Incorporates many advanced and exclusive Canon Lens Technologies to provide improved performance, including the use of two different types of Aspherical lens elements, and a totally new UD (Ultra-Low Dispersion) glass element for obtaining sharper image quality. Canon's original ring USM (Ultrasonic Motor) makes autofocusing fast, accurate and silent, down to a reduced minimum focusing distance of just 15 inches. The Lens is now sealed against dust and moisture
I use this for personal use this is great for portrait photography Cons F 2.8 is great and the focal length is great as well, great image quality Pros Heavy
I bought this lens refurbished and it was in top condition. I use it for video and it is highly functional and versatile. Great in low light and for interviews.
I use it for theater and low-light photography and when I want good bokeh. Good clarity. Great lens to have on all the time. I haven't done many portraits, but I think I'll do more now. Used lens is in fantastic condition and includes all parts.
This is a good lens and it serves its purpose but it could be a great lens. It desperately needs IS. The corners are not very sharp and noticable vignetting at 24mm, especially on a FF, like teh 5D3. It is really sharp at 70mm. Nothing so bad that it cannot be corrected on PP, but out of all my Canon lenses and time using Canon products, this lens is not one of my favorites, It gets used but not as much as my 24-105 f4 IS.
This lens has replaced 3 lenses in my bag. It is simply a great, all-purpose lens. Build quality is tops, photo results over the entire aperture range are excellent and the lens just does such a great job (as to be expected from a "L"). If your dollars are important, choose this lens over the Version II and save yourself $800. Just keep in mind the lens is not a lightweight.
This is the 1st version of the 24-70 "L" f2.8. I have been using it for a week and am thrilled with the quality and performance - particularly knowing the Version II is roughly $1200 more than what I paid for this used Version I. The lens is very clean with virtually no wear visible. Optics are clean. Pictures are great - sharp with good contrast. The only bumps that my headline refers to were minimal considering the final result. Adorama is intent on satisfying their customers.
This lens is all I was hoping it would be. I was nervous about buying used, but the lens was in near perfect condition. This is my first L series lens that I've purchased so I was surprised by the weight of it. That took a little getting used to, but was not insurmountable. The picture quality is amazing with this lens. So far, I have mainly used this as a walk around lens and for some portraits. It is very sharp and has great color. I will have to experiment more to find out what else I can do with it.
Lens box arrived a bit banged up during shipping but it was well wrapped with bubble wrap to protect it from bumps. The lens works great and seems to be the quality it was rated. The lens hood has a few marks on it but otherwise in great shape.
Great product, I love it. Superb quality
The is the lens I've needed to bridge the other Canon "L" lenses I use. This is the 3rd Canon Pro product I've purchased used from Adorama and like the previous 2 (EOS 1Ds MkII and an EF70-200 f/2.8L IS USM) it came exactly as advertised. The only issue was the omission of the Canon lens pouch that was advertised as one of the accessories.