Canon 24 - 70L - opinions/reviews

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  1. ddm1975

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    I know I've read threads on this a lot! I've been needing a good (sharp) walkaround lens and think I'm about to purchase this one. I've heard great things about it, but I've also heard disappointing things about it not being as expected!

    Just wanted others reviews that have it or have tried it.
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    Thanks
     
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    Just bear in mind the 1.6 crop factor, if you own a crop DSLR. It takes away from the walkaround-ability of this lens.

    Other than that - it's an L lens. 'Nuff said.
     
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    Thanks. I DO have the 20D.
     
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    I would not get rid of mine for anything!!
     
  5. Best Canon lens in my arsenal (and I have many fancy Canon L lenses....)
     
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    Very good lens... well known and well reviewed.

    My only opinion was that I found the focal range to be a little too short.
     
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    I haven't been disappointed with mine, awesome lens.
     
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    would you get rid of it for the 24-105L f4 IS? And if so, or even maybe then why?
     
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    NO!

    I don't need IS on a wide lens as more often than not when I'm using it its on my pod. Also the 2.8 can come in handy, also the 70mm x 1.3 crop = 91mm F2.8 or nice portrait lens and its nice and heavy which I like!
     
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    Thanks everyone!
     
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    Yes.. I already did.... Two different lenses.. two different purposes... all explained in previous threads. (Trying to avoid degrading this thread to yet another 24-70 versus 24-105 IS thread).

    The 24-105L fits my needs better... I also have a boat load of primes that are faster than the f2.8 aperture. (In fact, I find f2.8 too slow in low light...but enjoy the flexibility of the 24-105L)

    Both are wonderful lenses.
     
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    I've never really heard anything bad about the 24-70.
    It's one of the 2 lenses everyone recommends for a complete canon arsenal.

    the 24-70 and 70-200 2.8s are like the Sonic and Tails of Canon...(I hope at least SOMEBODY gets that analogy)
     

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