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Old Oct 15, 2004, 8:15 AM   #1
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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

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The colors are great.



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Old Oct 15, 2004, 9:03 AM   #2
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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!
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Old Oct 15, 2004, 9:17 AM   #3
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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)

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Old Oct 15, 2004, 11:41 AM   #4
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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.

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Old Oct 15, 2004, 12:05 PM   #5
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Eric

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



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Old Oct 15, 2004, 12:29 PM   #6
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Phil,

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.

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Old Oct 15, 2004, 12:47 PM   #7
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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.

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Old Oct 15, 2004, 2:17 PM   #8
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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:
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Old Oct 20, 2004, 1:20 PM   #10
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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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