One day I wanna do a drinking game with my friends... After covid and stuff... One for every "indeed"
Jk - I really enjoy your reviews and base a lot of decisions on them! Thank you :D
How does it compare to the 2.8?
I"m late I know but my 16-35 mm f2.8 is no longer giving me sharp images so I need a new wide angle lens. I really liked this lense because I had the 16, 24 and 35mm at my disposal. I was sure I wanted to get a prime 35mm f2 but I just found about this lens. I think it has a great assortment of focal lengths (and it has a macro feature!?) so now I"m not so sure about the 35mmg f2. I'm pretty sure I won't be using this lens (if I got it) in low light situations and If I do it'll be for group shots a wedding receptions or wide angle shots of a room on a tripod (for dark areas). In your opinion, is the Canon 35mm f2 a better lens or does this lens have more to offer?
Watching these vids in 2021 when you say "a shocking £500" and they are now like £800 :'(
I plan buy 90d, its handle hires 32pxl ?
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Lol, £550 for an L lens isn’t expensive. The 2.8 II version costs almost £2k, which doesn’t have a macro zoom or IS.
is it good for regular picture taking?
Just bought this lens for my Canon 6D mkii, i got the lens for €375!
My only regret so far with this lens is that I didn't buy it before my last holiday. It's that good compared to all the old second hand gear I've been using. It also works remarkably well with an original EOS650. It is *big* however. Bigger than the 28-80mm USM it replaces, or the 50mm F1.4 that normally lives in my bag. Balances well on the old beast, mind. Tested it on a 100D for sheds and giggles and it was out-resolving the sensor
It could read the text on a license plate from 100 metres away in 50mm, which the kit lens with the 100D just rendered as a white.
Will this lens work on a canon 90D
canon 24-105 or 24-70 which one is better for Eos 90d?
Why don't Canon just do a god damn 18-55 L series lens for aps-c like fuji. It's much more useable.
Hi Christopher, great review - what would you say for price tag of 500 euros.. still bad option for APS-c. or ?
Do you think it is better then the 18-135? The zoom range and price doesn't bother me. ( I can't try both so I need someone's opinion)
Hi Christopher. I bought tamron 24-70 f2.8 . But I gave back. Because of some af issue. And I decided to buy a canon lens. And my budget is not enough for canon 24-70 f2.8. I m thinking about these two lens, 24-70 f4 and 24-105 version 2. The most important thing is sharpness at f4 for me. I watched your 24-105 review and it was really bad about sharpness. even version 2. So what can you say to me about these?I will use it for wedding photography and also "image stabilization" is important for me. Thanks.
Im sorry, but I cant stand that accent.
Again one of the best reviews out there when it comes to DSLR lenses, thx!
Chris, so you would better prefer EF-S 18-155 for wide angle on crop than this one?
If you have to choose between Sigma Art 18-35 f1.8 DC HSM and Canon EF 24-70mm f/4.0L IS USM Lens for Canon 80D, what would you choose and why?
mainly for portrait, landscape, buildings and just everyday-stuffs.
What's the difference between 60D and 5D full frame cameras, if you attach a 24-70mm f/2.8 L lens?
The whole video you talk about how the 24-70mm f/4 is sharper, has less distortion, an awesome macro mode, etc. then immediately say you're struggling to find good reasons to buy it over the 24-405 f/4...? Ait.
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5:58 Kai showing how you should not use a zoom lens 😄
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0:29 Holy f**k! Your nose is as porous as a frickin' strawberry!!!
I absolutely love you're videos mate. Thanks so much 🤙🦄
I bought these lens simply because I need a somewhat all round lens and save the money for a 100 F2.8L Macro
Good review But don't need ramble on so much just get on with the job in question
He knew how to review.
Do you think this 24-70 mm f4 is good for wedding photografy?
Would this work with my canon 200d
How about you actually discuss the lens instead of wallowing in yourself
Spot-on Russel Brand impression.
can i ask question can the 24-70 F4L is usm is sharper than 24-105mm mrk 2?
I would choose the 24-70 f/4 L IS USM over the 24-105 f/4 L IS USM for the following reasons:
Price: by now, 2018, the prices are really similar and you can even get the 24-70 f/4 for the same price, so that helps us now compare the two with very little bias like I believe Kai did because of the high price of the 24-70.
IS: Canon claims that the 24-70 f/4 have an extra stop of image stabilization than the 24-105, not only this, but the 24-70 f/4 introduces the 'Hybrid IS' system. It has four stops of shutter speed compensation for angular and shift camera shake, rather than the three stops of the 24-105. In low light conditions, that makes a huge difference!
Sharpness: Sharpness is pretty much the same overall, really. However, I find it is sharper at 24mm and 70mm than the 24-105.
Vignetting: The 24-70 f/4 has a much improved vignetting performance, far better than the 24-105.
Weight and size: The 24-70 f/4 is much smaller than the 24-105, and in return is also much lighter. If you're a travel photographer or somebody who does long shoots, the savings in weight is good.
Against the 24-70 2.8: As much as I love low aperture bokehliciousness, you don't need f/2.8. Wedding photographers may disagree, but when you take in all of the factors, the 24-70 f/4 is much more convenient. I'd rather have image stabilization at f/4 than f/2.8. Not only that, the difference in price is not worth it either. If you are obsessed with low apertures, get some primes.
The extra 35mm: You may be thinking that you need the extra 35mm at the long end of the 24-105, but I don't think you really do. If you need telephoto, buy a telephoto lens in addition (70-200 f/4 L USM for example, you can get it for roughly $400USD, it's sharp, fast, easy, high quality and convenient.) I'm upgrading to the 24-70mm f/4 from an old 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6, and I almost never use the 135mm end because I don't need it when I have a 70-200.
