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Aug 09, 2010 14:04 |  #1396

Mine's coming later this week! Very excited!


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Aug 10, 2010 09:32 |  #1397

20 or 21 photos in this stitched pano.

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Aug 10, 2010 09:38 |  #1398

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20 or 21 photos in this stitched pano.

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Nice work. Getting a good pano with constantly-moving ocean waves can be a pain! Did you use one row or two? And, if you don't mind my asking, what FL?


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Aug 10, 2010 10:20 |  #1399

cptrios wrote in post #10693992 (external link)
Nice work. Getting a good pano with constantly-moving ocean waves can be a pain! Did you use one row or two? And, if you don't mind my asking, what FL?

Thanks! One row, I believe all at 24mm. Shot in portrait on a 1DMKII. This was all impromptu. Handheld, rapid fire as I turned on the rocks. Happy it came out!


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Aug 12, 2010 22:56 |  #1400

Finally got mine, haven't had much chance to use it yet. So far, I'm a bit disappointed in the corner sharpness at the wide FL's (especially wide open), but the center sharpness is awesome!

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Aug 13, 2010 06:29 |  #1401

cptrios wrote in post #10712197 (external link)
Finally got mine, haven't had much chance to use it yet. So far, I'm a bit disappointed in the corner sharpness at the wide FL's (especially wide open), but the center sharpness is awesome!

This is not the sharpest lens wide open, but it's great for portrait work (where the corner sharpness is not as important). I find it's good at f/4 and higher for anything.


Of course, we're talking crop vs FF here, so our results may be completely different. I'd be very interested on your thoughts of the lens with your 5DmkII (and sample pics :)), it seems that many users of the 24-60 are crop shooters.


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Aug 13, 2010 21:59 |  #1402

DStanic wrote in post #10713546 (external link)
This is not the sharpest lens wide open, but it's great for portrait work (where the corner sharpness is not as important). I find it's good at f/4 and higher for anything.


Of course, we're talking crop vs FF here, so our results may be completely different. I'd be very interested on your thoughts of the lens with your 5DmkII (and sample pics :)), it seems that many users of the 24-60 are crop shooters.

Actually mine is still pretty sharp wide open. And now that I've done more tests, I'm realizing that the corners really ARE decent...it's just that my copy has some sort of optical shift going on that makes the left side softer than the right. So the lower left corner is pretty awful.

Here are some examples:

24mm f/5

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The seller is very graciously letting me return the lens. He doesn't have a dSLR and only checked the lens through the VF of an EOS film slr. It's really too bad, this lens had a LOT of potential.

I'm taking this as a sign that a direct replacement for my Tamron 17-50 is perhaps not the way to go. So I'm going to save up (or possibly sell my Drainpipe depending on what my travel situation looks like...I love it but it's a pig) and get either a 28 1.8/100 f2 combo or a 24-105L.

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Aug 13, 2010 22:05 |  #1403

Wow that is strange. Sorry about your luck, I've enjoyed my lens and hope to use it for quite a while as I evolve into FF territory.


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Sep 06, 2010 10:11 |  #1404

Well good news, I got a 5D this week and am loving the 24-60 even more now! Seems sharper wide open now, perhaps because it is using more of the lens?

Most of these were SOOC (I've been shooting RAW+S, or minimal RAW processing.

f/4, 37mm

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f/2.8, 60mm, ISO3200 :)
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Sep 06, 2010 10:15 |  #1405

a few more...

f/2.8, 60mm, ISO400

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Sep 06, 2010 20:16 |  #1406

I just joined the club. Bought a copy of this lens from an FM member. I put him through the paces as far as sending me images to examine. The lens seems sharp with great color and contrast.

I sold a Tamron 28-75 China model lens on ebay. I liked the lens OK but the build is considerably cheaper on the new China models than on the old Japan model I had a couple years ago. I was originally just going to pick up another Japan made 28-75 when I saw this ad for the Sig lens. Nicely priced and it passed the tests.

So, I'm looking forward to it. My line up will boast two under-rated and lesser known lenses that provide excellent results given a good copy. (I also just purchased a Tamron 17-35 very sharp copy).

I know I've said it before, but I think I'm really, really done switching out lenses this time.



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Sep 09, 2010 20:54 |  #1407

DStanic, I really liked this lens on my 1DIII, it was my everyday lens, when I sold the 1D, I sold that lens too. Now that I picked up the 5DII, I found somebody that was willing to sell their copy, and I really like it on the 5DII as well. You can't beat this lens at $250. Mine does vignette ever so slightly at 24mm on the 5D though, no issues on the MKIII due to the little extra crop it had.

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Sep 09, 2010 21:04 |  #1408

Wide-open on this lens on a 5DII, ISO 25600 on left, ISO 12800 on right, and it still comes out pretty sharp. I think my previous copy was sharper than this one, but this will do.


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Sep 11, 2010 17:56 |  #1409

Nice and sharp.

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Oct 23, 2010 21:20 |  #1410

Very little pp on these images. This lens doesn't disappoint.


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