@Atlrus: What is your point with these posts? Of COURSE people only tend to post their best shots...that's sort of the point, unless asking for C&C to improve.
Saying you can take "the same shot" with a 24-105 comes off as ignorant and misleading. I get the feeling that you're trying to make a different point but it's not coming out quite right....
My point is that those photos are taken from a very close range which is misleading for a super-telephoto lens. It's misleading because
1. at that distance you don't need a super-telephoto - you can take pictures just as sharp of that subject with a shorter lens.
2. It's misleading because it gives a surreal expectation of sharpness to someone who has never owned one before. They will expect to take just as sharp of a picture at ~150 feet as those they saw on the forum, without realizing that those were taken at a very close range.
All I did is warn the OP to keep in mind that those photos were taken at a very short distance - and all hell broke loose, that's why it kinda derailed the original conversation.