Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM

Dec 1, 2012
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Four pictures to show what the lens can deliver. Shot with a 6D.

I guess that I don't need to present the subject of the first one! I liked the light passing through the clouds. 70 mm, f/8.

The second one was shot using the macro mode. Classic cat photo but I find it nice and very sharp. I was very close to the cat. ISO3200.

The third one is a weird building. I wanted to increase the feeling of strangeness. Tack sharp! A bit cropped. 44mm and f/8.

The fourth one was taken handheld at ISO3200, 24mm and f/4. I am pretty impressed with both the ISO capabilities of the 6D and the stabilization of the lens.
 

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Sep 18, 2013
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Recently picked one up because I damaged my 24-105L. Managed to sell it, and put the money towards a rebated 24-70L f/4.

Gotta say, it's definitely nice. These photos have been post-processed, but figured I'd post them anyway.
 

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lycan

EOS M6 Mark II
Jun 28, 2013
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Sporgon said:
Shot with 6D + 24-70 f4L @ 40 mil. A hand held five frame panoramic.

A really good lens, sharper across the frame than the 24-105, small and compact, feels like a large prime on the 6D, but looses the 80-105. Hmmmmm..............................................
Nice photo


Sporgon, if you had to pick one which one would you choose? 24-70 f/4 or 24-105 f/4?
 

Sporgon

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lycan said:
Sporgon said:
Shot with 6D + 24-70 f4L @ 40 mil. A hand held five frame panoramic.

A really good lens, sharper across the frame than the 24-105, small and compact, feels like a large prime on the 6D, but looses the 80-105. Hmmmmm..............................................
Nice photo

Sporgon, if you had to pick one which one would you choose? 24-70 f/4 or 24-105 f/4?
Thanks Lycan.

That is a tricky question, made all the more difficult by the fact the 24-105 can be bought so much cheaper despite the RRP being similar.

If I wanted a general purpose zoom that was relatively small and had IS to give me as close to prime quality as was feasible, and I was shooting pictures made up of a single frame (which most people are) I would be willing to loose the extra focal length and cash and get the 24-70 f4 L.

However if I intended to use primes for critical, planned work, and use the zoom as a 'walk about', more casual lens I would go for the 24-105 and gain extra length and cash in my pocket. I might add that vertically shot stitched frames with the 24-105 @ about f8 are as good as any other lens, certainly in the print anyway.
 

Albi86

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Apr 24, 2012
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RLPhoto said:
Albi86 said:
RLPhoto said:
I don't expect this gallery to be very large.
If you buy it in a white box it's only around 20% more expensive that a 24-105mm.
It'd been 9 months and only a handful of images.
Because it makes limited sense to replace a 24-105 with it, if you already have one. It's only new buyers who might prefer it. Apparently there aren't many buzzing around here, as of now.
 

RLPhoto

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Mar 27, 2012
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Albi86 said:
RLPhoto said:
Albi86 said:
RLPhoto said:
I don't expect this gallery to be very large.
If you buy it in a white box it's only around 20% more expensive that a 24-105mm.
It'd been 9 months and only a handful of images.
Because it makes limited sense to replace a 24-105 with it, if you already have one. It's only new buyers who might prefer it. Apparently there aren't many buzzing around here, as of now.
Thus why I don't expect this gallery to be very large.
 

lycan

EOS M6 Mark II
Jun 28, 2013
57
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Sporgon said:
lycan said:
Sporgon said:
Shot with 6D + 24-70 f4L @ 40 mil. A hand held five frame panoramic.

A really good lens, sharper across the frame than the 24-105, small and compact, feels like a large prime on the 6D, but looses the 80-105. Hmmmmm..............................................
Nice photo

Sporgon, if you had to pick one which one would you choose? 24-70 f/4 or 24-105 f/4?
Thanks Lycan.

That is a tricky question, made all the more difficult by the fact the 24-105 can be bought so much cheaper despite the RRP being similar.

If I wanted a general purpose zoom that was relatively small and had IS to give me as close to prime quality as was feasible, and I was shooting pictures made up of a single frame (which most people are) I would be willing to loose the extra focal length and cash and get the 24-70 f4 L.

However if I intended to use primes for critical, planned work, and use the zoom as a 'walk about', more casual lens I would go for the 24-105 and gain extra length and cash in my pocket. I might add that vertically shot stitched frames with the 24-105 @ about f8 are as good as any other lens, certainly in the print anyway.
I see.. well I want a general purpose zoom as a 'walk about' and I don't have primes in that ranged except the pancake and I won't be doing any frame stiching.

I guess the only factor is price, because the better choice in my case seems to be the 24-70 f4L
 

mr_hyde

EOS M50
Dec 1, 2013
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This lens is great. I agree to others and would not pay the regular price for this lens. But I got a deal for $879 after mail in rebate and I do not regret it. I also own the 100 F/2.8 L macro, but on my recent trip the macro function of the 24-70 F/4 was useful as I hesitated to switch lenses at the beach.

Attached picture was taken with the lens and Singh Ray Vario Duo filter at max attached.
 

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bholliman

EOS R
Dec 6, 2012
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Sporgon said:
RLPhoto said:
I don't expect this gallery to be very large.

Don't be too sure of that RL, this is a cracking lens, all be it loo expensive at the moment.
This lens was too expensive when released, but has been available under $1k recently, which makes it a decent value. I borrowed one from a friend to try out for an afternoon and really liked it. I used to own a 24-105 and currently have a 24-70 2.8 II. I like the small size and close-up capabilities of the 24-70 f/4 IS. The 2.8II feels twice as heavy... t's also sharper with less distortion at the important 24mm end than the 24-015.

I expect the street price to drop further so it approaches the 24-105 prices. When that happens, there will be lots more of these around, and more pictures in this gallery.

Nice shots Sporgon!