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Thread started 27 Jan 2011 (Thursday) 03:13
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POLL: "My 24-70..."
... was excellent out of the box
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... was rubbish, second one was fine
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... was still rubbish, third one was fine
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... what shenanigans! Fourth one or beyond!
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... had to be send in for recalibration
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Jan 27, 2011 03:13 |  #1

I've put up a poll because I'm hearing it everywhere... My Canon 24-70 sucks wide open, it has focus issues, it needs MA or even recalibration by Canon itself! So with that in mind I thought of setting up a poll and examine the results: "Just how lucky were you with your 24-70" Mine is virtually prime-sharp wide open and at all focal lengths in case you're wondering!;)




  
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Jan 27, 2011 03:14 |  #2

would this be the Canon 24-70? If sigma, which model?
And there's no poll to vote on...


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Jan 27, 2011 03:18 |  #3

You're too fast! ;) I was working on the poll but the message already appeared!




  
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Jan 27, 2011 03:25 |  #4

I have voted for excellent out of box. But I am yet to beat some of the results from my Can50f1.4, which I sold to get this.


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Jan 27, 2011 03:28 |  #5

My 24-70 was awesome !!!!
After switch from 24-105 the IQ and bokeh just blow me off.
Not to mention my 85mm f1.2.

But was purchased in Tokyo....


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Jan 27, 2011 06:58 as a reply to  @ rubber_duckie's post |  #6

I sent mine in for calibration, Canon put on a new Zoom - came back and I could not focus on subjects more than 100 meters away - I'm awaiting for it's return! :(


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Jan 27, 2011 08:16 |  #7

You should add a poll option "brings all the boys to the yard" :D




  
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Jan 27, 2011 08:34 |  #8

I've owned two and both were great out of the box. This isn't the sharpest lens wide open, but it's sharp enough for me. Stopping down 1 or 2 thirds improves my results quite a bit.


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Jan 27, 2011 09:12 as a reply to  @ MichSt's post |  #9

The 24-70L I had was pretty dang sharp on FF after Canon tuned it. One thing that bothered me is the field curvature issue at wide focal length settings on FF. The 24-70 does produce beautiful color and bokeh. The files have a "polished" look to them. Since I use crop cameras for my personal photography and only used FF at work, the 24-70L ended up being sold to fund a 17-55IS. The 17-55 is much sharper wide open on the crop cameras for some reason. The 24-70 was a razor on the 5D2 but I never could get it micro adjusted to be sharp on the crop cameras at f/2.8.


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Jan 27, 2011 10:44 |  #10

Took three tries to Canon to get something worth the money i paid. Its still not as great as what I see in the brick thread but after all downtime I can say I'm happy for the time being, given the headache I weny.through.




  
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Jan 27, 2011 10:47 |  #11

My 24-70 was very sharp but not when autofocusing. It took two trips to Canon to get things sorted out. It is now performing very well. This is mated to a 5D. Of course, now with MFA, I could have made the adjustments myself.


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Jan 27, 2011 12:13 as a reply to  @ gjl711's post |  #12

My camera shop let me try out two copies of the 24-70 and one was slightly sharper. Needless to say I went with that one :D


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Jan 27, 2011 12:39 |  #13

On mine AF was off, backfocusing on long end and front focusing on wide. Took 3 trips to Canon to square it up.




  
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Jan 27, 2011 12:55 |  #14

shipped it free due to CPS platinum and they calibrated it every focal length. NOw my lens is extremely sharp wideopen. Before i was finding it barely acceptable. Oddly when it was new I sent it in and they shipped it back "within spec"

Still I spend $$$$ getting it calibrated but got it back in 3 days.


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Jan 27, 2011 14:45 |  #15

AlanU wrote in post #11725670 (external link)
shipped it free due to CPS platinum and they calibrated it every focal length. NOw my lens is extremely sharp wideopen. Before i was finding it barely acceptable. Oddly when it was new I sent it in and they shipped it back "within spec"

Still I spend $$$$ getting it calibrated but got it back in 3 days.

Where did you get this done (NJ or Irvine)? Did you have a choice where to send it in?

If you don't mind, how much $$$$?




  
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