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Archive 2012 · Canon 24-70mm and older 28-70mm
  
 
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Canon 24-70mm and older 28-70mm


Hello,

I caught the photog bug these past few years and was not in the game when the older 28-70mm was around. For those of you that have used it, is this an accurate review?

http://www.fredmiranda.com/24-70/

If so, it seems that the 28-70mm is not a bad alternative to the 24-70mm for the hobbiest who is not making money on his shots.


On a side note, I wonder if the new 24-70 will be that much better than the current version! It does have an extra aperture blade



Feb 09, 2012 at 12:46 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Canon 24-70mm and older 28-70mm


The new 24-70 if it matches up to the MTF graph will be a huge step up.


Feb 09, 2012 at 01:02 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Canon 24-70mm and older 28-70mm


I can't speak to the review as I've never tried the 24-70 but I was fortunate to have a very good copy of the 28-70, sharp with great colour and contrast. If you can find one, you should at the very least save a few dollars off the current 24-70 and perhaps even more when the new version hits the street.
-Cam



Feb 09, 2012 at 01:19 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Canon 24-70mm and older 28-70mm


Congrats on your copy.

From what I've read, I'd say the negatives are no 24-27mm and also no canon service.



Feb 09, 2012 at 03:35 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Canon 24-70mm and older 28-70mm


I have the 28-70L, it has great IQ. However, I don't like the build quality. Its front focusing group wobbles.


Feb 09, 2012 at 05:00 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Canon 24-70mm and older 28-70mm


I have 28-70, amazing color and contrast and very good sharpness, even wide open. I have not however pixel peeped the corners. It really is a great lens.


Feb 09, 2012 at 05:04 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Canon 24-70mm and older 28-70mm


I have a 28-70. Between the fact that it's a very good lens, and I don't use it much (too heavy as a walking around lens, so I mostly use the 24-105 f/4L), I've never been tempted to buy a 24-70, and certainly feel no compulsion to spend what the new version is going to cost.

JMO



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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Canon 24-70mm and older 28-70mm


I'm happy with the 24-70L and never been interested in the 28-70L, losing those extra wide mm would be a negative.

I don't know if the 28-70 focuses as quietly or quickly as the 24-70, which I find excellent. Perhaps some others familiar with both models can comment.



Feb 09, 2012 at 05:33 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Canon 24-70mm and older 28-70mm


I replaced my 28-70 with a 24-70 a few months back and struggle to tell them apart. I'm sure there are specific times when one will have the advantgae but generally they're on a par with each other.

Bob



Feb 09, 2012 at 09:33 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Canon 24-70mm and older 28-70mm


IMO the 24-70 is better than the older 28-70. Probably because it has a more good glass like aspherical and UD. The 4 extra mm on the wide side makes a big difference also


Feb 09, 2012 at 09:53 AM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Canon 24-70mm and older 28-70mm


I have owned both lenses and can tell you that (of the examples I've owned) the 28-70L is optically great but the 24-70L is a notch more "solid" in the build department. Also, those extra 4mm at the wide end do make a significant difference on FF if you shoot wide. There is something special about the FoV at 24mm on FF!


Feb 09, 2012 at 09:45 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Canon 24-70mm and older 28-70mm


Hrm... I took out the 24-70 today and personally don't think the extra 4mm makes much of a difference.




Feb 10, 2012 at 05:27 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Canon 24-70mm and older 28-70mm


24mm from 28mm is not that significant. Just few steps backward, you got yourself 24mm already. 14mm from 18mm is another story.


Feb 11, 2012 at 02:00 PM





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