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Apr 05, 2005 14:09 |  #1

Hi all
Im new to this forum. So, hello!

I want to buy a canon 24-70L lens, but i am scared when i read all those negative copy threads!
Is the Quality control so bad, that the user must find out for themself if u have a good or bad copy?
I find it a little unacceptable, it is not a cheap lens....
Should i buy it or not?

Does someone here has some example pics made with that lens?

Btw: i have a 20D with kitlens.

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Apr 05, 2005 14:19 |  #2

Negatives on the 24-70 L? Sure you're not confusing it with the Tamron 24-75? I remember there were some QC concerns about that one.


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Apr 05, 2005 14:29 |  #3

Ditto...I have never read a bad review of the 24-70L. I love mine, it is my #1 wedding lens.


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Apr 05, 2005 14:38 |  #4

There are repeated reports of soft focusing with bad samples of the 24-70/2.8L. Personally, I've never seen the soft focus problem myself with several samples but like any lens, there are going to be bad ones floating around. However, the majority of people who buy this lens are 100% satisfied with the image quality.

Just buy from a reputable dealer where you can either test the lens before purchasiing or from a mail order company that won't give you problems with returns such as B&H Photo.

Here's a sample of a negative review on this lens.

http://www.grumpysworl​d.com/photoguide/revie​w.htm (external link)

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Apr 05, 2005 14:40 as a reply to  @ jbradc's post |  #5

No, just do a search on DPREVIEW forums about that lens.....




  
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Apr 05, 2005 14:47 as a reply to  @ thomasrhee's post |  #6

thomasrhee wrote:
...Here's a sample of a negative review on this lens.

http://www.grumpysworl​d.com/photoguide/revie​w.htm (external link)

tyr

That review is for the older 28-70mm.


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Apr 05, 2005 17:17 |  #7

I have heard almost nothing negative abotu this lens except that it is big and heavy for it's focal length. Haven't heard of any optical problems. I just looked at one last weekend and the lens was larger than I thought and looked pretty awesome though..
I was all ready to buy it but UNFORTUNATELY, I had a couple of $$ emergencies right before the weekend. So I looked at the Tamron, which was my second choice then, and didn't like it. Since I needed this focal length range for the next weekend and couldn't be without a lens, I bought the 24-85 f3.5-4.5 USM for now. :(
So the 24-70 is my next to buy after I save back up for a while. Some day it will be mine....


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Apr 05, 2005 17:36 as a reply to  @ who me?'s post |  #8

Never had a problem with mine. Spends most of it's time on my MK II. Awesome lens.


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Apr 05, 2005 18:33 as a reply to  @ Mills's post |  #9

I don't really like mine, seems like the focus is off. I can put it on a tripod and focus on something.....then focus again, and watch the lens move like it's trying to re-focus. After about 3 times I can push the shutter botton and the lens will not move and stay locked on the subject. None of the other 2 L lenses I have do this. And this is the second lens, I took the first one back because of the same issue. Also this was the case on my 10 & 20D. I shot some motocross photo's with it and they came out blury as hell. I need to do some more test with it, but I can't be bothered......I just seem to avoid it. I did test it on a stuffed animal where I focused on the eye and the eye was not sharp, however right under the eye was. I think I am going to have to send it to Canon and have them check it out.

For those of you that have this lens I would be interested to know if your does this jumping back and forth thing when you focus on the same point.


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Apr 05, 2005 18:37 as a reply to  @ Reservoir_Dog's post |  #10

Reservoir_Dog wrote:
No, just do a search on DPREVIEW forums about that lens.....

We don't tend to agree much with that forum....


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Apr 05, 2005 22:26 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #11

24-70L - rocks! :D

28-70L - dirt :(


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Apr 05, 2005 22:40 |  #12

I have a Canon 24-70 f2.8L and I love it..




  
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Apr 05, 2005 22:54 |  #13

This lens is big, it is heavy, but wow it takes fantastic pictures!

The autofocus is fast, smooth and silent.

I still like the reach and size of my 28-135 IS, but when the light is low this lens gets the job done.




  
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Apr 05, 2005 23:40 as a reply to  @ steibeldj's post |  #14
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The 24-70mm L is going to be my next lens, period.

I simply like too much of what I've seen shot by it...

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Apr 05, 2005 23:48 |  #15

Yeah, the 24-70 is pretty nice. I don't use it much, but I should.

Here is a shot with a 24-70

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