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: I purchased this lens because it's highly recommended by photographers. Perhaps I don't have a sharp copy, but this lens hasn't done its reviews justice. I tried it a number of times and was always disappointed. I also have a 100mm prime lens and this lens doesn't even come close to the 100 in sharpness. I wouldn't purchase this lens again.
Does the image quality reflect its good reputation?
Gil De Sousa, LensTests-com, Amazon
9 May 2012
Summary: Please don't take the Amazon star rating too serious - every lens has its pros and cons that I wouldn't want to squeeze into a single one-dimensional figure... A quick note about me: I have been into SLR cameras and lenses for more than 20 years - as a hobby in the beginning and professionally later. Maybe because of my technical background I started testing my own lenses quite a while ago.
Stunning, but what kind of dirty tricks is Canon up to lately?
Mr. Mister, Amazon
6 May 2012
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. Sharpness and bokeh are both beyond stellar here and the 24-105 is not getting much use anymore. Who really needs image stabilization anyway when low-light photography has improved so much over the past 5 years?
Summary: If you have the money this is the lens you should own. All L lenses are worth the investment and if you are serious about photography.If you own a canon body there are the L lenses and then there is everything else. I wish the zoom range could be a little wider on this one though. There is not another line of lenses than the L series that comes close to quality,durability,and fuctionality.Pictures are sharp.
Summary: I have been shooting with this lens for the past month, consistently. The lens is HEAVY on the 7D. This is my only complaint. The reach, the quality of the pictures, the overall build--basically everything you could want from a lens is there. All the other reviews hit it spot on. If however, you are not ready for the sheer weight of the equipment, it is not a fun experience. Your wrists, hands, arms and shoulders will be tested.
Summary: This is what the Canon USA website says about the price for this lens:- Standard Zoom Lens Item Code 8014A002 Estimated Retail Price $1,399.00 EF 24-70mm f2.8L USM 8503 This new lens does what many pros thought couldn't be done - replace the previous L-series 28-70 f2.8 lens with something even better. So where does Amazon come up with the $2,300 suggested price from ???????
Summary: I checked and rechecked Amazon hoping to see a good deal on this lens. The lowest that I ever saw in price was $1289.00... not a bad deal but not the deal I was looking for. I am a hobbyist so unless I could find a way to recoupe the cost quickly I would not buy the lens until the price was right. Well to no avail the price on this lens started to climb on Amazon. Currently price is $1469.00... way outside my range.