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Sep 17, 2012 13:05 |  #136

Invertalon wrote in post #14988055 (external link)
Here is a link with a bunch of full size test images...

http://www.ceehere.com …8#!i=2083260413​&k=bd6TR8w (external link)

Sadly, they look terrible. Not one image looks sharp IMO. They all lack detail. Something must be up with his copy or he did not sharpen the RAW files at all.. But even then, they still look bad.

So I would take these with a big grain of salt, lol.

I would agree to not use any of these shots to pass judgement on this lens. If you take a hard look at these pics there is a serious microadjustment issue with the lens & body. It looks like it's front focusing badly. The squirrel on the bottom of page one and the two "subway" pics on page two make the issue really stand out.


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Sep 17, 2012 13:28 as a reply to  @ post 14957598 |  #137

Agree'd ^

And it appears to look just as bad for any lens this guy has tested. All soft beyond belief!


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Sep 17, 2012 17:57 as a reply to  @ post 14957598 |  #138

Almost every picture from this lens on the whole forum makes it look like the kit lens from hell. $1599 by Christmas. Let's keep it up!


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Sep 17, 2012 18:54 |  #139

Invertalon wrote in post #15004163 (external link)
Agree'd ^

And it appears to look just as bad for any lens this guy has tested. All soft beyond belief!

The more I look at this series the more disgusted I get. All were taken with a 5D III and if you review the information on each shot the settings are totally random. I have a 5D III and could get better pic's using my daughter's Canon 28-135 kit lens than these. The only conclusion is to rent and see for myself considering the poor quality posted here. Not trying to be disrespectful to those who have posted but it's hard to believe this lens is actually that bad. If I were one of these individuals I would be seriously thinking about sending the lens and body to Canon for calibration or send the glass back for a new one. My 24-70 Mk I on my 5D III is way sharper than any of these.


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Sep 17, 2012 19:03 |  #140

2ndviolinman wrote in post #15005527 (external link)
Almost every picture from this lens on the whole forum makes it look like the kit lens from hell. $1599 by Christmas. Let's keep it up!

Only thing is that most won't even put out 1/2 of what you saying for what is showing up here. I'm really hoping these pic's that get posted will get much better soon.


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Sep 17, 2012 19:20 as a reply to  @ post 14957598 |  #141

I wouldnt pass judgement just yet....although i agree that whats been posted so far lacks the wow factor...




  
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Sep 17, 2012 19:30 |  #142

GMCPhotographics wrote in post #14994089 (external link)
But there's a lot of difference between a zoom being close to a prime in sharpness and a zoom being a lot sharper than a prime. I think that some people have expectations of the new range of zooms is a little unrealistic and fanciful. I sold my 400mm f5.6L because my 70-200IIL and a 2X was managing very good shots. Sure it's not quite as sharp and the AF isn't in the same league with the tele converter. But it is good enough and it cut down a lens that wasn't needed any more. Is the 70-200 f2.8 LIS II with a 2x as sharp as the 400 f5.6 L? No, but it's close enough in my opinion.

Would you also say that some of this new software available and in the near future can help to make those images taken, as you mention above, to be finessed even a little more?


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Sep 17, 2012 19:33 |  #143

Kronie wrote in post #15005837 (external link)
I wouldnt pass judgement just yet....although i agree that whats been posted so far lacks the wow factor...

I agree, let some time pass before judgement.


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Sep 17, 2012 19:34 as a reply to  @ post 14957598 |  #144

It's a total bummer when you pull up this thread excited for pics and see pages of banter. There are other threads for discussion people.


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Sep 17, 2012 20:58 as a reply to  @ post 14957598 |  #145

So far the images don't seem to impress me much. I was looking for something to make me say "Wow!". :/




  
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Sep 17, 2012 21:00 |  #146

jdizzle wrote in post #15006351 (external link)
So far the images don't seem to impress me much. I was looking for something to make me say "Wow!". :/

Very much agreed. Either we have surpassed the point of practical sharpness so that difference can now only be seen in 100% crops, or this lens doesn't have the "magic" the I/we were expecting.

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Sep 17, 2012 21:12 as a reply to  @ post 14957598 |  #147

Give it time ^

It always appears to be the case with any new lens/body release, the first samples always seem lackluster (remember the 5D3? Not just the ones from Canon either).

I am sure this lens is capable of amazing photographs. Just wait until somebody posts proper shots!


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Sep 17, 2012 23:39 as a reply to  @ post 14957598 |  #148

It's late and the wife is asleep, so I figure I'd give the lens a test in low light. So far, so good. :)

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Sep 17, 2012 23:44 |  #149

jdizzle wrote in post #15006351 (external link)
So far the images don't seem to impress me much. I was looking for something to make me say "Wow!". :/

There's actually a few better photos (than the ones in this thread) on CR if you're interested.


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Sep 18, 2012 09:09 as a reply to  @ post 14957598 |  #150

Found this Flickr set with some really good examples in larger resolution:

http://www.flickr.com …37745725/with/7​986996740/ (external link)

Along with his review:

http://frontallobbings​.blogspot.ca …o-11-new-canon-ef-24.html (external link)

Some key notes:

"Huge improvements in edge sharpness. Shooting this lens wide open was a bit of a surprise just how well it worked. But also with the 5Dmk3 and its superior auto focus, it is amazing how fast and well it locks on. I've been struggling to get my F/1.4 lenses to be this good. I will admit that those issues are my fault, but with this lens, I have yet to use it wrong. It's bomb proof, but it's also depth of field proof. When I say that, I mean that in the lightest remarks in that the shallower the depth of field, the more likely a person will make focusing errors (and blame the camera for it)."

"The images do appear sharper than my 24mm prime which would match the Imatest results that Roger Cicala found over the 24mm T-SE which has similar properties and considered the sharpest prime. This certainly has made me happy with my decision."

"Focus speed seems faster than the older 24-70, however I have no way to confirm that at this moment (I'll revisit this when I can). But I am going to assume that it is likely faster with the 5Dmk3 as the current generation of lenses that use the new AF technology in the 2012 generation of cameras. Focusing in low light is easy. I tested some focus acquisitions in .3 EV of light and it hunted for a little, but nailed the focus after a couple of seconds which is very impressive. For event shooting where you want to freeze the action or capture the moment, this lens will not disappoint."


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