Versatility & Superb Quality combined
I wanted to buy a lens which I can leave on the camera most of the time and capture great images with. The standard zoom lens was missing in my collection as I shoot mostly with primes and a telephoto L zoom lens so I decided to do some research. After deciding that the 2.8ii would be too expensive and the 24-105 being too outdated I then proceeded to look at the 24-70 F4 IS. The new F4 IS seems to fit my needs perfectly - a small but high quality zoom that's built to a high standard along with a useful macro mode. After buying the lens and taking some photos with it in the field I can safely say that this lens delivers in terms of overall color, contrast, sharpness, etc. It is a bit softer wide open at 50mm but it's not a deal breaker and is still highly usable. Recommended without reservations.
May 17, 2014
I like the lens especially that i shoot landscape (Daytime) and i don't need the F2.8 . It gives very sharp images.
May 14, 2014
I have five lens for my 6D, but often a photo outing demands choosing one lens. Generally it is this lens for me. I find the sharpness outstanding, and f/4 is adequate for my needs. Of course the macro function is disadvantaged by the limited working distance, but I have been able to work with it very well. The macro image quality is superb, and since I often brace for focal plane stability with an extended finger, the short distance can even be an advantage. As I review my macro images, I have more favorites by my 24-70 than my 100, because I am usually with my 24-70!
April 17, 2014
Great zoom lens
Bought this lens to use with EOS 6D. Couldn't be happier. IS and max F/4 aperture keeps less experienced photographers out of trouble. Image quality is first rate. Reasonably light, great vacation lens. Had this lens for a year now, use it as the main lens for my 6D.
February 20, 2014