Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM
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Great lens with nice macro ability
Rob Douglas, Amazon
5 days ago
Summary: Great versatile lens. This lens is great if you need a mid range zoom with some macro capability. The macro feature on this lens is better than most zoom lens that purport to have a macro ability. It is not as good as a true macro, reaching only 0.7 magnification, but it is a nice feature to be able to have without switching to a true macro lens. The macro feature allows (and requires) you to get very close to your subject, within inches.
Summary: Now that the price has dropped, note there is ALSO a 250.00 rebate if purchased with FX body, this is a reasonable choice. Owned the 24-105 and the 24-70 f/4is does correct some of the older designs problems. Less distortion at wide angle, sharper in corners, and focuses closer. It is also marginally lighter and shorter, but not by much. The only drawback is that some may prefer the older lens because it zoom in to 105mm.
Excerpt: Great sharpness, superb IS, lightweight. Much more reasonably priced than the 2.8 version and higher quality than the Tamron. Distortion is well controlled. Macro mode is OK, but not something that is a big deal to me.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction