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wayno

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24 1.4 II- wow
« on: November 07, 2012, 05:59:49 AM »
Being a wide angle shooter with an occasional penchant for portraits, this lens seemed to fit the bill for me and despite it's hefty price, I'm convinced of it's excellence. I simply cannot believe how razor sharp it is at 1.4 let alone 2.8. Despite comments I've read to the contrary, this has the sharpness/clarity edge on the 35 1.4 (and I rate that lens very highly). The shallow DOF at that focal length has a particularly 'journalistic' effect which is truly wonderful.

Just thought I'd put it out there at how chuffed I am.

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24 1.4 II- wow
« on: November 07, 2012, 05:59:49 AM »

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Re: 24 1.4 II- wow
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2012, 07:08:57 AM »
Care to post some spiffy examples? :-)

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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2012, 01:37:16 PM »
Sure to soon!

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Re: 24 1.4 II- wow
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2012, 05:33:58 PM »
Yes, the shallow DOF you can achieve at 24mm (on full frame) is unique.
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Re: 24 1.4 II- wow
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2012, 07:15:40 PM »
I love mine too. The first sample I received had serious focus anomalies (would not focus at infinity at all and sometimes was in focus and sometimes miles out at other distances). The second is amazing. I too was surprised by how good it is at f1.4 and it focuses quickly and accurately every time. Edge performance is also very good indeed and much better than I had expected. I bought this lens for photojournalism and very glad I did.

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Re: 24 1.4 II- wow
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2012, 07:19:44 PM »
I have been itching for this lens for a long time.  Please don't post awesome samples, it will push me over the edge!

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Re: 24 1.4 II- wow
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2012, 08:15:54 PM »
This is such a cool lens!, I have been itchin to get one for along time!, but I have heard of so many people getting bad copies out there.

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Re: 24 1.4 II- wow
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2012, 04:41:47 PM »
This is such a cool lens!, I have been itchin to get one for along time!, but I have heard of so many people getting bad copies out there.

I think that is because people with proper working gear don't usually shout from the rooftops that their lens works like it was expected to. I have this lens. Works flawlessly on my 5DII and 7D without any micro focus adjusting.

I'd go into a store though and try a copy to make sure THAT LENS is within the tolerances of YOUR CAMERA.
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Re: 24 1.4 II- wow
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2012, 05:14:29 PM »
Yes, it's completely awesome! And you can't fake your way there with anything else, 24mm at 1,4 is magic stuff...
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Re: 24 1.4 II- wow
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2012, 05:14:29 PM »