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Archive 2012 · Official: 24-70mm f/4L IS and 35mm f/2 IS released!
  
 
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p.2 #1 · Official: 24-70mm f/4L IS and 35mm f/2 IS released!


Does the 24-70 officially replace the 24-105, or is the 24-105 remaining in the lineup?


Nov 06, 2012 at 07:10 AM
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p.2 #2 · Official: 24-70mm f/4L IS and 35mm f/2 IS released!


jeraldcook wrote:
I must be the only person who thinks the price for the 24-70 f/4 isn't out of line. After all, Canon currently lists the price of the 24-105 as $1149. The new lens is going to be:
- sharper (it has two UD lenses)
- less distortion
- better IS
- and .7x magnification. It's darn near a macro lens.

Once the hype fades a bit, the price will settle down to $1200 or so.


Even after recent Canon prices, I was not really expecting $1500. But, when I think about, you are probably right. Before 5D II/III kit deals this year, 24-105 was regularly over $1000. As a kit lens, 24-70L/f4 will probably follow the same trend.



Nov 06, 2012 at 07:25 AM
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p.2 #3 · Official: 24-70mm f/4L IS and 35mm f/2 IS released!


jeraldcook wrote:
I must be the only person who thinks the price for the 24-70 f/4 isn't out of line. After all, Canon currently lists the price of the 24-105 as $1149. The new lens is going to be:
- sharper (it has two UD lenses)
- less distortion
- better IS
- and .7x magnification. It's darn near a macro lens.

Once the hype fades a bit, the price will settle down to $1200 or so.


No, you are not the only one. If IQ at 4.0 hits the level of the 2.8 non IS, I think this price is in a range that is acceptable. "Market" will press it anyway. And I myself would prefere to add 200-300$ and purchase it instead of a 24-105.
IQ is what counts. I would like to see samples, now.




Nov 06, 2012 at 08:26 AM
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p.2 #4 · Official: 24-70mm f/4L IS and 35mm f/2 IS released!


jeraldcook wrote:
The new lens is going to be:
- sharper (it has two UD lenses)
- less distortion
- better IS
- and .7x magnification. It's darn near a macro lens.


According to the MTFs on Canon's web site, sharpness will be excellent - even wide open.
We can only hope, though, that distortion will be well-controlled.

The 24-105L has a quite pronounced barrel distortion at the wide end.
And even the new 24-70/2.8L II has a somewhat high distortion for such an expensive lens.

Hopefully that the new 24-70/4L will be closer to the 24-70/2.8L II than to the 24-105L.


Edited on Nov 06, 2012 at 08:30 AM · View previous versions



Nov 06, 2012 at 08:28 AM
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p.2 #5 · Official: 24-70mm f/4L IS and 35mm f/2 IS released!


At least Canon rumors was not that wrong one week ago.


Nov 06, 2012 at 08:30 AM
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Ralph Conway wrote:
At least Canon rumors was not that wrong one week ago.


When they have been reading it at a few other web-sites first. They are never among the first.



Nov 06, 2012 at 08:34 AM
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I would have liked a 67 mm filter for the 24-70 like the 70-200/4. Other than that if it has less distortion then the 24-105 and is sharper I am interested.


Nov 06, 2012 at 08:34 AM
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Ralph Conway wrote:
No, you are not the only one. If IQ at 4.0 hits the level of the 2.8 non IS, I think this price is in a range that is acceptable. "Market" will press it anyway. And I myself would prefere to add 200-300$ and purchase it instead of a 24-105.
IQ is what counts. I would like to see samples, now.



+1



Nov 06, 2012 at 08:35 AM
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Lars Johnsson wrote:
When they have been reading it at a few other web-sites first. They are never among the first.


:-) - it is still a rumor page. But I follow them and Northlight from time to time. I do not spend more time to collect thousends of rumored info spread over the net.

That comment was more mentioned to another thread, that was closed a couple of days ago.

R.



Nov 06, 2012 at 08:42 AM
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p.2 #10 · Official: 24-70mm f/4L IS and 35mm f/2 IS released!


Ralph Conway wrote:
No, you are not the only one. If IQ at 4.0 hits the level of the 2.8 non IS, I think this price is in a range that is acceptable.



I certainly don't see as acceptable whatsoever. I find Canon's pricing over the last few years simply appalling.




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p.2 #11 · Official: 24-70mm f/4L IS and 35mm f/2 IS released!


I was quite interested in the new 24-70 until I saw the price. I see it as the real FF answer to the EFs 17-55 . If its as good or better than that lens then they will have a winner .

If they shift this new lens as the kit lens with the 6D (and maybe the 5D3) then it could be quite good value on the used market .



Nov 06, 2012 at 09:19 AM
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The latest introductions Canon made make other systems, like Sony's look small. Canon does offer a system that gives the enthusiast photographer and professional the ability to cherrypick and build a personal system setup like no other imaging company. They offer zoomlens ranges, primes, with and without IS, special feature lenses (Tilt and Shift, Softfocus, macro head lenses, etc.) like no other company. Their price policy makes it clear that they want us to know that you are buying the best quality. Building a coherent and adequate photographic system has become a puzzle like choosing a cellphone and the right subscription As we all know, that is no EOSfun.

