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24-70 L Mk II (a Stealthy Prophecy)

 
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Jun 20, 2009 05:36 |  #16

Thanks SN, a new 24-70mm with IS and other features would probably make me buy one :) Dot get me wrong, I like my 24-105mm but an extra stop would be awesome :P

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Jun 20, 2009 05:46 |  #17

If they're putting out a new brick with IS I'm getting one - not even a question.


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Jun 20, 2009 07:05 |  #18

Just looking to buy one, I ill keep my eyes peeled for an update before I hand over my hard earned cash.


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Jun 21, 2009 09:40 |  #19

S.Horton wrote in post #8108074 (external link)
I do not see anything wrong with the 24-70 as it is!

What could they do to it?

IS?

I'm quite fond of mine, though there has been talk about there being some "less-than-stellar" copies around. I would think that Canon would probably develop one with IS and with perhaps some tweaked optical formula to gain consistency.

It's pretty hard to beat a good copy of the present version now - for a zoom, it offers low distortion, low flare, and good general sharpness even wide open. Bokeh is decent as well. Plus a hood that actually gives good coverage across the zoom range.


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Jun 21, 2009 23:16 |  #20

Tom W wrote in post #8148087 (external link)
Bokeh is decent as well.

That's one area I LOVE this lens... the bokeh is better than any zoom I've ever seen... better than most primes, but a hair behind good L primes.

As far as the hood goes, I think the design is ingenious (Nikon even copied Canon with their new lens). I've never had flare problems with the current hood, on 1.3x crop. Does it not cover properly on a FF camera?


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Jun 22, 2009 00:42 |  #21
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I think the fact that the 24-70 HSM from Sigma "beats" the L would make Canon work hard to "beat" the Sigma. ;)




  
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Jun 22, 2009 02:18 |  #22

I think we should all put bets down on Stealthy Ninja for his predicting skills.
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Jun 22, 2009 05:22 |  #23

Yes the new Sigma 24-70 EX HSM beats the current Canon 24-70L optically...but can it focus as well? I've owned a lot of Sigma glass over the years and most of them can't focus as fast or as accuarately as Canon's finest. Then there's the matter of flare control, which in my opionion, Sigma still haven't cracked. Plus their hoods are generally rubbish compared to Canon's...which is probably why they are free.
The older non HSM 24-70 was slightly superior to the Canon L lens too, which brings me to my next point: If I shoot 2 images side by side, one from the Canon and one from the Sigma...will anyone notice that the Sigma is slightly better optically? I doubt it, because the Canon isn't that far behind. Which is quite admirable considering that it is the original 24-70/2.8 lens and therefore the oldest.


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Jun 22, 2009 09:52 |  #24

drisley wrote in post #8151371 (external link)
That's one area I LOVE this lens... the bokeh is better than any zoom I've ever seen... better than most primes, but a hair behind good L primes.

As far as the hood goes, I think the design is ingenious (Nikon even copied Canon with their new lens). I've never had flare problems with the current hood, on 1.3x crop. Does it not cover properly on a FF camera?

The hood works well on full frame, for which the lens was designed. Comparisons I've seen show less light falloff at f/2.8 and 24 mm than the 24-105 has at f/4 and 24 mm (both wide open).


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Jun 22, 2009 13:31 |  #25

Doh, oh yes, right, on FF, the hood is great, I guess problems may arise on a 1.6x crop.

As far as the Sigma is concerned... how new is this lens? My friend and I did a comparison of his new Sigma 24-70 last year and compared to my 24-70L and the Canon beat it in every single category . He thought his Sigma was a great lens, but after this day of shooting, he sold it soon after and got a Canon.


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Jun 22, 2009 16:44 |  #26

S.Horton wrote in post #8108490 (external link)
I think the only reason to update the Ls is to prepare for the next generation of sensors which could out-resolve them.

Well actually the current sensors can give most of these lenses a run for the money..Theres very few of the non-primes that can keep up with the 5D Mk2 and the 50D...

The 24-70 is one that struggles a little....the 70-200 f/2.8 IS is another sadly..


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Jun 23, 2009 00:15 |  #27

I question this- seeing as how the 24-70 I bought two weeks ago has a UX05 - May 2009 - date code.


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Jun 23, 2009 00:48 |  #28
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mikekelley wrote in post #8157499 (external link)
I question this- seeing as how the 24-70 I bought two weeks ago has a UX05 - May 2009 - date code.

:shock:

I guess you call that an extended warranty. ;)




  
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Jun 23, 2009 02:08 |  #29

I love my 24-70 L and I could definitely see myself getting an updated version of this lens. If your prediction is right SN, I'll ask you to buy me one. :)




  
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