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Any rumours of 24-105 f/4 replacement any time soon?

 
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Nov 23, 2012 08:26 |  #1

After 3 years of using my 50D + 17-55 f/2.8 combo, I’ve decided to upgrade the body.
The main reason is that I’d like a better high ISO performance, and for that I think 6D is a better choice than 7D. So it turns out I’m not only upgrading the body, I’m also selling my 17-55 and replacing with a full-frame-compatible lens.

24-70 f/2.8 seems ridiculously expensive, especially for a lens without image stabilization. I’m thinking of buying the 24-105 f/4 but it’s been on the market for so long, I start to wonder if a second edition is in Canon’s pipeline any time soon?

I really don’t want to find myself in the situation which I had some time ago, when I forked out £1500 for a brand new 70-200 f/2.8 IS just to find out 2 months later that a second edition has hit the market…


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Nov 23, 2012 08:33 |  #2

The 24-70 F4 IS may very well be the replacement to the 24-105.


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Nov 23, 2012 08:36 |  #3

whmeltonjr wrote in post #15279165 (external link)
The 24-70 F4 IS may very well be the replacement to the 24-105.

got it. thanks. I haven't been looking at gear for 2 years now, I didn't even know such a lens has been released.

If I'm giving up 1 stop of aperture, I'd like to keep the wider range.. So it sounds like I'm either buying the 24-105 f/4 IS, or one of Sigma's/Tamron's f/2.8 zoom lenses.

thanks.


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Nov 23, 2012 09:33 |  #4

Lol

What is the interest of this 24-70 4 IS !? My 24-105 is one of my most used lens because of it's reliability, sharpness, range, IS... The 24-70 must be in top level of any kind to compensate this range loss.


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Nov 23, 2012 09:41 |  #5

Better IS, smaller and lighter (i believe), should be sharper and it can do Macro. Loss of 35mm is not going to make much difference IME, you can always crop in afterwards.

I cant see (m)any people swapping to the new lens but IMO its a better lens to get as a kit or if looking for a general walkabout lens.


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Nov 23, 2012 10:44 |  #6

With due respect to your opinion, I don't think a "new improved version" of a great lens necessarily makes the existing lens anything bad. It will continue to be a great lens that it is, even if there is an upgrade. Caveat - I have no idea if they are planning a new version of 24-105. In fact if they do it will be a great opportunity for bargain deals on the old model.


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Nov 23, 2012 10:53 |  #7

I dont think i said anything bad about the 24-105 (as you can see, i own one) but i was just stating the facts about the 24-70 f/4. It has got a better IS system, it is smaller and lighter, it can do macro and it does have a 35 loss in FL ;-)a. By all accounts it will be shaper but we will have to wait for proper tests to show if thats truer or not.

As for bad point with the existing lens. The only one i have is the IS isnt great, and its noisy if you are using it during video and using the built in mic.

As i said, its not a lens people will get to replace the old lens, but it offers more features (even if its just macro) than the old lens.
People can decide if its worth it or not, and I suppose price aside its going to be down to longer reach or macro. I know what i would choose.


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Nov 23, 2012 14:12 as a reply to  @ dave_bass5's post |  #8

If you look at my lens selection, for some reason I keep grabbing the 24-105 lens when I go somewhere where I only take one lens. I really like this lens.


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Nov 23, 2012 14:50 |  #9

whmeltonjr wrote in post #15279165 (external link)
The 24-70 F4 IS may very well be the replacement to the 24-105.

Plus the 24-105 is a fairly new lens.


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Nov 23, 2012 16:52 |  #10

I have heard the 24-105L is getting discontinued

Coming from using all L primes, I have to say that the 24-105L's Image Quality is quite mediocre. With lenses like the 35L etc, even at f/8 you get crazily sharp, uniform results across the whole frame. Not so with the 24-105L it doesn't have that biting crispness that primes have at equal apertures.

I've owned 2 24-105L's and both are the same


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Nov 23, 2012 21:03 |  #11

whmeltonjr wrote in post #15279165 (external link)
The 24-70 F4 IS may very well be the replacement to the 24-105.

This is probably true. I cannot see Canon producing a 24-105L II after coming out with this lens.

That being said, I love my 24-105L for its flexibility as a walk around lens on my 5D3. Its weaknesses can be fixed easily in Lightroom, but it's tough to beat its versatility. If I need something faster, I have prime lenses to fill that need.


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Nov 24, 2012 00:11 |  #12

I am still completely disturbed why Canon would produce a 24-70 f4. Why didn't they just update the 24-105.


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Nov 24, 2012 01:27 |  #13

SiaoP wrote in post #15282025 (external link)
I am still completely disturbed why Canon would produce a 24-70 f4. Why didn't they just update the 24-105.

The 24-70 f4 is smaller to match the new FF bodies and because it's a 3x zoom it has fewer compromises. The 24-105 was canon's first FF kit lens. It was roughly comparable to the brick. I bet the 24-70 f4 will be closer to the 24-70 II, and that's a good thing IMO.


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Nov 25, 2012 20:29 |  #14

Anyone care to venture a guess as to when the 24-70/4.0 will be available?


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Nov 25, 2012 20:36 |  #15

I wonder how the resale value will be affected when/if the lens gets discontinued or replaced by a 24-70 f/4??


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