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Marco
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p.4 #1 · The 24-70 L II Image Thread


Yes I know there are much better lenses for bokeh (I use a 50L and I just got an 85LII) but if I give-up IS or longer reach it would be mainly for shooting at f/2.8 so bokeh is quite important in my book.

Sharpness isn't everything, particularly when you shoot a 3D world at wider apertures so 99.9% of what you shoot is actually... bokeh



Sep 18, 2012 at 01:40 PM
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p.4 #2 · The 24-70 L II Image Thread


PetKal wrote:
Kumar, how's this for sharp/IQ: 24-70 f/2.8 @ f/4.5 and 35mm ?


WOW. That is absolutely incredible. I didn't even realize it was the Nikon for a minute. Their sample images are actually amazing... and Canons are always garbage. That image just made me very envious



Sep 18, 2012 at 03:21 PM
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p.4 #3 · The 24-70 L II Image Thread


James Cripps wrote:
WOW. That is absolutely incredible. I didn't even realize it was the Nikon for a minute. Their sample images are actually amazing... and Canons are always garbage. That image just made me very envious


Unfortunately for Canon, I do agree with you, their sample images are seldom good technically, let alone in an overall photographic sense. The latest Canon pictures I've seen are those that showcase 6D. A couple of shots of a girl and a woman.....the first one is post processed to oblivion, the other one doesn't show anything in focus.



Sep 18, 2012 at 04:07 PM
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p.4 #4 · The 24-70 L II Image Thread


Some stopped down samples from Stan, from the other thread...

stanj wrote:
I have uploaded two raw files that have something big, flat, boring, carefully placed at the left edge / corner, at f8.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/sksq9zyc8f9jxhu/upNIQRrsmo/20120918-08485426.CR2
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/sksq9zyc8f9jxhu/whrvW0nFqr/20120918-08475933.CR2

Adding a 3rd somewhat more interesting picture:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/yfp2zn9588nnbjw/20120918-09102902.CR2



Sep 18, 2012 at 11:11 PM
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p.4 #5 · The 24-70 L II Image Thread


Marco wrote:
So far judging from these samples I'm not impressed by the rendition of this lens.
Maybe it is supersharp but the drawing is rather flat with average bokeh... many images from the previous version instead showed a nice 3D look rarely seen in a zoom.

I'm waiting to see more before spending so much money.


I think the look is anything but flat.

Bokeh is hard to comment on as we have no side by side comparison. It is difficult to judge subject to BG distances. We have to see how different lenses perform under the same conditions. It is quite easy to set up photos that make the 85LII @ 1.2 look worse bokeh wise than a zoom stopped to f/8! I personally like the bokeh.



Sep 19, 2012 at 01:09 AM
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p.4 #6 · The 24-70 L II Image Thread


That is true indeed.

I'll wait and see more samples or better I'll try one for myself

I do want it to be a great lens.



Sep 19, 2012 at 11:53 AM
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p.4 #7 · The 24-70 L II Image Thread


Two of my GS from today






CJ

  Canon EOS-1D X    EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens    50mm    f/4.0    1/160s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






CJ

  Canon EOS-1D X    EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens    65mm    f/2.8    1/640s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  




Sep 19, 2012 at 07:26 PM
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p.4 #8 · The 24-70 L II Image Thread


Finally, some good shots. But they are a tad over processed to make any determinations about this lens.

Bokeh doesn't look very pleasing, but that could be because these were over processed too much or cropped down a lot. Do you have any shots straight from the camera to show.



Sep 19, 2012 at 09:57 PM
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p.4 #9 · The 24-70 L II Image Thread


Forced my daughter to sit for some test shots for me. I'm quite impressed with the new lens, though the old one was no slouch either.

1D X, ISO 400, f/2.8 at both 24mm and 70mm, handheld. Full frame images and then 100% crops. LR 4.1, default settings of +5 clarity/sat/vibrance, sharpening 50/0.8/30/0. No lens corrections.

70mm







crop







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Sep 20, 2012 at 12:13 AM
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p.4 #10 · The 24-70 L II Image Thread


They look awesome.


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p.4 #11 · The 24-70 L II Image Thread


Wow, those are the best examples yet! Very awesome! Any aux. lighting or just natural?


Sep 20, 2012 at 01:12 AM
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p.4 #12 · The 24-70 L II Image Thread


Just indirect ambient window light.


Sep 20, 2012 at 02:12 AM
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p.4 #13 · The 24-70 L II Image Thread


stanj wrote:
Yes it's certainly a worthwhile replacement for the mk1. Now we just need one of the same quality in 16-35 ish range, and of course as a 50 prime


Awesome Shuttle pics. Shame they're being mothballed.



Sep 20, 2012 at 02:53 AM
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p.4 #14 · The 24-70 L II Image Thread


Thanks so much Sheldon and John! Great shots!

I have a couple of requests for anyone with the lens.

Please can someone share a picture of the starburst, a night scene with point sources will do.

Also would like to see the bokeh at MFD, with things at varying distances in the scene. E.g. flower with grass or branches something.

Thanks.



Sep 20, 2012 at 06:22 AM
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p.4 #15 · The 24-70 L II Image Thread


What is with you guys!?!

Sheldon N wrote:
Forced my daughter to sit for some test shots for me.




Sep 20, 2012 at 06:25 AM
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p.4 #16 · The 24-70 L II Image Thread


Sorry for the over processing and I did go just a bit overboard with the vibrance setting hahahahah

I got these yesterday too but they were moving around in the wind a little bit. Bokeh looks pretty nice on this one. Uncropped




  Canon EOS-1D X    EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens    67mm    f/2.8    1/2500s    50 ISO    0.0 EV  




Sep 20, 2012 at 03:37 PM
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p.4 #17 · The 24-70 L II Image Thread


Impressive images so far. Did everyone get their pre-ordered 24-70 II lenses already. I'm still waiting for mine from the dealer in Palo Alto. Getting a bit impatient.


Sep 20, 2012 at 04:39 PM
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p.4 #18 · The 24-70 L II Image Thread


voltaire wrote:
Impressive images so far. Did everyone get their pre-ordered 24-70 II lenses already. I'm still waiting for mine from the dealer in Palo Alto. Getting a bit impatient.


nope

It seems only a few copies went out to select stores the other week and that has been it. AFAIK no new shipments came in anywhere for it this week.

It wouldn't matter so much only summer is rapidly ending and then before you know it fall foliage will be over too. If it doesn't come in soon I will just cancel and wait for a bigger price break next summer since it will have arrived too late for all the main stuff I want to do with it now.



Sep 20, 2012 at 08:33 PM
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p.4 #19 · The 24-70 L II Image Thread


Here's the starburst at f/22 and 24mm, full frame image. Definite improvement over the vI 24-70 IMHO.







Here's a recent f/22 starburst shot from the vI lens for comparison. Ignore the size difference, since that's more about the exposure setting than the lens. It's more about the number of points and how clean they look.








Sep 20, 2012 at 08:44 PM
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p.4 #20 · The 24-70 L II Image Thread


PC Nation marked mine as shipped! I will have it tomorrow, can't wait... As long as I don't miss Fedex delivery... Gah.


Sep 20, 2012 at 08:57 PM
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