 09:54 |  #3

I got rid of my 24-70 v2 as I didn't find the focal range that useful.
It was breathtakingly sharp for a zoom but very boring.

I agree with tapeman re the 24-105 focal range and have pre-ordered the new version.

For anyone offended, boring was just how I personally felt about the lens.


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Sep 12, 2016 19:01 |  #4

The version 2 of the 24-70mil will be even sharper than you 100-400. Not even close!


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Sep 12, 2016 19:52 |  #5

ebiggs wrote in post #18125931 (external link)
The version 2 of the 24-70mil will be even sharper than you 100-400. Not even close!

Nah man.... Your off a bit. All 24-70s have poor corner performance vs the good tele glass. That 100-40 is no joke.

Step away from the crazy stuff... Lol


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Sep 12, 2016 20:09 |  #6

I am sold.

Bag it up




  
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Sep 12, 2016 20:14 |  #7

George Zip wrote in post #18126021 (external link)
I am sold.

Bag it up

It's a major step up. You'll be happy with having more consistency also.


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Sep 14, 2016 17:11 |  #8

I can't speak for the 24-70 Mk1 but my Mk2 makes me look like I know what I am doing!

It is a seriously good lens by any standards and probably the best going in this focal range, pricey but worth it IMO.


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Sep 14, 2016 17:21 |  #9

johnf3f wrote in post #18128158 (external link)
I can't speak for the 24-70 Mk1 but my Mk2 makes me look like I know what I am doing!

It is a seriously good lens by any standards and probably the best going in this focal range, pricey but worth it IMO.

prices have settled a ton for that lens, a pretty good deal nowadays IMO. The initial price of 2K, no way, but I think you can find it for ~1400 or so now, and at that price it's fair.

it still has a tiny bit of edge sharpness, somewhat busy bokeh, so the telephotos have it beat, but it's pretty darn good overall.


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Sep 14, 2016 17:23 |  #10

I would agree with the sentiments expressed by most people on the thread. I love the II. I got it for about $1500-ish through CPW, I believe, when there was a $200 rebate going on. It is my go to lens on my 6D.


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Sep 14, 2016 18:38 |  #11

Sadly I am in Australia where they are still substantial money.

But that's cool.




  
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Sep 14, 2016 21:41 |  #12

I have had 4 of the MKI of the 24-70 and none were great wide open, on FF or otherwise. Step them down just a bit, and they sharpen up pretty nicely. However the MKII is much better, very sharp wide open. I am very happy with the purchase of the MKII.


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Sep 14, 2016 22:01 |  #13

I had my 24-70 I for many years, since I joined the forum. I just got my new 24-70 II 2 weeks ago and have done some portraits. I have not idea how much sharper it is. I am getting my new 5DIV this week, so I can probably just in a few weeks if the new combo is better. I have been using the 24-70 with my 5D2 for many, many years, like 5-6 years for weddings and events. I cannot use a prime for the work I do. I usually carry the 70-200 2.8 IS II with the 7D2 and the 5D2 with 24-70. I didn't like the slow shutter on my 5D2, it's taken a lot of pictures. I'm hoping the 24-70 II will make my work easier in editing by being much sharper and have more keepers.

So, hoping the new lens is better.


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Sep 15, 2016 08:42 |  #14

Its a good lens, as the 4 years worth of threads on here will testify to.


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Sep 15, 2016 08:51 |  #15

Big difference vs. the MkI !
The Tamron VC is sharper than the MkI!


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