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I took my new RF 15-35mm f2.8 L IS USM lens for a real test spin. See pics : )

JFG
Enthusiast

Filoli Gardens 31.jpgFiloli Gardens 20.jpgFiloli Gardens 30.jpgFiloli Gardens 24.jpgFiloli Gardens 9.jpgFiloli Gardens 59.jpgFiloli Gardens 60.jpgFiloli Gardens 34 A.jpgFiloli Gardens 61.jpgFiloli Gardens 45.jpgI ordered my Canon RF 15-35mm f2.8 L IS USM from Amazon (an official Canon retailer) on Friday November 10, 2023, and received the next day Saturday November 11th.  Did some preliminary testing to make sure that it worked like new and without factory defects.  It worked like a new lens should and without shipping or factory defects as always.  On Wednesday November 8th I went to Filoli Gardens in Woodside, California to really put it to its phases.  I'm happy to say that the lens performed as Canon advertised and that I'm very happy that I made the purchase.  I read some of the reviews on the Canon website and a couple were downright bad.  To the point that the customer stated "Do not to purchase ".   This particular person said that he bought it from Canon and got a defective one so he returned it.  Then purchased the lens from Amazon with the same results and returned it.  He then purchased the lens from B&H and again returned it because it was defective.  I have never had any issues or received defective Canon products, so I wrote it off as user problem, and not a manufacturing issue.  But nevertheless, I always test my equipment, upon receipt as things could happen during shipping or the one-in-a-million factory defect.  I posted a few of the pictures I took at Filoli Gardens Estate for all to see.  All pics were taken handheld on M setting.   Let me know your thoughts.

Cheers,
Joe
Ancora Imparo

"A good photograph is knowing where to stand."
― Ansel Adams

"There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept."
–- Ansel Adams

"You don’t take a photograph, you make it."
--- Ansel Adams
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Danfaz
Enthusiast

Most likely that user didn't know how to use the lens or their camera. 3 duds in a row?!?

Enjoy your lens!

Hi Danfaz, I agree with you that user probably didn't know how to use the lense cause the chances of getting three duds in a row from three different Canon Authorized retailers is 1 in a million.  Below is his post which I obviously didn't take seriously. Like Whiz advice me, I took it with copious amounts of sodium chloride.  Here is part of that user's review. 

" Canon Customer

 
3 out of 5 stars.

Good design with manufacturing issues

VinceF
 
2 years ago
I hate to write a poor review of this lens because it is obviously a first-rate design with benchmark performance. However, I must say that of the four samples I have purchased, none were keepers because of what appears to be misaligned lens elements. Parts of the image are significantly blurry at certain focal lengths while most of the image is sharp. I saw this on all of the samples I've tried. Two were ordered direct from Canon, one from Amazon and one from B&H. All were returned. These are the only Canon lenses I have ever returned. I am not alone. Others have experienced the same issues with this lens. "
 
After reading his review, I thought to myself, Difective User and not a product defect..     
Cheers,
Joe
Ancora Imparo

"A good photograph is knowing where to stand."
― Ansel Adams

"There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept."
–- Ansel Adams

"You don’t take a photograph, you make it."
--- Ansel Adams

shadowsports
Legend
Legend

 Hi Joe,

Nice shots.  I'm 30 min north of Filoli right on the coast.  It's located in Woodside off Canada Rd. It's a beautiful place.  I didn't know we were so close to one another.  My wife has visited multiple times. Thanks for sharing. 

~Rick
Bay Area - CA


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Hi Rick, I'm exactly 29 minutes (23 miles) South of Filoli Gardens on Canada road !  That's just to funny !  😄 

We'll need to meet up sometime. 

Cheers,
Joe
Ancora Imparo

"A good photograph is knowing where to stand."
― Ansel Adams

"There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept."
–- Ansel Adams

"You don’t take a photograph, you make it."
--- Ansel Adams

Tintype_18
Authority
Authority

I'm impressed with the photos. My favorite is the photo through the gate. Thanks for sharing. BTW, I take some of the negative reviews with a grain of sodium chloride; some people are never happy. I have to agree with Danfaz here.

John
Canon EOS T7; EF-S 18-55mm IS; EF 28-135mm IS; EF 75-300mm; Sigma 150-600mm DG

Thanks Whiz, for the compliment and advice.  Also, I most definitely take reviews like that one with copious amounts of sodium chloride  !   Obviously by the fact that I purchased the lens.   ; )

 

Cheers,
Joe
Ancora Imparo

"A good photograph is knowing where to stand."
― Ansel Adams

"There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept."
–- Ansel Adams

"You don’t take a photograph, you make it."
--- Ansel Adams
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