Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
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my default mounted lens for almost a decade
5 May 2013
Summary: this is an amazing lens, and what 90% of my photos come from I have the original and the II version of this, and besides being newer and the helpful focus-lock button, there isn't much difference between them - other than the bizarre $1000 price difference the II version is slightly smaller, which...
Conclusion: Since I traded the 24-105L for this lens, it's by far my most used lens. Sharp, fast, flexible, 24mm is great on FF. It's big and heavy, but that doesn't bother me at all (I shoot with a 1DM3 + 70-200 f2.8L IS for 16 hour days).
Summary: Received this lens a few weeks ago and it's been on my 7D ever since. Yes, it's a lot of $ it's worth it! Very pleased with it, beautiful images, very sharp. Just as sharp as my 50mm 1.4 (which has been my go-to lens for a while). Very fast focus too.
Pros: Excellent build quality, Weather sealing, Fast, It's an L!
Conclusion: I originally had the Sigma EX 24-70mm f/2.8 lens and found the image quality great for the price paid, however it did struggle with autofocus. I paid 3x as much for the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L, and yes the autofocus was much faster, and while the image quality wasn't that much better than the Sigmas,...
Pros: Contrast, flare, accurate AF, sharp at f/2.8, solid build
Pros: The build quality is superb, and the image quality is fantastic! I use this lens as my walk-around lens on my 5D mkII, and although it only zooms to 70mm, the fact that it opens up to 2.8 more than makes up for any range shortcomings
Cons: heavy! This is not a light lens by any means, but like anything else in life, you get what you pay for!
Conclusion: A real workhorse lens which won't let you down but also won't thrill the pixel-peepers. Would really benefit from IS. Range not really suited to 1.6 crop cameras IMO and performs better on FF/APS-H rather than the latest high pixel density smaller sensors.
Pros: Fast aperture, great colour and contrast, good bokeh for a zoom, built like a tank, useful range on FF and 1.3 crop.
Cons: Sharpness at f2.8 not up to the standards of Canons latest lenses, heavy, no IS. Must be due for a make-over soon.
Conclusion: I've had this lens for around 5 years now. It has been my workhorse lens for events including weddings. I really enjoy shooting with this lens cause it has an extremely high keeper rate. I used to have both the 24-105L and this lens.
Pros: Sharp, Great color rendition, perfect zoom range for a full frame, and expensive.
Cons: Heavy and bulky (but, the sharpness of this lens is like a prime. So, it's just like carrying around 3-4 primes in one lens.)
Conclusion: I got this lens the same day I picked up my 5D Mark II. Coming from a 40D and 7D that I'd used with the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS, I felt f/2.8 was pretty important to my style of shooting. Shot it for several months on my 5D Mark II and loved it.