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Does anyone have this lens? noticed there are no sample photographs in the archives and I would love to see them as I am thinking of buying this lens - any comments welcome.

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Post #1, May 10, 2007 02:30:15


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I was considering this lens instead of my 35L. I shot a PM to a user named efroten, who I knew was a big fan. His gallery has a lot of excellent shots with this lens, he says it's his favorite:

http://www.pbase.com/e​froten/chicagoexternal link

I hope he doesn't mind me posting it. I'm still trying to convince myself there is a spot for this lens in my bag...

Post #2, May 10, 2007 09:23:17


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Moderators, I'm sorry for the double post.

24L and 1DsII on tripod. Cropped a wee bit.

f/16; 8 seconds; ISO 200.

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A couple of test photos - not spectacular by any stretch. Just took the lens for a walk at the local park today.

IMAGE: http://www.pbase.com/photosbytom/image/78567498/large.jpg


The only thing crooked in this shot is the photographer - excellent distortion characteristics:

IMAGE: http://www.pbase.com/photosbytom/image/78567496/large.jpg


Putzing around the house - 24 mm is really wide on a 5D, yet with f/1.4, you can get a rather shallow DOF:

IMAGE: http://www.pbase.com/photosbytom/image/78567493/large.jpg


and the 100% center crop:

IMAGE: http://www.pbase.com/photosbytom/image/78567874.jpg

Like I said, nothing spectacular. Just testing (and exploring the local parks).

PS - nice shot, Josh.

Post #4, May 10, 2007 19:45:59


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Thanks, Tom.

I notice some green fringing on your 100% crop. I guess that's to be expected at f/1.4! :) I can tell you that in the middle of the aperture range this lens is crystal.

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Tom W wrote in post #3186100external link
A couple of test photos - not spectacular by any stretch. Just took the lens for a walk at the local park today.

The only thing crooked in this shot is the photographer - excellent distortion characteristics:

Putzing around the house - 24 mm is really wide on a 5D, yet with f/1.4, you can get a rather shallow DOF:

and the 100% center crop:


Like I said, nothing spectacular. Just testing (and exploring the local parks).

PS - nice shot, Josh.

Good test shots, Tom.
The last 100% shot shows the resolving power of the lens, and as Josh has observed, there is a bit of a green fringe on the light border, hardly a surprise given the shot conditions.

Post #6, May 10, 2007 20:24:48


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AeroSmith wrote in post #3186155external link
Thanks, Tom.

I notice some green fringing on your 100% crop. I guess that's to be expected at f/1.4! :) I can tell you that in the middle of the aperture range this lens is crystal.

The green fringing appears to occur only on the out-of-focus background/foreground on my test images. That's common at extremely wide apertures, and I think in more normal situations, contributes to the smoothness of the bokeh (IMHO). The lights, BTW, are way overexposed since they weren't weighted heavily in metering by the camera.

It feels odd talking about bokeh with an ultrawide, but at f/1.4, it is a consideration.

Another silly test shot that I took last night while wandering through the house looking for things to shoot....

IMAGE: http://www.pbase.com/photosbytom/image/78567500/large.jpg


And the 100% crop (OK, actually, a 50% crop so that it would fit the 800 pixel limit). the plane of focus is right at the center of the clock, but even at f/1.4, there isn't a great deal of blur towards the close and far edges.:

IMAGE: http://www.pbase.com/photosbytom/image/78570304.jpg

I'm finding that I really like this lens. I had a "rough" copy of it a couple of years ago, but it was plagued with a very loose focus ring, physical damage where somebody had tried to disassemble the lens, and a great deal of CA towards the edges of the image. I think that old copy had been through some rough treatment. It took a little convincing to get me to buy another. And I'm glad that I did.

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Tom W wrote in post #3186397external link
Another silly test shot that I took last night while wandering through the house looking for things to shoot....

And the 100% crop (OK, actually, a 50% crop so that it would fit the 800 pixel limit). the plane of focus is right at the center of the clock, but even at f/1.4, there isn't a great deal of blur towards the close and far edges.:

This shot brings only one reaction: "My baby":cry:

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check out this link in Pbase it will give you random sample of photo's taken with 24mm f/1.4 L

http://www.pbase.com/c​ameras/canon/ef_24_14uexternal link

Post #9, May 10, 2007 21:30:26


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This won't help you evaluate the lens (unless you are looking for how it renders the color red) but here's one:

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Post #10, May 10, 2007 22:14:31 as a reply to garypasz's post 44 minutes earlier.


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AeroSmith wrote in post #3183804external link
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Nice. I like the way all of the planes interact here. Good detail too.

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This is a fascinating lens! One that I will surely add to my kit bag.

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Its a GREAT Lens.
Heres a few more images from it.
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=348289
And on page 2 theres shots with the 85 1.2, 35 1.4 and 24 1.4 wide open.

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Lord_Malone wrote in post #3720989external link
This is a fascinating lens! One that I will surely add to my kit bag.

You make sure to do that, Malone kid.
The lens is better than most people know....well, most people opine on lenses they have limited or no experience with.
I sold mine recently.;)
I see myself getting another one sometime soon.

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I have it and I love it! I have not had the chance to really work with it yet so no samples at this time, but if this thread is still here....

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