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Unsure if i should get the 24-105mm L for my EOS 60D?

 
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May 08, 2012 18:22 |  #1

Hi all, i currently have the EOS 60D as my main Camera, i think its a great Cam, ive had it a year and its done me good. Now i want to upgrade my Lens a little, i will cut to the chase, i want an L Series......, i have the Tokina 11-16mm which i really love, fantastic Lens. I also have a Tamron 18-200mm and it is too soft for me, not a very good Lens. I understand the crop factor thing but i'm unsure if i should get the 24-105mm L as a walk around Lens? Ive also seen the 17-40mm L as well but still not sure.....

I want the sharpness mainly and i hear that you cant get any better than the L Series. So all im asking for is basically some advice, has anybody out there used the 60D with an L Series etc?

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May 08, 2012 18:34 |  #2

I have a 30D that I use with the 24-105 as an everyday combination. I love everything about it. It is a sharp combination and the contrast is quite good. Equivalent to 38 - 168, it make a great combination. Go for it. You won't be disappointed.


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May 08, 2012 18:38 |  #3

if you can live with 24mm being not that wide, and F4 not doing that well under low light, then go for it. I liked the 17-50 2.8 variation better on a crop. Not really interested in a F4 zoom.


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May 08, 2012 18:39 |  #4

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Hi all, i currently have the EOS 60D as my main Camera, i think its a great Cam, ive had it a year and its done me good. Now i want to upgrade my Lens a little, i will cut to the chase, i want an L Series......, i have the Tokina 11-16mm which i really love, fantastic Lens. I also have a Tamron 18-200mm and it is too soft for me, not a very good Lens. I understand the crop factor thing but i'm unsure if i should get the 24-105mm L as a walk around Lens? Ive also seen the 17-40mm L as well but still not sure.....

I want the sharpness mainly and i hear that you cant get any better than the L Series. So all im asking for is basically some advice, has anybody out there used the 60D with an L Series etc?

Thanks :)

The "crop factor thing" has absolutely nothing to do with your lens selections.

If you want to consider the 24-105, USE YOUR EXISTING LENSES to try 24mm and 105mm to see if you like that range.

The thing you must realize is that ALL lenses of the same focal length - regardless of brand or design, as long as they mount properly to your camera - will provide the very same field (angle) of view on your lens. So, for example, you could use ANY 24mm lens to see what the wide end of a 24-105 would look like on your camera.

I've used nothing but "L" zoom lenses (the original 16-35 f/2.8L, the original 24-70 f/2.8L, and the original 70-200 f/2.8L IS) on my 20D and now on my new 7D. This trio has been great for all the different types of things I've shot with them.


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May 08, 2012 19:24 |  #5

I love the 24-105 as my main lens for my 60D. It's on the camera close to 90% of the time. The main complaint I hear is that it's not wide enough on a crop. Well you have that covered with the Tokina. Another lens that is highly recommended for crops is the 15-85. I haven't personally tried that one. Otherwise, you will get a lot of recommendations for the 17-50's. They just aren't long enough for my taste.

I'm in the opposite boat as you, I have the 24-105 and am contemplating adding the Tokina 11-16 or 12-24.




  
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May 08, 2012 20:15 |  #6

I love the 24-105 on my 50D, I bet you will love it on your 60d too. I think the 105mm is more imprtant to me then the wide end only being 24.


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May 08, 2012 20:39 |  #7

24-105 + 7D here... i love the combo... i came from a 17-50 2.8.

not too wide? backup... can't backup? stitch...
lowlight? use the 580exii...

IMHO 24-105 is a versatile and sharp lens. the IS is awesome too!


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May 08, 2012 21:49 |  #8

24-105 is great on a crop or FF.


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May 08, 2012 22:06 |  #9

I have the 24-105 on my 50D crop, and love it! I find the focal length range to be excellent for what I shoot.
If anything, it is not quite long enough; about 50% of the images I take with it are shot at 105mm, and less than 1% of the images I take with it are taken at 24mm.
I've never understood people saying that this is not wide enough on a 1.6 crop body. I guess it all depends on what you shoot.


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May 08, 2012 22:11 |  #10

If you think you might like the focal range, get it. It's a wonderful lens.


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May 08, 2012 22:21 |  #11

Love mine on crop as well as full frame!


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May 08, 2012 22:25 |  #12

I love my 24-105 on my 7D.

However - go through the EXIF data on your current images and see what your most commonly used focal lengths are. If you find that you very rarely go below 24-ish and many are between there and 105-ish you'll absolutely love this lens. Even though I have the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II, the 24-105 is on my camera more often because of its flexibility. Just a lot of images I take that fall into that range pretty quickly. It doesn't mean I don't plan to one day get the 17-40 for some landscape work, and one day probably the 14mm (I'm planning to go full-frame next year), it just means that I have a plan, I'm sticking to it, and thrilled with every choice I've made so far. :)

24-105 - you'll love it, just be sure it fits your style well first.


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May 08, 2012 22:36 |  #13
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24-105 has great range, love the image from it.

Since you also have an UWA, 24-105 sounds like a great walkaround as long as you don't mind f4 and using high ISO on a 7D when it gets a little bit dark.


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May 08, 2012 22:38 |  #14

Download a program called exposure plot and run it on images you have taken with your 18-200. Does the 24-105 range get the most use? Do you have a lot In between 18-24 with a peak at 18mm? If so then the 15-85 may make more sence for you. If you don't go beyond 50mm much, then a 17-50(55) may be the ticket.

Personally I love the 24-105 on my 7D, but now that I have a 17-50/2.8, I tend to use the 24-105 as an outdoor lens and the 17-50 for indoors.


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May 08, 2012 22:40 |  #15

Also, it's great portrait range on a crop, FOV eq to FF of about 40-170mm.


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