« on: August 27, 2013, 03:19:18 PM »
so I went on and bought a new 24-70 f/ 2.8 II. The strange thing in China (where I currently live) is that they don't let you test the lens before you buy it - nowhere. So anyway, I picked one finally after searching the whole day for a good price - and to be quite honest, I am very disappointed.
Here are two crops, 100%, everything is on neutral, no sharpening.
First one is AF-Live mode where I zoomed in on the 24 using 10x magnification. Second shot is using the normal way.
Lightning is not so good, but since on a tripod and with remote control I don't see any problem using slow shutter speeds.
I used AV mode - strange thing is that life-view gives me a different meter reading.
Any advice from 24-70 owners will be highly appreciated.
PS: I am shooting with a 5D3, newest firmware.
Using live-view, 1/4 f/2.8 ISO50 24mm
Using normal focusing, 0.3 f/2.8 ISO50 24mm
Both pictures are shot in jpeg, L mode. I usually don't shoot RAW so thats why I keep testing like this.
I don't see any differences in those two pictures except the exposure, which means that AFMA can't help me - Do I have a "bad copy" or can I fix this somehow?
What is your focal distance? This lens is known to fall apart at close focus distance