Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
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Great Lens, But value wise it's not there.
22 January 2014
Summary: I'm going to compare this along with the other lens I have. Comparison to my 24-105L. I find the value of 24-105L to be much better. Sharpness is not noticeable unless you pixel peep, the 24-105L is lighter, has IS, and you get more tele, which is a great plus if you only had one lens.
Excerpt: This lens produces very high quality images, focuses fast, and is an extremely versatile range. The problem I have with this lens is that it is not an internal zoom. The front element extends similar to a kit lens.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Sharp, Versatile
Excerpt: I personally had a problem with this lens. This is an expensive lens so one would expect this would function perfectly for some years. However after approx 2,5 years of low to moderate use, the lens started to jump-focus and most of the time it could not focus properly.
Excerpt: DON'T buy this lens unless you REALLY need it… BTW, very few people will actually NEED this lens. Despite the fact that it resides in the "general purpose photography" zoom range, it is nowhere near as usable as a general purpose lens needs to be - especially for $[$].
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus
Cons: No Image Stabilization, Poor in Low Light, Price
Excerpt: The image quality is great only when you get a good version. I had a bad luck on this lens, changed 2 times before I got a good one. The first lens gave me err01 error but the iq is great; the second one has soft focus even at center, worse than my old 24-105f4; the 3rd one has great iq and so far...
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: Its not bad for on the move and needing to go wide or up to 70. After using it. I think I would rather have 35 1.4 and the 50 1.2. I already on the 70-200 so this makes more since to me. My opinion
Excerpt: The lens is smaller and lighter, so that is a plus. The bokeh, sharpness and image quality seems to be very close to the original version of this lens. The lens hood design is very poor, has a release button that takes some getting used to.
Excerpt: After receiving the new lens, I immediately tested out the shapness and focus, which are something I always pay attention the most. There is nothing wrong with the focus, and the lens is fast. The shapness is "good", but not as good as I expected especially I have paid over $2k for the lens.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction