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
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: I'm going to put two sections, positive and negative and a description of both. Negatives will come first since everyone is always harping on how great it is-- I'm sure if your here you may want to know the bad things. Negatives: Weight: It is gigantic and weighs a lot.
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.
Conclusion: I got this lens almost new on FM traded on another one. Sent it same day to Canon for calibrations since some out of focus tests. After calibration it comeback better. Extremely bulky with no reason!!! This lens need re-design, Canon please make it as light and sharp as new 70-200mm F4 IS.
Pros: Usefull range, F2.8, weathersealed. Great L colors and contrast.
Cons: Extrimely heavy and large, moving front element. Need Canon calibration to become sharp.
Conclusion: Not all that impressed with this lens. I'd like to back up the users who have noticed issues with the 24-70's focus on subjects about 3 metres away. I have 3 5D bodies and one 1Ds MkIII and the 24-70 behaves EXACTLY the same on all of these cameras, I have tested it.
Pros: Usually sharp - read review. Feels excellent on camera.
Cons: Weirdest lens I have ever used when it comes to focus performance.