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Sigma 17-70 2.8-4 "C" vs Canon 24-105L F4

 
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Nov 18, 2015 00:10 |  #16

Just going to bump this one last time, I feel that I got more advice on other things like my prime lens and the sigma itself rather than my question of the two lenses against each other.

Is there anyone out there willing to weigh in on the 17-70C vs 24-105L?


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Nov 18, 2015 18:04 |  #17

I owned the older 17-70 OS (not the newer contemporary version) and the 24-105L.

The IQ was nearly identical on a crop body (60D). Sharpness, chromatic aberration, distortion, ect, we're all pretty much a wash between the two to my eye. Auto focus on the L was a little faster.

I personally liked the 17-70 over the 24-105 as it was a better range on a crop, the slightly faster aperture on the short end, and a smaller package.




  
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Nov 25, 2015 19:50 |  #18

So interestingly to add to this, I was given a friends old camera gear last night that he no longer uses and in the bag was a 28-135 IS USM.

Obviously the 24-105 is going to be the better lens overall but is it that different that I could still justify shelling out $800 now that ive been given a similar lens?

I haven't yet tested the 28-135 out, only impression I have so far is that it suffers pretty badly from zoom creep, but it looks like they all do and its easily avoided by putting a rubber band on it.


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Dec 01, 2015 09:15 as a reply to  @ post 17778264 |  #19

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Dec 01, 2015 09:43 |  #20

If you shoot in the 17mm - 24mm range a lot, I wouldn't go with the 24-105L -- even though you mentioned that you have a 10-20mm lens to cover that range. One of the main attractions for a zoom in this range for me is being able to walk around with a single lens and not need to change lenses. A 10-20mm + 24-105L combo does not provide that ability on a crop, while a 17-70mm, 18-135mm, or 15-85mm does if you tend to shoot on the wide side a lot.

I love my 24-105L as a general purpose walk around zoom on my full frame body, but it just isn't wide enough on a crop for my purposes.


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Dec 04, 2015 15:50 |  #21

I have both. The 17-70 f/2.8-4 I picked 5 years ago, shortly after I bought my 60D and it and lived on that camera until I sold the camera. It lived on my 50D until recently when I picked up the Canon 15-85. The 24-105 came with my 5D3, and that lives on my 1DV. I can't see ever giving up my 24-105. That being said, as the others have pointed out, if you're going wide for some shots, the 17-70 will suit you well. The 24-105 is a great lens IMO but a bit too tight for landscapes, etc on crops. Image wise, I can't tell the difference between them. But I'm in it for me, not for others, so I'm maybe not as conscious of IQ, CA and soft corners, although I always felt the IQ was good, CA was minimal, and corrected in post, and I don't recall soft corners on any of my lenses. Hope I didn't add to the confusion.

I have read and heard that the newer copies of the 17-70 were even better, but I have no experience with them, so I can't offer an opinion.



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Dec 09, 2015 23:33 |  #22

I love my 17-70 I have been really impressed at what it can produce for the relatively low price so its not going anywhere (a couple of examples below) and the first version I had was also great at the time.

I've tested out the 28-135 and by todays standard it really just doesnt compare, the zoom creep is horrendous, its soft on the long end and the barrel itself shifts! It also doesnt shoot at 135mm, it loses reach when you focus that being said ill still play around with it on my 20D for fun because thats what photography is for me!

I ended up getting the 24-105L delivered yesterday, the lure of another L was just too damn strong, first impressions are good I think I will enjoy this lens alot!

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Dec 10, 2015 08:31 |  #24

I think some older full frame lenses just do not perform so well on crop bodies (new or old - and I have tried both). Such is the case with the 28-135 IS which I loved on my various 5D bodies and was very unimpressed with on my crop bodies.

So, no, I would not recommend the 28-135 IS on the 70D.

I found the performance of my 18-135 STM on crop bodies to be superior to the 28-135 IS on crop bodies.

Have not tried the Sigma but it certainly sounds good based on the above discussion.

While I love the 24-105 on my full frames, I don't use it hardly at all on the SL1 because, based on its size and weight, it defeats one of the key advantages of the SL1.




  
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Dec 12, 2015 00:22 |  #25

I love the 24-105 f4L that came with my 6D. Fast focus and great IQ at mostly all focal lengths. Only thing that bothered me about it was the vignette when at max zoom.

Never tried the other unfortunately. But, you absolutely cannot go wrong with the 24-105.




  
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