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AGeoJO wrote:
How about a 3-lens kit then? The dream team of 24-70mm Mark II, 70-200mm Mark II and 200-400mm (with built-in TC) ?


Talk about a dream come true. Now only if Canon would make a 14-24 2.8 that's ultra sharp from corner to corner and take filters



Sep 12, 2012 at 05:26 PM
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PetKal wrote:
......as they like to say it in Pictou County, "noblesse oblige...


I thought "duh" was the most common saying in Pictou County.



Sep 12, 2012 at 05:54 PM
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AGeoJO wrote:
How about a 3-lens kit then? The dream team of 24-70mm Mark II, 70-200mm Mark II and 200-400mm (with built-in TC) ?


I'm with you on the 24-70 Mk II and the 70-200 Mk II, just need to figure out what bank to rob for the 200-400



Sep 12, 2012 at 08:27 PM
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Fred Miranda wrote:
Roger, how did the 24-70 II compared to the 24 TS-E II in the corners? It's hard to think that the zoom would have higher resolution.


Fred, it was the 24-70 II was sharper in the center and central 1/2, about dead even outside of that.

With Imatest we're measuring about 90% of the way to the corner, but not the absolute corner, though. I'm like everyone else, waiting for a good reviewer to shoot some infinity landscapes or such to tell about the absolute corners.



Sep 12, 2012 at 08:33 PM
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p.5 #5 · p.5 #5 · Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II tested by Roger Cicala


Curse on you Roger...
After watching you dismember the poor thing I just HAD to adopt an orphan Mk2




Sep 12, 2012 at 08:49 PM
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Food for thought: Canon currently has some EXTREMELY high resolution sensors in development that are not practical in today's market. Since its not feasible to use 100+ MP cameras right now, might as well revamp the lens lineup to be prepared when it is feasible down the road. That's why the push is on to update the lenses.
If you think you're going to sit on your old lenses forever you might not be real happy with them in a few years.



Sep 12, 2012 at 09:18 PM
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out of curiosity..and not to be difficult...didnt the gentleman from lensrentals also say the tamron 24-70 is sharper and a better lens than the canon 24-70 v1?It is one of the reasons I bought a tamron!


Sep 12, 2012 at 09:27 PM
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p.5 #8 · p.5 #8 · Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II tested by Roger Cicala


I think Canon is now working on $2500 16-35mm f/2.8 III L .


Sep 12, 2012 at 09:30 PM
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far too expensive
For that huge outlay of $$$$ you should at least get IS

I will pass



Sep 12, 2012 at 09:34 PM
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abqnmusa wrote:
over-priced I will pass


Only in the USA :-). For years camera equipment cost heaps less in the USA than everywhere else the the world

I paid $100 cheaper for my 24-70mkll than what I paid for the 24-70mkl in 2003. As far as I am concern there is a price drop for me

Perry



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p.5 #11 · p.5 #11 · Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II tested by Roger Cicala


anyone know yet if Canadian retailers have gotten any lenses yet


Sep 12, 2012 at 09:38 PM
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pcho wrote:
Only in the USA :-). For years camera equipment cost heaps less in the USA than everywhere else the the world

I paid $100 cheaper for my 24-70mkll than what I paid for the 24-70mkl in 2003. As far as I am concern there is a price drop for me

Perry


you also got the world's first copies too this time



Sep 12, 2012 at 09:48 PM
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khurram1 wrote:
anyone know yet if Canadian retailers have gotten any lenses yet


Probably. Apparently a few have been distributed in Toronto. I should get an ETA in a few days, maybe early next week.



Sep 12, 2012 at 09:50 PM
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Pixel1970 wrote:
Food for thought: Canon currently has some EXTREMELY high resolution sensors in development that are not practical in today's market. Since its not feasible to use 100+ MP cameras right now, might as well revamp the lens lineup to be prepared when it is feasible down the road. That's why the push is on to update the lenses.
If you think you're going to sit on your old lenses forever you might not be real happy with them in a few years.


This update was not designed for potential 100MP sensors. It's a pro's work horse lens and was in need of an update irrespective of what is or is not coming down the track IMO.



Sep 12, 2012 at 10:35 PM
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pcho wrote:
Only in the USA :-). For years camera equipment cost heaps less in the USA than everywhere else the the world

I paid $100 cheaper for my 24-70mkll than what I paid for the 24-70mkl in 2003. As far as I am concern there is a price drop for me

Perry


Yeah, but the OZ dollar has sky-rocketed since 2003 and the US plummeted.

Heck in 2005 the Canon 600 f/4L IS had an RRP of $21000 in Australia, I nearly fainted when I saw the prices of the superteles. 300 was $10K



Sep 12, 2012 at 10:38 PM
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Pixel Perfect wrote:
Yeah, but the OZ dollar has sky-rocketed since 2003 and the US plummeted.

Heck in 2005 the Canon 600 f/4L IS had an RRP of $21000 in Australia, I nearly fainted when I saw the prices of the superteles. 300 was $10K



That is absolutely correct and the pricing was just silly as we can purchase gear from USA, Pay freight, GST and sundry taxes and still have a very much cheaper product. I think I saved $6000 on my 600mm.

That said I do not purchase my gear from USA anymore as in some cases we are cheaper plus I need to support my local dealer and the Australian economy as well

Perry



Sep 12, 2012 at 10:42 PM
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pcho wrote:
That is absolutely correct and the pricing was just silly as we can purchase gear from USA, Pay freight, GST and sundry taxes and still have a very much cheaper product. I think I saved $6000 on my 600mm.

That said I do not purchase my gear from USA anymore as in some cases we are cheaper plus I need to support my local dealer and the Australian economy as well

Perry


I haven't bought a new item from US for a few years now, not just because I work for Canon, but because I can get them on ebay from the powersellers or grey cheaper than US prices. Once the US prices were so much lower it wasn't funny. I could fly to the US, buy the lens, have a 2 week holiday, fly back and save several thousand dollars. No longer the case at all.



Sep 12, 2012 at 10:59 PM
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p.5 #18 · p.5 #18 · Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II tested by Roger Cicala


The big economies that have printed money & saw their exchange rate drop are easy to spot.

Look at the sony RX1, $2799 in the US, 2799 in the uk



Sep 12, 2012 at 11:01 PM
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p.5 #19 · p.5 #19 · Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II tested by Roger Cicala


My significant other just showed up with a B&H box and I had no idea what it was until I opened it up minutes ago. This should be fun! Unfortunately I sold my old version one a few months back so I won't be able to do a careful side-by-side comparison this time around. However I'm betting this copy will not disappoint. Canon seems to be on a roll lately with new lenses.

Hmm... What is with the new hood mount? Actually looks kind of nice....






  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM +1.4x lens    98mm    f/8.0    1/320s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  






  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM +1.4x lens    98mm    f/10.0    1/640s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  






  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM +1.4x lens    98mm    f/11.0    1/640s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  




Sep 13, 2012 at 12:11 AM
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p.5 #20 · p.5 #20 · Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II tested by Roger Cicala


haha, I'm happy if my significant other shows up at the front door with El Pollo Loco


Sep 13, 2012 at 12:14 AM
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