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
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Almost every serious Canon enthusiast goes through the 24-70 f/2.8L vs. 24-105 f/4L IS debate before buying. As a freelance photographer, the 24-70 gives my clients the best possible images in dynamic situations, and gives me artistic satisfaction, along with a significant competitive advantage. Even though I use this lens on a 7D and not a full-frame camera, the range is walk-around perfect for me. I use the 24-70 (38-112 on the 7D,) for candid client photos, events and certain landscapes; s...View full Review
Almost every serious Canon enthusiast goes through the 24-70 f/2.8L vs. 24-105 f/4L IS debate before buying. As a freelance photographer, the 24-70 gives my clients the best possible images in dynamic situations, and gives me artistic satisfaction, along with a significant competitive advantage. Even though I use this lens on a 7D and not a full-frame camera, the range is walk-around perfect for me. I use the 24-70 (38-112 on the 7D,) for candid client photos, events and certain landscapes; situations where a 'normal' zoom really excels. The zoom mechanism is fast and moves like silk, and the USM is virtually silent: attributes I really appreciate. The color and contrast that this lens produces are nothing short of stunning. The first time you see the results, you'll be floored by the look: I even find myself sacrificing the wide angle of my 17-40 for landscapes when possible (it's that nice.) My copy came very sharp out of the box, the sharpest zoom I own. It's well known that some of these lenses ship with factory settings that are a bit off, causing their owners call it soft. If your camera body doesn't have focus micro-adjustment, return your lens for a new one: the 24-70 is definately NOT SOFT. One thing you don't hear a lot of people say about the 24-70, is that it has fantastic macro capability--they may just not know. Make sure you try it out! All things small look amazing through this glass. Speaking of glass, a beautifully engineered zoom like this requires a bunch of elements to make its magic, so this lens isn't exactly lightweight. But that kind of heavy--the weight of quality--seems natural. If you're a more casual photographer, your vacation shots will be better than good with the 24-105. Hey, it's a great lens, and your neck and wrist will thank you. The 24-105's 3-stop IS will help steady your shots in almost every situation, except in low light with moving subjects. Still, the only way I'd own the 24-105, is if I could afford both; the 24-70 has been well worth the extra coin for me: this lens never disappoints.
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I have the Canon EF 24-105mm F/4L Is Usm that came with my canon 5d mkii kit. So i was wondering whether or not to replace the lens with 24-70mm f/2.8 lens for the extra stop and better low light. I have found my answer and it is no... I was able to rent the 24-70 for about 3 days, i took about a good 500 picks over a 2 day span. I carefully compared both lenses on tripod, daytime, sunset, and at night. It seemed that the 24-70 was definitely sharper then the 24-105, but not really earth shat...View full Review
I have the Canon EF 24-105mm F/4L Is Usm that came with my canon 5d mkii kit. So i was wondering whether or not to replace the lens with 24-70mm f/2.8 lens for the extra stop and better low light. I have found my answer and it is no... I was able to rent the 24-70 for about 3 days, i took about a good 500 picks over a 2 day span. I carefully compared both lenses on tripod, daytime, sunset, and at night. It seemed that the 24-70 was definitely sharper then the 24-105, but not really earth shattering sharper. You noticed that colors are more vibrant with the 24-70 . After shooting some pictures with both lenses on a tripod about over F/10 i notice that the 24-105 was a lot sharper then the 24-70 lens. The reasons why i chose my 24-105 over the 24-70 was that, i really do enjoy the extra 35 focal length. Its so much more convenient trust me. The 24-70 was extremely bulkier and heavier then 24-105 which didnt bother me at first, but ended later. The price for this lens is pretty ridiculous considering the fact that its not significantly sharper then the 24-105 and is a lot heavier. This lens is extremely sharp and good, but not the best standard zoom for its price. I believe that canon can definitely make a better version, like maybe add IS to but not changing the size. My advice is that if you have a 24-105 looking to replace with a 24-70 my answer is dont. This lens isnt a huge upgrade.
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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.