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What do you guys think of this? (EF 28-70 2.8L)

 
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Jan 09, 2010 15:47 as a reply to  @ post 9355536 |  #16

Buy it!


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Jan 10, 2010 12:04 |  #17

Many 28-70 2.8 owners say their lenses are very sharp, but some independent lens testers show the 24-70 2.8 to be sharper.

With the 24-70 2.8 you get a more modern lens design (according to Canon most of their L lenses introduced after 1999 have quicker autofocus). Plus Canon has discontinued parts supply to the 28-70, so if it does ever need repair it may not be repairable.

At 600 euros (close to $900 US) I would get a 24-70 instead.


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Jan 10, 2010 12:21 |  #18

It's a great lense. I got my copy last month and I love it. Just test it out like crazy when you get it. Mine had calibration problems from 50-70mm, so I had to take it into Canon for service.

If you have the money to for the 24-70L, go for it. If not, then this is a great choice!


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Jan 10, 2010 12:45 |  #19

optics and glass are such fragile pieces of equipment that I'm always hesitate to buy used w/o warranty. Firearms (except for 1911's), on the other hand, are built like tanks and I always buy used :)


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Jan 11, 2010 11:58 |  #20

Well, no turning back now.

Got it and it's a fantastic piece of glass. I'm never going to let this baby go, very well cared!

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Jan 11, 2010 19:14 |  #21

Congrats on your new lens. You won't regret it. It's a fantastic piece of glass. Let's see some images from it.


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Jan 11, 2010 20:12 |  #22

The first and fouth photos are teriffic. Find out what lens he used to take photos of the 28-70 2.8L and offer to buy that lens.


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Jan 11, 2010 20:13 |  #23

linh811 wrote in post #9365144 (external link)
Firearms (except for 1911's), on the other hand, are built like tanks and I always buy used :)

Hey, wait a minute. I've got a 1911 Parker Brothers...


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Jan 12, 2010 05:19 |  #24

I hope you enjoy it!


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Jan 12, 2010 09:26 |  #25

XC Pictorial wrote in post #9355536 (external link)
Not recommended. This lens is well known for hazing in one of the inner elements. Upon discontinuing canon was required to continue to provide 7yrs of support for it, and this had ended in 2008. In the last few years of these 7years, canon found it not economical to still produce parts for it, thus offered customers exchange for a brand new 24-70L for just a couple of hundreds. I know of dealers who massively bought up this lens during that period.

I hate to say this but I think you are talking absolute rubbish.

Canon UK fitted a new USM to my 28-70/2.8L a few months ago: and as for "hazing" i thought that was something to do with US college frat. antics!




  
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Jan 12, 2010 12:59 |  #26

Congrats, my lens of choice in that focal range. Better IQ and bokeh than either my 24-105 or 16-35.
Contrast and color also great. Focal length is a bit limiting for me so I don't usually take it with me when traveling.


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Jan 12, 2010 13:57 |  #27

Congrats. I agree it's one of the sharpest in the range. I didn't upgrade mine to 24-70. Enjoy.




  
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