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You sold your 24-105L for what?

 
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Jan 15, 2011 22:11 |  #31

Selling my 24-105 and 10-20 for a 16-35L and a 50 1.4


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Jan 16, 2011 00:43 as a reply to  @ KhanhD's post |  #32

It was my outdoor walkaround, but I sold it to pick up a 70-200 f/4 IS as the replacement outdoor lens. I am very happy with this decision, bit I sometimes miss the 24-105 as an indoor (with flash) event zoom lens.


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Jan 16, 2011 00:50 |  #33

gojirasf wrote in post #11650143 (external link)
It was my outdoor walkaround, but I sold it to pick up a 70-200 f/4 IS as the replacement outdoor lens. I am very happy with this decision, bit I sometimes miss the 24-105 as an indoor (with flash) event zoom lens.

so technically your 24L is your standard-zoom lens ;D Good ol 24-24


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Jan 16, 2011 03:58 |  #34

Sold it for a 24-70. Then I sold that and went back to the 24-105. Perfect walk around camera for my 5D. :)


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Jan 16, 2011 04:30 |  #35

I can't get rid of my 24-105... contemplate selling it to fund other "wants" about once or twice a year, but it always comes thru for me when I need it for a one lens solution for travel stuff... then I think to myself "how could I get rid of this??"


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Jan 16, 2011 04:48 as a reply to  @ LBI's post |  #36

My old reliable 28-70/2.8 is on the bottom in about a 100 fathoms of water attached to my old 5D....replaced it with the 24-105...missed the speed a bit,so I bought the 24-70/2.8...the 24-105 is now in my wife"s bag with a 17-40 and a 70-200/4...just bought a excellent copy of the 28-70/2.8 last week....the 24-70/2.8 is now in my wife's bag.




  
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Jan 16, 2011 04:49 as a reply to  @ Andrushka's post |  #37

I sold my 24-105 f4 for a 28-70 f2.8L (the 24-70 was too heavy, some soft copies and more expensive).
I'm very satisfied with this 28-70 2.8L, it's my only zoom at the moment and it's supersharp on all mm's, 28-50-70, like 3 primes in one.

After only 6 months I sold the 24-105 mainly of the f4 + heavy vignetting on my 5D (I know it's correctable by PS easilly, but it was heavy vignetting and adjusting each picture was not much fun).

But the another good reason was I take now and then portraits and the f2.8 is better for portraits and I also like faster lenses in general, when dim light conditions to avoid hunting as much as possible. Every high zoom lens has to delivery light and IQ like superzooms.

It's a good travel zoomlens, better than a typical allround zoom, but I prefer image quality and light over extra zoomrange.
Maybe I should re-check the samples archive how the bokeh is at f4 in comparison with f2.8
Since then my maximum aperture was f2.8 for all my lenses.

If I would buy higher aperture, it would be only for the 100-400 f4-5.6, cause this one delivers a massive range and is very versatile.
The only lens I would sell the 28-70 f2.8L is the 16-35 f2.8L, but it's not ideal for portraits, no real "standardzoom", but gives a wow effect on 16mm.


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Jan 16, 2011 08:06 |  #38

As an amateur photographer who recently took the plunge for a DSLR, I have to say I've been really happy with the 24-105. I've got it attached to a 7D, and while I realize that's a crop frame, for my uses I feel it was a great choice. Sure some could argue that the 24-105 is the height of mediocrity on a crop frame: not wide enough to bother with and not enough zoom to matter. Personally, considering my budget, I think it was a solid choice and can't imagine selling it anytime soon.

By the looks of the replies on this thread, maybe you should do the same. Keep the 24-105.




  
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Jan 16, 2011 09:26 |  #39

MOkoFOko wrote in post #11650176 (external link)
so technically your 24L is your standard-zoom lens ;D Good ol 24-24

It sure is! I use it at events all of the time, like weddings, formal dances, etc. It works great, and all of its other uses make it very versatile (especially for a prime). In fact, the 24L is so good at what it does that I just can't justify picking up another zoom just for an "event" range.


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Jan 16, 2011 11:12 |  #40

I traded mine for a Sigma 10-20 + Canon 70-300 (non-L) + cash!

My Sigma 17-50 is the work-horse that sees the most time on the camera. The 24-105 was mostly used as a travel lens. But I found that I wasn't using it that much, and when I did I was wishing I had something longer than 105mm. Since I don't use telephoto that much, the deal to get the 10-20 with the 70-300 and some cash made sense for me. I've never had a UWA before, so the 10-20 will be fun to experiment with. I tried the 75-300 a long time ago, and was frustrated mostly due to needing IS. When I got a shot that didn't have camera shake, the 75-300 was fine. But too many pictures had camera shake. So it was sold a long time ago.

So now I have four lenses to choose from, and I don't feel like I went broke to get them.

I really thought about replacing the 24-105 with the 28-300 L, but I cannot justify spending that much money even for a used one right now for a lens that will not be my daily work-horse lens. Now if I saved up enough for the 28-300 + either a used 5D or 1D MkIIn, the 28-300 could become the work-horse lens for me.


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Jan 16, 2011 13:00 |  #41

Did that many years ago and I sold mine for a 24-70L. Never regretted it and never looked back. Still have the 24-70L as well :)


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Jan 16, 2011 13:17 |  #42

Not sold it, but not using it so much any more sins I have the 17-55 ;-)a


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Jan 16, 2011 13:22 as a reply to  @ Superdaantje's post |  #43

I only really used my 24-105 for trips. I sold it and picked up a different travel kit:

Sony NEX-5 + CV 40/1.4 + CV 21/4


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Jan 16, 2011 15:21 |  #44

I would replace it with an 85 and a 200


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Jan 16, 2011 16:26 |  #45

bfleck51 wrote in post #11653399 (external link)
I would replace it with an 85 and a 200

You mean an 85 1.8 and 200 2.8L? Those really don't cover the same range... at all.


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