Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
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Nice if you find sharp copy..
17 March 2011
Summary: Still have it with all of my Canon primes, still love it after 8 years of owning it.. I sold it ones and then bout it again, but had to buy it twice before I found sharp copy. Many people complain about those faulty copies outter..
Pros: Very nice lens if you find sharp copy. One of mine came not sharp, had to return it. Image quality and sharpness very nice!! Used to be my favorite lens before I went with primes.
Summary: Even with the limited focal length once you get this lens it makes you smile with each shot and it gets impossible to part with it as I have found out. I was pleasantly surprised to get a free Dolica lens case which is perfect for my 70-200mm.
Pros: ***Image quality - Only zoom lens that rivals the image quality of the 50mm 1.8F. Even when wide open the image quality is great with balanced saturation, contrast and a very pleasing bokeh. ***Fast lens - Hopefully I will not need to go to the 50mm 1.8F again, though the prime is superb it alway...
Cons: ***Limited Usage - This lens is very limited by the focal length and limits the use of this lens as a general purpose walk around lens. If you are into photography as a hobby and don't mind compromising the image quality a bit then go for the 24-105mm. But if you really care about image quality a...
Conclusion: This IS THE MAIN PJ GLASS to own if you are a serious photographer or photojournalist,no other photographic product has gotten so much attention and usefullness than this,so why ???in the whole wide world is there so much sample variation of this canon 24-70??
Pros: After 5 copies mine is a winner,and it sings to heaven at last !!good sharpness,perfect bokeh, a perfect glass if you only need one =this is THE ONE TO OWN !!
Cons: shame on you canon --baad quality control,the manual ring turns soft,the glass is soft,the price is far too high,and sharpness at f2,8 -f4 is soft(on bad samples) -its also have a too clumsy design
Stunning, but what kind of dirty tricks is Canon up to lately?
Mr. Mister, Amazon
11 January 2010
Summary: For years I had been using Canon's 24-105 L lens which I was always quite happy with (with the one exception of the vignetting at 24mm) but once I bought the 24-70 and compared the results the difference is actually quite evident.
Summary: First impression: I was expecting this lens to be heavy because of all the whining about how heavy it is. It's not heavy. It's not even close to heavy. What's heavy is this lens, with a 5d-II body, a battery grip, a 580-EX and a light sphere.
Summary: The lens can be found on my camera 80% of the time. As a wedding photographer the range is great for tight spaces where brides get ready and reception shots. The 2.8 aperture is great and where I keep it most of the time. Why a 4 instead of 5?
Summary: I agree with all the positive reviews of this lens. It's a great lens, give's that certain silky smooth bokeh that the 24-105 lacks and gives a nice bright viewfinder. It does have a couple of quirks though- -It's very heavy so be prepared for that.
Summary: I just received this lens. I am moving up from a Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens, which is the lens I bought with the body of my Xsi. This is my first DSLR, and got into it about 6 months ago with the birth of my first child.