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birtembuk

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Re: EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
« Reply #30 on: July 21, 2013, 11:46:48 PM »
Very interesting discussion and great photos here, guys. I've been procrastinating over this lens for quite a while now. Cannot decide for a 24-70/II as I'd definitely miss larger apertures and I've got other primes. If it was for sure that newer batches are clear from this erratic focusing behavior - and especially on 5D3 -  it's time to give it a go.   

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Re: EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
« Reply #30 on: July 21, 2013, 11:46:48 PM »

adhocphotographer

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Re: EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
« Reply #31 on: July 22, 2013, 12:01:24 AM »
Very interesting discussion and great photos here, guys. I've been procrastinating over this lens for quite a while now. Cannot decide for a 24-70/II as I'd definitely miss larger apertures and I've got other primes. If it was for sure that newer batches are clear from this erratic focusing behavior - and especially on 5D3 -  it's time to give it a go.   

Same boat...  hmmmm...  really missed this weekend shooting in a low light temple.... :(
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Re: EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
« Reply #32 on: July 22, 2013, 06:35:17 AM »
My three copies were all 2011, fwiw.
1dx mkII, 35 L II, Zeiss 50 f2 mp, 85 L IS, Broncolor Siros 800 L.

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Re: EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
« Reply #33 on: July 23, 2013, 01:14:33 PM »
Quick update, for what it's worth:

Gave the 24 a reasonably wide range of subjects and finished a shoot on a 1Ds Mark II body, and the accuracy and performance were remarkably improved, even in pretty significant low light situations.  I'm thinking this lens is just too sensitive for a lesser camera body's AF system.  The 1Ds II's AF is even a little dated compared to, say, the 1DX, or what have you, but regardless, there was a CLEAR difference in performance.  I haven't sat down and played with the DVD cases like I did before, to test the exactness of the accuracy, but I'll do that soon...

Haven't gotten a chance to give it a whirl on the 5DIII yet, but when I do, I'll let everyone know.


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Re: EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
« Reply #33 on: July 23, 2013, 01:14:33 PM »