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Jan 30, 2014 06:30 |  #91

Mavvy, I would not wait, just return that copy.


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Jan 30, 2014 10:22 |  #92

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Yeah, I would without a second thought if that issue was consistent throughout all focal lengths and apertures. Unfortunately it isn't, it seems my sample has this issue only somewhere between 50-70 mm when being closer to the object than 40-50 cm. I did the same tests at 1 meter away and the issue was almost gone. Moving further away it is completely gone it seems. I expected similar issues during my tests, since I've read it somewhere, just can't remember which of the many english/german reviews mentioned it.

After some more tests from the balcony I begin to like the 24-70 more. Looking at the 50 mm focal distance and comparing it to the 24-105, I found that the 24-70 has a better resolution in the center (see the 300% view of the grate, taken from the center of the image) and better sharpness in all corners (example taken from top left corner, 100% view) where the 24-105 is a bit "muddy".

If the weather is good, I'll be on a trip next week, where I can take more common photos.

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Jan 30, 2014 17:05 as a reply to  @ mavvy's post |  #93

A fellow in a german forum told me that at close distance using 70mm he found out that using the 70mm of the macro mode resulted in really sharp images. Using the 70mm of the "normal" mode showed the known problems.

I reproduced this and the result is the same. The first photo was taken at ~60cm distance to the object. The second photo at ~1m distance. The left side was taken using the "normal" 70mm and the right side was taken using the 70mm of the macro mode, and it is as sharp as it can get...

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Jan 30, 2014 19:35 |  #94

For the price, I don't think you should have to go through all this. You might not expect perfection, but I think you should expect better than this. I pre-ordered mine when it was announced. I wanted to like it, but I couldn't get a sharp image from it at any focal length no matter what I did (in contrast to nearly every other lens I've owned). I tested very carefully on a sturdy tripod, using live-view to focus and flash to avoid vibration. What you see here reminds me of the copy tested at The Digital Picture. Better than mine, but you have qualms.


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Feb 01, 2014 10:35 |  #95

Oops, removing. Posted in the wrong thread, sorry.


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Feb 06, 2014 08:50 |  #96

This lens best for travel...

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Feb 06, 2014 15:03 |  #97

Travel & Hiking ;-)a

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Feb 17, 2014 14:36 as a reply to  @ GerdW's post |  #98

Test image, macro mode, f/4, 1/5 sec

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Feb 20, 2014 04:27 |  #99

_pcv_ wrote in post #16696653 (external link)
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Feb 20, 2014 05:32 |  #100

tat3406 wrote in post #16703511 (external link)
tripod or handheld?

Handheld.


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Feb 20, 2014 18:59 |  #101

_pcv_ wrote in post #16703563 (external link)
Handheld.

You have steady hand:)
And proved that 4 stops IS work very well.


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Feb 24, 2014 09:00 |  #102

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Feb 26, 2014 06:49 as a reply to  @ tat3406's post |  #103

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Feb 28, 2014 11:15 |  #104

^ very sharp. nicely done


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Feb 28, 2014 17:10 |  #105

Nice shots here!
I planning to buy zoom for travel, and I pretty sure that it will be 24-70/4 :D
No reason to pay twice price for 24-70 II if I will use it only for landscapes at f/8, especially that for indoor shooting I prefer to use primes.


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