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Oct 10, 2011 15:17 |  #1

Hey Guys, I have a 28-135mm and 20mm that I do not use much. I do like them. Is is worth to sell them to buy a 24-105mm L lens? I am really looking forward to getting a L lens.


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Oct 10, 2011 15:25 |  #2

The 24-105 L is a great lens. I use mine as my normal walk-around lens. Many would rather have a f2.8 max aperture but then the lens gets heavy and bulky.


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Oct 10, 2011 15:35 |  #3

I think you would love the 24-105. My favorite lens on crop and full frame.


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Oct 10, 2011 16:07 |  #4

why not?

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Oct 10, 2011 16:09 |  #5

The 24-105L is a nice lens, but I rather get the 24-70/2.8. But since you use a crop body, the IS on 24-105L might suit you better.


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Oct 10, 2011 16:13 |  #6

I love the 24-105 and use it all the time on my 5d2. Since you have a crop, you might enjoy the 17-55 or 15-85 as much or more, especially as you don't seem to have a wide-angle lens available.


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Oct 10, 2011 17:12 |  #7

If you never find yourself wanting wider, then the 24-105 would be fine. Personally I'd hate to be limited to 24mm on crop.


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Oct 10, 2011 17:13 |  #8
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i will only recommend 24-105 if you are planning on upgrading to ff soon. If not, 17-5x is better.


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Oct 10, 2011 17:13 |  #9

I would do that in a heartbeat! That 24-105L is WORLDS over that 28-135 and Im sure once you snap a few shots with the 24-105L youll never miss that 20mm again. BUT, if you are intending to stay with a cropped sensor body then I too would recommend the 17-55mm over the 24-105L. Just makes more sense to me as a walk around lens.


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Oct 10, 2011 17:30 |  #10

ben_r_ wrote in post #13231135 (external link)
I would do that in a heartbeat! That 24-105L is WORLDS over that 28-135 and Im sure once you snap a few shots with the 24-105L youll never miss that 20mm again. BUT, if you are intending to stay with a cropped sensor body then I too would recommend the 17-55mm over the 24-105L. Just makes more sense to me as a walk around lens.

Actually the image quality of the 28-135 vs the 24-105 is virtually indistinguishable from one another. If anything, the 28-135 is better at the wide end... it has less vignetting in the corners, though this is more obvious on full frame cameras than on 1.6X crop. The 24-105 is a wee bit sharper at 105mm than the 280-135 is from 105 to 135... but it's relatively minor. You won't see the difference on prints less than 11x14 or larger.

The main differences are that the L is better built and better sealed against dust/moisture, probably will prove more durable over the long run.

Nope, I wouldn't make the trade, personally. You'd be losing out on both ends: wide to 20mm (another excellent lens, BTW, I especially like it on crop) and tele from 106 to 135mm. Plus I can buy four or five 28-135s off Craigslist, for the price of one 24-105... not worth it to me.

Aching to buy an L? Get a 300/4L IS to replace the Pentax lens. I'd suggest a 200/2.8L, if it had IS... but it doesn't.

What I see missing from your list is anything very wide... 20mm isn't. A Tokina 12-24 or Sigma 10-20 can be bought used for $400, about what you'd get for the 20mm if it's in good condition. Now that's a trade I'd make.


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Oct 10, 2011 18:15 |  #11

Thank you all for the reply and suggestions. I do plan to upgrade to a full frame body. I am eagerly waiting for 5d mk III. Maybe I should wait till then to get new lens as well.


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Oct 10, 2011 19:05 as a reply to  @ manindras's post |  #12

If you don't use your 28-135mm much, why would you use a 24-105mm more?

I wouldn't buy it just to buy it. If you will appreciate the build quality, and benefit from the IS improvements and weather sealing, I'd say go for it.

Echoing amfoto1, if you are looking for a big jump in IQ because it's an L, you may be disappointed. This is not a knock on the 24-105, rather recognition that the 28-135 is a good lens.




  
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Oct 10, 2011 19:15 |  #13

I love my 24-105 on my 7D; it's much more useful to me than the 17-5x range of lenses...that said, frankk asks a very cogent question here. Why do you find that you're not using your 28-135 very much? If those focal lengths aren't generally useful to you, then duplicating them in a more expensive lens seems somewhat futile.


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Oct 10, 2011 19:27 |  #14

Totally depends if full frame is in your future IMO. I don't think it's wide enough on crop for a walk around. But you don't have the wide side covered now. Personally, I'd sell those two..buy a 17-50 sigma and 85/1.8. Or 15-85 (lens I didn't care much for though tbh)

Totally depends n your needs...the 24-105 is an adequate walk around...on full frame it covers a good range..on crop, not so much IMO.




  
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Oct 10, 2011 21:24 |  #15

I mostly use my Sigma 50mm. I think it is the best one that I have. With that being said, I do use the 28-135mm but Siggy always finds its way back mounted on my camera. I do want a sharp all purpose lens and was thinking about 24-105mm.


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