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Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM

 
Madweasel
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Apr 05, 2013 15:18 |  #7006

tonylong wrote in post #15791491external link
Well, first-off, the 24-105 is not promoted as having any "weather sealing"...

Not so. It has the rubber seal around the mount, which normally signifies a "weather-sealed" lens.


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Apr 05, 2013 15:50 |  #7007

From Canon's website, they don't say "weather sealed" either... technically...

dust- and moisture-resistant construction

Also depends on the body it's paired with, and the 24-105 / 7D combo should be pretty good...


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Apr 05, 2013 16:35 |  #7008

mguffin wrote in post #15794652 (external link)
From Canon's website, they don't say "weather sealed" either... technically...

Also depends on the body it's paired with, and the 24-105 / 7D combo should be pretty good...

I've had it out in all weathers, paired with 40D, 7D and 5DIII. No problems on any. Here it is getting wet on the 7D...

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Apr 05, 2013 17:20 |  #7009

The 24-105 is, in my experience, pretty weather sealed. I've used it in some terrible conditions with the 1DX and never had a worry.


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Apr 05, 2013 17:58 |  #7010

I'm so torn! I really feel like the 24-105 would be better for me but it seems like most people with a crop go with the 17-55. I definitely don't think i will miss the wide end of 17-24, it's mainly the f4 vs f2.8 that I'm not sure about. The extra range would definitely be nice.

Would the majority opinion be that these two are pretty comparable between 24-55? (Other than f2.8 obviously)


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Apr 05, 2013 19:11 |  #7011

if you're using flash indoor, f4 doesn't matter. when shooting group shots, you wanna stop down anyway to avoid others to be out of focus.


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Apr 06, 2013 07:59 |  #7012

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Apr 06, 2013 08:16 |  #7013

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Apr 06, 2013 13:45 |  #7014

Here is another I did for my friends clothing line, critiques are welcome as always.

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Apr 06, 2013 13:49 |  #7015

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Apr 06, 2013 20:38 |  #7016

Are there any known issues with this lens? I'm pretty sure i want to pull the trigger and make the switch. My dilema now is whether to buy it new or used. It is on sale for $879on Amazon which is a lot better than i have seen it elsewhere. Seems like used i should be able o get it for around 750


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Apr 07, 2013 07:12 |  #7017

singer.rick wrote in post #15798458external link
Are there any known issues with this lens? I'm pretty sure i want to pull the trigger and make the switch. My dilema now is whether to buy it new or used. It is on sale for $879on Amazon which is a lot better than i have seen it elsewhere. Seems like used i should be able o get it for around 750

I've owned this lens for 2 years and have never had an issue. There are plenty for sale right here on the forum for good prices.


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Apr 07, 2013 07:13 |  #7018

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Apr 07, 2013 08:09 |  #7019

Very nice photo :)


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Apr 07, 2013 09:41 |  #7020

singer.rick wrote in post #15798458 (external link)
Are there any known issues with this lens? I'm pretty sure i want to pull the trigger and make the switch. My dilema now is whether to buy it new or used. It is on sale for $879on Amazon which is a lot better than i have seen it elsewhere. Seems like used i should be able o get it for around 750

UA date code lenses between a certain range of serial numbers may have a problem with the IS system at low shutter speeds, with the IS causing blur rather than stopping it. Will be fixed under warranty free of charge, the problem is a faulty circuit board. IIRC, affected serial numbers mostly (but not all) start with 42xxxx. Mine had the fault, was fixed in under a week.

Also, it seems some develop an aperture-related fault over time which is not covered by warranty. I have read about several cases of this, mine is still pretty new, so hopefully it won't do this later on.

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