scottieprecord
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Experience With Canon 24-105 L Is?

Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:43 pm

I'm thinking about selling my 17-40 f/4L and my 70-200 f/4L, and replacing those with a 24-105 L IS. Coupled with the 100-400, that looks like a pretty good purchase... especially to close the gap I have between 40-70.

Y'all have any experience with the 24-105? And also, what do you think I'd be able to get for the 17-40 and the 70-200?

Thanks!
Mike
 
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RE: Experience With Canon 24-105 L Is?

Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:49 pm

My line-up is 17-40, 24-105 and 100-400. Got everything covered.  
The 24-105 is a great lens, not Canons best L-lens (f.e. my 17-40 is sharper, and the 24-105 shows a bit more CA), but the reach and excellent IS make it a perfect all-round lens. Also used it at a wedding last month, worked like a charm.

Ed

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RE: Experience With Canon 24-105 L Is?

Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:35 pm

I have the 17-40, 24-105, 70-200 and 100-400.

I would never get rid of the 17-40 and 70-200 and replace them with the 24-105, there is not enough overlap and I find 24 not wide enough on a 1.6 crop body although it is not bad on a 1.3 crop.

The 24-105 is a great lens though, great range and solidly built.

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RE: Experience With Canon 24-105 L Is?

Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:58 pm

I have 10-22, 24-105, 35-350

The 10-22 shows a little CA but only in certain conditions. The 24-105L is a great walkabout lens and works very well with the Speedlite series. The 35-350 is awesome but no longer made.

Get your spare lens on Ebay, great for getting rid of surplus kit.
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RE: Experience With Canon 24-105 L Is?

Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:58 pm

Quoting Scottieprecord (Thread starter):
I'm thinking about selling my 17-40 f/4L and my 70-200 f/4L, and replacing those with a 24-105 L IS

Those two lenses you own are better in optical terms than the 24-105, which is nevertheless a very fine and practical lens.
I think you should take this into account before making a decision.

Quoting UA935 (Reply 2):
I find 24 not wide enough on a 1.6 crop body

I agree.

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RE: Experience With Canon 24-105 L Is?

Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:53 pm

Quoting Javibi (Reply 4):
Those two lenses you own are better in optical terms than the 24-105, which is nevertheless a very fine and practical lens.

Really? My experience with the 70-200 f/4L hasn't been as good as the 24-105.

I'm looking at getting the 17-40 next although I want to get the 5D or the next 'full frame' non-1D Canon body. Damn 40D and its 1.6 crop!
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RE: Experience With Canon 24-105 L Is?

Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:19 pm

Quoting Monteycarlos (Reply 5):
Really?

Well, of course that is my personal opinion given my personal experience  Smile

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RE: Experience With Canon 24-105 L Is?

Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:35 pm

Quoting Javibi (Reply 6):
Well, of course that is my personal opinion given my personal experience

Could be right... it might depend on the type of photography as well. My 24-105 is on a tripod doing landscapes most of the time!  Wink
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RE: Experience With Canon 24-105 L Is?

Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:15 pm

Hi Mike,

I have the 16-35 II, 70-200 2,8 IS, 100-400 IS and 24-105 IS

The 24-105 is a great lens. It shows nevertheless important vignetting on an EOS 5D. Don't know about the 70-200 f/4, but my 700-200 f/2,8 is quite sharper than the 100-400, so I would not get rid of it.

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RE: Experience With Canon 24-105 L Is?

Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:38 pm

Quoting Monteycarlos (Reply 5):
Really? My experience with the 70-200 f/4L hasn't been as good as the 24-105.

Surely you have a dodgy 70-200 copy? Or maybe you just have an above average 24-105, hehe. I haven't heard anything but great things about the 70-200 f/4, whereas opinions of the 24-105 tend to be somewhat less enthusiastic on average.  Wink

Either way, the 24-105 is a handy lens - good range, IS - and I too have been looking into it as a gap-filler for some time. I definitely wouldn't ditch a wideangle for it, though, as 24mm is just not wide enough.

Another lens to look into is the 24-70 f/2.8L, if your budget allows. It's supposed to be excellent...
 
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RE: Experience With Canon 24-105 L Is?

Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:06 pm

I'd not get rid of the 70-200 f/4, just put the 70-200 f/4 into calibration and buy a 24-70 f/2.8.

The 24-70, is, as far as I know, optically, the best zoomlens that covers that range. The 24-70 is not as good all round lens as the 24-105.

I know that many people here on A.net have the 24-105, but I don't think many have the 24-70, but optically, the 24-70 is amazing. Tried one some time ago and the photos were amazing!

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RE: Experience With Canon 24-105 L Is?

Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:03 am

Quoting QantasA332 (Reply 9):
Surely you have a dodgy 70-200 copy?

I don't own one. I tested one for a week before I ended up buying my 100-400mm. I didn't like the zoom range, didn't like the idea of using a converter and didn't have the money for the f/2.8L IS.

I agree that the 24-105 is not a great wide-angle lens but perhaps the best multi-purpose lens canon has on the market. If I were travelling and only had the ability to take one lens, that would be it.

On the other hand, I'd like to get my hands on a 17-40.  Smile
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RE: Experience With Canon 24-105 L Is?

Sun Sep 23, 2007 1:50 pm

Well I definitely appreciate everyone's input. Y'all have pretty much convinced me to keep the 17-40 (that really is a damn sharp lens lol). I think I'll end up buying the 24-105 and then wait later to see if I think I could do without the 70-200.

Again, thanks a lot!

-Mike
 
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RE: Experience With Canon 24-105 L Is?

Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:21 pm

Hi Mike,

I use the 24-105, the 70-200 and the 100-400. The EF 24-105 is a very good lens that I use very often.
In my eyes it makes not sense to replace the 70-200 with the 100-400 because the 100-400 is only good in fine light conditions.

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RE: Experience With Canon 24-105 L Is?

Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:01 am

Quoting UA935 (Reply 2):
and I find 24 not wide enough on a 1.6 crop body

I will totally agree with this. I have a 17-40 (great lens!) and a 24-105. The latter is definitely not wide enough on my XTi for a lot of generaly purpose phorography I do (landscapes, sight-seeing, architecture, etc.). In most situations, I usually keep the 17-40 on my XTi more than the 24-105. Having said that, the 24-105 is great for low light work (e.g., museums).

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