Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
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Good but has some problems
10 March 2013
Summary: I advise to test lens on your camera before you buy it. My lens has back-focus and non-uniform falling of sharpness on 24 mm. It has upset me. Quality on 24mm is worse than on the 50-70mm. This lens very heavy.Certainly, it is better to have some lens - wide angle, for portraits and for macroshooting, but it costs more expensively.
Summary: This is a great prime lens for a camera that accepts FD mount lenses. 24mm works great for indoor and group photos as well as fun handheld self ports. ƒ2.8 is fast enough to take decent shots in lower light.
Summary: I sold my 24-105 after 1.5 years and finally got this one. I have to say I should have gotten this one a long time ago: Pro: 1) The background blur is sooo much better compared to 24-105mm 2) I can still shoot clear photos by hand at 1/30s (70mm) It takes some effort though 3) The color is just great. I have used all the primes from 24L II to 135L and I have to say that this zoom lens does not seem to be inferior color wise.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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?? (---in short ; IF you find a good sample you are in heaven;--) Canon please make a zoomquality like the 70-200 f 4 IS next time when you market the mk 2 version !
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
Summary: In deciding to invest in a Canon 50D, it seemed sensible to spend the money on a really good lens. This lens is superb. It's widest f-stop is 2.8 allowing great portraits. It also does well on landscapes at a higher f-stop. Given the price, however, it makes the 50D body the accessory. But if you can afford it, I highly recommend it over a lower priced alternative.
Summary: This lens replaces my EF 35mm f/2.0 as my primary lens. The USM auto-focus is quite fast and, in conjunction with the f/2.8 aperture, allows for excellent shots in low light. The only downside is the weight. This lens is a bit hefty at 3.2 pounds, but you get used to it overtime. Given the weight, a neck strap is a bad idea.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Summary: I have used this lens to shoot wildlife, macro, portraits, model portfolio work. Fast, quiet focus, and consistently tack sharp images. Great reliable color transfer. I don't think I've taken this lens off my camera since I got it. Except to put it on my other camera body to use. The lens is built like a tank. Very nice construction. Make no mistake though, with that tank-like build, it is a heavy lens.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction