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

 
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Dec 11, 2011 19:48 |  #31

It's entirely subjective, but I find it's a rare lens on my 20D. It just feels 'gawky''; not a true walk-around, nor yet quite a standard > short telephoto lens. On a 1D or 5D, however, it feels 'just right'. Well, for me, anyway.


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Dec 11, 2011 20:59 |  #32

I rented the 24-105 for my trip to Italy last summer. Great lens. Images were sharp. I did carry my 10-22 and that surprisingly stayed on my camera the most. Indoor architecture shots was nearly impossible with the 24-105.




  
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Dec 11, 2011 21:07 |  #33

x_tan wrote in post #13529192 (external link)
I was bit surprise that still no one say EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS instead 24-105L for the crop yet ;)

I did -- 5 posts up fro your post. (just teasing you about this) ;)

Standard protocol for me is if I'm going to be indoors, where I tend to need a wider lens (and a wider aperture), then I go with my 17-55. If I'm going to be outdoors, where reach is needed more often than most, then I use my 24-105, which is still a great lens on a crop body.

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Dec 11, 2011 22:11 as a reply to  @ bps's post |  #34

I just picked this lens up today for my T2i, excited to start shooting. So far im giddy like a school girl as its my first L


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Dec 12, 2011 01:09 |  #35

Depends how you shoot really. I ran into focusing issues with my old 28-135mm, and picked up a 17-50mm. For me personally, I wanted long reach instead of the wide end, and moved to the 24-105. IMO i'm pretty pleased with it, but I don't shoot wide too often.

As bps mentioned, it also depends on indoor vs. outdoor shooting. The 24-105 will be more versatile outdoors where you generally have more light. If you still have the kit lens, then you can always use that when you really need to shoot wide.




  
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Dec 12, 2011 01:15 |  #36

Roxie2401 wrote in post #13523109 (external link)
I want to replace my original kit lens (EF-S 17-85, f4-5.6) and am looking at the EF 24-105L - I like the additional "reach" as well as the constant aperture and "L build" but would like to hear how this lens performs on a crop body (7D, 40D).

I tend to take landscape, architecture, etc. and really don't need the f2.8 of the 15-85 or the 24-70 but I do want as sharp as possible.

Are there any issues I should be aware of or considering with the 24-105 as a general "walk-around" lens?

ever consider a 15-85mm since you might be missing out on the wide end?


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Dec 12, 2011 01:59 as a reply to  @ AkumaX's post |  #37

Over the weekend, I was taking pics of my kids playing and thought I would change it up and go wider. So I grabbed my 18-55, but I soon realized i was shooting at 24-35 anyhow so I put the 24-105 back on.

I would really like to upgrade the 18-55IS but I just use it so infrequently that it is hard to justify spending $1000 on a 17-55/2.8 or even $700 on a 10-22. I may just end up getting a Sigma 10-20/5.6 or a Tamron 17-50 non VC because they are both a lot of bang for the buck. My 24-105 remains my most used lens.


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Dec 12, 2011 07:09 |  #38

I swap this lens between my 7D and my 5D2 all the time. Normally my 70-200 f4 L is on the other body depending on what I'm shooting. I love the 24-105 on the 7D as the extra reach it gives me is perfect for a walkaround lens. The IQ from it SOOC is amazing on the 7D and even better on the 5D2.


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Dec 12, 2011 10:04 |  #39

outdoor it's awesome! indoor might not be wide enough.

Use my 17-50 indoors and the 24-105 outdoors.


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Dec 12, 2011 10:06 |  #40

Loved the 24-105 on my 7D... It's nice on the 5D2 as well.


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Dec 12, 2011 11:45 |  #41

Let me warn you about that lens, on any body, it will ruin you. ..

So easy to pop it on to cover your miserable butt in many situations, and that IS is so forgiving, you will find yourself just shooting without thinking. Next thing you will drop in a 16-35L just to extend your coverage, and before you know it, adding an 100-400L in case you might want to be covered 16-400mm, or 25-640mm if you look at it that way. Your images will be great, but you will find you are no longer struggling for your art. You will religiously ignore your Trinity and feel like a sinner. Your wife, kids and friends will pester you all the time to get your camera out when you just want to drink your beer in peace, birthdays, weddings, funerals, parties, lithesome beauties playing volleyball, all your weekends will be booked. You will never get the chance to sit down anymore, lucky if you ever get to bed.

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Jul 31, 2012 22:25 as a reply to  @ post 13529279 |  #42

I don't know if anyone has mentioned it before but the combination of the Canon 17-55 f/2.8 AND the Canon 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 covers a lot of landscape and architectural style shots. If I had a 5D mk3 I'd prob just sell my 17-55 and get the 24-105 L f/4 BUT then again it is nice to have f/2.8 , oh dear! Its a real brainbuster!


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Jul 31, 2012 22:45 |  #43

Roxie2401 wrote in post #13523109 (external link)
I want to replace my original kit lens (EF-S 17-85, f4-5.6) and am looking at the EF 24-105L - I like the additional "reach" as well as the constant aperture and "L build" but would like to hear how this lens performs on a crop body (7D, 40D).

I tend to take landscape, architecture, etc. and really don't need the f2.8 of the 15-85 or the 24-70 but I do want as sharp as possible.

Are there any issues I should be aware of or considering with the 24-105 as a general "walk-around" lens?

First of all the 24-105L is a very good lens, but I wonder whether it will meet you needs on a crop camera. Since you indicate landscape first in your list, you realize of course that 24mm on a crop is not very wide. Take a bunch of your normal photo subjects with your current lens set at 24 and no wider and see, if at the end of the day, 24mm is wide enough for you. You did indicate in a later post that most of your shots were at 17mm, which is much wider. That's the only thing that prevented me from getting a 24-105.

If low light is not an issue, and since you shoot mostly at 17mm, and reach is not an issue, you might want to consider the Canon 15-85mm. It's not ,as you mentioned above, an f2.8 lens. Its f3.5 to f5.6, marginally faster then yours on the wide end. It not only goes noticeably wider than your current lens, but the IQ is said to be significantly better. The build is also good for a non L lens. I have a 15-85, but no experience with the 17-85mm. I use my for landscapes and love it. with 15mm on the wide end, you may never feel the need for an UWA lens line the Canon 10-22. If 24mm is as wide as you need to go, than I would concur that the 24-105 is a great choice.


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Jul 31, 2012 22:49 |  #44

24-105 is a fantastic grunt lens. Never fails to do a decent job but it's not an art lens, esp. on a crop. For landscape / architecture it's not wide enough, but neither is 17.

24-105 + 10-22 is a good combo to own but they couldn't be more different.


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