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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

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Review Date: Nov 5, 2009 Recommend? no | Price paid: $1,000.00 | Rating: 5 

 
Pros: F/2.8, Huge lens hood makes zooming un-noticeable. Makes a lot of people think you have an insane zoom range! Sometimes can be very sharp.
Cons:
Weather sealing is questionable certain situtations, Mis-focusing, "have to win the lottery to get a good copy". HEAVY, and doesn't seem to be as consistent as my GF's 24-105 f/4 IS

I've had this lens for 8 months, and I had to AF micro adjust it on my 5D Mark 2 several times because of "back-focusing" issues. On occasion, this lens would be sharp. However, if you focus off to infinity, good luck. Everything looks "smudged" and it would just ruin your entire day.

Took this lens to the desert, which had high winds (30mph) and came back with "crunching" in the focus ring.

I'm guessing my lens is not a "good" copy, so it mis focuses a lot. anyways, buyers beware. You may get lucky and get a good copy, and be completely happy with it, or you might be in my shoes where "i didn't think it would happen to me".