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| p.1 #18 · 24-70 II MTF charts on FF hint at astounding IQ |
Fred Miranda wrote:
Shockingly, it seems that the 70mm performance will even beat that of the Canon 70-200 2.8 IS II at f/2.8 and it will do the same at f/8 other than in the corners.
No standard range Canon zoom has ever had FF MTF charts to match those of the 70-200 line (or new 70-300L) but the new 24-70s charts do. At wide and tele end.
The charts for it look better at 24mm than those from the new 24 2.8 IS prime at f/2.8 and f/8 and the 24 1.4 II at f/8 (can't compare at f/2.8 since no chart avail for 24 1.4 at that aperture).
The charts for it looks radically better at f/2.8 at both ends of the range than for the orignal 24-70. And much better at f/8 and 24mm and better at f/8 and 70mm.
Granted they may not tell the full story and perhaps not even the true story at all, but they certainly hint at the possibility of amazing performance.
Take it with a grain of salt, but there certainly seems to be some reason to be very optimistic about the new zoom hitting fantastic levels of image quality and being very noticeably better than the current version.
Now we just need a high MP body to attach to it.
What's funny is I remember reading a lot of "24 megapixels is plenty, let's start concentrating on IQ and better high ISO noise" and now everyone is drooling over the D800's 36Mp. I really don't care about huge Mp, I want better IQ which is why I really like the idea of the 1D X at 18Mp.