New 24-70mm II has some AMAZING MTF charts!

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New 24-70mm II has some AMAZING MTF charts!

Whoa did anyone look at the MTF for this new 24-70 II! Whoaaaa!

It has better charts than the new 24 2.8 IS prime does (of course with the new prime costing $850 and canon cheaping out and not using UD in it that is a bit of a shame on Canon's part for the prime....)!

AND

It destroys the old 24-70's MTF charts!

AND

It even handily beats the 24 1.4 II's MTF charts (at f/8 where they can be compared)!!

Wow at 24mm this new 24-70 simply DESTROYS the old 24-70 if the MTF charts are to be believed. It just kills it at f/2.8 AND at f/8! And at 70mm it utterly annihilates the old 24-70 at f/2.8! Just Destroy All Monsters it! And beats it at f/8 as well.

More shocking, according to the charts it also beats the new 24mm 2.8 IS at f/2.8 and f/8 (makes one only wonder what insane level of performance the new 24 prime would've had had they just stuck in a UD element or two and not been so cheap) and the 24 1.4 II at f/8 (and maybe even f/2.8 for all we know)!

Assuming things work out as the charts imply, of course, and who knows about bokeh or CA, etc.

Of course these are just Canon computer simulated charts for an ideal copy so who knows but they hint at potentially otherwordly quality. (but many it makes you think if they put this effort into some f/2.8 wide primes the quality we could have and for less than the pricey f/1.4-1.8 versions).

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