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Why do people bag the 24-70 L?

 
joechaos
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Aug 15, 2010 01:08 as a reply to  @ post 10723413 |  #76

It's an envy thing. It's like having a small johnson and complaining because the other guy is loaded! :p

My 24-70L is amazing. My friend has the Sigma and keeps trying to dog my lens. It's just "lens envy"




  
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Aug 15, 2010 06:36 |  #77

I am in the similar shoe and my 24-70 gets bagged more often than i'd like. I love the lens and it takes good photos. However, i have loved prime shooting more and fast lens is always preferrable. I think people who has 24-70 would most likely have a fast prime lens and may switch their preference to prime shooting more than zooms. At least that's what happened to me.

I would not hesitate to take out my 24-70 for a walkaround lens during sunny day as i think it is one of the best lens for that function.

Another biggest turnoff is the weight , gigantic hood and reverse zoom.

Like many others who have contemplated selling the 24-70L, i have decided to keep mine for now :) i cant wait to use it on my hawaii trip in 2weeks!


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Aug 15, 2010 06:58 as a reply to  @ err's post |  #78

I have been very happy with mine. It was my second "L" after the 70-200 f/2.8. I've now got four "L's" and all are absolutely fine.

Heres a two image stitch using the 24/70. I love the light pollution effect on the clouds.


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Aug 15, 2010 10:18 |  #79

tkbslc wrote in post #10701198 (external link)
Interesting theory. We humans definitely have some complex psychological issues, don't we? :lol:

Very interesting. Why is it that many people brag about HOW MUCH they paid for a house, but HOW LITTLE they paid for a car? Or vice versa-But never the same on both items?


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Aug 15, 2010 11:10 as a reply to  @ post 10701759 |  #80

Why do people bag the 24-70? Because its easier to blame the equipment than one's self (after all, this is the age of it always being "someone else's fault"). ;)


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Aug 15, 2010 14:27 |  #81

The 24-70 is always in my bag :)


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Aug 15, 2010 17:30 |  #82

argyle wrote in post #10725221 (external link)
Why do people bag the 24-70? Because its easier to blame the equipment than one's self (after all, this is the age of it always being "someone else's fault"). ;)

So true.
Sadly, we have the same problem here as you do in the U.S. and everywhere else it seems. Blame the government, blame your parents....and everything else in between.

There is something called "the learning curve" that many people seem to resent these days. I might be a fossilised oddity, but I enjoy studying and I enjoy learning, so when I purchase a piece of equipment I actually read the instruction book or in the case of a lens I put it through it's paces and learn it's strengths and weaknesses.

Funnily enough, most things, including camera gear, have strengths and weaknesses...just like us.

So get to know them. Then, if you think you've bought a lemon you can back up your complaint and not look like an idiot when someone else does okay with it!


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Aug 15, 2010 17:41 |  #83

I think there are some bad copies of this lens as with any other lens out there. Problem is most people that post online will be when they have a problem with theit lenses. Your going to see 20 "I have problems with this lens" threads to one "Im in love with my lens" thread. And thats why they stick out.

I have had my 24-70 for over 4 years now, and wouldnt trade it for anything! I get really sharp pictures (at times too sharp), and is built like a tank.


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Aug 16, 2010 00:50 |  #84

I just got mine Friday and am blown away. My biggest fear is that my 70-200 2.8 won't get used anymore. Mine is a refurb and I got it for $950 at National Camera Exchange. The nice thing about a refurb is, the original was handled in the store as a demo, then sent back to Canon for testing and certification so I know Canon has looked at this one twice.


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Aug 16, 2010 00:56 |  #85

I love the 24-70. Probably have taken some of my sharpest pictures with it on both a 40D and 5D. It's only fault is it should come with "is" since it gets pretty heavy after toting it around for hours.


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Aug 16, 2010 01:02 |  #86

its good lens, im not sure if i would like the 24-70 on ff that much either, the 24-105 is more of my range in terms of ff (thats why i chose the 24-70 for my crop 7d), but i need/want 2.8 as i shoot alot of action so the f4 is does nothing for me. I think the best cam i would want the 24-70 is the 1d series (drool). but i've gotten some pretty sharp pics wide open. i found just in general in dark indoors 2.8 doesnt cut it. thats where f1.4/1.8 primes come in. put my flashed 2.8 pics look phenomenal. I would say a pretty good lens. I think the one lens that really keeps astonishing me is the 70-200 2.8.


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Aug 16, 2010 05:58 |  #87

err wrote in post #10724347 (external link)
I am in the similar shoe and my 24-70 gets bagged more often than i'd like. I love the lens and it takes good photos. However, i have loved prime shooting more and fast lens is always preferrable. I think people who has 24-70 would most likely have a fast prime lens and may switch their preference to prime shooting more than zooms. At least that's what happened to me.

I would not hesitate to take out my 24-70 for a walkaround lens during sunny day as i think it is one of the best lens for that function.

Another biggest turnoff is the weight , gigantic hood and reverse zoom.

Like many others who have contemplated selling the 24-70L, i have decided to keep mine for now :) i cant wait to use it on my hawaii trip in 2weeks!

If you have a lens that takes sharp pictures, why would you care if anyone bags it? Just show them your pics! You are right to believe that a fast prime is useful as well...I don't use my 50 1.4 all that often, but when I need it, it's great to have.

Yes the weight is a bit of a drag, but all that glass makes it worth it. As for the reverse zoom and the large lens hood...I think that is one of Canon's cleverest bits of design! At 70mm when most zoom lenses are zoomed OUT and the lens hood is virtually useless, the 24-70 has all the hood it needs, and conversely, when zoomed wide it has a very useful shallow hood, just as it needs! Lens design doesn't get much cleverer than that!

Have a great trip to Hawaii and enjoy your lens!:)


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Aug 16, 2010 09:41 |  #88

It's my main product lens, I also use it a lot with a 12mm extension tube doing this work as well.


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Aug 16, 2010 11:33 |  #89

Ricardo222 wrote in post #10729927 (external link)
If you have a lens that takes sharp pictures, why would you care if anyone bags it? Just show them your pics! You are right to believe that a fast prime is useful as well...I don't use my 50 1.4 all that often, but when I need it, it's great to have.

Yes the weight is a bit of a drag, but all that glass makes it worth it. As for the reverse zoom and the large lens hood...I think that is one of Canon's cleverest bits of design! At 70mm when most zoom lenses are zoomed OUT and the lens hood is virtually useless, the 24-70 has all the hood it needs, and conversely, when zoomed wide it has a very useful shallow hood, just as it needs! Lens design doesn't get much cleverer than that!

Have a great trip to Hawaii and enjoy your lens!:)

i like the reverse zoom except, is it just me or does it seem a little big. In fact its about the same size of the hood on my 70-200.. though the hood provides alot of protection to the glass from elements, people bumping into you etc.


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Aug 16, 2010 11:35 |  #90

Camera Nerd wrote in post #10731407 (external link)
i like the reverse zoom except, is it just me or does it seem a little big. In fact its about the same size of the hood on my 70-200.. though the hood provides alot of protection to the glass from elements, people bumping into you etc.

It's big enough to provide enough blocking of off-axis light at 70mm. For croppers, it could actually be bigger :)




  
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