Anyway, this is without a doubt the philosophy behind Canon latest introductions. I guess we are going to see some more unexpected, and to my taste underwhelming, news the next year. I am not sure if Canon is on the right track though. The market is moving rapidly away from the traditional D-SLR and Canon should bring more convincing products with an innovative character.



Nov 06, 2012 at 09:28 AM
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Crazy pricing. Unless these drop considerably on the street I just can't see the point.

But then I've just ordered a 5DIII because I've found one under 2k new which was all I was ever going to pay.

Canon are a very successful company so they know more than me but their pricing structure seems bonkers in this climate.



Nov 06, 2012 at 09:35 AM
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p.2 #14 · Official: 24-70mm f/4L IS and 35mm f/2 IS released!


eosfun wrote:
The latest introductions Canon made make other systems, like Sony's look small. Canon does offer a system that gives the enthusiast photographer and professional the ability to cherrypick and build a personal system setup like no other imaging company. They offer zoomlens ranges, primes, with and without IS, special feature lenses (Tilt and Shift, Softfocus, macro head lenses, etc.) like no other company. Their price policy makes it clear that they want us to know that you are buying the best quality. Building a coherent and adequate photographic system has become a puzzle like choosing a cellphone and the right
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With all respect, it's not often that I'm presented with this much BS wrapped so nicely......



Nov 06, 2012 at 09:48 AM
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p.2 #15 · Official: 24-70mm f/4L IS and 35mm f/2 IS released!


Don't shoot the messenger Have EOSfun


Nov 06, 2012 at 09:50 AM
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p.2 #16 · Official: 24-70mm f/4L IS and 35mm f/2 IS released!


I notice the new 24-70 f/4L IS has 2 super UD glass elements to one on the 24-70 f/2.8L II. They both have 2 UD and 2 Aspherical.

I was considering the f/2.8 but I think I will wait to see if the f/4 will improve on the 24-105 @ 24mm and the f/2.8 @ f/5.6-8. I can remember when the 70-200 f/4L IS came out and it kicked the 70-200 f/2.8L IS from f/4 up.

Jim

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Nov 06, 2012 at 09:54 AM
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p.2 #17 · Official: 24-70mm f/4L IS and 35mm f/2 IS released!


Ralph Conway wrote:
No, you are not the only one. If IQ at 4.0 hits the level of the 2.8 non IS, I think this price is in a range that is acceptable. "Market" will press it anyway. And I myself would prefere to add 200-300$ and purchase it instead of a 24-105.
IQ is what counts. I would like to see samples, now.



+1

I never understand the immediate issues with pricing. I have an issue with poor value, which is different to expensive. If its an exceptional lens, like the 24-70II seems to be, the price wouldn't seem unreasonable. Canon have cheap lenses too.

I suspect it's launched partly as a studio lens (usually f8-f11) which can cope with high MP. The 24-105 is a great lens, but I don't think it'd take "46mp".



Nov 06, 2012 at 09:54 AM
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p.2 #18 · Official: 24-70mm f/4L IS and 35mm f/2 IS released!


eosfun wrote:
Don't shoot the messenger Have EOSfun

Can I hang the messenger ?))

Kidding aside, I am actually having EOSfun



Nov 06, 2012 at 09:55 AM
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The 24-105 is a great lens, but I don't think it'd take "46mp"

That's why so many don't get why Canon sold us the 1Dx being the replacement for both the 1D IV and 1Ds mk III. This bullshit has lasted long enough now. We want a better high megapixel camera first. We have more than enough good lenses already that take high mp resolution. After a high res model introduction everyone would have been happy to see a better 24-70/4.0L IS zoom that fits a high res model better than a 24-105L. Now this lens is swimming with no clear aim. Even if we assume this lens is a great performer, it better should be at this price, the most interesting aspect of this lens seems to be it's size. For everything else I would take the 24-70/2.8L anytime. Sure IS is what I wanted in the 2.8mk II version as well. But if I have to choose between 2.8 and 4.0 I choose 2.8. More light to the sensor, more creative possibilties with DOF and bokeh, higher shutter speeds, or lower ISO settings. I made that choice for the 70-200 zoom that I have in 2.8 and not 4.0. For the same reason I have the fastest primes as well. I know, this is not for everyone and as a general hiking setup or street photography kit the 4.0 lenses are a much better combo, but if size matters, there are already much more attractive alternatives, like an m4/3 or NEX setup. Canon is definitely missing some important buying decision factors here. The move from many photographers to those platforms does have good reasons. And Canon's latest introductions made it clear they don't get it yet that a lot of customers want other kinds of EOSfun than what they presented us lately.



Nov 06, 2012 at 10:11 AM
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eosfun wrote:
That's why so many don't get why Canon sold us the 1Dx being the replacement for both the 1D IV and 1Ds mk III. This bullshit has lasted long enough now. We want a better high megapixel camera first. We have more than enough good lenses already that take high mp resolution. After a high res model introduction everyone would have been happy to see a better 24-70/4.0L IS zoom that fits a high res model better than a 24-105L. Now this lens is swimming with no clear aim. Even if we assume this lens is a great performer, it
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+1



Nov 06, 2012 at 10:36 AM
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