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Apr 23, 2014 15:02 |  #1

Well, after reading comment after comment, I just placed my order for a EF 24-105 f/4 IS USM lens. ;)
It is one of the new "white box" lenses separated from a Canon kit, comes with all the usual goodies including USA warranty card. :)
I've been shopping for several days and made the decision after finding one of the lowest prices that I've found and shipping was included.
This lens will fall somewhere in between my Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 and my EF 70-200mm f/4 IS USM that I use on my trusty old 40D.
The wife and I have two grammar school graduations to attend in June and a grandson birthday also in June so the new lens will get a work out!




  
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Apr 23, 2014 15:04 |  #2

Congrats.




  
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Apr 23, 2014 15:05 |  #3

Have fun with it! :D


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Apr 23, 2014 15:07 |  #4

Honestly, I'm torn what to say to you. Its a great lens, but on a crop body with your already owning a 17-55 I'm baffled by what you want this lens to do. The gap between your existing lenses is so small that it might as well not exist, and the 24-105 isnt really an upgrade over the EF-S lens. Take the faster lens to the graduations.




  
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Apr 23, 2014 15:15 |  #5

gonzogolf wrote in post #16856050 (external link)
Honestly, I'm torn what to say to you. Its a great lens, but on a crop body with your already owning a 17-55 I'm baffled by what you want this lens to do. The gap between your existing lenses is so small that it might as well not exist, and the 24-105 isnt really an upgrade over the EF-S lens. Take the faster lens to the graduations.

My thinking is, I may not be able to get as close to the diploma presentation(s) as I would like and with the 17-55 my photos may look like snap shots. I thought the extra reach of the 24-105 I might just do it. I don't feel like lugging two lens around so my 70-200 will stay home.
Both graduations are outside so I don't think enough light will be a problem for the f/4.




  
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Apr 23, 2014 15:15 |  #6

MakisM1 wrote in post #16856040 (external link)
Have fun with it! :D

Thanks, I hope to. :D




  
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Apr 23, 2014 15:44 |  #7

gonzogolf wrote in post #16856050 (external link)
Honestly, I'm torn what to say to you. Its a great lens, but on a crop body with your already owning a 17-55 I'm baffled by what you want this lens to do. The gap between your existing lenses is so small that it might as well not exist, and the 24-105 isnt really an upgrade over the EF-S lens. Take the faster lens to the graduations.

This what I was thinking as well.


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Apr 23, 2014 15:52 as a reply to  @ Hermelin's post |  #8

Congrats on purchase. I was happy to have the reach of my 70-200 for longer shots but I also had my Tammy 17-50 in the bag for portraits at my daughters graduation last year. I preferred to carry the 2 lenses.




  
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Apr 23, 2014 15:57 |  #9

I toyed with the idea when I had only the 60D. I considered the EF-S17-55 (I already had the EF 70-200 LII) leaving a gap of 15 mm, or the 24-105L as a more general walkaround lens.

I already had an excellent copy of the EF-S 18-200, so I opted to look into the future and save for the EF 24-70 MkII instead. Getting the 5DIII after the MarkII brothers was a no brainer... :D

So now, in essence, I have two systems.

The light travel kit (60D+Sigma 8-16+ EF-S 18-200)

The kitchen sink kit, which is everything in my signature except the 18-200 and the flashes (when not needed) :D

I'm shopping for a FF Sherpa!... :D


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Apr 23, 2014 15:59 |  #10

The 24-105 is a great lens. You will really enjoy it :).


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Apr 23, 2014 16:05 |  #11

Love my 24-105. Perfect as a walkaround lens.


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Apr 23, 2014 16:09 |  #12

gonzogolf wrote in post #16856050 (external link)
Honestly, I'm torn what to say to you. Its a great lens, but on a crop body with your already owning a 17-55 I'm baffled by what you want this lens to do. The gap between your existing lenses is so small that it might as well not exist, and the 24-105 isnt really an upgrade over the EF-S lens. Take the faster lens to the graduations.

I totally understand where you're coming from, and that was my initial thoughts when I first got my 24-105.

I have the 10-22, 17-50, 24-105, and 70-300, on a crop.

I find the 24-105 to be a perfect walkaround lens for general purposes. I found the 17-50 to just be too short more often then not, and I'm not much of a wide guy for day-to-day shooting. If I have something in mind where I know I'll want wide, then I plan for it with the 10-22. If I stumble onto something where the 24-105 isn't wide enough, I'll either foot-wide it, or stitch a pano. So far, the 24-105 has been perfect for me. YMMV.


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Apr 23, 2014 16:13 |  #13

For me the 24-105 fails on a crop for a walkaround lens in that you give up too much on the wide end for too little gain on the long end. The OP already has the best walkaround lens for a crop, and it pairs perfectly with his longer lens.




  
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Apr 23, 2014 16:18 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #14

Congratulations on your purchase. Its a versatile lens.

I bought a 24-105 when I had my 30D, and it was right at home when I went to a
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Apr 23, 2014 16:23 |  #15

gonzogolf wrote in post #16856182 (external link)
For me the 24-105 fails on a crop for a walkaround lens in that you give up too much on the wide end for too little gain on the long end. The OP already has the best walkaround lens for a crop, and it pairs perfectly with his longer lens.

I not not understanding the new purchase either.. Unless of course he will go full frame at some point??


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