Canon 24mm f/1.4L II & 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II Lenses

As I continue to shoot with both of these lenses neither disappoints. Neither has needed an AF microadjustment and both lock focus quickly and accurately.

I first mentioned the Canon 24mm f/2.8L II and the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II in the KGB post last week. A few days after the KGB assignment I was shooting for a private secondary school, creating marketing images for their print and online use. Acting in fly-on-the-wall mode both lenses saw a lot of use.

The 24mm f/2.8L II

Canon 24mm f/1.4L II; f/4 @ 1/60, ISO 800, full-frame (click to enlarge)
Canon 24mm f/1.4L II; f/4 @ 1/60, ISO 800, full-frame (click to enlarge)
100% Crop, focus point in the camera was on her eyelid, toward her nose.
100% Crop, focus point in the camera was on her eyelid, toward her nose.

70-200mm f/2.8L IS II

Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II; f/4 @ 1/1000, ISO 400, slight crop (click for full-frame)
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II; f/4 @ 1/1000, ISO 400, slight crop (click for full-frame)
100% Crop, focus point in the camera was to the left, just outside of the frame.

The 70-200 is the biggest surprise. The prior generation lens was very good but the new lens follow-focuses really well (AI Servo mode on a Canon.) It’s the first time since shooting with a Nikon F5 (on film and with a telephoto zoom, mid to late-90’s) that I feel I have an equivalent setup in terms of its ability to follow a moving subject.