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Why do people bag the 24-70 L?

 
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Aug 11, 2010 08:11 |  #1

I've noticed a few threads giving the 24-70 a bad review, and people have even suggested they should take the lens in for repairs.

I've just bought the 24-70 L and 7D, and I'm still on the learning curve. Results so far have been 50/50. The keepers are good....very good. The other 50% are so-so, but I've put them down to user error.

In light of people giving this lens a bad wrap, is there any cause for concern?


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Aug 11, 2010 08:18 |  #2

Here's the thing -- there's probably a high ratio of users out there that have the lens and love it but don't report that online. The people that do have it that tend to bag on it report it online with gusto.

Everything should taken with a grain of salt :)


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Aug 11, 2010 08:21 as a reply to  @ Dmab's post |  #3

I love that lens. along with most of my lenses


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Aug 11, 2010 08:39 as a reply to  @ Paul S's post |  #4

Sportidi, in your opinion why many many canon users waiting eagerly
the new one 24-70 is ?
Anyway I love mine too.

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Aug 11, 2010 08:50 |  #5

I usually don´t have any problems keeping the shutter speed as slow as 1/15 sec with mine. Thus, the need for IS is negligible in my opinion. I also find my copy to be sharp as hell at f/2.8 at all focal lengths, so the need for a new version sort of escapes me. If there is a new version that is infinitely sharper and with as good color and contrast rendition as the "old" one, I will buy it, granted that it has the hood design and heft of the "old" one. Its weight is a good thing. Good glass simply weighs a lot!


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Aug 11, 2010 08:53 |  #6

I dumped mine because it was purchased before my skill level was enough to benefit from the lens. It's heavy, kind of awkward, no IS, etc. Honestly, I was overmatched by the lens and didn't get good results.

Knowing what I know now, keeping it would have been a good idea. Alas, it is gone and I like the primes I have in its place.

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Aug 11, 2010 09:36 |  #7

There are bad copies of this lens out there, out of 3 back to back copies, I had one that worked well on the MKIII, the others needed MA values very near the limits of what the MKIII allowed. Others have found that there is a soft spot somewhere in the middle of the focal length range, and that requires sending the lens in.

Just because it has a red ring, doesn't mean it won't have issues and needs calibrated. :)


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Aug 11, 2010 10:25 |  #8

I would say because it has a $1200 price tag, expectations are pretty high. If it was a $600 lens there would be no complaints.


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Aug 11, 2010 10:31 |  #9

tkbslc wrote in post #10701112 (external link)
I would say because it has a $1200 price tag, expectations are pretty high. If it was a $600 lens there would be no complaints.

one could also say the high price tag makes people praise it in order to make their purchase feel worthwhile.




  
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Aug 11, 2010 10:41 |  #10

blam wrote in post #10701152 (external link)
one could also say the high price tag makes people praise it in order to make their purchase feel worthwhile.

Interesting theory. We humans definitely have some complex psychological issues, don't we? :lol:


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Aug 11, 2010 10:54 |  #11

the 24-70 made me get rid of my Canon 50 1.4 and Sigma 30 1.4 (although I liked that one so much, I refuse to remove it from my sig)


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Aug 11, 2010 10:55 |  #12

Sportidi - got any examples? It helps to know what you are finding doesnt work. What makes the keepers keepers and the others not? examples of both would be nice. Maybe then we can give a more realistic answer.

As for people bad mouthing the lens. Ignore it. Its a very popular lens and more than capable im sure.


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Aug 11, 2010 10:57 |  #13

Dmab wrote in post #10700404 (external link)
Here's the thing -- there's probably a high ratio of users out there that have the lens and love it but don't report that online. The people that do have it that tend to bag on it report it online with gusto.

Everything should taken with a grain of salt :)

I would have to agree. You could almost lend it to being the nature of media in any form (mostly).

You will always hear the complainers over the sound of any praises for most circumstances including this one. Using the News for example, when you turn it on, it highlights the terrible things while only giving the good things a snippet of time. Kind of the same thing here. The ones that have received a flawed copy scream to high hills about their problem while the ones that enjoy the lens immensely are out shooting.

I really like my 24-70. It's sharp and provides me with enjoyable shots.

How good the lens is can also be confirmed in the Lens Photo Archive.


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Aug 11, 2010 10:58 |  #14

Why do people bag the 24-70 L?

To protect it from the weather!

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Aug 11, 2010 12:12 |  #15

My copy is great. No whining here.


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