Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM L - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
Lens Reviews - Canon EOS (APS-C)

Sample Shots

Ok, finally here're some sample shots taken with the 350D (all sharpened JPEGs).

Click on a thumbnail to view the original file (opens in a separate window). Please note that the originals are FULL SIZE samples (=several megabytes) thus requiring a significant amount of bandwidth so please take care of the limited resources here.

Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 28.0mm
Exposure Data: f/8.0 @ 1/200s
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Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 54.0mm
Exposure Data: f/8.0 @ 1/80s
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Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 67.0mm
Exposure Data: f/2.8 @ 1/4000s
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Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 24.0mm
Exposure Data: f/8.0 @ 1/640s
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Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 38.0mm
Exposure Data: f/10.0 @ 1/400s
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Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 70.0mm
Exposure Data: f/8.0 @ 1/500s
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Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 65.0mm
Exposure Data: f/2.8 @ 1/1250s
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Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 51.0mm
Exposure Data: f/8.0 @ 1/500s
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Verdict

The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM L proved to be a worthy representative of the pro grade lens league ... if you can get a good sample. During the last two years four lenses has seen the lab with only one within specs - this is disappointing especially for a lens of this price class. If you´re lucky enough to get a decent sample you can expect a very high performance level, especially when stopped down a bit. Distortions, vignetting and CAs are well controlled. The build quality is superb with only the reverse zoom extension as a minor downside. Even so the 24-70mm range is not all that attractive on APS-C DSLRs (39-112mm) - the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 USM IS is a better and cheaper bet except regarding build quality.

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