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Apr 10, 2013 15:55 |  #1

So I just got the 5D mkiii with the 24-105 with the intention of selling the lens. Now I have the lens I'm contemplating keeping it. Just wanted to see everyone's thoughts first though.

I have the
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These are all Canon. Occasionally in will shoot food from a to on down angle and the 100mm is too close and the 35mm is too wide so I'm thinking it may work in that instance.

Anyone have any thoughts on this?


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Apr 10, 2013 16:05 |  #2

I have the 24-105 on my 5DII and find it very good. Looking at your lens line up I'd keep it. It truly is a fine lens and one I enjoy using. Good luck with your decision.


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Apr 10, 2013 16:06 |  #3

Why use the 24-105, instead of the 17-40, in that case?


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Apr 10, 2013 16:09 |  #4

Keep it for a month and see if you use it. if you don't, then sell it




  
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Apr 10, 2013 16:09 |  #5

Its such a versatile lens that I would be hard pressed to give it up. Its not always the best tool for a specific job, but it does a lot of things well.




  
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Apr 10, 2013 16:40 |  #6
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You don't have anything else that covers that range. It is already paid for. Keep it.


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Apr 10, 2013 16:45 |  #7

Every so often I think about selling my 24-105, but when it comes to the crunch I just can't bring myself to do it. It is just such a versatile lens on a FF. It is great if you want a zoom walkaround or travel lens and it does fill a hole in your lineup.


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Apr 10, 2013 17:06 |  #8

DonJuanMair wrote in post #15812942 (external link)
So I just got the 5D mkiii with the 24-105 with the intention of selling the lens. Now I have the lens I'm contemplating keeping it. Just wanted to see everyone's thoughts first though.

I have the
17-40L
35 1.4L
70-200 II
100 macro L
90 tillt shift.

These are all Canon. Occasionally in will shoot food from a to on down angle and the 100mm is too close and the 35mm is too wide so I'm thinking it may work in that instance.

Anyone have any thoughts on this?

You don't have another general walk around lens. True the 17-40 goes wider but it has a very limited focal range and doesn't reach very far. On vacation the 24-105mm will give you from wide angle to short telephoto is a single, light weight, high quality lens. I know there are better lenses in the Canon stable, but the convenience level of a general lens like this for occasional use can't be overlooked.


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Apr 10, 2013 17:06 |  #9

Nah dont need it. Sell it for a 24-70 like me, beter f2.8 bokeh for portraits & faster, more interesting than 35mm extra.


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Apr 10, 2013 17:14 |  #10

think of all the times where the 24-105 would be more useful than your other lens. Amusement park, zoo, aquarium, video recording, traveling, stroll on the beach, ect. If you dont do these things, or care to photography these occasions, then sell it.


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Apr 10, 2013 17:51 |  #11

its a general walk around lens and great for travel
but if you dont use it
sell it ,other person need it


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Apr 10, 2013 18:06 |  #12

It's one of my favorite all-around lenses.

There are times I'd rather a faster f/2.8 but for a lot of what I do the IS is more useful. An f/2.8 lens does me no good if I want to hand hold a shot at f/8 or f/11 but IS does help. The extra reach is quite handy as well in my opinion vs a 24-70. You can always push ISO but if you want to keep low ISO for better detail and image quality then the 2.8 gains you a stop improvement but does give you more DOF control. The IS is good for around 3 stops easily but I've personally found it more effective than that at times so it makes it a more powerful lens for what I shoot. Again, sometimes, particularly when photographing people, I'd like to have the 2.8. It's just not what my kit is built around for the most part.

My 24-105 sits between my 17-40 and 70-200 2.8L (non-IS) and I have a number of faster primes in the 24-105 range as well. The 70-200 is generally my least used zoom.


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Apr 10, 2013 18:07 |  #13

i was thinking about the F4 but then the iso handling of the mkiii is so good i can help in that area


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Apr 10, 2013 20:02 |  #14

If yours is as sharp as mine keep it.


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Apr 10, 2013 20:03 |  #15

I think m just going to keep it!


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