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Archive 2016 · 24-105 F4 L IS II tested at TDP

  
 
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · 24-105 F4 L IS II tested at TDP


http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=1072&Camera=979&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=355&CameraComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0



Nov 15, 2016 at 01:34 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · 24-105 F4 L IS II tested at TDP


Yikes! The II looks worse than the original version.
Unless that is a bad copy, I'm sticking with the 24-70/4 IS for now.

EBH



Nov 15, 2016 at 01:38 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · 24-105 F4 L IS II tested at TDP


Something looks iffy. It is not quite sharp even in the center at f/5.6 at any focal length.


Nov 15, 2016 at 01:44 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · 24-105 F4 L IS II tested at TDP


alundeb wrote:
Something looks iffy. It is not quite sharp even in the center at f/5.6 at any focal length.


I'm sure LR will buy dozens and we can see what they say, but I have to decide. Arrggh.

EBH



Nov 15, 2016 at 01:48 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · 24-105 F4 L IS II tested at TDP


Bryan says in the comment section that the real world results were not encouraging either, and a friend of his was underwhelmed by his copy. He will test a second copy and maybe a third.



Nov 15, 2016 at 01:53 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · 24-105 F4 L IS II tested at TDP


I had a bad feeling to begin with when the price was so low.
I was hoping for a $1500+ II lens since the 24-105 STM is available for the low grade market.

EBH



Nov 15, 2016 at 01:57 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · 24-105 F4 L IS II tested at TDP


The STM is actually a very good lens stopped down to f/8. Se how it outclasses the new L at 50 mm f/8 here:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=1072&Camera=979&Sample=0&FLI=2&API=3&LensComp=961&CameraComp=979&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=2&APIComp=3

The same thing at most other focal lengths.



Nov 15, 2016 at 02:01 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · 24-105 F4 L IS II tested at TDP


Uhh, even the Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM is sharper. The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is better at f/4 than the 24-105 F4 L IS II at f/8. It must be a bad copy.


Nov 15, 2016 at 02:05 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · 24-105 F4 L IS II tested at TDP


At f/8 it is the softest (center) Canon lens tested on the 5DS R, at most focal lengths.

"Bad copy" is the last thing I hope for to explain this. If such copy variations exist, this is what you can expect to get with just a little bad luck.

More hoping for "broken".

I suspect the delay has something to do with this. Maybe there is a production problem, and the 5D IV kit lenses that slipped out should have been recalled.



Nov 15, 2016 at 02:09 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · 24-105 F4 L IS II tested at TDP


I have it, but am a bit confused. IQ, color and overall performance are good, but sharpness seems to be a bit of an optical illusion, now it is, now it ain't. I suspect body (5D4), DPP and LR are playing a role, may be not quite sorted out yet, but I don't have much good light to play in either, except flash maybe, which looks good.




  Canon EOS 5D Mark IV    EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens    105mm    f/4.0    1/60s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  




Nov 15, 2016 at 05:05 AM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · 24-105 F4 L IS II tested at TDP


I hope this gets sorted out. I foolishly sold my ver I, which was very sharp, before availability date of the ver II. Don't usually do that with new lens releases. I'll be passing if copy variation is not the answer.

Edited on Nov 15, 2016 at 12:08 PM · View previous versions



Nov 15, 2016 at 06:55 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · 24-105 F4 L IS II tested at TDP


I wonder if they found an issue with the unit and halted production until they could straighten it out. In which case the few that have shipped in kit form may have that issue.

Time will tell. There are about a million of the previous version floating around out there so if push comes to shove and I absolutely crave that focal length, I could buy yet another copy of it. (sold my last one, which in hindsight, might have been premature).



Nov 15, 2016 at 07:11 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · 24-105 F4 L IS II tested at TDP


Certainly doesn't seem to be on a par with the recent Canon lenses which have generally been excellent, although the original 24-105L sample used in the test is miles better than mine


Nov 15, 2016 at 07:12 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · 24-105 F4 L IS II tested at TDP


That is a bit disappointing. It's a great focal range and size lens and I was hopeful the version II would be optically as good as some of the other version II updates. From what I see other than new IS and maybe some AF improvements there is not much going on. With the original creeping down near $500 on the used market I don't feel the need for this lens for now.


Nov 15, 2016 at 07:52 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · 24-105 F4 L IS II tested at TDP


This isn't very helpful...I sold my 24-105 and 24-70 MkII....trying to decide between 24-70f/4IS and this new 24-105II. Leaning heavily towards the smaller, semi-macro 24-70 f/4...was waiting to be blown away by the new 24-105iI and then maybe go that route....now I have to wait longer for more reviews to either confirm or deny this one. Hopefully Brian can get another copy soon and see....

Canon has had such a stellar track record over the past few years...24-70f.2.8II, 11-24, 16-35f/4, 16-35f/2.8III, 100-400II, 400DOII....I expected this lens to follow that trend but maybe it won't. I've read Sigmas 24-105 Art is very sharp so maybe that would be another option...



Nov 15, 2016 at 08:50 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · 24-105 F4 L IS II tested at TDP


Well, same here. Mine's pre-ordered.


Nov 15, 2016 at 08:52 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · 24-105 F4 L IS II tested at TDP


Not encouraging, but we probably should be a bit cautious about accepting the first negative report as being the most accurate. Time for some watching and waiting, I suppose.

Dan

(Who is not in the market for this lens at the current time.)



Nov 15, 2016 at 09:26 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · 24-105 F4 L IS II tested at TDP


It is strange that they end up with a lens of that IQ maybe it was dropped on a concrete floor twice before it was shipped

Francois



Nov 15, 2016 at 09:35 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · 24-105 F4 L IS II tested at TDP


gdanmitchell wrote:
Not encouraging, but we probably should be a bit cautious about accepting the first negative report as being the most accurate. Time for some watching and waiting, I suppose.

Dan

(Who is not in the market for this lens at the current time.)


Yeah, I've got the lens here in my hands. I haven't had the opportunity yet to give it a thorough range of applications, but I'd say my experience so far is a bit better than is laid out in this review:

http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/canon_ef_24_105mm_f4_l_is_ii_usm_review/






  Canon EOS 5D Mark IV    EF24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens    105mm    f/4.5    1/800s    160 ISO    0.0 EV  




Nov 15, 2016 at 11:55 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · 24-105 F4 L IS II tested at TDP


I am wondering why you sold your 24-70 2.8 ii and looking to switch to the f4 IS version?


Nov 15, 2016 at 12:37 PM
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