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Canon 24-105 vs Canon 24-70/4 vs Sigma 24-105

 
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Apr 15, 2014 15:34 |  #1

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Given how cheap you can buy a new 24-105L out of someone's kit, I see no reason to spend 200-300 more for either one of the other lenses just seems illogical


^^^ This... great lens, fast auto focus - I'm very happy with mine, under $650 in mint condition used at the local camera store, comparable prices on ebay.


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Apr 15, 2014 15:44 as a reply to  @ post 16835470 |  #2

if it's just one lens, then the 24-105's should be your only option. Stopped down, the differences will be little to nothing, and the ability to reach a little further is much more important than wide open abilities.


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Apr 15, 2014 23:39 as a reply to  @ post 16835470 |  #3

Canon's 24-105 can be had cheap from buyers of kits.
I'm a fan of that lens, it has served me well.


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Apr 16, 2014 07:07 as a reply to  @ post 16835470 |  #4

The Sigma 24-105mm ranks the best in the pack. The best sharpness. However it has a major disadvantage, size and bulk. It's heavier than a 24-70mm II 2.8!

The 24-70mm f/4 is the next best. It is not quite as sharp as the Sigma, but it has the lowest distortion. It's wonderfully compact and light. And has the best IS system.

The 24-105mm L is at the bottom of the pack. Has the worst sharpness and worst distortion.


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Apr 16, 2014 09:22 as a reply to  @ post 16835470 |  #5

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Apr 16, 2014 10:43 as a reply to  @ post 16835470 |  #6

I sold Canon 24-105 f/4L and bought Canon 24-70 f/4L and am happy with the decision. I'm using a 6D so cropping is an option hence the shorter focal length doesn't seem to be an issue. The IS does seem to be better, spent a month in Scotland, at least 90% of my shots were done with the 24-70 and I had zero complaints.
Is renting a possibility where you're located? I borrowed one from Canon before I decided.

My only experience with Sigma lenses was not a very happy one although a lot of folks use them. Had a 120-400 for a short while. Sold it and got the 100-400 Canon.

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Apr 17, 2014 02:46 as a reply to  @ post 16835470 |  #7

For travel, 24-70 F4 IS. smaller and lighter, IS and focus are silent and fast, close up is the big plus.


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