Archive for: EF 24-70 f/4L IS

Shooting in Namibia with the Canon EOS 6D

Shooting in Namibia with the Canon EOS 6D

I am currently on a landscape photography workshop lead by Andy Biggs and Joshua Holko and alongside a lot of very cool people from around the globe. The landscape is absolutely stunning to say the least.

When I came to Namibia, I decided I wouldn’t carry a ton of gear, so I went for a pair of Canon EOS 6D camera bodies, the EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS, EF 24-70 f/4L IS and the Zeiss 15 f/2.8 Distagon. So far I’m extremely happy with my selection of gear.

Internet access hasn’t been the quickest, that’s why I haven’t been updating the site as much as usual. I still have a 5 more days on this safari and then I’ll begin the long trek home.

There are a few images from the trip after the break.

Quiver Tree Forest, Keetmanshoop, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & EF 24-70 f/4L IS

Quiver Tree Forest, Keetmanshoop, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & EF 24-70 f/4L IS

Kolmanskop, Luderitz, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & Zeiss 15 f/2.8 Distagon

Kolmanskop, Luderitz, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & Zeiss 15 f/2.8 Distagon

Kolmanskop, Luderitz, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & Zeiss 15 f/2.8 Distagon

Kolmanskop, Luderitz, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & Zeiss 15 f/2.8 Distagon

Namib Desert, Sossusvlei, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & Zeiss 15 f/2.8 Distagon

Namib Desert, Sossusvlei, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & Zeiss 15 f/2.8 Distagon

Sossusvlei, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS

Sossusvlei, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS

Namib Desert, Sossusvlei, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS

Namib Desert, Sossusvlei, Namibia | Canon EOS 6D & EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS

cr

Deal: Canon EOS 6D Body $1567 & Lenses

Deal: Canon EOS 6D Body $1567 & Lenses

GetItDigital (99.4% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 6D body for $1567 (Reg $1899) via ebay.

Canon EOS 6D Body $1567 via ebay (Reg $1899)

There are a couple of lens deals from GetItDigital and BVI on ebay as well.

Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS $899 (Reg $1499) | Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $2028 (Reg $2299)

cr

Deals: A Few Canon Camera & Lens Deals From ebay & Camera Canada

Deals: A Few Canon Camera & Lens Deals From ebay & Camera Canada

GetItDigital (99.4% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 6D body for $1596 (Reg $1799), the Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $2894 (Reg $3399) and the Canon EOS-1D X for $5679 (Reg $6799) via ebay.

For lenses, GetItDigital is selling the very good and versatile Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS for the great price of $899 (Reg $1399). If that’s not the mid range zoom you want, they’re also selling the Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS for $682 (Reg $1099).

Canon EOS Camera Deals

Canon Lens Deals

Camera Canada is selling super telephoto lenses at a big discount over their US counterparts and ship to the USA. These items 100% qualify for USA warranty. I buy most of my gear in Canada from these guys. They’re great to deal with. The current currency difference between Canada and the USA should help offset the price of shipping. Camera Canada ships Canada Post/USPS to the USA and so far that has avoided any customs or duties for US customers.

cr

Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS $899

Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS $899

From Adorama
Adorama is selling the Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS for $899 after an instant rebate as well as the $300 mail-in rebate from Canon. You must begin the checkout process to see the price of $1199 before the $300 mail-in rebate.

You can read our review of the lens here. For $899, I think this lens is a steal. I have one of these currently on my travels through Central and South America for its light weight, small size and macro in an emergency ability. I think it’s a great value lens when it doesn’t cost $1499!

Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS $899 via Adorama

cr

Canon EOS 5D Mark III w/24-70 f/4L IS Kits Coming to USA

Canon EOS 5D Mark III w/24-70 f/4L IS Kits Coming to USA

Canon USA to start selling the new kit
Canon USA will start selling the EOS 5D Mark III w/24-70 f/4L IS kit next month (November 2, 2013). The MSRP will be $4299.

