Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM

DominoDude

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Wasn't sure about the most appropriate place to post this, but I hope this will do for now.
Here are a two shots (and some cropped parts) taken with the new EF 11-24 mm f/4L attached to a pre-production 5Ds R. I'm not going to translate the article by Magnus Fröderberg, because I'm sure you just want to look at the photos.

Shots were taken two days ago in London. -> http://www.fotosidan.se/cldoc/canon-ef-11-24-mm-f.htm
 

Mt Spokane Photography

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Thanks, she is a noted photographer, so she is getting close to the best the lens / camera can do under the lighting conditions.

There were no visible ca's in all those branches, which was a little suprising, even in the soft light, there is usually some visible.

Only time and a lot more photos from many different photographers will tell us just how good the combination will be. Its very difficult to get a super high mp camera to actually produce the sharpness that the sensor can deliver. Canon seems to recognize this with the new selection of shutter delays and stronger body.
 

DominoDude

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Magnus is a he, but apart from that: Yeah.
On that same page, is another article about the bodies, which among other things mention the re-enforced bottom plate, and shows the customizable Q-screen.
 

Viggo

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No need to translate since I live right next door in Norway ;)

Takk for link!
 

DominoDude

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@Mackguyver:
Good finding those example shots, Mackguyver!
They make me think that the lens has been ready for quite some time (all taken in July last year), but Canon has been holding back the release until the pixel-beasts - 5Ds & 5Ds R - got ready.
For pixel peepers it's possible to see some flaws in the far corners, and we don't have all too many examples at f/4, but I love the FOV and think it will be a marvellous piece in the right hands.

@Viggo:
Gott, Viggo! Du kan finna mycket läsvärt på Fotosidan. De har hög trovärdighet, och mycket duktiga fotografer som journalister och testare.
Quick sloppy transl. for the rest of you: Possible to find plenty articles on Fotosidan worth reading. They have high credibility, and some very experienced photographers writing and testing for the articles.
 

param

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First few shots from this evening. All with 5D3 and at 11mm; way too much fun at 11mm to try anything else just yet. Will provide some writeup and first impressions tomorrow. Let me know if there are any questions I can answer.

http://www.paramsandhu.com/Galleries/Blog/Canon-EF-1124mm-f4L-USM-Review/n-pDLvbK/
 

Viggo

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param said:
First few shots from this evening. All with 5D3 and at 11mm; way too much fun at 11mm to try anything else just yet. Will provide some writeup and first impressions tomorrow. Let me know if there are any questions I can answer.

http://www.paramsandhu.com/Galleries/Blog/Canon-EF-1124mm-f4L-USM-Review/n-pDLvbK/
That shot of the horse ;D
 
param said:
First few shots from this evening. All with 5D3 and at 11mm; way too much fun at 11mm to try anything else just yet. Will provide some writeup and first impressions tomorrow. Let me know if there are any questions I can answer.

http://www.paramsandhu.com/Galleries/Blog/Canon-EF-1124mm-f4L-USM-Review/n-pDLvbK/
My lens is still in the warehouse apparently, but thank you for posting. Actually, no thank you, your shots are way too good! Now I'm going to be way too embarrassed to post to this thread ;D Those cathedral shots are amazing! The horse shot is funny, too. Great work for your first outing.
 

param

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Viggo said:
param said:
First few shots from this evening. All with 5D3 and at 11mm; way too much fun at 11mm to try anything else just yet. Will provide some writeup and first impressions tomorrow. Let me know if there are any questions I can answer.

http://www.paramsandhu.com/Galleries/Blog/Canon-EF-1124mm-f4L-USM-Review/n-pDLvbK/
That shot of the horse ;D
Things can get a little funny when up close but it's okay to horse around a bit I guess. No pun intended. Looking thru the viewfinder he still appeared to be at a distance, but on putting the camera down I realized he was practically right in my face. LOL don't remember the last time I laughed like that on taking a picture.
 

param

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mackguyver said:
param said:
First few shots from this evening. All with 5D3 and at 11mm; way too much fun at 11mm to try anything else just yet. Will provide some writeup and first impressions tomorrow. Let me know if there are any questions I can answer.

http://www.paramsandhu.com/Galleries/Blog/Canon-EF-1124mm-f4L-USM-Review/n-pDLvbK/
My lens is still in the warehouse apparently, but thank you for posting. Actually, no thank you, your shots are way too good! Now I'm going to be way too embarrassed to post to this thread ;D Those cathedral shots are amazing! The horse shot is funny, too. Great work for your first outing.
The wait is going to be well worth it! Looking forward to your images. I posted some initial impressions in this thread http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=25316.0
 

param

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I have updated the gallery with a few photos from the past couple of days. Hopefully it's representational of the architectural and landscape capabilities of the lens.

http://www.paramsandhu.com/Galleries/Blog/Canon-EF-1124mm-f4L-USM-Review/n-pDLvbK/
 

YuengLinger

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param said:
I have updated the gallery with a few photos from the past couple of days. Hopefully it's representational of the architectural and landscape capabilities of the lens.

http://www.paramsandhu.com/Galleries/Blog/Canon-EF-1124mm-f4L-USM-Review/n-pDLvbK/
Thanks! Some very nice shots.

