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Canon 24-105 L IS

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by THE BEAST, 19 Jan 2006.

  1. THE BEAST

    Gangster

    Joined: 12 Sep 2003

    Posts: 289

    Location: BRAMPTON, CUMBRIA

    Hi all, Has anybody managed to find one of these lenses yet i have tried several places nobody seems to have any.
    Cheers
     
  2. glitch

    Mobster

    Joined: 8 Nov 2005

    Posts: 4,398

    Canon are still working on the lens flare/ghosting/image quality issues. Last I heard it was due back in stock during Q2 this year.

    I'm taking that to mean from April onwards.
     
  3. RimBlock

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Nov 2004

    Posts: 2,237

    Location: Expat in Singapore

    That is interesting.

    I picked one of these up on Friday from a shop in London (PM me if you want to know where from due to forum rules).

    When buying it I found it was out of stock almost everywhere and on buying it the guy mentioned that the new lenses they had got in stock had a blue circular sticker on the box which he believed denoted that they were a new batch.

    Being an impulse buy I had not heard of any of the issues and after doing a few simple comparison shots last night between it and the 28-135mm IS lens it is replacing didn't notice any issues. Doing a portrait shoot today again no issues were apparent so it would be good to know when they show themselves so I can test.

    Not sure of the forum rules on links to other forums so PM me if you want to know where the comparison shots are posted. It is not on a forum selling anything so not a competitor to OC.

    Cheers
    RB
     
  4. glitch

    Mobster

    Joined: 8 Nov 2005

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    Any chance of posting an image of box with said sticker on?
     
  5. RimBlock

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Nov 2004

    Posts: 2,237

    Location: Expat in Singapore

    Ok,

    Lets see if the linking works here as well :D .

    [​IMG]

    RB
     
  6. THE BEAST

    Gangster

    Joined: 12 Sep 2003

    Posts: 289

    Location: BRAMPTON, CUMBRIA

    serial number

    If you go to the canon europe site it tells you how to check the serial number on the end of the lens that fits to the camera body. If i remember correctly the number has to be greater than 1000 to be a modified lens.
     
  7. RimBlock

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Nov 2004

    Posts: 2,237

    Location: Expat in Singapore

    The code on the rubber seal for my lens is UT1003 and the number on the metal area (that mounts against the camera) is over 371,000.

    ...after looking at the site here it seems it is the UT number that is important and anything below 1000 may have an issue. Looks like I am safe then :D

    Thanks
    RB
     
    Last edited: 22 Jan 2006
  8. glitch

    Mobster

    Joined: 8 Nov 2005

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    That'll dink-dank-do for me.

    How much did you pay, RimBlock?
     
  9. RimBlock

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Nov 2004

    Posts: 2,237

    Location: Expat in Singapore

    Cost me £750 inc. Another £50 for the protective filter (multicoated, 77mm).

    :D

    RB
     
  10. glitch

    Mobster

    Joined: 8 Nov 2005

    Posts: 4,398

    Well, I guess that's not too bad. Funnily enough I've just checked the website of my local camera emporium and they seem to have the lenses in stock. However, they promised to call me when they did!

    *grumbles*

    Oh well, it's not like I need one just yet!