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Nov 17, 2008 06:21 |  #1

This'll be my first L lens. I'm fairly stoked about it :D

It should be in my hands in about 2-4 weeks. There's a fair shortage of them in Melbourne for some reason.

I've read a few threads here about people getting dud copies of the lens, and although I know the complainers greatly outnumber the happy customers on forums, are there any tests I should do when I get it?

Also, seeing as I'm new to these forums, I have some etiquette to learn; are unboxing pictures and test shots accepted or encouraged?

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Nov 17, 2008 06:37 |  #2

1) Put the lens on camera
2) Go outside and shoot a favorite subject at different focal lengths
3) Come back inside and look at photos on monitor
4) If there is a problem with the photos, then start lens sharpness tests and other vodoo.

Over all, if you hare happy with your photos, simply enjoy your new lens and explore its new possibility.


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Nov 17, 2008 06:40 |  #3

Tradition is you should shoot duck first.
I'm sure you will have sleepless nights waiting for it.


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Nov 17, 2008 06:56 |  #4

Congrats for that puchase. I'm sure you'll love it, like I love mine.
This is the lens I use the most currently and I really love it. This lens is simply exeptional !

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Nov 17, 2008 10:26 |  #5

Shoot wideopen at all focal lengths. Do your "everyday" style shooting and analyse to see if you get any front/back focus. At widopen see how the eyelash detail look on peoples faces at 50-70mm you should see good results. Then stop down to f/3.5 and see if the photos look sharp.

I found my copy to have slight front focus and it killed sharpness at f/2.8. At f/3.5 the pictures turned out well. I used my brothers copy of this lens and it had the same sharpness f/2.8 compared to my f/3.5 setting on my 24-70L. My copy is horrilbe compared to the phenominal copy my brother bought. My copy worked well at f/4 and smaller aperatures but when you buy an expensive f/2.8 lens you want allround performance!!


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Nov 17, 2008 11:18 |  #6

make sure you shoot at every speed and focal range to see what she can really do. i have a great copy and have loved every shot it produces




  
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Nov 17, 2008 16:03 |  #7

Most used lens for me, by far.



  
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Nov 17, 2008 18:02 as a reply to  @ jr_senator's post |  #8

grr... i just got a call from the camera shop. They might not have any stock in before the price rise happens. That means I could be paying about 30% more for it (up from $1675 to about $2200). They're out of stock of the 24-105 f/4L IS and the 70-200 f/4L IS as well, and it looks like they are going to get the same financial treatment. Stupid global financial crisis...

Ah well. If I'm lucky, I'm lucky.


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Nov 17, 2008 18:08 |  #9

Great lens. You will get impressive images with this lens. One minor complaint: it is heavy. I found this out the hard way at Disney World after trekking with this lens for 6 hours.

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Nov 17, 2008 18:11 |  #10

I am jealous. I do not have any L lenses. Maybe someday. . .

I hear about front and back focus and lenses having one or the other, but what are they and why would a lens do something incorrect--and which is correct and which is not? Just wondering. Newbie here. Thought about it because people are mentioning it once again.


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Nov 17, 2008 18:21 |  #11

24-70 was my first L series lense too. I've never had a bad photo yet from it!


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Nov 17, 2008 18:28 |  #12

Amazing lens. Congrats!




  
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Nov 17, 2008 18:30 |  #13

Congrats, i'll be purchasing this lens soon!


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Nov 17, 2008 19:23 |  #14

Ditto here too. Have a 17-55IS that works quite well (love the wide end for my 20D), but will be "upgrading" to the 24-70 once I take the plunge to FF...

So I have until then to rack up 30+ posts. :)


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Nov 18, 2008 18:16 |  #15

Another update

I called the camera shop again, and they may or may not have the lens before the 15th of December, when the price hike officially happens. My order is still valid, and if they get the lens in before the hike, I'll take it, but failing that, they have kept a 70-200 f/4L IS aside for me. Either way, I'm gonna end up with an exceptional lens :D


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