Is this lens any good?

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  1. Village Idiot

    Village Idiot No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Should be pretty good...although I have heard several photographers complain about focus issues. I know one guy who has had six different copies of that lens and was never satisfied. I find it a bit weird because it has been a workhorse lens for many, many pros.
     
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    Congrats! Of course its a good lens... :lol: but you knew that already.

    Did you take advantage of the rebates?
     
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    I expect to see pictures from your new lens very soon :)
     
  5. Village Idiot

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    I reeeeeeally needed an average focal length zoom for my 5D when it finally decides to arrive. The only thing I currently have under 70mm is the nifty and that's kind of bleh.

    I wish the store would have carried the 17-40, I would have bought that too. As it stands now though, I'm going to wait until just before Christmas and buy myself one off of POTN. I want to make sure I have my Christmas shopping done before I spend any more on myself.

    So far, my Christmas presents to me have been a 5D MKII and a 24-70 f/2.8L. Man this has been a bad ass Christmas.
     
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    OK, if you're done shopping for your XMAS presents for you, it's time to remember to shop for the rest of us :p
     
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    I was planning on shipping out Christmas presents to TPF members that send me their addresses. One box full of air and one sheet of blank A4 paper will be sent to anyone that wants one.

    Merry Christmas.
     
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    It's a fine lens, except it seems to flare easily, it's really heavy, and it's price tag is 3x what the Sigma and Tamron versions cost while performance is about the same.
     
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    Oh VI, what a mistake, you took the wrong model... the "L" stands for "LOW END"! (or maybe it was that integrated support for frikken sharks with frikken Lazer beams attached to their frikken heads?) :lol: :lol: :lol:


    Outstanding choice for quality glass and I also love that focal range, it can do so much!
     
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    Always trying to spoil the fun, aren't you? Well, what you fail to realize is that if you throw the Sigma and Tamron versions into some one's windshield, you won't be able to pick them up and use them afterwards.

    That and I hear the glass in the Canon 24-70 is slightly better on the outside.

    If it is a complete waste of money, I'll trade it for a 16-25.

    I shot with a friend's, but it was on a crop body and I wasn't a fan of the focal range.
     
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    VI, I am now jealous! My wife wanted to get me a lens for Christmas. I gave her 2 ideas, the 24-70 and the 70-200 2.8 IS. So she orders from B&H, and since we had the same billing info, they accidently sent me an order confirmation via my email....I snooped of course....its the 70-200 2.8 IS. Maybe next Christmas I can have the 24-70.

    Congrats VI! You'll love it. Forget about the Sigma and Tamron. You'll be lightyears ahead in color/contrast.

    Derrick
     
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    I use it most of the time! I think the issue with this lens is that it is somewhat heavy, especially compared to your 50 but you'll get used to it! ;) Can't wait to see your shots!
     

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