Free Shipping on ALL Products
camera reviewsbest cameraslens reviewsphotography tipscamera forumvideo toursphotography bookssupport me
It is currently Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:22 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 30 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:07 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:06 pm
Posts: 312
Location: Seattle (Home) ~ Taipei (Work)
This is one of the main lenses for wedding and event photographers. It's rather large lens and has an even bigger hood. For some reason it seemed disproportionate the the lens size.

It does everything that you'd expect from Canon's "L"uxury line. It's gives you good colors, sharp images and is built like a tank. It gives you a constant f/2.8 throughout the range so it gives you a little more flexibility in the low light department. Optically is a top performer, but...in the end I thought the range was a little short and the wide end wasn't wide enough on a 1.6x body. This is truly a wonderful lens, but I think there are better options out there right now especially for EFS mount bodies.

Here's a few photos taken with the 20D.
Image
63mm, 1/400th, @ f/8, ISO100

Image
27mm, 1/400th @ f/6.3, ISO100

Image
50mm, 1/400th @ f/7.1, ISO100

Image
28mm, 1/80th @ f/5.6, ISO400 (SnS, you'll recognize this one)

Image
54mm, 1/30th @ f/10, ISO800 (This one was shot at a higher f-stop to increase the dof)

_________________
Leica M9, Nikon D300s, Leica X1, Canon S95, Zero Image 6x9


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:16 pm 
Good pictures Steve, but in picture #3 sat here expecting John, Paul, George and Ringo to follow the lady across :lol:


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:24 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:06 pm
Posts: 312
Location: Seattle (Home) ~ Taipei (Work)
Defiance wrote:
Good pictures Steve, but in picture #3 sat here expecting John, Paul, George and Ringo to follow the lady across :lol:


LOL. I always thought something was missing from that photo. :lol:

_________________
Leica M9, Nikon D300s, Leica X1, Canon S95, Zero Image 6x9


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:03 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:32 pm
Posts: 9975
Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Great shots Steve! Any chance of some portrait (or other shots) at 70mm f2.8 to show off the bokeh?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 12:58 pm 
seattlesteve wrote:
This is truly a wonderful lens, but I think there are better options out there right now especially for EFS mount bodies.


Yes :) that is of course. If needed wide for APS you can always get a Sigma EX 10-20/4,0-5,6 DC HSM (16-32mm)

But for quality of the picture, build quality and that red strip this 24-70 is my dream lens which I will get my hand on soon :D

Very nice picture you've taken.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:25 pm 
Nice pix steve.
I'd like some more pictures from this lens, and as gordon suggested maybe some portraits.

Thanks,
K


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:06 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:03 am
Posts: 1898
Location: Southern California
Helllllo my little Steve...can I pick your brain on this lens, please?..I am considering this lens, have been "chosen" to fill an assitant wedding photographer position...from the school I am attending...the professor is a professional wedding photographer..much sought after..so this is a BIG DEAL for me. In another thread, I was trying to determine if THIS lens is the one for me...my other choice was the 24-105L f4 USM IS. My concern is that this 24-70 does not have IS...will I miss that? I have only used lenses with IS...so, the LAST thing I wanna do is turn in blurred work.
with the f2/8 do I even have to worry...this wedding reception will be held at the queen mary, and Roy has made me promise to send the boat back...but until then, I am still wondering, and not wanting to make a wrong choice...

What say you?
thank you so much..I can only purchase one or the other, and my first wedding assignment is on Nov. 1. So, I need to GET with it, and practice a little before hand...
I am wishing waddles to you.

patti

_________________
canon 7D, Mark iii 5D, ef 70-300 f/4-5.6, ef 28-135mm canon 100-400mm L IS 4.5, and a little 24-70 L f/2.8...
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:33 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2007 10:23 pm
Posts: 2341
I <3 my 24-70.

I <3 using f/2.8

I </3 using flash


Works perfectly for me, and you have a 70-300 (IS?) so the IS with a little bump in ISO should be fine - if its outside (on the deck) then you'll have no problems shooting at iso 100/200 (I'd shoot 200, for the faster shutter speed, noise increase is un-noticeable in real world situations)

_________________
Canon EOS 5DmkII + BG-E6 + Canon EOS 40D + BG-E2N + Canon EOS 33
Canon 17-40 F/4L USM + Canon 24-70 F/2.8L USM + Canon 28mm F/1.8 USM + Canon 70-200 F/2.8L USM IS + Canon 85mm F/1.8 USM
Canon Speedlite 580EX II + Canon Speedlite 540EZ + 2 x Nikon SB-80DX
Cactus V2s Wireless Trigger - 5 x Cactus V2s Wireless Reciever

MY FLICKR!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:38 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:03 am
Posts: 1898
Location: Southern California
Thanks dd_.

Decided I would head over to Calumet, and rent both of the lenses for a week or so..before I decide which one..am leaning towards this 24-70. Test the 24-105, and the 24-70, and see which one feels right for this situation..

patti

_________________
canon 7D, Mark iii 5D, ef 70-300 f/4-5.6, ef 28-135mm canon 100-400mm L IS 4.5, and a little 24-70 L f/2.8...
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:37 pm 
patti wrote:
Thanks dd_.

Decided I would head over to Calumet, and rent both of the lenses for a week or so..before I decide which one..am leaning towards this 24-70. Test the 24-105, and the 24-70, and see which one feels right for this situation..

patti


I'd love to hear your thoughts on the 24-105 and 24-70 when you're done testing! :)


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:10 pm 
Nice shots with the "L" tank, steve.

I confess that I did not immediately recognise Pic #4! :oops:
When I saw that you said "SnS, you'll recognise this one" I looked closer and saw the "Capitaland" which told me it might be Singapore. For a second I even thought this was Hong Kong :lol: Really haven't been to the place where you shot this from before (along the Singapore River i'd suppose).

A shot that was more recognisable as Singapore, was your shot with the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 HSM of the yellow-cross box(not a driver, not sure whats it called) that had all the Asian cars and the Hotel 81 :lol:


SnS 8)


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:21 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:30 pm
Posts: 9822
Location: UK
From a now deleted duplicate thread Philv wrote:
Well I to got try my new EF 24-70 f/2.8 F at a outdoor concert Wednesday. Normally the lighting is around medium to low but for this show I think I should have worn my sun glasses. It was more work trying to find a shot were they wasn't in the background.

Well more shows to come and I think I'll get it down.

Here's kind of what I was dealing with on the lighting.
Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

_________________
Olympus OM-D E-M1 + M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8, Lumix 7-14mm f/4, Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH, M.Zuiko Digital 45mm 1:1.8, M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm 1:1.8.
Leica D Vario-Elmar 14mm-150mm f/3.5 - f/5.6 ASPH.
OM-D E-M5, H-PS14042E, Gitzo GT1541T, Arca-Swiss Z1 DP ball-head.
Astrophotography: TEC 140 'scope, FLI ML16803 camera, ASA DDM60 Pro mount.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:38 pm 
Thanks Bob, I didn't even think to put it in this thread.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 10:44 pm 
Stunning lens, but I think I'm gunna go with the 24-105L to save some pennies and get more reach.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:11 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:08 pm
Posts: 99
Location: Salisbury, MD
Great lens, build quality is great. Perfect walk around lens on the 5D, or even 40D. I use it for studio and nature.

Image
1/250
f/9.0
24mm
iso100
Canon 40D

Image
1/160
f/11
58mm
iso100
Canon 40D

_________________
Sony A850 | Sony Battery Grip | Carl Zeiss 24-70 Vario-Sonnar T f/2.8 | Sony 70-200G f/2.8 SSM | Lensbaby Composer Pro | Sony HVL-F58AM

Alienbees B800 (x3) | Alienbees Cyber Commander | CSR+ Receivers | Grids, Softbox, Gels, Manfrotto/Century/Avenger stands

www.flickr.com/frankiewithers
www.fkwstudio.blogspot.com
www.fkwstudio.com


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 30 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

All words, images, videos and layout, copyright 2005-2012 Gordon Laing. May not be used without permission.
/ How we test / Best Cameras / Advertising / Camera reviews / Supporting Camera Labs

Webdesign by Alphabase IT
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group