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Oct 03, 2011 09:21 |  #1

Ok, so I'm really loving the Sharpness of my 100L and would like that for my other pictures. So I'm thinking I can get by most shooting with a 35L or 50L. But I would like to still have a ok zoom for walking around where pictures would mostly be for vacation etc and never printed more than 5x7's etc. So with that being said I'm thinking of selling my 24-105L to help fund this change. Compared to my 100L the 24-105L doesn't really come close in terms of sharpness. Or do you think its a stupid mistake LOL. For my photography business I normally do small family photography and portraits.

Any ideas on maybe a 300-400$ Lens that would be pretty good on my 1DIV.


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Oct 03, 2011 09:24 |  #2

What about a cheap/lightweight lens?

Many people are very pleased with 28-105 USM and 24-85 USM? Both can be had for under $150... Probably cheap enough you could keep your 24-105L :)


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Oct 03, 2011 09:25 |  #3

Zooms are never as sharp as primes.. that's just the way it is, but your 25-105 will be sharper than any $300-$400 zoom you can grab....

My 24-70 is sharper than my 24-105 was, but it doesn't compare to my 35L or Siggy 85.


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Oct 03, 2011 09:27 |  #4

Ya I know that, but my point is that I'd use primes the most but still need a zoom for general vacation photos and family functions where I really don't care about High IQ.


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Oct 03, 2011 09:28 as a reply to  @ AzzKicker's post |  #5

Tamron 28-75 2.8 is a GREAT lens it rivals the 24-70L in IQ


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Oct 03, 2011 09:32 as a reply to  @ 05Xrunner's post |  #6

70-200 f4 non IS for $500


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Oct 03, 2011 09:47 |  #7

AzzKicker wrote in post #13198273 (external link)
Ya I know that, but my point is that I'd use primes the most but still need a zoom for general vacation photos and family functions where I really don't care about High IQ.

then why sell your 24-105L, which should give you excellent IQ if used properly? the problem with 1.3 crop is there is no regular zoom so you have to either make due with the 24-105L/ 24-70L /16-35LII or 17-40L.

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Oct 03, 2011 10:00 |  #8

true, i kinda just wanted extra $$ to buy 35L


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Oct 03, 2011 10:10 |  #9

I've shot with the 24-105L before, but not on the 1D Mark 4. I would say to keep your 24-105 and just save up for you 35L.

There's no use wasting such a nice camera with cheap(er) glass in front of it.


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Oct 03, 2011 10:52 |  #10

05Xrunner wrote in post #13198277 (external link)
Tamron 28-75 2.8 is a GREAT lens it rivals the 24-70L in IQ

+1 ^^^

Get it from Amazon so if it dont meet your expectations you can receive a full refund & free return shipping versus other on-line vendors that require you to pay for the return shipping fees.

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Oct 03, 2011 14:01 |  #11

I got my Sigma 24-70 for $275.


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Oct 03, 2011 14:05 |  #12

Since you plan on using a "trinity" of primes for the good stuff, I might just get a 28-135mm IS.


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Oct 03, 2011 14:39 |  #13

Silverfox1 wrote in post #13198698 (external link)
+1 ^^^

Get it from Amazon so if it dont meet your expectations you can receive a full refund & free return shipping versus other on-line vendors that require you to pay for the return shipping fees.

Regards, Ron ;)

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Oct 03, 2011 15:50 |  #14

This is somewhat of a radical suggestion, but if you're okay with 5x7 and not super high quality, why not keep the 1DIV at home and bring along a point and shoot for your vacation pictures? You'll give your shoulder/back a break and have one less thing to worry about losing, etc.




  
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Oct 03, 2011 16:25 |  #15

va_rider wrote in post #13198260 (external link)
Zooms are never as sharp as primes.. that's just the way it is, but your 25-105 will be sharper than any $300-$400 zoom you can grab....

My 24-70 is sharper than my 24-105 was, but it doesn't compare to my 35L or Siggy 85.

really? because the 70-200 mkII i shoot with is just as sharp as most primes




  
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