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Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2011, 07:33:14 AM »
I noticed the same softness with the 24-105 that I just bought and ultimately I decided to return it and only use prime lens for now until a new zoom update comes out maybe like the 24-70 2.8 II (hopefully with IS)!

I shoot Weddings with my 24-105 on my 5D mark 2 and find the lens focusing very inconsistent. Images taken in a sequene with the same subject, composition and focusing point, some are sharp and some arn't. Generally by saying sharp I mean usable, I wouldn't say this is a sharp lens. For a while I just thought I hadn't got a great copy, bu :(t when a fiend of mine also got a 5D and 24-105 he has had the exact same problems, both of our lens's seam to experiance more softness at the long end. Was thinking of trading up for a 24-70 with the hope it would be better? Is there anymore of you guys with a similar experiance with this lens? as it has been for me unfortunately a bit disapointing.
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Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2011, 07:33:14 AM »

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Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2011, 10:20:13 AM »
I noticed the same softness with the 24-105 that I just bought and ultimately I decided to return it and only use prime lens for now until a new zoom update comes out maybe like the 24-70 2.8 II (hopefully with IS)!

I shoot Weddings with my 24-105 on my 5D mark 2 and find the lens focusing very inconsistent. Images taken in a sequene with the same subject, composition and focusing point, some are sharp and some arn't. Generally by saying sharp I mean usable, I wouldn't say this is a sharp lens. For a while I just thought I hadn't got a great copy, bu :(t when a fiend of mine also got a 5D and 24-105 he has had the exact same problems, both of our lens's seam to experiance more softness at the long end. Was thinking of trading up for a 24-70 with the hope it would be better? Is there anymore of you guys with a similar experiance with this lens? as it has been for me unfortunately a bit disapointing.

I use a 24-105 on a 5d1 body, no issues here.  24-105's are usually very sharp lenses: Took this one 2 days ago,

Taken at F4 fully open, so it could be sharper if stopped lower. No sharpening (PP) was done to this pic, but had to crop it up aggressively or it would not load to the site.  :-[
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Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2011, 10:31:10 AM »


Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
ISO: 1600
Exposure: 1/25 s
Aperture: 5.6
Focal Lenght: 73mm

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Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/250 s
Aperture: 4.0
Focal Lenght: 50mm



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Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2011, 12:06:45 PM »
I HAVE THIS LENS AND IS THE WORST CANON LENS I HAVE EVER HAD, IN TERMS OF QUALITY... IN THE LAST 30 YEARS.
NO OTHER HAD BE BROKEN IN MY HANDS ONLY BECAUSE OF "ZOOM IN/OUT" MOVEMENTS. :o

IN 2 YEARS OF PROFESIONAL WORK IT WILL BE BROKEN, DUE TO IT'S INTERNAL  PLASTIC, DELICATE MECANICAL  AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS, IMAGE STABILIZER AND DIAFRAGM WILL START CRAZY FUCTIONING AND CANON DO NOT ADMIT THEY HAVE CREATED A FAILURE DESIGN WITHIN THIS LENS... THEN YOU MIGHT HAVE TO PAY THE BILL OVER 350$.

HEY GUYS, DO NOT BUY THIS LENS!!!!!!  NO PROFANITY
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« Reply #34 on: October 03, 2011, 12:34:57 PM »
I HAVE THIS LENS AND IS THE WORST CANON LENS I HAVE EVER HAD, IN TERMS OF QUALITY... IN THE LAST 30 YEARS.
NO OTHER HAD BE BROKEN IN MY HANDS ONLY BECAUSE OF "ZOOM IN/OUT" MOVEMENTS. :o

IN 2 YEARS OF PROFESIONAL WORK IT WILL BE BROKEN, DUE TO IT'S INTERNAL  PLASTIC, DELICATE MECANICAL  AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS, IMAGE STABILIZER AND DIAFRAGM WILL START CRAZY FUCTIONING AND CANON DO NOT ADMIT THEY HAVE CREATED A FAILURE DESIGN WITHIN THIS LENS... THEN YOU MIGHT HAVE TO PAY THE BILL OVER 350$.

HEY GUYS, DO NOT BUY THIS LENS!!!!!!

Your argument would be a lot more persuasive without profanity/capital letters and properly thought out sentences.

There is no faulty design here; posting a redacted receipt of the repair note may convince some that you at least got a bad copy, but unless you're playing basketball with the lens itself (as the ball), your statements appear to be completely made up.
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Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #35 on: October 03, 2011, 01:46:02 PM »
I HAVE THIS LENS AND IS THE WORST CANON LENS I HAVE EVER HAD, IN TERMS OF QUALITY... IN THE LAST 30 YEARS.
NO OTHER HAD BE BROKEN IN MY HANDS ONLY BECAUSE OF "ZOOM IN/OUT" MOVEMENTS. :o

IN 2 YEARS OF PROFESIONAL WORK IT WILL BE BROKEN, DUE TO IT'S INTERNAL  PLASTIC, DELICATE MECANICAL  AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS, IMAGE STABILIZER AND DIAFRAGM WILL START CRAZY FUCTIONING AND CANON DO NOT ADMIT THEY HAVE CREATED A FAILURE DESIGN WITHIN THIS LENS... THEN YOU MIGHT HAVE TO PAY THE BILL OVER 350$.

