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| p.2 #5 · Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II: A Peerless Performer |
I was able to borrow a copy from CPS. The lens is, hands-down, the best zoom lens IQ I've ever seen. Definitely rivals primes in that aperture range.
As everyone says, price is the only downside, but considering the lenses it replaces that can be sold to partially pay for the new lens, it's not such a catastrophe for an established photographer, pro or amateur.
Jim -- That is a gorgeous set-up there with the 1DX. I don't know how anyone looking at that combo can say Canon isn't competitive or innovative. You've got a near-perfect all-around camera/lens. It would cover 80% of all my shooting.
Thanks Jim. I think you're right. The 24-70/2.8L II and 70-200/2.8L IS II make a dynamite pair. Throw in the two TS-E lenses, 18 ZE, 300/2.8L IS, and 500/4L IS, and you've (I've) got it made. I should sell of a ton of other stuff, but...
P.S. My Contax Zeiss 28/2.8 and 35-70/3.4 are slightly sharper in the corners at f/5.6 and f/8 than the 24-70/2.8L II. Enough difference that I'm keeping them for dedicated landscape photography, but the difference is surprisingly small, even without considering that it's a zoom.