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| p.3 #2 · 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.
I agree Gunzorro! I sold my 7D and my zooms to fund the 24-70 ii and the 70-200 ii. I dropped a little cash, but not much. Paired with my 5D3 and a couple of primes I'm pretty well set for a while. While these lenses are a huge cash outlay they are going to retain +/- 80% of their value. The 24-70 is $2,200 new. I have not seen one for less than $2K used. Whether you're an amateur or a pro, I can't think of many instances where you get this type of return on equipment.