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Jul 24, 2011 05:06 |  #31

for the money the 24-105 is the perfect walk around lens I get alot of use out of it ..love the glass


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Jul 25, 2011 16:56 |  #32

so i had posted my 17-55 f2.8 IS on craigslist this morning and a local offered me a straight trade for his 24-105L f4 and the deal is done. his lens was a little older than mine and had wear on the lens hood, but nothing that affected the IQ so i went ahead and took it (love it). Saves me the hassle of selling it....tomorrow I'm going back to the camera shop and exchanging the tamron 18-270mm for the Canon EF-S 10-22 wide angle. This should give me a selection of zoom lenses from wide up to 200mm....next on the wishlist is a 35L.


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Jul 25, 2011 17:03 |  #33

rsj87 wrote in post #12820744 (external link)
so i had posted my 17-55 f2.8 IS on craigslist this morning and a local offered me a straight trade for his 24-105L f4 and the deal is done. his lens was a little older than mine and had wear on the lens hood, but nothing that affected the IQ so i went ahead and took it (love it). Saves me the hassle of selling it....tomorrow I'm going back to the camera shop and exchanging the tamron 18-270mm for the Canon EF-S 10-22 wide angle. This should give me a selection of zoom lenses from wide up to 200mm....next on the wishlist is a 35L.

It's a great lens, mine gets a lot of use and I've been very happy with it. It's very sharp and color rendition is excellent.


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Jul 25, 2011 17:25 |  #34

Congrat's. I am sure you will be happy with it!


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Jul 25, 2011 17:35 |  #35

rsj87 wrote in post #12820744 (external link)
so i had posted my 17-55 f2.8 IS on craigslist this morning and a local offered me a straight trade for his 24-105L f4 and the deal is done. his lens was a little older than mine and had wear on the lens hood, but nothing that affected the IQ so i went ahead and took it (love it). Saves me the hassle of selling it....tomorrow I'm going back to the camera shop and exchanging the tamron 18-270mm for the Canon EF-S 10-22 wide angle. This should give me a selection of zoom lenses from wide up to 200mm....next on the wishlist is a 35L.

What do you like about the 24-105 over the 17-55? I want to do the same but afraid I will miss the extra stop.


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Jul 25, 2011 17:42 |  #36

With the exception of my girlfriend, the 24-105 is my default mount.


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Jul 25, 2011 19:37 |  #37

Higgs Boson wrote in post #12820981 (external link)
With the exception of my girlfriend, the 24-105 is my default mount.

bw!


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Jul 25, 2011 21:31 |  #38

Higgs Boson wrote in post #12820981 (external link)
With the exception of my girlfriend, the 24-105 is my default mount.

What you do with your 24-105L behind closed doors is your business, I don't need to hear about someone trying maximize their aperture in public.



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Jul 25, 2011 22:38 |  #39

spesmeadeus wrote in post #12822288 (external link)
What you do with your 24-105L behind closed doors is your business, I don't need to hear about someone trying maximize their aperture in public.

Well i thought behind closed doors, one would prefer a stopped-down aperture?:lol:


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Jul 26, 2011 00:40 as a reply to  @ zarray's post |  #40

haha yall are funny

here are just some really quick pics i took right after the trade with the 24-105L....excuse any composition or anything, just snapped a couple to test it out and lighting was a bit harsh as it was a very sunny afternoon.

walking to class

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nothing like swimming after school
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Quick pic by the pool (external link) by RSJ87 (external link), on Flickr

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Quick pic by pool2 (external link) by RSJ87 (external link), on Flickr

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Jul 30, 2011 11:05 |  #41

I would love to hear your opinion after living with the 24-105L for a bit longer, having had the 17-55 before it. I am looking to upgrade my Sigma 17-70 and can't decide between the 17-55 and 24-105, which is why I have held off for now. I'm worried I will miss the 17-23 focal range and extra stop if I go with the 24-105 with the my 40D.


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Jul 30, 2011 11:17 |  #42

LiMPiNg wrote in post #12848118 (external link)
I would love to hear your opinion after living with the 24-105L for a bit longer, having had the 17-55 before it. I am looking to upgrade my Sigma 17-70 and can't decide between the 17-55 and 24-105, which is why I have held off for now. I'm worried I will miss the 17-23 focal range and extra stop if I go with the 24-105 with the my 40D.

What I would do is restrict yourself on the 17-70 to shooting only 24mm plus for a few days and see where that leaves you. Since you have had the 17-55 and currently have the 17-70 my guess is you will miss the wide end if you do in fact use it often. I really like my 24-105 but there are times when I wish for wider, so I'm going to end up getting an UWA zoom to make up for it.


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Jul 30, 2011 11:27 |  #43

Oh, I didn't have the 17-55 before, I was referring to rsj87 having the 17-55 before swapping for the 24-105. My thinking was maybe the 24-105 since I do plan on a UWA eventually. However, my good buddy already has the 24-105 that I can use when he isn't and so maybe the 17-55 would be nice to have since we can share lenses.

I am heading to NYC in two weeks and am thinking of borrowing his Sig 10-20 and 24-105 for the trip to live with the 24-105 for a few days, but then I think that the 17-55 2.8 might be better for some night time city shooting and indoors where flash isn't allowed. These two lenses make my head hurt and I wish I could just afford both and not have to worry about deciding.


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Jul 30, 2011 12:39 |  #44

LiMPiNg wrote in post #12848118 (external link)
I would love to hear your opinion after living with the 24-105L for a bit longer, having had the 17-55 before it. I am looking to upgrade my Sigma 17-70 and can't decide between the 17-55 and 24-105, which is why I have held off for now. I'm worried I will miss the 17-23 focal range and extra stop if I go with the 24-105 with the my 40D.

the 24-105L has been great when i'm out and about. I do, however, miss the f2.8 of the 17-55 for indoors. the plan was to get 35L for the lowlight situations, but i got two good deals on a Sigma 30mm 1.4 and a Tamron 28-75 f2.8. So instead of shelling out $1300-1500 for the 35L, I pretty much replaced the my 17-55mm+cash with the 24-105L, 30mm f1.4, and Tamron 28-75mm f2.8.

The range of the tammy might be a little redundant with the 24-105L, but the key advantage was the constant 2.8. Is it better than my 17-55 2.8 IS? That has yet to be determined as I'm pending on the package, but I'm sure it'll suffice plus it has a bit more range (which was my only gripe about the 17-55 as it was a little short in range for me as a general walkaround lens).

This can of course lead back to the whole debate of 24-105L f4 or the 24-70L f2.8, but it just depends what you plan on using it for. You also mentioned about wide-angle, if you did decide to go with 24-105, you can maybe look into a ultra wide-angle lens to complement it. Tokina makes a 12-24mm f4.0 or even a 11-16mm f2.8.


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Jul 30, 2011 12:52 |  #45

Tokina 11-16 2.8, Canon 17-55 2.8 IS, Canon 70-200 IS 2.8 or 4 was the plan a few months back, but the 24-105L keeps me second guessing that every once in a while.


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