The EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is surprisingly pricey ($2400) so everyone wants to know how well this lens performs (previously featured reviews here and here). Now it's slrgear's turn to review this Canon lens. Some excerpts from their test:
- The Canon 24-70mm ƒ/2.8L II USM is one of the sharpest lenses Canon has produced
- The Canon 24-70mm ƒ/2.8L II USM keeps chromatic aberration very well under control
- Going from infinity to close-focus takes well less than one second, and point-to-point focusing is lightning quick
From slrgear's conclusion:
Canon has made dramatic improvements to this lens series, which is sure to become the darling of Canon wedding shooters around the globe. The price tag is significantly steep, but there are enough improvements over the previous lens to more than justify the price.
Yes, the EOS M’s AF is way slower than the EM-5′s AF. It’s a pity on an otherwise such well performing camera as the Canon EOS M. Tomek Kulas at M43.eu wanted to know how much slower than the EM-5. The video above shows a simple test: pointing both cams to the same subject and using touch-to-shoot.
Canon please give us a firmware update that fixes the issue!!
Canon Rumors reports that one of their readers had the chance to play around (in South Africa) with Canon`s so much anticipated EF 200-400mm f/4 IS 1.4x TC lens, and to talk about it with a Canon product manager. Quoting CR regarding the specs:
- This was the first time that this specific model was on public display.
- Changes were made post Olympics-this is probably the final version.
- This one is a production model.
- Pricing: somewhere around $11000.
- Weight: No official comment from Canon. Ben thinks it feels nearly the same weight as the 600 F4 II.
- Focus speed the same as 500 II on 1DX, virtually instantaneous.
- Flip switch for converter works like a dream-instant magnification.
- One has to move L hand from front to flip switch, when hand holding the lens more difficult to flip switch than with lens on mono pod.
- Availability: next 2-3 months.
Looks like production models already exist.