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Keywords: Canon EF Wide Mid Tele Zoom 35mm L USM tested


Registered: September 2015
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Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM review by KTR
Review Date: 9/19/2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $600.00| Rating: 8 

Pros: Fairly light, practical range of focal lengths, excellent IQ, Image stabilisation, Macro mode
Cons: None really

I can only imagine that SLR Gear was unlucky enough to get THREE faulty copies of this lens. Mine (used on a full frame 1-Ds ii) is almost as sharp in the corners as in the centre, even at full aperture, and does not show the terrible corner performance of the SLR gear tests. What is more even at the 50mm FL, which is supposed to be its worst, it performs at least as well as my 50mm prime lens.

It is also fairly distortion free, especially at the wide angle end, at least it is very good when compared with the alternative 24-105mm lens from Canon.

The IS and focal length range makes it a great every day lens for most photographers, and more practical at half the weight of the f/2.8 version.

The Macro mode has been criticised elsewhere as leaving insufficient working distance, but that misses the point. This lens is not supposed to be your first choice for macro work. What it does is to provide excellent macro quality when you encounter an opportunity and do not have a 100mm or 180mm macro lens with you.


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