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15-85 or 24-105 for crop

 
harikris
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Sep 12, 2011 21:52 |  #1

Hi all,

I am confused between these two lenses for general purpose/walkaround lens.
I already have 10-22 so not concerned about the wide end. Which one do you think will be better for image quality alone on 550D?

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Sep 12, 2011 22:04 |  #2

Welcome to POTN.

People usual choice between EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens or EF 24-105 f/4L ;)

I had EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS few years back, which is more general purpose / walk-around lens on the wider end than 24-105L on a crop camera.

But if you want more telephoto power, then 24-105L will be 'better'.


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harikris
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Sep 12, 2011 22:23 as a reply to x_tan's post |  #3

Welcome to POTN.

Thanks. I've been a lurker for some time ;)

People usual choice between EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens or EF 24-105 f/4L

I considered 17-55, but then decided to get a prime like Sigma30 f/1.4 and one of the above lenses. You are confusing me more ;)




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Sep 12, 2011 22:28 |  #4

nm.


Bodies: EOS 7D, Rebel XT/350D
Lenses: 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5, 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6, 24-70mm f/2.8L, 50mm f/1.4, 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS, 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
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Sep 12, 2011 22:34 |  #5

I'm using 17-40L & 24-105L for my two crop bodies.

Ok, cheaper 'wider' walk-around 15-85; more telephoto power (more expensive) - 24-105L.


Canon 5D3 + Zoom (EF 17-40L, 24-105L & 28-300L, 100-400L II) & Prime (24L II, 85L II, 100L, 135L & 200 f/2.8L II; Zeiss 1,4/35)
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Sep 12, 2011 22:34 |  #6

i was trying to pick between the same two lens a few months ago and settled on the 24-105mm. I have not regretted it since then and am very pleased with the lens.


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harikris
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Sep 12, 2011 22:42 as a reply to duane0524's post |  #7

Ok, cheaper 'wider' walk-around 15-85; more telephoto power (more expensive) - 24-105L.

The price of 15-85 (in India) is about $1100 (expensive compared to the US :( ) and 24-105 is $1170 (kit lens from 5dmk2 kit, with only body sold). That is why I am concerned about IQ only ;)

i was trying to pick between the same two lens a few months ago and settled on the 24-105mm. I have not regretted it since then and am very pleased with the lens.

Thanks. Glad to hear that.




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Elvin
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Sep 12, 2011 22:46 |  #8

Since you already have a 10-22mm, I think 24-105mm will compliment that UWA really well. In terms of image quality, both lens can produce very sharp images but the fixed aperture and L build of the 24-105mm is more attractive than the 15-85mm.


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Sep 12, 2011 22:53 |  #9

harikris wrote in post #13093865external link
The price of 15-85 (in India) is about $1100 (expensive compared to the US :( ) and 24-105 is $1170 (kit lens from 5dmk2 kit, with only body sold). That is why I am concerned about IQ only ;)

For only $70 difference, you should get 24-105L for sure.


Canon 5D3 + Zoom (EF 17-40L, 24-105L & 28-300L, 100-400L II) & Prime (24L II, 85L II, 100L, 135L & 200 f/2.8L II; Zeiss 1,4/35)
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Sep 12, 2011 22:57 |  #10

Can't go wrong with the 24-105L. My favorite lens on crop and full frame.


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Sep 12, 2011 22:58 |  #11

Define what you consider "general purpose/walkaround".

If I were carrying it around a lot I'd pick something lighter/smaller. You might also consider a 24-70 F/2.8 (or Tamron/Sigma variant) for a faster lens.




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harikris
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Sep 12, 2011 23:23 as a reply to phreeky's post |  #12

Thank you all, seems 24-105L is the way to go.

Define what you consider "general purpose/walkaround".

If I were carrying it around a lot I'd pick something lighter/smaller. You might also consider a 24-70 F/2.8 (or Tamron/Sigma variant) for a faster lens.

I intend to shoot outdoors while traveling. I like 10-22, but sometimes need more range.

Sigma/Tamron lenses are hard to get serviced here in India, so not an option. Besides, the resale value is less compared to Canon/Nikon.




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Sep 12, 2011 23:52 |  #13

phreeky wrote in post #13093991external link
Define what you consider "general purpose/walkaround".

If I were carrying it around a lot I'd pick something lighter/smaller. You might also consider a 24-70 F/2.8 (or Tamron/Sigma variant) for a faster lens.



70-200mm IS2

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Sep 13, 2011 02:35 |  #14

As a general purpose/walkaround lens, I'd never limit myself to 24mm. The 15-85 would be the obvious choice for me between the 2, because I am not obsessed with red rings, and 15mm on the wide end means so much more than 105mm on the long end. It doesn't matter that you have a 10-22 already, because the whole point of having a walkaround lens is that you only carry that one lens, so why would you care what the other lenses sitting at home have in common with your walkaround lens? You can't use them anyway.


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Sep 13, 2011 07:49 |  #15

Love the 24-105 f/4 L IS on my 7D. Love the extra reach it provides. Sure it's not as wide as the 15-85. But then again the 15-85 is not as wide as the 10-22...........
The build quality and weather sealing of the "L" series is assuring.


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