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Mar 01, 2015 03:42 |  #1

Probably the first thing you notice, is just how huge this bit of glass is. It weighs almost as much as my old 70-200 2.8L IS

Here it is compared to my other wide lenses (I'm an architectural photographer, so this is much more impressive than my long lens collections ;-)a )


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The front elements give a better feel for the bulk


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The weather was a bit poor when it arrived, but I'm hoping to get out today for more testing.
I'll write up a more detailed review in due course, but at the moment I'm putting up samples and observations at: http://www.northlight-images.co.uk …/lenses/ef_11-24_f4l.html (external link)

There has been some concern over the use of gel filters at 11mm - I've an animated set of images on that page showing that it's probably just Canon being cautious...

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Mar 01, 2015 04:28 |  #2

A quick test from yesterday, outside my home. Both at f/8.
The EF11-24 at 11mm


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A 12mm left/right stitch using the TS-E17 (slightly wider, but note vignetting)



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Mar 01, 2015 10:13 |  #3

Beastly lens! Can't wait to pick mine up... Waiting for Amazon to get some in stock (3% back with my CC with them).

Thanks for sharing!


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Mar 01, 2015 12:40 |  #4

massively huge :lol:. if you get the chance could you let yus know how you think the 11-24 stacks up against your 14L? thanks.


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Mar 02, 2015 03:42 as a reply to  @ ed rader's post |  #5

I'll be doing quite a few comparisons over the next few days - I hope to get an actual review written in the next week.
Lovely weather today, so I'm off out with the lens ;-)a


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Mar 02, 2015 07:44 |  #6

How cool is that. I was checking this thread this morning and now as i checked canonrumors they posted a link to your samples from northlight-images. I didnt know that you are here on POTN!

I have spent hours on your reviews and didnt even know that lol. Great thing :)


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Mar 03, 2015 19:51 |  #7

to OP, I've owned exactly the same sets of lenses but I sold most of them in order to focus on using just 1 wide angle lenses since I don't do photography professionally anymore.

After picking up the 11-24 and shooting around since last week (I wasn't really evaluating it seriously hence I don't think I will post here yet) to be frank I'm still not so "used to" the 11mm range if it makes any sense? Usually when I picked up a lens, I already have a good idea what results I want to achieve. With this lens, I'm still trying to work on that image in my brain.

Office hours aren't that flexible for photography hence I can only wait until end of the day or on weekends!

Any other 11-24 owners? Please share your experience?


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Mar 03, 2015 20:48 |  #8

Just got mine today, absolutely love it. Already decided on selling my 16-35 f/4 IS. No real use for it anymore...

Distortion extremely well controlled at 11mm (lines remain straight, really suprised it is so well corrected) and sharpness is amazing.

Some preliminary test shots on my Flickr page. Nothing special, Cleveland weather sucks today. By the time I got the lens it was already dark out and icing/raining out :p


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Mar 04, 2015 04:18 |  #9

Malsam wrote in post #17459387 (external link)
to OP, I've owned exactly the same sets of lenses but I sold most of them in order to focus on using just 1 wide angle lenses since I don't do photography professionally anymore. ...

Ah yes, my 'excuse' for them is that I earn a living from them ;-)a

The 'what to do with 11mm' question is a very valid one.

I note that the coverage at 11mm is just over what you get with merging three shots (2 shifted) with the TS-E17.

The image below (hand held so not optimal) is the upper 2/3 of a frame at 11mm - on my 1Ds3 this is ~14MP. On the 5Ds it would be ~33MP. Of course, with the 5Ds you'd have 70+MP if I'd used stitching.


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Mar 07, 2015 12:16 |  #10

After using the lens for a bit, I've now written up a review. It's more about using the lens than measuring MTF, but I hope it's of some interest.

http://www.northlight-images.co.uk …ses/canon_ef11-24f4l.html (external link)

A view from a short trip to Southwell Minster yesterday at 11mm


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Mar 07, 2015 15:52 as a reply to  @ keithcooper's post |  #11

great composition Keith


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Apr 03, 2016 18:57 as a reply to  @ ed rader's post |  #12

The interior shot is excellent. Now, if only I had $3K.




  
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Apr 04, 2016 19:11 |  #13

Im starting to see some nice results with this lens. I guess if your shooting Wide a ton it might be worth the $$$.

I cant swing it and I rarely shoot wide enough to justify. I dont use my 17-35 enough either. 24MM on full frame is often wide enough for what I need. If I need to go wide than I tend to do panos and stitch in PS. But I can see guys that will need and want one of these bad boys...............3K is really stupid


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Apr 09, 2016 23:20 |  #14

Kudos on the article/review. Simply excellent and very valuable to someone who is debating jumping into the deep end. Thanks.




  
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