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tomdz
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May 29, 2011 16:44 |  #2731

I said I would post something typical for this lens AF wise. Nothing special but here's the entire frame:

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f/1.4, focused with the center point where the bricks meet the tower's top. Plenty of contrast, should have been a piece of cake for the AF sensor... Now for the crops:

1. The good one from the above full image

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2. A few seconds earlier, same settings and the same frame...

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All of the eight 24LII I have tried have behaved this way, most of them were actually worse. If you can justify why it would miss in such situation I'll appreciate it but seriously I can't see how it could be a challenge for the AF system.

Is it the body to blame? Maybe. I've got four lenses: three L primes + 85 1.8 which is widely regarded as a great AF performer anyway and perhaps the only one I could never complain about is 200 2.8L. It seems that the wider the angle, the more random AF can get. Saying that, the misfocus ratio with 35L does not spoil the fun. The 24LII can get really annoying at times. And I have tried my copy on another brand new 5DII that seemed to like it even less. This kind of ruled out the broken body route for me but maybe I should try one more to confirm...



  
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May 29, 2011 16:57 |  #2732

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Great shots, love urban work! :) Great job thanks for sharing!


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May 29, 2011 22:48 |  #2733

Hello Julian!

I have tried using one shot at 1.4. Results are inconsistent at times. I might try a burst later to see if this persists.

I have heard plenty of criticism of the AI Focus setting. A week ago decided to try that during the day while at the park with the kids playing Frisbee. It performed acceptably using smaller apertures.

Reading through this whole thread takes some time but I'm glad I did, as I've learned more about some of the challenges of using a wide angle lens. Many photos here are just beautiful!




  
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May 29, 2011 22:50 |  #2734

Tomdz,

I hear you and I understand what you mean.




  
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mamypoko
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May 30, 2011 04:39 as a reply to  @ kwyml12106's post |  #2735

Brought my 24mm II out for long exposures for the first time yesterday.

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May 30, 2011 15:00 as a reply to  @ mamypoko's post |  #2736

very nice sjyap & Cell/Chess ;)

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May 30, 2011 15:02 |  #2737

Finally well enough to get out and start shooting again after my surgery!

I went out hoping for a decent sunrise but didn't really get one. Took this instead ;)

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May 30, 2011 16:05 |  #2738

So since I'm on summer vacation with nothing to do, I just finished looking through this thread off and on starting last week from page 1(all the way to here at the end, and no skipping pages)...I also have about 30 more pages to go with the 16-35L thread.

Then I'm going to look through the 35L thread.

So far I like the images coming from the 24L thread more, but that may just be because it seems like 80%+ of the 16-35L images are landscapes and I'm going to be mostly using this for photojournalism- low light events, environmental portraiture and I see more of that here than there. The images here from wedding photographers and such really show this lens off. I'm still not sure how distortion compares, and I'm still stuck on whether or not it's better to have the variety of different perspectives you get from a zoom. I may just end up renting them both, or perhaps getting the 35L and 17-40L...(which together ends up being about as much as this lens).

Anyway, enough talking, more pictures! :)




  
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tomdz
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May 30, 2011 16:52 |  #2739

Sjyap, I love your work in this thread but the second one of the last set is noticeably back focused, isn't it? Nice shot anyway (you've got some really great urban backgrounds there) but it would somehow confirm my experience with this lens.




  
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May 30, 2011 21:46 |  #2740

Loving this lens for environmental portraits - here's Miss Tallahassee USA in front of the the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee:

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May 30, 2011 23:59 as a reply to  @ mackguyver's post |  #2741

Few shots from recent newborn shoot. 13 days old...

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May 31, 2011 04:52 |  #2742

^^Congrats Joon!




  
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May 31, 2011 04:53 |  #2743

agphotography wrote in post #12504806 (external link)
Finally well enough to get out and start shooting again after my surgery!

I went out hoping for a decent sunrise but didn't really get one. Took this instead ;)

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IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …agphotography/5​777509474/  (external link)
Early Morning Light. (external link) by Abram Goglanian (external link), on Flickr

5DmkII + 24L II (30 sec @ f/5.6 ISO100) No filtration.

I hope everything is ok with you Abram. Anyways, nice long exposure. :)




  
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May 31, 2011 05:01 as a reply to  @ jdizzle's post |  #2744

I've been using this lens for almost 2 months now. I found it that this lens is great for landscape and night shooting. However I found out its hard to do portrait shooting during low light condition. Most of the time the face turn out blurry or out of focus. Does any of you has similar experience with this lens? Would speedlite help improving the focussing problem of this lens in low light?




  
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May 31, 2011 05:47 |  #2745

bobjob wrote in post #12508010 (external link)
I've been using this lens for almost 2 months now. I found it that this lens is great for landscape and night shooting. However I found out its hard to do portrait shooting during low light condition. Most of the time the face turn out blurry or out of focus. Does any of you has similar experience with this lens? Would speedlite help improving the focussing problem of this lens in low light?

I don't have focusing problems in low light with the 24L II. However, because of the AoV, the AF system has more problems with AF and WAs, and in low light it also is more difficult anyway. Just make sure you use a focusing point with enough contrast differences, and reframe - all should be well in that case.

As to blurriness: you really need to time your shots with longer exposures. You'd normally need at least 1/50s on FF with 24L to get people sharp enough (provided they don't move too fast), but you can get away with slower shutter speeds if you indeed can handhold those properly and pick the moments of stillness.

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