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p.2 #1 · Canon 24-70mm F/4.0 IS Macro Review - Dissapointing


Legion5 wrote:
50mm is just a train wreck for the 24-70mm

jorkata wrote:
Poor thing. After a lukewarm reception, all that this lens needed was some bad rep.

This could be an example of "internet truth inception", a.k.a. unsubstantiated rumour (at least, so far).



Jan 12, 2013 at 03:13 AM
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p.2 #2 · Canon 24-70mm F/4.0 IS Macro Review - Dissapointing


Time will tell. However, the lens has my attention based on the de minimis barrel distortion.

Cheers, Steve



Jan 12, 2013 at 03:30 AM
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p.2 #3 · Canon 24-70mm F/4.0 IS Macro Review - Dissapointing


While I appreciate the summary, I'd be interested in seeing the live shots.


Jan 12, 2013 at 03:33 AM
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p.2 #4 · Canon 24-70mm F/4.0 IS Macro Review - Dissapointing


TDP has 24-70 f/4 IS results up now

they show very good performance at 24mm (much better than the 24-105 and better than the tamron 24-70 TC (as always though a Tamron lens performs like junk on TDP though, did Tamron steal his HS GF or something)) not quite as good as the 24-70 II or 24 1.4 II but far closer to those than the others for sure.

so that matches what you found

they have it going to trash as 50mm though, just as you found, none of their copies looks good there and some look awful, easily the worst performance there of all the standard zooms

but then they have it doing decently at 70mm again, similar to the 24-105 and better than the tamron (go figure) and a little bit worse than 24-70 II



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Jan 12, 2013 at 04:10 AM
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p.2 #5 · Canon 24-70mm F/4.0 IS Macro Review - Dissapointing


EB-1 wrote:
Where is the link to the review?

EBH


the first post, it's right here, there is no link (and he added more details in later responses)

I did just notice that TDP put up 24-70 f/4 IS stuff now too (at the usual link for them).



Jan 12, 2013 at 04:14 AM
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http://learningcameras.com/reviews/7-lenses/99-canon-24-70-f4-is-review

oddly, this guy raves about how it does at 50mm and says that it only comes into its own against the 24-105 once it gets up to 50mm

that goes 100% against what TDP shows and Legion reports. So 4 copies to 1 copy. Either the learning camera guy got a very different sort of copy or he did not test them well.



Jan 12, 2013 at 04:25 AM
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p.2 #7 · Canon 24-70mm F/4.0 IS Macro Review - Dissapointing


This is not what I see. Just got it today from LensRentals and going to take it for a walk on the weekend. However, after multiple shots around the house I can tell with certainty that the lens is amazingly good and sharp at all f, wide open. The low distortion at the wide end is something.


Jan 12, 2013 at 04:42 AM
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p.2 #8 · Canon 24-70mm F/4.0 IS Macro Review - Dissapointing


skibum5 wrote:
the first post, it's right here, there is no link (and he added more details in later responses)

I did just notice that TDP put up 24-70 f/4 IS stuff now too (at the usual link for them).


I also just noticed that TDP test before before returning to this thread.
Based on the data, I will be keeping the 24-70/2.8 II.

EBH



Jan 12, 2013 at 05:05 AM
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p.2 #9 · Canon 24-70mm F/4.0 IS Macro Review - Dissapointing


dswatson -- You just promote the hell out of your site, okay?


Jan 12, 2013 at 06:39 AM
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gfiksel wrote:
This is not what I see. Just got it today from LensRentals and going to take it for a walk on the weekend. However, after multiple shots around the house I can tell with certainty that the lens is amazingly good and sharp at all f, wide open. The low distortion at the wide end is something.


Wow, that's good. I generally have to take the time to do controlled tests and comparisons before I can make conclusions like that!



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p.2 #11 · Canon 24-70mm F/4.0 IS Macro Review - Dissapointing


EB-1 wrote:
I also just noticed that TDP test before before returning to this thread.
Based on the data, I will be keeping the 24-70/2.8 II.

EBH


Yes the f2.8II looks better at every FL and aperture. But the f4IS isn't bad by any means and I can see the IS being a benefit. Glad to see Canon is making really nice lenses (even if adding IS to the 2.8 would have been even better).



Jan 12, 2013 at 04:53 PM
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Killergoalie wrote:
Why the heck didn't they make the lens a f/2.8 lens? STUPID CANON!!


Because you (and many others) wouldn't buy an f/2.8 macro IS zoom at the price it would cost you. Canon is smarter than you.



Jan 12, 2013 at 05:58 PM
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p.2 #13 · Canon 24-70mm F/4.0 IS Macro Review - Dissapointing


skibum5 wrote:
oddly, this guy raves about how it does at 50mm ...


It's possible that this lens has some weird field curvature and/or focus shift behavior.
Hence, the TDP results.

I guess we'll have to wait for more reviews to see if the TDP results are the norm.



Jan 12, 2013 at 06:15 PM
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Monito wrote:
Canon is smarter than you.


Canon can price and spec their lenses and cameras anyway they want.
But remember, the market has the last word, not Canon.



Jan 12, 2013 at 06:28 PM
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p.2 #15 · Canon 24-70mm F/4.0 IS Macro Review - Dissapointing


Killergoalie wrote:
Why the heck didn't they make the lens a f/2.8 lens? STUPID CANON!!


Monito wrote:
Because you (and many others) wouldn't buy an f/2.8 macro IS zoom at the price it would cost you. Canon is smarter than you.


jorkata wrote:
Canon can price and spec their lenses and cameras anyway they want.
But remember, the market has the last word, not Canon.


Of course. I respect more Canon's ability to judge the market than a random poster's ability.



Jan 12, 2013 at 06:47 PM
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Monito wrote:
I respect more Canon's ability to judge the market than a random poster's ability.


We are past the holiday season - and yet, there are deep (20-30%) discounts on many Canon products right now, including most of their 2012 products.

Based on that, Canon's ability to judge the market is looking ... misguided recently.
So, I wouldn't blindly trust their judgment.



Jan 12, 2013 at 07:01 PM
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jorkata wrote:
Based on that, Canon's ability to judge the market is looking ... misguided recently. So, I wouldn't blindly trust their judgment.


I don't have to trust their marketing judgement. I simply respect it. Further, I know that conditions come and go and that there can be many reasons for discounts that have nothing to do with lack of sales or lack of judgement.



Jan 12, 2013 at 07:11 PM
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p.2 #18 · Canon 24-70mm F/4.0 IS Macro Review - Dissapointing


Monito wrote:
... there can be many reasons for discounts


Of course. The same reasons for which Apple discounts their products. Oh, wait ... .



Jan 12, 2013 at 07:20 PM
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Monito wrote:
... there can be many reasons for discounts


jorkata wrote:
Of course. The same reasons for which Apple discounts their products. Oh, wait ... .


Your logic fails you. You have made a classic fallacy of association.



Jan 12, 2013 at 07:35 PM
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p.2 #20 · Canon 24-70mm F/4.0 IS Macro Review - Dissapointing


I'd want to test a few more copies across a longer production run before drawing any conclusions as sample variation and/or early production QC may be to blame. If I believed all the remarks and reviews of the 24-105L back in the day, I would have never bought one as it appeared to be mediocre at best (I suspect QC issues were widespread). In reality my 24-105 is one of the sharpest zooms I've owned, and I've owned many. It's only bested by my 70-200 4L IS USM (and primes of course).


Jan 12, 2013 at 08:13 PM
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