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24-105L f4 on a crop body - any issues?

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Dec 10, 2011 14:40 |  #16

I shot 100% of my work with this lens on a 60D this year. Hey, I was broke after buying it and couldn't afford any more nice glass :P

It's a very nice lens. I mostly shoot models, but occasionally carry the camera around for general walk around stuff. No complaints with it.

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Dec 11, 2011 13:51 |  #17

troutfisher wrote in post #13523360 (external link)
I bought mine for use on my 40D and love it,its not particularly wide but the extra reach is worth the sacrifice. I tried the 17/55 and found it too short,however when I bought the 24/105 the 15/85 was not available or I would have given that serious consideration.

+1. Exactly what I was thinking. The 17-55 just wasn't long enough, and the 24-105L is longer and faster than the 15-85. I've also got a Siggy 10-20 on order for those few times I need an UWA.

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Dec 11, 2011 14:12 as a reply to  @ jrbdmb's post |  #18

I just looked at my Lightroom catalog and find that a high percentage of my images are at 17mm - I'm wondering if that's because its just where the lens sits most of the time.

I really want a better lens than the 17-85 in "L glass" but that wide end is beginning to bother me. How significant is that 17-24 end?

Maybe the 24-105L and a Tokina 12-24??

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Dec 11, 2011 14:14 |  #19

love it on my 7d... very sharp and IS helps alot... and yet you said your on the wide side more... hmmm, guess it all depends on which type of shooting you decide on... 24-105 like what they said aint that too wide on the crop body yet the extra reach isn't bad either...

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Dec 11, 2011 15:55 |  #20

Previous posts have it right; see where you shoot the most. I thave 24-105L on my 600D and love it; but for landscape shots I find I like the width of my11-16 Tokina. (As in, 24-105 sits on camera till I bust out tripod and do a sprawling vista)


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Dec 11, 2011 16:13 |  #21

Roxie2401 wrote in post #13527797 (external link)
Maybe the 24-105L and a Tokina 12-24??

Yes ... this should be a good solution

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Dec 11, 2011 17:15 as a reply to  @ JRET's post |  #22

I have the 24-105 on a 50D it is great but not that wide. I too came from a 17-85 (not a fan of this lens now) .I also have a Tokina 12-24 great colour , not that big , easy to carrie around . A very versatile set up . I'm happy with that decision.

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Dec 11, 2011 17:19 |  #23

Tony_Stark wrote in post #13523511 (external link)
But like others have said, the 24mm on the 1.6x crop may not be the widest for your liking.

I would agree. I use a 7D and I own both the 24-105 and a 17-55, and while the 24-105 is an excellent lens, I find myself using the 17-55 more often, especially indoors. 24mm just isn't wide enough...


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Dec 11, 2011 17:24 |  #24

If you need a little more reach as opposed to width, it's a great lens on a crop body.

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Dec 11, 2011 18:20 |  #25

Go for it. I use that lens on my 50D when I don't have the 100-400 on the camera…


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Dec 11, 2011 18:59 |  #26

had the 24-105 on a cropper too and it was good. not the most outstanding of the lot but it always delivered good/very good results. colors and contrast were great, the FL and IS were very helpful. although there were a few times i wish it were wider. only gripe i had with it was the aperture diaphragm going off but otherwise, it was a lens i really liked.

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Dec 11, 2011 19:25 |  #27

I too went from a 17-85 on my 40D (the 17-85 was the kit lens) -- I looked at my use of the 17-85 over 3 years and found a very small perecentage use between 17-24, but being limited at the long end. I've never regretted the decision. Maybe you should look at your usage and see if you shoot a meaningful percentage from 17-24? The 24-105 is a great lens on a crop camera.

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Dec 11, 2011 19:34 as a reply to  @ dnauer's post |  #28

I was bit surprise that still no one say EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS instead 24-105L for the crop yet ;)

Just for the record, I use 17-40L and 24-105L all time for two of my crop cameras - as I'm going to use all FF eventually.

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Dec 11, 2011 19:38 |  #29

I had one on my 50D and just wasn't that impressed with it for the amount of money you spend on it. It replaced the 28-135mm for me, which was my go-to lens for outdoor/travel shooting. I found I missed the extra 30mm of reach, and in good light outside f4 vs. f5.6 wasn't much of a factor. For indoors, f4 doesn't help with low-light if you don't want to use or are restricted from using flash.

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Dec 11, 2011 19:48 as a reply to  @ tempest68's post |  #30

It's a great lens, I use it with my crop bodies, but being limited to 24mm would be an issue for me.

The 10-22 / 24-105 is a great combo.


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