So the delivery man just made a second round and delivered my 24-70L. First impressions, WOW the lens hood is so darn clean compared to my other lens hoods. I immediately threw it back in the bag :X. I just drenched my 17-40 hood in water to remove all the dust bunnies. I mean I'm sure when it dries the dust bunnies will still be there, but for now it looks pretty darn new . So how do you clean the hood? I mean not that it matters, but having something to compare to sucks.
Moving on, I haven't had a real chance to test out the 24-70. I was chasing my cat around and I eventually got tired. She's super friendly but hates my camera, she keeps turning away. It must be the flash. No problems with focusing and pretty darn sharp at f/2.8. I find the focusing a tad slower, I didn't realize it was "macro" as well. I wish there was a focus limiter. I can't wait to test it out in the real world.