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Apr 23, 2014 16:30 |  #16

Enjoy your new lens! I've used the 24-105 as my "general" lens on my 7D for about a year now, and it does a great job for pretty much everything: people, groups, action, travel, portraits, studio, whatever. I'm one of the people who always found the 17-55 range to be too short. Having tried the 24-105, I'd be very reluctant to go back to having only 55 mm as the longest length on my general lens. I guess it all depends on your shooting style and interests; I don't have much interest in landscape or architecture photography, and for the odd occasion where I need a wider angle, I have my Tokina 12-24 (which gets used about once a year). And for the record, I don't have plans to buy a full frame camera any time soon.

One of the great benefits of the 24-105 is that it offers a one-lens solution for many situations. It's long enough and wide enough to be very useful.


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Apr 23, 2014 16:30 as a reply to  @ post 16856194 |  #17

Well, thanks to those of you who just love to rain on a parade. :(
I guess none of you have ever purchased a lens just because you wanted it or thought it was what you needed.
I'm sure the 24-105 and I will make out just fine in the long term.
And, thanks to those of you who responded positively. ;)




  
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Apr 23, 2014 16:32 |  #18

Retired_97 wrote in post #16856206 (external link)
Well, thanks to those of you who just love to rain on a parade. :(
I guess none of you have ever purchased a lens just because you wanted it or thought it was what you needed.
I'm sure the 24-105 and I will make out just fine in the long term.
And, thanks to those of you who responded positively. ;)

I'm sorry if you felt I rained on your parade. It was done in the spirit of hoping you might see that you spent $700 on a lens you dont need in time to get your money back and buy something that will actually improve your photography. But I guess you wanted kudos for hitting the purchase button.




  
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Apr 23, 2014 16:32 |  #19

ceegee wrote in post #16856205 (external link)
Enjoy your new lens! I've used the 24-105 as my "general" lens on my 7D for about a year now, and it does a great job for pretty much everything: people, groups, action, travel, portraits, studio, whatever. I'm one of the people who always found the 17-55 range to be too short. Having tried the 24-105, I'd be very reluctant to go back to having only 55 mm as the longest length on my general lens. I guess it all depends on your shooting style and interests; I don't have much interest in landscape or architecture photography, and for the odd occasion where I need a wider angle, I have my Tokina 12-24 (which gets used about once a year). And for the record, I don't have plans to buy a full frame camera any time soon.

That was my thinking as far as the 17-55.
Great lens and I've used it more than just about any other that I have.




  
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Apr 23, 2014 16:35 |  #20

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But I guess you wanted kudos for hitting the purchase button.

I don't require kudos for anything. I was just pointing out that I was happy to have a new lens coming.
And no, I won't be cancelling the order.




  
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Apr 23, 2014 16:39 |  #21

Retired_97 wrote in post #16856206 (external link)
Well, thanks to those of you who just love to rain on a parade. :(
I guess none of you have ever purchased a lens just because you wanted it or thought it was what you needed.
I'm sure the 24-105 and I will make out just fine in the long term.
And, thanks to those of you who responded positively. ;)

Will you ever go Full frame at any point? Or stay on crop??


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Apr 23, 2014 16:42 |  #22

Congrats, enjoy your new lens.


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Apr 23, 2014 20:33 as a reply to  @ TJays's post |  #23

i like rugged lenses, and is why I never pulled the trigger on the 17-55/2.8 when I had my 60D. Not needing telephoto, I contemplated hard getting the 16-35/2.8 ii as my walk-around lens in anticipation of going full-frame knowing I'd love it as a UWA once in the FF world.

That said, the 24-105/4 that came with my 6D was an excellent lens. I hated to part with it actually but the moves I made in camera gear saw me sell it and put it toward the 24-70/2.8 ii (the corner to corner sharpness at 24mm is just too damned important to me).

I think it's a fine choice for a crop, especially if you prefer telephoto. Personally I wouldn't give up so much on the wide-end (your widest angle is about 38mm with that lens on a crop).

If f/2.8 isn't important, maybe sell the 17-55 & get the ef-s 10-22mm to fill the UWA? either way it does seem kinda silly to have so much overlap with the 17-55 and 24-105...

I dunno, to each his own. but certainly be happy with your purchase! it is a fantastic lens. i'd sell the 17-55, but thats just me....




  
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Apr 23, 2014 20:45 |  #24

Retired_97 wrote in post #16856064 (external link)
and with the 17-55 my photos may look like snap shots.

...please explain why you feel this way? it's a possibility regardless of which lens is on the camera, no?




  
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Apr 23, 2014 21:05 as a reply to  @ ONE30's post |  #25

I think he was just referring to the shorter FL looking like a snapshot vs being able to get a tighter composition at a longer FL. Agreed anyone can make a humdrum SS even with the best of equipment...




  
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Apr 23, 2014 21:10 as a reply to  @ hiketheplanet's post |  #26

btw meeko, really like your work! street photography is something i really want to get more into. im thinking about a 35/2 to whet my curiosity




  
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Apr 23, 2014 21:13 |  #27

Hey congrats, it's a great lens! Enjoy

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Apr 24, 2014 09:45 |  #28

I was wondering what the white box lens they sold on Amazon was. Good to know & congrats! One of the lens on my list...




  
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Apr 24, 2014 12:55 |  #29

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 have a 17-50, 24-105 and 70-200 and I get a good balanced use from all of them. One example of why I like the 24-105 is when I am doing studio portrait sessions with my family. Since I am using multiple off camera lights with a background, the f4 to f2.8 loss isn't a problem. I don't like the perspective of only using a 80mm equivalent lens when doing headshots expecially with children who have smaller heads. So without the 24-105, I would have to make the kids wait while I change from the 17-50 to the 70-200. Having the 24-105 lets me go from full body shots of multiple people to tight head shots of one person without having to change lenses.

Outside the studio setting, my 17-50 is my primary indoor lens, but outdoors with the kids running around the yard, 50mm quickly becomes too short. So my 24-105 then becomes my lens of choice for the outdoor stuff. The 70-200/4 IS is often too long for the running around the back yard stuff, but becomes a great outdoor sports lens.


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Apr 28, 2014 23:19 |  #30

congrats on your purchase, I'll follow you soon,
post pictures when you get it :)


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