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I Have "Re-Discovered" My 24-70 EF L

 
JimAskew
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Nov 11, 2007 08:23 |  #1

Just thought I would state that I have re-discovered my 24-70MM EF L and I am delighted!

I pulled it out of the depths of my bag and put it on my 30D about a month ago to shoot a portriat session and it has remained there ever since. I have done two Halloween parties, two E-Sessions and a vacation trip with it in the past 30 days. Today I am using it to do Fall leaf photos all afternoon.

I have relegated my 17-55MM EF-S IS to the dRebel XT to be shared with my 10-22MM EF-S. Since I don't have another wedding for several months I plan to keep things this way until that event.

As many folks have stated here...the 24-70MM EF L is a fine, fine lens :D I am happy to have found mine again :D


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Nov 11, 2007 08:27 |  #2

Mine rarely leaves my 40D. Great lens, no doubt about it.




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Nov 11, 2007 08:41 |  #3

I know exactly what you mean, Jim. There was a time when it felt too bulky to carry around. Then I too rediscovered it and it is my everyday walk around lens, when I'm not using the 70-200 f2.8, that is.

When I do a wedding, the 24-70 is the mainstay for almost the entire time. I find it focuses better in low light than the 70-200 or almost any other lens I own.

That's why I'm quite intrigued by Nikon's new version which is considerably slimmed down. My guess is this is the next lens due for an update.

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Nov 11, 2007 08:41 |  #4

Yep. Could do for a trim and addition of IS. I'd probably get one.


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Nov 11, 2007 09:20 as a reply to cdifoto's post |  #5

"The Brick" stays on my 40D 99% of the time. Of course, part of that is because I don't have my 70-200 f2.8L IS . . .yet.:o


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Nov 11, 2007 09:32 |  #6

my 24-70 is my go to lens


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Nov 11, 2007 10:31 |  #7

I'd rather have a 24-105 f/2.8L IS, but wouldn't we all. I love my 24-70/70-200 combo!


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Nov 11, 2007 10:54 |  #8

Either would be good for me, as long as they keep it sharp 24-105/2.8 IS might be a giant of a lens though


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Nov 11, 2007 10:59 |  #9

I just recently got the 24-70 and love it...its on camera 90% of the time...


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Nov 11, 2007 11:02 |  #10

JimAskew wrote in post #4294686external link
Just thought I would state that I have re-discovered my 24-70MM EF L and I am delighted!

I pulled it out of the depths of my bag and put it on my 30D about a month ago to shoot a portriat session and it has remained there ever since. I have done two Halloween parties, two E-Sessions and a vacation trip with it in the past 30 days. Today I am using it to do Fall leaf photos all afternoon.

I have relegated my 17-55MM EF-S IS to the dRebel XT to be shared with my 10-22MM EF-S. Since I don't have another wedding for several months I plan to keep things this way until that event.

As many folks have stated here...the 24-70MM EF L is a fine, fine lens :D I am happy to have found mine again :D

welcome back Jim. there's no place like home :D!

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Nov 11, 2007 11:43 |  #11

Yeah the 24-70 is great. It's always on unless I am bored and feel like shooting something different.


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Nov 11, 2007 12:12 as a reply to MagentaJoe's post |  #12

I just got mine as well, and noticed that there is a little bit of play in the focus ring. Does anyone else have that as well? I am a little disappointed because I expected perfect built quality. My 17-40 has no play at all.

But yeah, nice lens overall. Not sure though if I'll keep it.

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Nov 11, 2007 12:16 |  #13

Artdime wrote in post #4295586external link
I just got mine as well, and noticed that there is a little bit of play in the focus ring. Does anyone else have that as well? I am a little disappointed because I expected perfect built quality. My 17-40 has no play at all.

But yeah, nice lens overall. Not sure though if I'll keep it.

Florian

Yeah I think that's normal for the lens, it wouldn't call it an imperfection though, just a trait.


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Nov 11, 2007 12:18 |  #14

Artdime wrote in post #4295586external link
I just got mine as well, and noticed that there is a little bit of play in the focus ring. Does anyone else have that as well?

Mine's got a little bit.


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Nov 11, 2007 12:27 as a reply to cdifoto's post |  #15

Thanks guys, makes me feel better that it seems to be normal with this lens.


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