What you shoot: I shoot travel, street, and landscape photography mainly. In travel, you need a really versatile lens like the 24-70 or -105, because you can't switch lenses often. In street, you don't need much, maybe low aperture primes. In landscape, wide angles or telephoto. For me, when I mix all of those together I pretty much need an all-around high-quality lens that I can use everywhere. For my use, that's the 24-70 f/4 L IS USM.
Shooting: If you're a wedding photographer, for example, you have to endure long shoots and you can't switch lenses easily. You need an all-around good lens. OR, like travel photographers, you just need one lens that can do many things easily and efficiently. In this case, the 24-70 2.8 or 24-105 may be a good option because you then have f/2.8 on one, which is considered a must-have to some, and the extra 35mm on the 24-105.
Video: If you're doing video work, I'd get the 24-70 f/4 L IS USM. Although it is darker than the 24-70 f/2.8, it has really good image stabilization, which is an absolute MUST when shooting video. The extra 35mm on the -105 WOULD be very useful in video work as high-quality images don't matter so much, but the IS isn't as good and the vignetting is pretty noticable.
It really just depends on what you need. Anybody who needs an all-around lens with image stabilization, get the 24-70 f/4 L IS USM, if you don't need IS, then get the 24-70 f/2.8 edition. If you believe you need the extra 35mm and want to save about maybe $50-$200 (while sacrificing the price for worse vignetting, IS and chromatic aberration), then get the 24-105 and use the extra money you saved to buy a 50mm or something else to add to your gear fleet.
The lens is sharper than a 24-105 and has a reportedly good macro feature. The limited range is not a problem if one has one of the 70-200mm lenses. The reduced barrel and pincushion distortion, the sharper images plus being $200 cheaper than the 24-105 f4 L IS II USM (as of this writing) makes opting for this lens an easier choice. Almost a no-brainer. Cheers.
Does anyone else hates the fact that he uses an external flash for a already perfect lightning and composition? It was so perfect...
This is an IS lens, mine screamed Allahu akbar and exploded
Please help, i couldn't move the switch for lock and macro. Its somehow stuck in the middle. Is there a way to move this? Thanks in advance!
Would you choose this over a 24-70mm f2.8 (manual focus broken) + $100CAD cheaper? lol
Hello. nice review. Im thinking to sell this lens against the Canon Ef 35/2 is usm which i ithink has better optical performance and its even lighter. What's your opinion please ? Thx
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Great video! :) really helpful.
Greetings from across the pond!
Any chance you can include links to your gear (ie tripod, bag - maybe the rest of gear in your bag)? I say link, so that if I buy, you can get some credit for the purchase?
Thanks for your help, and thanks for the video.
It was really enjoyable.
Nice annual run. =)
Nice b-roll video. It’s funny to think of all the extra work/ walking required to give the videos that character (and to capture the setting); I truly enjoyed the video. Beautiful location.
Nice outtakes at the very end. =)
Glad I came across this video . I own this lense, and unlike you I barely use it because I’ve been sticking to prime lenses, but I must say that I should be paying more attention to this lense . It is a great lense and in my option better than the 2.8 because of its macro function
In the last photo, could you move your physical distance farther or closer away to get a more effective bokeh effect with the f4 aperture with the same focal range? Basically, how is the bokeh effected by distance from your subject at f4? Looking to invest in the 24-70 someday.
What type of ND filter is that you are using bud?
Closest focus 38mm
What issues you had with this lens to send it to repair? I have mine for almost 2 years without any issues
this was a wonderful video. loved the very last part. keep posting the out takes
That photo was great yes the background wasn’t blurred out enough but good enough !
The one man miracle! Nice one and greetings from Australia! I fell off my chair the last 15 secs of your video .. that was hilarious! Must say, you are an inspiration for budding photographers. If that last shot was taken at 70mm FL then clearly from where you were standing (the focussing distance) F/4 was not good enough to give you that narrow DOF you were after. So you'd have to move away a bit more from the subject for a more narrow DOF. Also, remember there are tables to calculate DOF (front and back) given FL, FD and camera/lens type. One other interesting point is that usually there is more DOF behind the subject as opposed to in front of the focussed subject, generally 2/3rds behind and 1/3rd in front. It is very interesting to create DOF based on several factors that one must take into consideration. I enjoyed your video and the peaceful atmosphere. Nice one man production .. no doubt clever!
Hi Chris, just got the same lens this Xmas. Have the same 6D, 16-35 f4 and 70-200 f2.8 II. GReat setup for landscape photography. Love your vlogs, watch them all. Please keep up the great work.
Damn, the effort put into creating this video. I'm guessing you use tripod the entire shooting eh, and it's kinda Nat geo style narration as well. Kudos for the One Man Show.
Hi Chris. Nice video. Which tripod and tripodhead are you suing in the video and which one for travel please ?
I'm in the market to pick up a 24/70 lens. I'm debating to pick up the f/4 or spend more money on the f/2.8 any pointers
Very lovely video and photos. Is it a polfilter in the front of the 17-40?
I'd say over all a great video. Good content, About that last shot, it depend. What did you intent the viewer to see? My eyes were drawn to the vibrant bright bracken.
Profound. I like your honest approach which echoes probably what a lot of us feel. A firm yet gentle motivational push is what we all need from time to time. Thank you.
Wonderfully paced, and loving the presentation.