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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:02 am 
If everybody took this guys advice no one would buy this lens!

anything he says credible or is he just waffling tripe!?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY-jKIGhAzI


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:06 am 
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I think that video is just a load of bullshit.

I've never had an issue with the 24-70 2.8L, in fact that lens is lens I use most.

Check out DigitalRevTV's review of it instead or ask Gordon Laing.

why is he talking about good copies and bad copies?

its a Canon L and 99.9% of them are good! its not some random Sigma or Tamron.

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Quite frankly I find that YouTube channel to be far too much in love with the sound of its own voice for me to take it seriously.

His comments could have been worse - the one that killed the channel's credibility for me was in a video about the Sony a77 when he said and quite strongly that "No pros shoot (with) Sony".

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No problems with the one i use, in-fact it almost behaves like a prime.

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Professional photojournalists use this lens day-to-day.
This guy, who isn't a professional photojournalist, says it's a bad lens.


Who would you rather trust?

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I notice that `comments` below the clip have been disabled. Hmmmm :roll:

Maybe `spam` his other reviews & ask why. :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:21 pm 
Just shows how easy it is to make a youtube video I just hope no one listens to the review!

In two weeks i should be the proud owner of the 24-70mm :D

The thing is im already thinking of my next lens purchase, GOD have mercy on me! The wife doesn't look to amused :P


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I'm planning to get a 24-105mm IS lens - my money is not amused. But my camera is and I am. :lol: It will take some time until I have the money... :roll:

But the 24-70mm is a great lens - I just chose the 24-105 for three reasons:
1) It's a bit less expensive.
2) It has IS, which is very nice for videos. (Yes, I admit: I like the video mode!)
3) The zoom range perfectly fills the gap between my Sigma 12-24 and my Canon 100-400mm. :lol:

But I'd really love the 2.8 aperture!

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If you really like the aperture of the 24-70 f/2.8L USM, but otherwise prefer the 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, then what you could do is get a prime in addition to the 24-105L.

Either the 85mm f/1.8 USM or the 100mm f/2.8mm USM Macro would be great lenses to complement the 24-105L.

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Local professional photographers, who shoot weddings and events, seem to love the 24-70mm L. These folks cannot abide a crappy lens!

I did not view the video; my gadgets/machines are just too slow for me to watch videos for more a few seconds at a time.

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the 24-70L will be my next purchase for sure sometime early next year - that video has not put me off one bit, considering most pro wedding photographers have this in their kit.

I was also thinking of the 24-105mm IS Jiko, but also like the idea of the 2.8 aperture and together with my 70-200 L will cover all bases from 24 to 200mm.

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