D1N0: cons: No K-mount
Did you mean to say:
Con: no EOS mount on Pentax bodies.
FreedomLover: Apparently an IS version is expected for later this year.
I doubt Canon would be that dumb to immediately pss off 50% of their loyal followers.
tgelston: I love mine but wonder if the 24-70 f/4 had been out. . if that would have satisfied me. My partner that I shoot weddings with says no, we need that extra stop but in my tests the 24-70 f/4 is right there hanging with it - I have a little video review up of the three 24 lenses https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzR_CjFs8g8
If you keep buying gear and selling gear, you'll just keep losing the money and the gear. Just buy something alright and shoot with it.
Greg VdB: "The Tamron looks like a very worthy competitor, offering impressive image quality, image stabilisation and weathersealing all in one package, and we aim to assess it fully in the near future. But quite simply the Canon offers such exceptionally good optics that, if you're after the very best, there's simply no other choice."
No doubt the Canon is a great lens, but untill you have fully tested the Tamron (or refer to external comparisons), that last sentence is incorrect and sounds a bit like fanboyism...
I think the statement was pretty conclusive.
Benarm: Why is it more sharper on full frame than APS-C? Shouldn't it be the other way around since crop uses just the sweet center portion?
What sweet spot? My 24-70II is AMAZING left, right and center lol
Scorpius1: I bet canon is preparing for a high res body,this lens in combination with the 70-200mk2 would work like a charm on a 40MP body,I used the 24-70mk2 for about 2 weeks on a 1DX,lighter and faster AF than mk1 with few CA's and nice that the street price is coming down now,I prefer the new filter size too.IS is rumoured to be on the way which will appeal to wedding and journalist snappers..
They all quit photography as a profession because there are endless trolls on DPR.
Dan4321: No people?
Please, could you post some photos of actual people taken with this lens in the samples?
Statues don't count, I want to see how the lens handles delicate skin tones, eyes, lashes, etc. Close-up portraits, full-body shots, groups shots, environmental, studio, etc. It's important for a lot of us but it seems like a lot of the time, review samples posted by you guys have only a few people shots -- or none at all. Please don't neglect people photographers.
TBH, if you are concerned about skin tones, go buy a fuji :D
Roland Schulz: Hmm, maybe I'm wrong, but why is this all blue in the review?? This lens is soft like a pillow, see in the river shoots at f8! Somewhat sharp in the center but completly butter off center.By the way I'm a Nikon user, not that happy with the extreme corners of the 24-70 2.8G, but what I see here is nothing I would accept.
BTW2: The review from IR is not that all positive, nor the diagram is.
I don't really care what you jokers who don't own this lens say. I have one. I shoot with it. It is f*ing amazing :D
blemont denis: For the price Canon 24x70 you can get a Olympus omD his grip with pana 20mm and 45mm Olympus!Canon really exaggerating too much on the price of new optics, it discourages noprofessional ...
Holy sh!!!! Did you know you could buy like 200 webcams for the price of Canon's 24-70II? Talk about value for money!!! :O
marike6: Why not just have a product image in black? I know there's a trend for fun colored bodies in this segment, but I would be nice to see better product shots, particularly in classic black.
D5200 Sample Images from Nikon France on Flickr do look impressive.
"You mean people actually buy a midrange DSLR and shoot JPEG only? Wow, I guess you learn something new everyday."
A D5### whatever is not a midrange DSLR lol...
tttulio: Very expensive. I suppose they think by an exorbitant price they will appear to be more "PRO". just like the fake pentaprism bump on the GH2/gh3You can have an AMAZING lens for $20 like the Vivitar 28-200mm:http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/80/hidden-gems-among-lenses/p1 Ok, it's not f2.8, but it is not $1000 and the quality is amazing.
2.8 zooms ARE pro?
Gesture: Makes sense to have something physically more robust than SD with the interface gains. Better if XQD to CF adapters could be made. Will every new photo product have an X in the name-I guess it's mandatory-unless it has a 1.
Peiasdf: Two marks against it.1. A bevel for no reason that adds unnecessary weight (however small)2. Small Li-ion battery for the off chance that someone would need AA battery because he didn't carry a spare. A large 1000~1200 shot battery makes more sense than a small battery + a dozen AA (if you carried the adapter)
Otherwise a fine camera from a company that have quirks to work out.
I am sure you can squeeze alot more shots per charge out of it if you stop being so insecure about your own exposure...
MaikeruN: Dear posters below,
It doesn't matter what you say, about the price, the design, the principles, values, practicality, etc. This camera will sell. People are going to buy it. People will love it. They won't have enough of it. Leica is still going to be around, possibly a lot longer than you. And you know what? They're gonna make more limited edition products just like this.
I don't own a Leica, maybe I never will, but as a fellow photographer, I think it's pretty cool to spice some stuff up a bit sometimes. If you don't get at all excited over anything camera related (and it applies to all the other product announcements) then maybe photography ain't for you. Unless you're just a boring purist photographer, in which case you should just buy yourself an SD1 and not bother posting anything at all.
Please stop crying.
Thanks guys, you all just reflected a brilliant example of my point.
Peter Bendheim: Lots of derogatory remarks here - by people trying to be too clever. Yes it's really expensive, and no I will never own one. But I can look it the same way as I look at a Supercar or the finest handmade Swiss watch - as the pinnacle of design and craftsmanship - not made by underpaid people in a Chinese or Phillipines sweatshop, but by people who get paid for their skill and go home to their families at night with money in their pockets. That's why craftsmanship costs more, because labour costs more. And sure there is the Veblen factor, which adds to the price. There is an irony here in that in days gone by, when watches were automatic and cameras had film, people bought things to last. Now all those here that criticsize the rich are probably the same people upgrading their DSLR's every year and spending their lives on forums saying they are going to jump ship cos there has been no new Dxxx or mark24 for 18 months. Just appreciate the craftsmanship and design! No need to be ugly!
Well said Peter.
Dear posters below,
maxnimo: Now why can't Canon do something like this? Take a 5D mk3 and cover it in nice Vermont yellow pine and sell it for $12,000.
"You can't cover 5D mkIII with anything and make it look elegant."
Because it already is?
vFunct: No built in rotation? Or do the Mamiya bodies handle well vertically?
Rotation is a very expensive luxury haha
waitformee: actually i really wonder who uses these...???
Maybe can consider gigapan for hi-resolution images...
D800 is 36mps and Leaf Credo 80 is 80mps... the jump is not really big but leaf lose a lot of agility.
Sensor size my friend, sensor size.
skyrunr: My biggest complaint with the 35/1.8 is the 1' minimum focus. Indoors with moving subjects I'm constantly just hitting this limit. I would have much preferred that they have a 72mm filter ring/diameter on it though. Does anyone else agree?
1' is very close already. Learn to move out of the way.