This is far from a fisheye, but those who are saying "almost no distortion" are looking at different photos. I think you, param, are controlling it well with proper framing, but other photographers are showing some uGly perSpeCtiVes.
 

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YuengLinger said:
param said:
I have updated the gallery with a few photos from the past couple of days. Hopefully it's representational of the architectural and landscape capabilities of the lens.

http://www.paramsandhu.com/Galleries/Blog/Canon-EF-1124mm-f4L-USM-Review/n-pDLvbK/
Thanks! Some very nice shots.

This is far from a fisheye, but those who are saying "almost no distortion" are looking at different photos. I think you, param, are controlling it well with proper framing, but other photographers are showing some uGly perSpeCtiVes.
I have seen 16 35's get wonky perspective Would expect the same is more than possible with this lens. The lack of significant curved distortion that you get with some wides and fisheyes is huge.

+1 on the nice shots
 

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I've added a few more pics to http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/cameras/lenses/ef_11-24_f4l.html

They look at distortion (the real sort, not just the effect of a wide rectilinear projection ;-) ) and flare.

Also the problem that sometimes comes as a surprise to landscape photographers not used to wide views when you move the horizon down - trees leaning inwards...

I'm not selling lenses, so I'm always going to include examples of what can go wrong if you're not careful, in any review. I've no interest in buying into the myth that just getting the latest wonderful new lens will massively improve your photos - that takes hard work and skill ;-)
 

NancyP

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Well hello, Param, from a fellow St. Louisan. Yep, the first place I would go with this lens would be the Cathedral :0 Very nice shots, in fact your gallery has a lot of good images.
 

Ruined

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keithcooper said:
I've added a few more pics to http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/cameras/lenses/ef_11-24_f4l.html

They look at distortion (the real sort, not just the effect of a wide rectilinear projection ;-) ) and flare.

Also the problem that sometimes comes as a surprise to landscape photographers not used to wide views when you move the horizon down - trees leaning inwards...

I'm not selling lenses, so I'm always going to include examples of what can go wrong if you're not careful, in any review. I've no interest in buying into the myth that just getting the latest wonderful new lens will massively improve your photos - that takes hard work and skill ;-)
I think this 11-24 f/4L is a stunning technical achievement, but it is not one I could justify in my kit due to the expense and the comparative quality of the 16-35 f/4L for similar types of photography at a much lower price point. Of course, if you need 11-15mm often enough that it is worth the cost, size, weight, loss of front filters, loss of IS, loss of 25mm-35mm, YMMV :)

Personally I'd rather round out 8-15mm with a true fisheye and leave rectilinear to 16mm+.
 
I received mine yesterday, but didn't get a chance to play with it a whole lot. As expected, the lens is big, and moreso, quite heavy. The front element is much more protected that I had expected and makes the TS-E 17 look like a foolish design. The lens cap is somewhat odd, and as Keith said, much lighter than expected. Mine doesn't want to snap on evenly on both sides, but that might just be me needing to get used to it. 11mm is insanely wide as expected, and I appreciate Keith's distortion tests. That seems to match what we're seeing in param's shots and is great news for architectural shots. Unfortunately, this is also making me consider a geared head.

I thought it might be a less practical, but still viable replacement for the 16-35 f/4 IS, considering I have the 24-70 f/2.8 II, but after handling the 11-24, I'm not so sure. The 16-35 is the perfect travel and walk around lens and 16-35mm range is really practical. The 11-24 range reminds me of the Sigma 12-24 I used to own. It's great for landscape and architecture, but the focal range is very limiting for other types of shooting. 24mm is still quite wide, whereas 35mm is a moderate focal length for general purpose work.

On the curved tree issue, when I was shooting at 12mm, I would either crop out the far sides, or get in close to the trees and use the curves to add to the perspective and drama of the shot. I hope to get out and shoot over the next few days and I'll try to take a few shots to show what I mean about that.