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I have an EF-S 18-200 mm as kit lens with my 60D. I am not sure if it is ok to compare but, I was wondering if I upgrade to the 24-105 mm lens, would i see some good improvements in the quality of photos?

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The 24-105 is an L series lens so the optics and build are much better quality and can be used on cropped and full frame cameras if you decide to upgrade to a 5D or above. The crop factor of the 60D is 1.6x so the 24-105 would actually be 38-168mm, losing some of your wide angle and your zoom of the 18-200mm (cropped at 29-350). The 24-105 is made of metal so is slightly heavier. It has USM so has very fast and almost silent auto focus, the speed of which would only really matter using AI Servo mode to capture moving subjects. It also has a fixed maximum aperture throughout it's zoom, f4 as opposed to the f3.5-5.6 of the 18-200mm. The 24-105mm will give you much less pin cushion distortion, less chromatic abberation at both ends of its range. I've found it to be excellent in all it's ranges using my 7D but there are better lenses for landscape shots where infinity focus is paramount. Once you've seen the results of the 24-105mm you'll want to sell your 18-200mm as it just won't perform to your new found expectations.

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beaubadger, thanks for the comments. I am using my 18-55 kit lens and am about to pull the trigger on a 24-105 and reading that makes my decision so much easier.

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thanks for the comment..., any downsides with respect to image quality with 24-105??

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muhsal wrote in post #14834789external link
I have an EF-S 18-200 mm as kit lens with my 60D. I am not sure if it is ok to compare but, I was wondering if I upgrade to the 24-105 mm lens, would i see some good improvements in the quality of photos?

The lens will perform better. Whether you end up with improvements in the quality of your photos depends greatly on whether your skills are such to take advantage of the new gear. I dont mean to sound like an ass when I say that, its only that a lot of people get new gear fever and sometimes they dont see any improvement because they do the same bad things with the newer better gear.

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24-105L is a wonderful lens. Sharp from wide to tele, great colors and amazing build quality.

I loved it on my 7D as my walkaround lens.

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I love my 24-105 on the 7D, but you may also want to consider the 15-85. There is a separate thread going on currently. Many live having the wide angle (15-24) ...

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I got my 24-105 as the kit lens with a 5D2 and it's a fantastic lens. The IQ is great and the AF speed is very good. Mine spent about as much time on my 7D as it did on my 5D2 though and I got some fabulous photos on the 7D with it. I've since sold the 5D2 and 7D and got myself a 5D3 and a 60D, but I've still got the 24-105 lens and it's still one of my favourite lenses. When I'm on a general day out the lenses I usually take are the 24-105 and the 70-200 2.8 IS L MkII and a couple of converters for maximum options.

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For crop I will consider the Canon 15-85 or 17-55 ;-)a
I will miss the mm under the 24. Not width enough...

24-105 is a nice lens for a FF body. Like it on the 5D III and II

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The 24-105 is a very nice lens, but I personally really find it not wide enough on a crop. But I guess it's all what your style of shooting is.

OP, what are you planning to shoot if you upgrade from the 18-200?

Post #10, Aug 09, 2012 13:10:11


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Superdaantje wrote in post #14836166external link
For crop I will consider the Canon 15-85 or 17-55 ;-)a
I will miss the mm under the 24. Not width enough...

Laramie wrote in post #14836206external link
The 24-105 is a very nice lens, but I personally really find it not wide enough on a crop...

That's why I resisted buying the 24-105 and went with the 15-85 for my crop. Very happy with the 15-85.

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The 24-105 is a very good lens, you cannot go wrong with it. It is faster than what you have. However, I was used to the crop factor 1.5x (from Pentax) and was shocked to see that my 24-105 behaved as a 16-70mm in my old system. The FF photos are larger, but the subjects are smaller. Now, I am getting used to it and can admire the quality of the L lenses. The AF is comparable to none in the L lenses.

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I actually was just making these same sort of decisions, i wanted a good walk around lens. Bought a lens and camera at the same time. Got the 60d...my lens choices were the 24-105 and the 17-55, went with the 17-55, LOVE the lens its awesome! I've never tried the 24-105 but i must at admit i dont feel like i made the wrong choice with the 17-55.

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The 24-105 is a great lens but I've never bothered using mine on my XTi. I'm sure it'd still be great but you have no real wide angle at that point. I used it for a long time on a 1D Mark II and did wish it could go wider at times (I really appreciated the extra reach sometimes). It's definitely an ideal range for full frame but whether it works for you on a given sensor size depends on your shooting habits.

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reading the reviews, now i am getting more inclined towards the 15-85 mm....:confused:

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