Excerpt: I have to agree with an earlier post by Ron Mastel of Phoenix...while this is a very nice walk-around lens it is not in the same class as ANY of the other L-series glass with which I am familiar.
Summary: Optically this lens did not meet my expectation. For an L lens this is a disappointment however I still gave it 3 stars because it is useful if you want lightweight set up for shooting outdoor.
Excerpt: Don't understand the great reviews on this Canon 24-105L. I've had 2 of these lenses and they were both very soft around the edges to about 1/4 of the way into the frame. I've also talked to other professional photographers who confirm this. Not really useable for high-end landscape photography.
Summary: I dont see a $300 difference in image quality over my old 28-135 F4-5.6. I may be crazy but i think the macro was better on the 28-135mm too. If i could hit the undo button and get my old 28-135mm back, I would. I'm disappointed but hey, maybe its user error.
Excerpt: I bought this lens for my EOS 70D for mid rangeuse. It is good for flowers,people,and landscapeshots. Buying refurbished is a problem. I hadto buy 2 to get a good one. Thank Adorama forhaving 30 days to try it out. The final lens isjust like new and works fine.
Excerpt: I bought this lens for my EOS 70D for mid range use. It is good for flowers,people,and landscape shots. Buying refurbished is a problem. I had to buy 2 to get a good one. Thank Adorama for having 30 days to try it out. The final lens is just like new and works fine.
Excerpt: We bought the 5D Mark III with this lens for our production team and frankly it's a bit dissappointing. This lens is dedicated to be used strictly for video, so this is not a review of its still image quality. It has nice bokeh, but it's not as sharp as I'd like from a $[$] lens.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Cons: Not as sharp as expected, Not sharp enough, Too Soft For Video