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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Sale Price
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2011, 06:45:40 PM »
I went through three copies before giving up on the 24-70mmL f/2.8. Awful!
Paul Wright

It's more often than not, the camera body and not the lens that's off.

I agree 100%, check the camera body well before jumping to conclusions about the lens.

Thank you, yes, I was aware of this. It is my enduring good fortune to live 10 minutes drive from our regional CPS where I am a Gold Member. Tests, repairs and calibrations were done on lenses & bodies ad nauseum. It was just breathtaking bad luck that my three copies of the 24-70 f/2.8 were lemons. I have to say in spite of the outcomes, Canon CPS were very good about it.

Typically there would be a zone of very soft focus across 20% of the frame, right in the plane that is in focus. So for example if you did the "brick wall" test with everything perfectly squared up, there would be a soft "band" through the frame. Punishing and professionally unusable. Think group shots...

My other eight Canon lenses are all perfect matches with my four current working bodies. Trust was the lenses.

Do a search or read older threads. For the fortunate few there are positive experiences, but the prevailing reality is that 24-70 f/2.8 has been an irritating disappointment to plenty of photographers.

Paul Wright
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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Sale Price
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2011, 06:35:46 AM »
I live in the UK and unfortunately the prices you guys can get the 24-70mm for (from B&H) is not something we have the luxury of over here. I was kinda hoping there would be a worldwide price drop but nothing as of yet over here.

Do you guys honestly think we will see a new version of the 24-70mm?
I have the 24-105 and I think its great but I really want the DOF from the 24-70.

What do you guys think? Should I wait as I don't desperately need it right now?


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Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Sale Price
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2011, 03:42:06 PM »
i find the best place to buy thats not shady and is reliable is b&h

+1  I've been dealing with them for over 20 years...  Not the cheapest place you'll find; but they are very helpful, reliable, and honest...

100%. I buy pretty much all my stuff from B&H, their customer service and support is great. Additionally there's that great walk-away feeling after buying anything from them.