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Here's a quick test I did last night. It told a few things:
* Firstly, the 24-70 V2 was perfect focusing out of the box. I'll MA it, but I don't think it needs it - at least at 70mm.
* Secondly, the 24-70 V1 wasn't perfect focussing even after careful MA with FoCal a month ago - two shots in sequence gave the same result.
* Thirdly, the 24-70 V2 is pin sharp, even at f2.8, whereas the V1 lens clearly isn't, although I think the lack of sharpness on the V1 shot is a combination of focus and lack of sharpness.
It's a poor test really, but a "real" one. In the end, I use my kit in a real way (although I can't remember the last time I shot at 1/30th handheld!).
I'm pushed for time but I'll try to do some proper tests after christmas. However, it makes me much MUCH more confident to use the new lens in dark conditions, due to increased sharpness and increased focus accuracy.
For now, I'm delighted...