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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
« on: November 23, 2010, 02:15:02 PM »
Just thought I'd add something that was missing.
First: 24-70MM @24mm F/7.1
Second: 24-70MM @46mm F/2.8
Third: 24-70MM @57mm F/2.8

Edit and afterthought: Don't know if only new/rumored lenses should be here... Can add 70-200 2.8, 50 1.2 and 16-35 2.8 if needed.
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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
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Re: EF 24-70mm 2.8L
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2010, 01:22:15 PM »
Nice images. The attached was taken with 5D 24-70mm 'L' f7.1 1/400 @24mm 100 ISO
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Re: EF 24-70mm 2.8L
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2011, 09:47:33 AM »
Felt I should add something further that shows a bit more detail.

This is taken 70MM 2.8 lighting is a soft box.



@ 70 mm, f 4
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Re: EF 24-70mm 2.8L
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2011, 01:35:25 PM »
I've got it bad for this lens.   :P

I have the EF 24-105 f/4L which I love and use as my 'walking around' lens.  The 24-70 is bigger and heavier and overlaps the range of the 24/105, albeit faster. So, every time I'm about to hit the buy button on Amazon, I talk myself out of it because I just can't think of why I need the faster lens.  And now, with talk of an update,....

But I'm about to begin a project of photographing Saint Louis at night.  I want to spend a lot of the coming summer doing this.  My camera for this job will be the 5DM2.  Don't I REALLY NEED the 24/70 for that project?  My 50mm 1.4 won't be enough, right?  And the 24/105 is too slow, right?  In fact, maybe I need the new 5DM3 with the new 24-70 II?

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Re: EF 24-70mm 2.8L
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2011, 06:01:28 PM »
I've got it bad for this lens.   :P

In fact, maybe I need the new 5DM3 with the new 24-70 II?

Go for it.  Eat mac & cheese if a month if you need to cut costs.  Turn down the thermostat and wear and extra sweater.  I'll buy both if (when) they are announced - but only after a few months so the early productions models are gone.

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Re: EF 24-70mm 2.8L
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2011, 04:00:28 AM »
Yeah, I agree ,get it, it's awesome :)

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Re: EF 24-70mm 2.8L
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2011, 06:53:42 AM »
Its a great lens - no question about it.

The 24-105 is equally as good and the the debate over 1 stop is pretty useless as the 24-105 has IS.

What is important though is the Depth of Field and the quality of bokeh.  At f/4 you will need some distance behind your subject to get as much blur as you would have at f/2.8 - hence its popularity as a wedding lens.

As stated before - wear more jumpers, eat less, sell your body - its L quality glass and you get what you pay for!!

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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2011, 06:53:42 AM »

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Re: EF 24-70mm 2.8L
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2011, 01:30:38 AM »
Revisiting some older pics: 5DII, ISO200 1/200s f/4.5 @64mm


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Re: EF 24-70mm 2.8L
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2011, 11:40:48 AM »
I've got it bad for this lens.   :P

I have the EF 24-105 f/4L which I love and use as my 'walking around' lens.  The 24-70 is bigger and heavier and overlaps the range of the 24/105, albeit faster. So, every time I'm about to hit the buy button on Amazon, I talk myself out of it because I just can't think of why I need the faster lens.  And now, with talk of an update,....

But I'm about to begin a project of photographing Saint Louis at night.  I want to spend a lot of the coming summer doing this.  My camera for this job will be the 5DM2.  Don't I REALLY NEED the 24/70 for that project?  My 50mm 1.4 won't be enough, right?  And the 24/105 is too slow, right?  In fact, maybe I need the new 5DM3 with the new 24-70 II?

The 24-105mm L was the first I bought for my 40D.  I tried five times to upgrade it to a 24-70L, and each lens had a worse IQ.  i tested them on sturdy tripods with mirror lockup and fast shutter speeds to get the best possible IQ.  The IQ was reasonably good, but not by comparison with my 24-70.  At the time I also had a 5D and the FF images looked better, as you would expect.  Finally, I gave up and still use my 24-105..

If you buy one, be sure that you can return it or exchange it a few times until you get a good one.  good ones can be great, but I never was able to find one. 

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Re: EF 24-70mm 2.8L
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2011, 06:53:28 PM »
I haven't tested extensively the 24-105, so I can't compare it with the 24-70 but I can tell you what I like about 24-70.
1. f/2.8.
2. Pleasing colors and contrast without the need of post processing.

Sharpness was never an issue to me because I'm not a pixel-peeping nerd. I just want to take nice shots.


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« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2011, 02:02:22 AM »
I almost never use my 24-70 on f.2,8. But if they did make the 24-105 with the same hood as the 24-70. I would maybe change because i would then have a bigger zoom range than the 24-70.
Anyway. Here is a shot with the 24-70

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Re: EF 24-70mm 2.8L
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2011, 01:49:58 PM »
I almost never use my 24-70 on f.2,8. But if they did make the 24-105 with the same hood as the 24-70. I would maybe change because i would then have a bigger zoom range than the 24-70.
Anyway. Here is a shot with the 24-70

Very interesting effect. How did you convert it from an image to this?

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Re: EF 24-70mm 2.8L
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2011, 05:03:18 PM »
I almost never use my 24-70 on f.2,8. But if they did make the 24-105 with the same hood as the 24-70. I would maybe change because i would then have a bigger zoom range than the 24-70.
Anyway. Here is a shot with the 24-70

Very interesting effect. How did you convert it from an image to this?

It's called HDR and destroys nice images everyday :D:D:D:D
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« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2011, 05:03:18 PM »

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Re: EF 24-70mm 2.8L
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2011, 05:08:33 PM »
I almost never use my 24-70 on f.2,8. But if they did make the 24-105 with the same hood as the 24-70. I would maybe change because i would then have a bigger zoom range than the 24-70.
Anyway. Here is a shot with the 24-70

Very interesting effect. How did you convert it from an image to this?

It's called HDR and destroys nice images everyday :D:D:D:D

I don't see HDR in the programme I use - Aperture for Mac. It's a Photoshop function?

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« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2011, 05:21:29 PM »
Its not HDR. I use aperture and uses some of my own technique

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« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2011, 05:21:29 PM »