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Archive 2012 · 24-70mm II deal breaker
  
 
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · 24-70mm II deal breaker


The plastic filter thread. For a lens that costs $2300 and has an L on it, the filter thread must be made of metal. Kudos to Ken Rockwell for pointing this out.


Sep 22, 2012 at 02:01 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · 24-70mm II deal breaker





Sep 22, 2012 at 02:20 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · 24-70mm II deal breaker


Seriously? The distortion may be a dealbreaker for some, but a filter thread is not.

EBH



Sep 22, 2012 at 02:38 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · 24-70mm II deal breaker


It's OK, guys, he's from Portland.


Sep 22, 2012 at 02:39 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · 24-70mm II deal breaker


Your loss, I guess. The Mk II is a phenomenal lens.

There is a practical reason why Canon made this change. Plastic does not gall to metal filter rings, unlike metal filter rings. How many people have experienced stuck filters?




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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · 24-70mm II deal breaker


I far prefer metal threads on lens for the long run. Almost all the lenses I have had problems with have the plastic rings.

EBH



Sep 22, 2012 at 03:27 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · 24-70mm II deal breaker


I prefer metal thread too, but I don't have any problem with the plastic thread in my 100L.

Still, $2,300 is kinda too much. If it had IS, maybe I would have been an early adopter. Since it doesn't, I'll wait until I can find one for around $1,700 or so.



Sep 22, 2012 at 03:39 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · 24-70mm II deal breaker


I could probably live with the plastic threads, but I will never purchase this lens for anything close to $2300 no matter how good it is, and I shoot for a living.


Sep 22, 2012 at 04:44 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · 24-70mm II deal breaker


I've had problems with both plastic and metal threads before. I prefer metal.

I'll be looking to buy this lens once the price drops to below $2k. I think that might be a while.



Sep 22, 2012 at 04:52 PM





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