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New 24L II - just arrived !

 
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Apr 28, 2010 11:34 |  #1

I put my 35L up for sale and before I knew it it had sold I had received my paypal money and the lens was gone. The reason for this was to purchase a 24LII. I wanted the same qualities as the 35L with a little more width. There was only one other lens that could do this.

Everywhere I called was out of stock, except for one place and ironically they were also the cheapest. Maybe this was a sign.

I did get cold feet, due to the cost, but in the end after revisiting all the alternatives I realised there wasn't any. The 24L it was.

Today I received my new lens. I don't have a 77mmUV but luckily I had a 77 - 72 adapter.

I had a bad experience with my 35L, my first copy was soft and then I had to send the other to Canon twice. I was seriously hoping this wasn't going to be the case.

Having fired a few test shots, I have been totally amazed by the quality. It's so much sharper than the 35L wide open and there is almost no difference between f1.4 and f2 - super sharp. I ran a couple of focus test shots and it performed perfectly, too.

I am very happy with this lens, yes it's expensive but so far I think it's been worth it over the 35L. Plus its weather sealed, which gives it a nice solid feel when on the camera, my other lenses have a tiny bit of play.

Oh and I'm using it on a 40D (5/7D later in the year).

I'll get a few test shots shortly.


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Apr 28, 2010 11:57 |  #2

In fact I'll post them in the 24L example thread .


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Apr 28, 2010 12:14 |  #3

Congrats!


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Apr 28, 2010 13:42 |  #4

I'll trade you my 24-70 for it!

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Apr 28, 2010 13:46 |  #5

How much did you pay if you don't mind me asking.

I'm still deciding on the 24L II or 35L


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Apr 28, 2010 13:50 |  #6

Congrats! Post some pics when you can!


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Apr 28, 2010 13:54 |  #7

Great buy! It's my fav go to lens in my arsenal. Congratulations again.


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Apr 28, 2010 14:02 |  #8

I think Canon owes me some commission. :lol:

Glad you picked it up. It's a fantastic lens.


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Apr 28, 2010 14:05 |  #9

Sweet. That lens is definitely on my wish list.




  
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Apr 28, 2010 14:12 |  #10

Congrats, I recently purchased this lens and it blew me away.


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Apr 28, 2010 14:17 |  #11

Thanks for the advice Julian.

I paid £1329.

If you're on a crop camera I'd say 24mm is a better FL. Having had a chance to compare the 35 with the 24 I'd say the 24 is a better lens; Sharper (especially wide open) and very well built. I've only had it for a couple of hours but so far I'm so glad I made the change.


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Apr 28, 2010 20:00 as a reply to  @ Ross_Curtis's post |  #12

Congrats Ross! Like I said, you will be BLOWN AWAY by the combination! The 24Lii is without a doubt my favourite lens that I have had the privilege of using!

Happy shooting and I look forward to seeing your results with the glass!


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Apr 29, 2010 08:32 as a reply to  @ SimD's post |  #13

It's a little bit more than one year i own it ... I like it as a standard lens with my 50D.
But with a full frame, you will see what sharpness means.. this lens is terrific, you can use it days and nights with an enormous pleasure...
Somme peole says zeiss 21mm is better... but some famous 21mm owners, after testing a 24L1.4II, are dreaming to get it as soon as possible.

I would say the most versatile walkaround lens on the market. Already ultra sharp @1.4 and a bokeh than no zoom can approach.


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Apr 29, 2010 08:33 |  #14

May be I am jealous but it'll not show until you post some pics :p


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