Is this the beginning of the end for the EF 24-105 f/4L IS?

Source: [Canon] via [TDP]

cr

EOS 5D Mark III w/24-70 f/4L IS Kit Coming Soon

EOS 5D Mark III w/24-70 f/4L IS Kit Coming Soon

Is the EF 24-105 f/4L IS Going Away?
The EF 24-70 f/4L IS will soon be kitted with the EOS 5D Mark III. I’m also hoping we’ll see it with the EOS 6D as well.

The release date for the new kit(s) is June 13, 2013.

As of writing this, we have no pricing. Expect to see some “white box” discounts on the EF 24-70 f/4L IS soon.

I haven’t heard anything in regards to the EF 24-105 f/4L IS getting discontinued, so I’d expect to see that lens in kits for some time to come.

EF 24-70 f/4L IS $1199

cr

Review – Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS

Review – Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS

The latest Canon midrange L zoom
Justin has completed his review of the Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS. It’s a lens that has been pretty polarizing since it was announced. Some people loved the idea, a nice and light IS zoom and some people questioned why they’d buy it over the EF 24-105 f/4L IS, especially videographers.

I’m still on the fence, while I do like the lens, I’m not really sure it’s worth the $1400 pricetag, unless size and weight are your biggest concerns.

Says Justin…
“I’ve never found the 24-70 focal range particularly exciting. It’s not wide enough to create an interesting level of distortion, nor so telephoto as to create a special compressed and isolated “look” to your subjects. I never LOVED my 24-70 f/2.8 L, I just used it every day. Like that lens, the 24-70 f/4L IS is a tool; one that is more than capable of getting the job done.”

Read the full review of the EF 24-70 f/4L IS | EF 24-70 f/4L IS at B&H Photo

cr

EF 24-70 f/4L IS Resolution Tests

Via Lens Rentals
Roger Cicala from LensRentals.com has posted his first resolution tests of the Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS.

He has compared it with the EF 24-70 f/2.8L version 1 and 2, the EF 24-105 f/4L IS as well as the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8VC. All of which will probably get your consideration in a very crowded focal range.

At 24mm, the EF 24-70 f/4L IS is the second best performing lens behind the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II. Mind you, the results are all pretty close. It does look like Canon’s MTF chart of the lens holds up against the others.

EF 24-70 f/4L IS at 24mm Resolution Comparison Chart

EF 24-70 f/4L IS at 24mm Resolution Comparison Chart

At 70mm, none of the lenses are as sharp as they are at 24mm. However, the EF 24-70 f/4L IS is again the 2nd best performing lens by a small amount.

EF 24-70 f/4L IS at 70mm Resolution Comparison Chart

EF 24-70 f/4L IS at 70mm Resolution Comparison Chart

Part of Roger’s Conclusion
Obviously this hasn’t told us a thing about autofocus accuracy, bokeh, or a dozen other things that have to be considered when choosing a lens. Just like you, I’ll be waiting for more complete reviews to tell us about that.

On the basis of this information, though, I’m . . . well, I don’t know what I am. This is a good lens, but I at the price point I’d probably prefer the f/2.8 of the Tamron VC to the new Canon’s f/4. The macro feature is nice and will certainly pull some people towards the Canon.”

Roger also notes that there was quite a bit of variation at 70mm between the 22 copies they tested.

Read the entire articleCanon EF 24-70 f/4L IS at B&H Photo $1499

 

cr

EF 24-70 f/4L IS in Stock at B&H Photo

EF 24-70 f/4L IS in Stock at B&H Photo

Preorder at B&H Photo
The Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS is in stock at B&H Photo.

Buy the Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS for $1499 at B&H Photo

cr

Ended: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS for $749

Ended
This deal has expired. 

From eBay
Don’t want the new EF 24-70 f/4L IS? For half the price you can get the EF 24-105 f/4L IS.

Buy the Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS for $749

cr