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Old 04-06-2016   #1
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Finally broke down and bought my first 24-70 f2.8. The good news is the color, contrast, sharpness are amazing. The bad news (other than the price) is the size and weight. Guess I'll get used to the size. Any other users out there.

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The new Sony looks to be a great lens, the normal tele reach, and would like to see how it fairs for you. It does seem quite pricey and the size and weight are up there. A lot of mirrorless people (like I am) tend to discount it straight out of the gate because it tends to reverse the "I went mirrorless to save size and weight", but you have t get the light to that big sensor somehow. What do you have it bolted to, and is it fairly front heavy when in use?

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The new Sony looks to be a great lens, the normal tele reach, and would like to see how it fairs for you. It does seem quite pricey and the size and weight are up there. A lot of mirrorless people (like I am) tend to discount it straight out of the gate because it tends to reverse the "I went mirrorless to save size and weight", but you have t get the light to that big sensor somehow. What do you have it bolted to, and is it fairly front heavy when in use?

Again, let us know how you like it.
I have it on an A7R and it really does not seem clumsy. Of course I have no stabilization with this lens. My wife likes the A7R and she plans to use it with the 28-70 ket lens. Now that she is really getting into photography, we will probably end up with an A7Rii. It does sort of blow the whole smaller, lighter thing, but the image quality is superb.
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For my self I have to wait for a few weeks. My copy is at home and I'm traveling. It was delivered on the day I was on the airport.

All ready had some time to play with a preproduction model. And IQ etc. on par with the Canon 24-70 II. Downside is the size and weight. But when needing smaller I have the Zeiss primes and also the Fujifilm X T1.

For my self I going to use is quit often
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Too bad how [apparent] "market pressure" requires that
mid-range zooms include 24mm. I mean, 24mm is useful,
and on a f:4 zoom is no burden. But for a f:2.8 zoom, I'm
happy living with a 28mm wide end, to use a smaller lens.
Just like the 28-70:2.8 that I already have ....

28-70 Tokina 0296 E2 WM.jpg

Or I can be reeeally feather-light with 24mm limited to
f:4, and a maximum reach of 50MM

24-50 4674 E-1 Wm.jpg

Sorry the pix are not well scaled to each other, so let
me point out that the f:2.8 is on an A7II, with a 72mm
filter size, while the f:4 is on a Nex-6, 55mm with a
filter size [BTW it is a FF lens].

Show me amazing irrefutable proof of the miraculous
optical performance of the giant zoom, and give it to
me for free, and in real world use I'll just stick with my
current lenses. But, if I got it for free, and had a place
to store it, I'd keep the giant zoom on hand ... just in
case some un-real world application arises.
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So far, I am happy with the 24-70 G. Very handy lens and great optical performance. Yes it is heavy and expensive. But photo is my thing and I will spend a little and tote a little for outstanding performance. All 24-70 F2.8 lenses have been heavy and expensive for many years. This is no exception. If it meets your needs, get it. If not, forget it.
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Yep it is just a tool use the one that suites your needs. We do not need to convince each other what the best tool is. Just discover it your self. Every one is different and has they ere own view on photography.

For my self. I like the 24-70 GM. Going to use it quit often beside my other tools.
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It feels lighter and smaller than the Canon 24-105 f4L plus Metabones IV.
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It feels lighter and smaller than the
Canon 24-105 f4L plus Metabones IV.
I'm sticking with my old Canon 28-105
f/3.5-4.5, which is a fine example of
how the demand for a 24mm wide end
spoiled the whole compact midrange
concept.

That Canon lens doesn't see the use it
once saw, cuz I also have the Minolta
version of it, and I've grown so fond of
Sony's IBIS that I barely use the Canon
body. It was cheaper and more reliable
to adapt Minolta lenses than Canons to
my a7-II. No firmware headaches etc.
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Some examples of the 24-70 F2.8GM.


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