What is the condition like of this used item?
The condition of this item has been described as:
- Heavy signs of use
- Full working order
- Has deep marks and clear signs of wear and tear
- No dust or fungus
- Smooth zoom/focus movement (Lenses only)
The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L is one of Canon's best lenses ever. A Canon 24-70/2.8 L has been in just about every pro's bag ever since it was introduced in 2002. This is because it's great optically, ergonomically and mechanically. The only reason not to have one of these lenses is because it's big, heavy and expensive. Once you've gotten yours and carried it to wherever you need, it's a joy to use and the photos are marvellous.
This 24-70 is extremely popular with professional wedding and event photographers. Amateurs usually prefer the Canon 24-105mm f/4 IS because it costs and weighs a little less and has a longer zoom range, however full-time pros prefer this 24-70 because its a stop faster (f/2.8), has less distortion, built a bit tougher and feels better, especially because the zoom range between 24mm and 35mm isn't all bunched together as it is with the 24-105mm.
AF is silent and immediate. You can grab the big manual focus ring for instant manual focus override at any time.
This lens focuses to within 8 inches (20 cm) or closer in front of the lens at all focal length settings, which means that I never have to move back to get something in focus.
Zooming is a breeze, with just the right amount of space between focal lengths to allow fast and precise selection of any focal length. Distortion is minimal and this lens is always sharp.
While the cheaper 24-105mm f/4 IS has Image Stabilization (IS) for sharp hand-held shots of still subjects in dim light, the faster f/2.8 speed of this 24-70mm allows photographing people and action in lower light than with the 24-105mm. IS is of no help with moving subjects; IS only helps with camera shake, not subject motion.
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