How about a 50mm that is actually worth buying? I'd love a 50L 1.4. No front/back focus issues, sharp wide open, and ring USM. I'd take it with or without IS.
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...and travel/times when I may not want a $2,300 lens with me.
Now I use the 24-105 as a travel lens for those holdiay destinations where I would be overly nervous having both the 5d and the 24-70, my stuff is insured but I'm a risk averse kind of guy...
Not sure how you read a serial number. Everyone on here is quoting "032" and "062". Out of curiosity I looked at my copy, ser. # 9515005637, appearing on the bottom of the barrel. What does that mean?This is what I've been going by:
...the DF is more likely to be a fashion accessory than a primary shooting tool.Exactly. I'd rather put my money towards my next practical lens.
Hey everybodyMine too, tight like my 24-105. I was expecting it to be more like my 70-200 II or 16-35 II. Maybe has something to do the with the design of external zooming to maintain weather seal.
Got my 24-70 mk II yesterday, no clicking at all.
From Canon Europe though
Zoom ring is a bit tighter than I imagined it would be though
Mine is being delivered by end of today. I've practically got my RMA form filled out.
The clicking sound you guys are hearing is the elements 'crossing' over through the zoom range....This was my initial thought too but of course I have no evidence that this is case. The real concern is the inconsistency. Some lens are noisy while others are quiet, that in itself is enough to be concerned. Therefore if mine is noisy (which I am fully expecting it will be), it's going back.
Either this $1699 after rebate price is a hoax or B&H screwed up for a very short time. I tried to get in on this deal and it is no longer running. I called B&H and inquired about it and a rep named Joshua told me it is only a rumor, it's $1999 AFTER rebate.. not $1699.
Just wanted to put this out there. $1699 definitely worth it to me. $1999, not so much.