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Goodbye Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II, I choose the superior f/4L version!

 
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May 27, 2015 11:13 |  #91

24-105L is the most underrated, undervalued, most oft maligned lens in it's category.
It appears to me that just because it was bundled, it became as loathe as the "kit lenses" that come with Rebels.

So many got the kit and sold the lens that it's resale value makes it the bargain zoom L of the decade.


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May 27, 2015 11:29 |  #92
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skipmartin wrote in post #17573191 (external link)
Ok, hijacking the thread a little.

There is a Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 on craigslist for $500 OBO. How does that compare to finding the 24-105 f/4 second hand?

MC at TDP suggests buyers consider it an f/4 lens. He proceeds to suggest buying the 24-105L instead. At $500 for the Σ, and close to that for the 24-105L, I wouldn't consider the Sigma. See review here: http://www.the-digital-picture.com …X-DG-HSM-Lens-Review.aspx (external link)

Don't forget, this is the upgraded HSM version. He has even less love for the previous version.


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May 27, 2015 17:41 |  #93

For those with the 24-70 4L USM, I have a question about the IS. Besides the switch how can you tell if IS is doing its thing. Is there a particular sound it makes becuase I don't hear anything even in very low light situations.


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May 27, 2015 17:54 |  #94

Jchap wrote in post #17573718 (external link)
For those with the 24-70 4L USM, I have a question about the IS. Besides the switch how can you tell if IS is doing its thing. Is there a particular sound it makes becuase I don't hear anything even in very low light situations.

Zoom out to 70mm and use 10x magnification in Liveview while hand holding. You should see a difference when the IS is working.

If you are in a very quiet room you will also hear when it is running and when it stops.


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May 27, 2015 18:00 |  #95

msowsun wrote in post #17573732 (external link)
Zoom out to 70mm and use 10x magnification in Liveview while hand holding. You should see a difference when the IS is working.

If you are in a very quiet room you will also hear when it is running and when it stops.

Hey thanks for the quick reply. As you were composing that I was in a very quiet closet listening. I heard it. That is very quiet indeed. If there is any ambient noise going on it is (for me) indistinguishable.


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May 28, 2015 09:07 as a reply to  @ GeoKras1989's post |  #96

He proceeds to suggest buying the 24-105L instead. At $500 for the Σ, and close to that for the 24-105L, I wouldnt consider the Sigma.

Dont forget, this is the upgraded HSM version. He has even less love for the previous version.[/QUOTE
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= He proceeds to suggest buying the 24-105L instead. At $500 for the Σ, and close to that for the 24-105L, I wouldn't consider the Sigma.

Don't forget, this is the upgraded HSM version. He has even less love for the previous version.


Thanks, that really makes it a no brainer, especially with the ISO performance of the new cameras.




  
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