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Need Advice-EF 24-70mm L F/2.8

 
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Aug 30, 2010 16:52 |  #1

I'm thinking of buying this lens (slightly used) as a general, all purpose lens to replace my Tamron 28-75mm 2.8 lens which has had the biscuit. Does anyone use this lens and give me some feedback?


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Aug 30, 2010 16:55 |  #2

Had one for years and love it.


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Aug 30, 2010 17:54 |  #3

have one and all i can say is it's very good. ;-)a


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Aug 30, 2010 18:03 |  #4

Well, its a sharp lens wide open at the center. But the corner is a bit soft wide open except @35mm, stopping down to f/5.6 will change it dramatically.


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Aug 30, 2010 18:06 as a reply to  @ pjmyles's post |  #5

I've been reading mixed reviews about it, some say it lacks sharpness at 24-50mm which is surprising.


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Aug 30, 2010 19:05 |  #6
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It will pair up with your 70-200 perfectly :D It's a great lens, amazing colors.

Only thing is I hear some of them are a bit off at 24mm, but that may depend on copy


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Aug 30, 2010 19:18 as a reply to  @ Deep Pocket's post |  #7

It's a couple of really nice examples in the Classifieds right now. I'd hurry if I were you.


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Aug 30, 2010 19:37 |  #8

Amazon has it for a pretty decent deal

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is the price drop because of the version II?


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Aug 30, 2010 20:57 |  #9

powhodee wrote in post #10819428 (external link)
Amazon has it for a pretty decent deal

http://slickdeals.net …ard-Cameras/dp/B00009R6WT (external link)

is the price drop because of the version II?

What version II?


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Aug 30, 2010 21:04 |  #10

Deep Pocket wrote in post #10819273 (external link)
Only thing is I hear some of them are a bit off at 24mm, but that may depend on copy

That's what worries me.


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Aug 30, 2010 21:04 |  #11

Best lens I've ever had. I'll never get rid of mine unless they make an IS version. Had it for 6-7 years now.




  
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Aug 30, 2010 21:55 |  #12

SteveZ wrote in post #10818548 (external link)
I'm thinking of buying this lens (slightly used) as a general, all purpose lens to replace my Tamron 28-75mm 2.8 lens which has had the biscuit. Does anyone use this lens and give me some feedback?

like any lens, some copies can be dogs out of the box. however, that is very much the exceptoin. in the grand scheme of things, the L will be better in every way than your tammy 28-75. Well, at least from my personal experience shooting probably 75 weddings with my L, after having owned the 28-75 for about a year and a half. The AF is much more sure footed on the 24-70 than the tammy

the problem with reading forums is that the vast majority love theirs without remark, but those with bad experiences crow from the rooftops.


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Aug 30, 2010 22:03 |  #13

For what I shoot, I would gladly give up the rest of my bag before giving up the 24-70. Very versatile lens and built like a tank.


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Aug 30, 2010 22:16 as a reply to  @ ImCBParker's post |  #14

I think I may finally buy this lens. I was waiting for the Mark II to be announced this year but I just cannot "afford" to wait anymore!




  
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Aug 30, 2010 22:16 |  #15

ImCBParker wrote in post #10820206 (external link)
For what I shoot, I would gladly give up the rest of my bag before giving up the 24-70. Very versatile lens and built like a tank.

Me too. It's my go-to lens, 99% of the time... Both on crop, and FF.


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