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Dec 11, 2013 08:59 |  #16

Denny G wrote in post #16518538 (external link)
OP asks about "Walk Around" but then jumps to "Hockey".

28-135 is the best walk around I ever used.

For sports 70-200 2.8 would do it.

Photos below are from the 28-135. One long, one short.

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no doubt its good out side no problems at all but i also used this for sports thats where its lacking its all atrificial light each rink varies.. but everthing else i have no complaints


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Dec 11, 2013 09:03 |  #17
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Giofazio44 wrote in post #16518563 (external link)
no doubt its good out side no problems at all but i also used this for sports thats where its lacking its all atrificial light each rink varies.. but everthing else i have no complaints

do you feel like you need more reach? Like a 70-200? maybe look for an f2.8 version of one of those



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Dec 11, 2013 09:22 |  #18

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Yes, with the 24-70 being more expensive than the 24-105. I have the 24-105 as my walk around lens and I love it. I don't know what the 24-105 goes for in the US, but here a used one can be bought for ~$650-800. (19,500B-23,800B)

Do you have a crop body or ff? When I had a crop body, I loved the 24-105 as the extra reach was always nice. I tend to shoot the mid to far end more than the wide end.

i have a crop that doesnt seem to be to expensive


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Dec 11, 2013 09:23 |  #19

archer1960 wrote in post #16518535 (external link)
It's a pretty good lens for general use. Of course a 15x zoom will never match an equivalent quality shorter-range lens, but for convenience it's tough to beat. I have a bunch of posts in these forums shot with this lens, mostly in the birds section, and a few in the sunrise and sunset sections.

It's probably not quite as sharp as your 28-135, but it goes both wider and longer, so if that's what you need, then it might be a reasonable trade. Don't take my word for it, though; I've never used the 28-135, and I don't know what they cost.

I have the older version which has the stepper motor for AF. The newer PZD version is supposed to focus much faster and quieter than mine does.

ill look into that thanks man


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Dec 11, 2013 09:25 |  #20

jjaenagle wrote in post #16518574 (external link)
do you feel like you need more reach? Like a 70-200? maybe look for an f2.8 version of one of those

i have a 70-200 f4 i would love to get a 24-70 but there expensive


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Dec 11, 2013 09:33 |  #21

if you have your own EF 70-200 f4, consider a fixed 17-5x f2.8 which you think you can afford. I wouldn't recommend the 15-85 because f5.6 in the long end is not satisfactory, in my opinion, for an upgraded walk around lens.


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Dec 11, 2013 09:38 |  #22

MakisM1 wrote in post #16518656 (external link)
if you have your own EF 70-200 f4, consider a fixed 17-5x f2.8 which you think you can afford. I wouldn't recommend the 15-85 because f5.6 in the long end is not satisfactory, in my opinion, for an upgraded walk around lens.

By any chance do you own one??


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Dec 11, 2013 09:42 |  #23

I love my 28-135 IS and I have 2 of them. I think it is the best, inexpensive walk around lens and use them all the time. Having said that, I also have a couple of those expensive lenses and they are great but you do pay for the quality.

OP, if you want a better all purpose lens than you'll have to pay for it. Really not much else to say!


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Dec 11, 2013 09:56 |  #24

Gregg.Siam wrote in post #16518557 (external link)
Yes, with the 24-70 being more expensive than the 24-105. I have the 24-105 as my walk around lens and I love it. I don't know what the 24-105 goes for in the US, but here a used one can be bought for ~$650-800. (19,500B-23,800B)

Do you have a crop body or ff? When I had a crop body, I loved the 24-105 as the extra reach was always nice. I tend to shoot the mid to far end more than the wide end.

There are a couple of these in the Marketplace that are going for even less than $600 right now. The 24-105 is a great choice and, when compared to the price of a 24-70, it really is a good value as well. The used price of these doesn't fully reflect just how good of a lens you get in the end.

*Disclaimer; One of the 24-105's in the Marketplace that I am referring to is mine. The only reason that I'm selling is to purchase a 24-70 only because I currently own 2 24-105's. If I end up keeping both 24-105's, I won't be particularly unhappy either. It's a great lens.


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rebby wrote in post #16518724 (external link)
The used price of these doesn't fully reflect just how good of a lens you get in the end.

also, you can get back what you paid for them if you decide to sell it. I purchased one for $550 and it was perfect!



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Dec 11, 2013 10:12 |  #26

Giofazio44 wrote in post #16518673 (external link)
By any chance do you own one??

You can see my lens lineup in my signature.

I started with the EF-S 18-200 just to cover a wide range, until I decide what I want to cover in better quality glass. My copy is very sharp, but suffers from CA to some extent. I still consider it my Swiss Army knife lens, if I go out or on a trip and I don't want to take the full complement, the EF-S 18-200 does admirably.

My biggest complain is the f5.6 once you are around 70 mm and up. That's why I recommended one of the 17-5x (EF-S 17-55, Tamron 17-50 or Sigma 17-50). I didn't get one because I chose to go the EF 24-70 MkII route. I feel that in the UWA range, I can do with less than f2.8, so I went for the FOV with the 8-16. The wisdom of this decision remains to be proven when I try a star shot... ;)


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Dec 11, 2013 10:46 |  #27

rebby wrote in post #16518724 (external link)
There are a couple of these in the Marketplace that are going for even less than $600 right now. The 24-105 is a great choice and, when compared to the price of a 24-70, it really is a good value as well. The used price of these doesn't fully reflect just how good of a lens you get in the end.

*Disclaimer; One of the 24-105's in the Marketplace that I am referring to is mine. The only reason that I'm selling is to purchase a 24-70 only because I currently own 2 24-105's. If I end up keeping both 24-105's, I won't be particularly unhappy either. It's a great lens.

what are you selling your 24-105 for???


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Dec 11, 2013 10:48 |  #28

MakisM1 wrote in post #16518769 (external link)
You can see my lens lineup in my signature.

I started with the EF-S 18-200 just to cover a wide range, until I decide what I want to cover in better quality glass. My copy is very sharp, but suffers from CA to some extent. I still consider it my Swiss Army knife lens, if I go out or on a trip and I don't want to take the full complement, the EF-S 18-200 does admirably.

My biggest complain is the f5.6 once you are around 70 mm and up. That's why I recommended one of the 17-5x (EF-S 17-55, Tamron 17-50 or Sigma 17-50). I didn't get one because I chose to go the EF 24-70 MkII route. I feel that in the UWA range, I can do with less than f2.8, so I went for the FOV with the 8-16. The wisdom of this decision remains to be proven when I try a star shot... ;)

24-70 mkii ughh thats a dream:D


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Dec 11, 2013 10:58 |  #29

Giofazio44 wrote in post #16518866 (external link)
what are you selling your 24-105 for???

Tried to send you an IM since this isn't really the relevant location for that discussion but...

My 24-105
The other 24-105 that I had in mind. Looks like it sold though.

If you keep your eyes open, these are routinely listed around $600-650 but I've seen them as low as $575 (which is where I have mine priced).


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Dec 11, 2013 11:12 |  #30

rebby wrote in post #16518893 (external link)
Tried to send you an IM since this isn't really the relevant location for that discussion but...

My 24-105
The other 24-105 that I had in mind. Looks like it sold though.

If you keep your eyes open, these are routinely listed around $600-650 but I've seen them as low as $575 (which is where I have mine priced).

sorry did not realize you can email me if you like
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thoose are in great condition


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