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Is there really something wrong with the canon 24-70L?

 
ed ­ rader
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Dec 15, 2010 22:49 |  #16

ShotByTom wrote in post #11459336 (external link)
I think it's the best lens canon makes...but that's just me! However...on a full frame camera I would take the 24-105...it's perfect for people/portraits.

you're right....it is just you ;).

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Dec 15, 2010 22:56 as a reply to  @ ed rader's post |  #17

i owned the 24-70L and 24-105L for many years. i recently sold the 24-70L because it's just too damn big and heavy for travel and of course does not have IS.

i prefer the faster lens but for travel i like the longer length and IS. the 24-70L is noticeably better with distortion @ 24mm on FF.

a couple of times with the 24-70L i noticed it backfocussed @ 24mm when shooting wide open or near wide open but it really wasn't a problem for me, and i owned the lens for years and used it on FF, 1.6 and 1.3 crop.

when the 24-70L is redesigned i'll probably get another.

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Dec 16, 2010 00:17 |  #18

Erik_L wrote in post #11460548 (external link)
I took the plunge and bought it new. My thinking is that if it's brand new, it's probably had all the bugs worked out vs one from 2006. Is this true? who knows, but it made me feel better. My copy is very sharp wide open and excellent at f/3.2 and beyond. 24mm is a little soft/missed focus sometimes, but not always. For the most part, i'm very glad I spent $1320 on this lens... and that's saying a lot since I don't have any paid gigs or anything.

"24mm is a little soft/missed focus sometimes"

Mine is the exact same way, mostly really good but soft and some miss focus at 24mm. Is this a issue that can be repaired or just a characteristic of the lens?


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Dec 16, 2010 01:45 |  #19

This is exactly what I'm wondering- I guess I'll just have to try it out for myself.. You guys are building my curiosity for the 24-105L now!


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Dec 16, 2010 02:02 |  #20

You know what, I have exactly the same dilemma with you when I want to buy this baby. I think I will give it a try and he doesn't let me down. I know many pro photographer using only two lens traveling around the world using only four lens and one of them is 24-70L, I saw the photograph they made and it was awesome. I don't know wether it is the lens or the photographer, but I believe someday I'll find out.

Give it a try, will ya?


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Dec 16, 2010 02:31 |  #21

i got mine used..after a while i noticed it had some focusing issues. i sent it in to Canon and found out it's focus housing needed to be replaced. got it back and works perfect. happy with this lens!


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Dec 16, 2010 17:18 |  #22

Here are some of my shots at 24mm and 70mm

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=971561

not the greatest, but whatever distance and lighting, same result.


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Dec 16, 2010 17:22 as a reply to  @ post 11460548 |  #23

Mine is fabulous...the most used lens in my collection.


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Dec 16, 2010 17:54 |  #24

I get to use this lens at my internship on a 5D2 and it works great!


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Dec 16, 2010 18:04 as a reply to  @ kiyoshi25's post |  #25

The 24-70 is really good on FF. On the crops, I was never blown away by the sharpness it produced. It does have great color and an overall polished look to the files regardless of the sensor it is put in front of. One of the things that is a serious flaw with the lens is field curvature issues. Put it on a FF camera and shoot a landscape at 24mm and you'll see what I mean. The edges will probably be quite blurred. That isn't as noticeable on the crop cameras.

All in all, since I shoot crops for my personal work, I went to the 17-55 IS. It is much sharper than my 24-70 was wide open. The only real IQ advantage the 24-70 has over it is smoother bokeh.


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