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Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM, reviewed by Azathoth

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Overall Rating9.5
Overall Image Quality9.5
Value for Money8
Bokeh8
Sharpness9.5
Contrast9.5
Focusing10
Must Have8
Suitability to Intended Use8.5
Got What I Expected8.5
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Azathoth
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Post has been last edited 14 days ago by Azathoth. 10 edits done in total.
Aug 09, 2015 17:20 |  #1

Pros:
- Very sharp (even wide open);
- Very low chromatic aberration;
- Good contrast and color rendering;
- Very fast focus speed;
- Good built quality;
- Very handy IS for shooting static subjects in low light;
- Ready to go macro mode;

Cons:
- Only goes up to f4;
- High distortion at 24 mm (using a full frame body);
- macro mode: very low minimum focusing distance, can't light your subject properly and there is also the danger of damaging the (very large) front element, you can't use your hood if you shoot macro;
- Zoom ring is not very smooth.

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Macro mode:

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AnnieMacD
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Aug 11, 2015 11:46 |  #2

I agree 100% with your assessment. Another point in the Pros list for me is the weight - it's very light and, in my case, great for carrying around on a 6D.


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Andy ­ R
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Aug 16, 2015 17:31 as a reply to AnnieMacD's post |  #3

100% agree, I justified the extra cost over the 24-105 based on size and weight alone!


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Rok 14mm ~ 24 STM ~ 24-70L f4 IS ~ 50 f1.8 STM ~ 70-200 f4 IS ~ 1.4xii & 2xii

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Dec 30, 2016 16:04 |  #4

More samples:

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