HEY GUYS, DO NOT BUY THIS LENS!!!!!!

Your argument would be a lot more persuasive without profanity/capital letters and properly thought out sentences.

There is no faulty design here; posting a redacted receipt of the repair note may convince some that you at least got a bad copy, but unless you're playing basketball with the lens itself (as the ball), your statements appear to be completely made up.


+1:

Maybe English is not his first language... that would explain a lot in his rant. But yes, no need to use caps.
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Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #36 on: October 03, 2011, 02:15:21 PM »

maybe foreign keyboards only have capital letters?

mine has å,ä,ö which is a bit weird...

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Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
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« Reply #37 on: October 03, 2011, 02:54:39 PM »

maybe foreign keyboards only have capital letters?

mine has å,ä,ö which is a bit weird...

I agree - if you only have å, ä and ö it truly is weird... But if you, like me, live in Sweden it's not weird at all! Remember that "foreign" is from your horizon...

I have a (or is it an?) 17-85 today and am (or is it are?) about to buy a 24-105 any day now. Will it I get a dramatic improvement of pic quality, or is it more about the feeling of having an L-lens?

And is it worth waiting for an upgraded version (now, that is a question for a rumour forum, right?)?

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Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #38 on: October 03, 2011, 05:48:06 PM »
This is getting a bit out of hand haha

My only issues are with a bit of soft focussing on my lens and one of my staff's.

The build quality, is etc is great, and clearly by the pictures here, there are some great copies out there.

I just know from my circle of photographers in Melbourne, we have had a lot of issues with this lens.

I have a dozen l glass lenses and 3 bodies, it's the only one I have an issue with.

But again I'm sure I just got a bad copy. I might try and get Camera Clinic to micro adjust it better.

Instead I find myself having the 24-70 or 70-200 on and it frustrates me because the 24-105 is a perfect range!

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« Reply #39 on: October 03, 2011, 06:42:39 PM »
@niccyboy

You should consider having Canon calibrate your lens for you.  I had a very soft copy of the 24-70L until Canon serviced it.  They performed lens alignment and focal plane adjustments.  For a reasonable price and some down time, I received my 24-70 back from Canon Canada and was amazed at how sharp my lens is now.

I also own the 24-105L... an amazingly sharp copy, no extra servicing was required.  It's possible for you to have the same level of performance from your copy.  Just give Canon Service a try.

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« Reply #40 on: October 03, 2011, 08:00:42 PM »
+1:

Maybe English is not his first language... that would explain a lot in his rant. But yes, no need to use caps.

That was my supposition, which is why I wasn't being a jerk about it, but 'nettiquette' (which isn't called that anymore) should be universal if you're on a forum these days.

You can't describe the lens as 'ruggedized' but it's pretty darned bulletproof for the price range.
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Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #41 on: October 03, 2011, 08:58:41 PM »
I've used the 5d mk2 & 24-105 combo extensively and professionally ever since the 5D mk2 came out. I've never had any issues at all.This past Jan. I spent 4 1/2 weeks in India shooting 9700 images with probably 9000 of them with the 24-105. I've printed a number of the images. no sharpness issues.

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« Reply #42 on: October 03, 2011, 09:12:23 PM »
Zhap03 - good idea, might go to them over the guys that service my gear.

I'll repost when I try this..

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Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
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« Reply #43 on: October 04, 2011, 11:53:40 AM »
Nicci... my down time was about 4 weeks for the 24-70 because I dealt with my local camera store.  It was my first repair job and I didn't know any better.

On my second repair job, I sent my 1Ds3 to Canon Canada directly for a shutter replacement... that only took two weeks before I received my camera back. 

Skip the middleman, if you can, and send your lens directly to Canon.  You'll minimize down time.  FYI, I'm not a CPS member.  It's my understanding that CPS members can receive their equipment back in less than a week.

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« Reply #44 on: October 04, 2011, 12:00:32 PM »
It's important to know that if your lens elements aren't tuned properly, no amount of in-camera micro-adjust will get you sharp images.

Have your lens serviced by Canon!  You'll be tickled when you get your lens back and you realize that all of your stress is gone.  Now you're the proud owner of a "Sharp Copy" and you don't have to be envious of others who were lucky and purchased a sharp lens out of the box.

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« Reply #44 on: October 04, 2011, 12:00:32 PM »