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Re: Review - Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS
« Reply #45 on: December 30, 2013, 04:03:45 PM »
I'm guessing Canon were unable to produce the improvements seen in the 24-70 f4L if they had given it the 24-105 range without the lens having to retail as the level of the 24-70II.

Given the level of engineering expertise Canon has, I somehow doubt that - but I find it much more likely they want people to have more reason to buy a "natural" focal length addon of 70-200 or 70-300 ... with the overlapping 24-105 you can do ok, but as stated above a lot of times 24-70 is too short for a complete setup.
...and the 16-35 will become a 16-24 for the same reasons ;).  Well, then again, it worked for Nikon by adding 2mm...
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Re: Review - Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS
« Reply #45 on: December 30, 2013, 04:03:45 PM »

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Re: Review - Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS
« Reply #46 on: December 31, 2013, 01:31:54 AM »
I was wondering if I should sell my old 24-70mm 2.8L and get this new lens. Has anyone make a side-by-side comparison in terms of IQ?

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Re: Review - Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS
« Reply #47 on: December 31, 2013, 01:41:43 AM »
I was wondering if I should sell my old 24-70mm 2.8L and get this new lens. Has anyone make a side-by-side comparison in terms of IQ?

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All of it is here (at least from a sharpness perspective):
http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/01/canon-24-70-f4-is-resolution-tests

As you'll see the F/4 IS is better than the 24-105 and 24-70 I, but not as good as the 24-70 II.

I made the jump from the F/2.8L I to the F/4 IS and I'm quite pleased.  I don't shoot indoor sports, and I don't shoot portraits with that lens, so I had little need for F/2.8 in a standard zoom.

The new F/4 in comparison to the F/2.8L IS is sharper, lighter, shorter in length, and has a very serviceable macro mode if you are in a pinch.  It's a perfect all-in-one lens for travel, hiking, etc.  I am very pleased with the pickup.  And on a lesser note, it doesn't push me to need to get 82mm filters.  Unless I'm shooting with my 100L macro, all my lenses are 58mm or 77mm, which is a nice convenience.

Be advised that the lens does take a toughness downgrade compared to the venerable 24-70 F/2.8L I.  The Mark I is a tank with a lot more metal.  The 24-70 F/4L IS is not poorly constructed by any means, but it's not built for war.  I'd liken it to the 24-105 or the 100L macro -- it's plasticky, but solidly assembled.

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Re: Review - Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS
« Reply #48 on: December 31, 2013, 01:47:25 AM »
I was wondering if I should sell my old 24-70mm 2.8L and get this new lens. Has anyone make a side-by-side comparison in terms of IQ?

Upgrading might make sense if you want to lose weight & gain IS Ășnless you often shoot f2.8 - for sharpness comparisons always look at this widget:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=823&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=101&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0

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Re: Review - Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS
« Reply #49 on: December 31, 2013, 02:50:40 AM »
I was wondering if I should sell my old 24-70mm 2.8L and get this new lens. Has anyone make a side-by-side comparison in terms of IQ?

Upgrading might make sense if you want to lose weight & gain IS Ășnless you often shoot f2.8 - for sharpness comparisons always look at this widget:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=823&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=101&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0

Thanks! I very seldom shoot protraits with this lens. I found myself most of the time shooting f4-f5.6 for social and family pictures.
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Re: Review - Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS
« Reply #50 on: November 02, 2014, 09:38:22 AM »
Good review....with current pricing I can see this is a considerably less expensive option to the 24-70mm 2.8L II....but I think it is a less convincing option to the 24-105mm, no? When comparing tele reach AND price this lens does not stack up unless the IQ is that much better.....
(Did I miss something Justin, or were you actually able to squeeze 73mm out of the lens for the shot of the child in the hat? AMAZING!).  ;D

It's sharper than the old 24-105 and has less distortion at wide angles. It also focuses much closer than the old lens.

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Re: Review - Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS
« Reply #51 on: November 03, 2014, 02:40:34 AM »
With Nikon offering a 24-120 funda google nexus 6, perhaps that's what Canon has their eyes soporte coche nexus 9 tablet on instead.
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Re: Review - Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS
« Reply #51 on: November 03, 2014, 02:40:34 AM »

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Re: Review - Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS
« Reply #52 on: May 14, 2015, 08:46:46 PM »
Well finally I pulled the trigger for this lens. I got it for $650 after $200 MIR and 1 year US Warranty. Waiting for the lens.
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Re: Review - Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS
« Reply #53 on: May 17, 2015, 11:43:52 AM »
Well finally I pulled the trigger for this lens. I got it for $650 after $200 MIR and 1 year US Warranty. Waiting for the lens.

You got t for a good price.  Post some pictures when you get it.
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Re: Review - Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS
« Reply #53 on: May 17, 2015, 11:43:52 AM »