Excerpt: After years of torture with (4 copies) the first version of this lens, finally a winner! The copy of this lens that I received is super-sharp at all apertures. It is as sharp as my 70-200 2.8IS v2. I am, however, baffled as to why it is not an IS lens - especially considering the price.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I love the Canon 24-70mm, f/2.8! This lens is so multi purpose and as a wedding photographer, is an absolute must have for me. I shoot most of my weddings using a Canon 50mm, f/1.2 but having the 24-70 on hand is great for capturing shots that I can't get with my 50mm. I would recommend this lens to anyone!
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: Really struggled initially pulling the trigger on this expensive beauty but soooo glad I did. I was initially leaning towards buying a used version 1 but after reading tons of reviews I decided to go with this one. The sharpness and color contrast is simply amazing! No IS is no biggie for me, not a deal breaker. Has some weight to it but not overly heavy.
Excerpt: I've only used this lens for one photo session so far, but I think I'm going to love it! I've used prime lenses in the past, so having the zoom capability will take some getting used to, but I think I'll really like that flexibility. The images I've taken so far seem really crisp. I bought this primarly for studio work, but will use it for some outdoor sessions as well. Great lens!
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction