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gibsonpd3620 Oct 15, 2004 8:15 AM

My new 24-70 arrived and was able to take a few test shots before leaving for airport. I think the pictures are sharp but I am new to the L glass and would like comments from others who have the lens. You can see the samples at my pbase account

The colors are great.



Greg Chappell Oct 15, 2004 9:03 AM

Congratulations. That'sone ofthe nicest lenses in Canon's line. You'll both take great pictures and build good muscle tone too, that is one heavy lens!

gibsonpd3620 Oct 15, 2004 9:17 AM

Thanks Greg

I need to convert some fat into muscle. It should also help me keep my head down when playing golf. My previous walk around lens was the 28-135 usm is. This lens is about a lb heavier (I think)


eric s Oct 15, 2004 11:41 AM

They shots look good to me. You usually see the differences in the harder shots where other lenses fall down but an L keeps going.

I noticed what looks like a sharpening artifact in the "24mm f9.JPG" shot. Go to the original size and look at the top of the Cascade container/bag. There is a slight sharpening halo along the edge. Is that because you have internal sharpening turned up in camera, or did you post process? Either way, it's not the lens's fault.


gibsonpd3620 Oct 15, 2004 12:05 PM


That is a clear glazing ball. I will be shooting some indoor soccer this weekend and really give the lens a workout.


JohnG Oct 15, 2004 12:29 PM


Keep the updates coming on this lense. I'll be looking seriously at getting a wide-angle lense for a trip to the Grand Canyon next fall and right now this is the leading candidate.


gibsonpd3620 Oct 15, 2004 12:47 PM


style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"I will post some pictures this weekend.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"I was torn between this lens and the 17-40 F4/L. This lens along with my 70-200 F4/L gives me a very comfortable shooting range.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"Phil

JohnG Oct 15, 2004 2:17 PM

I'm losing my mind :?- I actually meant the 17-40L. I also have the 28-135 (in part based on your strong recommendation). So I'm not looking to replace that yet - just get something a bit wider and also one a bit longer (Sigma 28-200 2.8 is the leading candidate there as I want to shoot some sports) - all I need is another job to pay for both :lol:

gibsonpd3620 Oct 15, 2004 4:33 PM

Our hobby can require some cash.

bearleton Oct 20, 2004 1:20 PM

Aaaaahhhhh! ;)The shots are so crisp, congrads.

I'm still slogging along with my stock lens on the 300D.

Maybe Santa will show some love.

You mentioned a previous USM IS. Are you seeing a big pick up with the L?


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