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Jul 16, 2013 14:45 as a reply to  @ post 16125771 |  #16

I love the 24-105 focal range on crop bodies. Not everyone does though. If you're worried about rain get a rain sleeve to keep in your bag. Weather resistant is not the same as rain proof.


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Jul 16, 2013 14:55 as a reply to  @ post 16125551 |  #17

I bought my 7D and 24-105 pretty much together. I was covered on the wide and tele side with the 18-55 and 55-250 and it worked out well for me. If you need wider than 24 and still want weather sealing then the 17-40 is your only bet short of the 16-35.


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Jul 16, 2013 15:11 |  #18

pdrober2 wrote in post #16125733 (external link)
i didnt like the 17-40 or the 24-105 on a crop, for different reasons. i would recommend the 15-85 or the 17-5X (canon, tamron, sigma). granted they are not weather sealed or "L," but they are great FLs for a crop and very very sharp

^^ + 1 You will not go wrong with 15-85 or 17-5X Canon, Sigma or Tamron

Go to the lens pages and look at images of each lens you are interested in and the camera body used.

I have a 24-105 and I LOVE it on my FF, not so much on my 7D.

I also have a 15-85 & 17 55 I use on my 7D and also love what those give me from that body.

Consider when you have 24 on the wide end, its really 38.4, (Crop factor) where as a 15 or 17 will give you a wide end of 24 & 27.2 respectively. So you will need to consider how wide you need or want to go. Room for thought...


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Jul 16, 2013 15:16 |  #19

for a week long camping trip i'd rather have a 15-85mm and a rain sleeve than the 24-105L on it's own...if you had an UWA to pair it with, my mind would maybe change...but as a one lens solution i'd want wider than 24mm


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Jul 16, 2013 15:24 |  #20

Nice work Dre on your FlickR page !!!


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Jul 16, 2013 16:24 |  #21

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Nice work Dre on your FlickR page !!!

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Jul 16, 2013 16:44 as a reply to  @ DreDaze's post |  #22

I too have a 24-105 I use on my 7D.

I didn't like it to start with but now I'm warmed to it. It is, I suppose, my "go to" lens.

If I need to go wider (and there many occasions when it is desired) I revert to the Sigma 17-70, although I am contemplating replacing that with the 16-35.

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Jul 16, 2013 16:54 as a reply to  @ post 16125771 |  #23

The lens you choose should reflect what you want to suit. 24-105 being a good FF lens is crap. It comes down to what you shoot. All three lenses are top notch. I would still get a RainSleeve ($9 for two) to protect from foul weather.

You mentioned going camping. If you are going to shoot landscape shots then the wider 17-40 would be ideal. If you are planning on concentrating on wildlife the longer 70-200 will be better. If you can afford it get both, then you have a wide range of coverage. If you had time to buy used you could get them for $1200 (rough guess). The 24-105 fits nicely in the middle if you are unsure at this time. You could always try some handheld panos if you need a wider image. And you could enable your STEALTH mode if you need to get closer to the wildlife. :D


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Jul 16, 2013 16:57 |  #24

Also see which lens gives you a half decent close focus option in case you want to shoot smaller subjects like flowers or pebbles.

PS: Once you have a lens on the body you start to shoot with the limitations of that lens. For instance, when I go out with a longer lens I don't try to shoot wide landscapes. I concentrate on other subjects that I can better fill the frame with. Like trees and slightly bigger rocks.


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Jul 16, 2013 17:03 |  #25

Another vote for a 24-105 on the 7D. I borrowed one from a friend almost three years ago........never gave it back. Insisted that he sell it to me because it was such a dream with my 7D. It's my go to, everyday, walk around lens. Get it, you'll love it.


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Jul 16, 2013 18:51 |  #26

For 7D, I would go with 17-50/55/80/85 etc... I thought the Canon 17-55 was well regarded, but that may be old info.
I have used 24-105 on 7D and found it bit too long on "24" end. I do shoot indoors a lot.
I used 17-40 on a 30D because I was preparing to go FF. It is useful, but I would have gone with one of the 17-xx if not preparing to go FF.




  
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Jul 16, 2013 19:19 |  #27

Mystwalker wrote in post #16126463 (external link)
I thought the Canon 17-55 was well regarded, but that may be old info.

The 17-55 is very well regarded (I would choose it over a 24-105 for a crop any day of the week), but it's not as weather-sealed as the L lenses, which I believe was one of the OP's concerns.




  
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Jul 16, 2013 19:30 |  #28

Greyson76 wrote in post #16126517 (external link)
The 17-55 is very well regarded (I would choose it over a 24-105 for a crop any day of the week), but it's not as weather-sealed as the L lenses, which I believe was one of the OP's concerns.

To me that is like saying I'd pick the 10-22 over the 17-55 any day. Those are two different tools for different jobs. I wouldnt say I pick my 17-50 over my 24-105 or vice versa. I use each generally for different shots even if there is overlap just like the 10-22 and 17-55 have overlap.


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Jul 16, 2013 22:49 |  #29

Greyson76 wrote in post #16126517 (external link)
The 17-55 is very well regarded (I would choose it over a 24-105 for a crop any day of the week), but it's not as weather-sealed as the L lenses, which I believe was one of the OP's concerns.

From my experience, a bit of rain is not going to kill a 17-55 (and 7D). Obviously don't change lenses in the rain, and give the barrel a quick wipe before zooming (shortening the lens), so you don't force any water inside it. And dry it off before you put it away. If you plan to spend an extended time shooting in the rain, then a rain sleeve for both camera and lens is a sensible idea.


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Jul 17, 2013 00:06 as a reply to  @ davomate's post |  #30

I'm going to vouch for the 24-105... it's my go to walkaround lens. If I feel like I need wider, I just slap on th 10-22, but most of the time I'm only using that for Cityscapes/Landscapes.​.. The 24-105 covers almost everything else, plus I don't have to ditch it when I go FF, and the IS comes in handy.:cool:


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