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Thanks for these wide open crop shots, Marco. It really helps illustrate the superior performance of the new Canon lens.
Regarding the hood: I found the same. The original Canon v. 1 hood and zooming mechanism is better at shielding the lens from flare. But like you guys, I found the new Canon lens is almost impervious to flare even with the inefficient new hood (it does block most stray light, and acts as a convenient lens protector). The old one is enormous and clunky, but does its job and helps the old v. 1 lens hang in there.
BTW -- I just sent my original 24-70 to Canon after comparing to the new lens. Mine was pretty close in quality at the center (and edges, at some FL), so I'm hopeful a small adjustment can be made to improve its IQ. Just trying to eke out another couple years. But the original took a pretty stunning defeat in overall IQ (using center point AF, switching between 5D2 and 1Ds3) to the new version.