Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
Thread started 27 Jul 2016 (Wednesday) 09:12
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

24-105L Err01. Need a replacement...

 
cherrymoon
Senior Member
Avatar
533 posts
Joined Mar 2008
     
Jul 27, 2016 09:12 |  #1

I'm going in holidays in 10 days and my 24-105L is having the Err01 well-known problem.

This is really my go-to lens but I'm wondering if I'll send it to repair service (300€). Why not investing in a 24-70/4IS ? I really need IS and I found the 24-105L to be a good alternative for portrait with only f4@105mm instead of f2.8@70mm. I'm thinking that the f4@70mm is really limitating. So is the tamron 24-70 2.8 VC a good pretender ?

I've always had Canon L lenses and I'm a little bit afraid going to 3rd part...


5D² 40 pancake | 50/1.4 | 85L II | 135L | 16-35L IS | 24-105L | 70-200 f2.8 L IS II and a TT bike
Complete Gear List

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
Tapeman
Sliced Bread
Avatar
3,723 posts
Gallery: 2 photos
Likes: 124
Joined Jan 2004
Location: Twin Cities
     
Jul 28, 2016 10:11 |  #2

I sent mine to Canon for repair. I can't think of a lens that would replace it for all around versatility & travel.


Canon G1X II, 1D MKIV, 5DSR, 5DIV, 5D MKII, 16-35/2.8L II, 24-70/2.8L II, 70-200/2.8L IS II, IS, 100-400/4.5-5.6 L IS II, 500/4 L IS II, 24-105/4 IS, 50/2.5 macro, 1.4x MKII, 1.4X MKIII, 2X MKIII,580EX II, 550EXs(2), ST-E2.
Gitzo 1228, 1275, 1558, Lensbaby 3G. Epson 3880, Bags that match my shoes.:)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
cherrymoon
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
533 posts
Joined Mar 2008
     
Jul 28, 2016 15:15 as a reply to  @ Tapeman's post |  #3

:(

In this case I'll need to go on holidays with all my gear !!!


5D² 40 pancake | 50/1.4 | 85L II | 135L | 16-35L IS | 24-105L | 70-200 f2.8 L IS II and a TT bike
Complete Gear List

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
frugivore
Goldmember
Avatar
3,089 posts
Gallery: 11 photos
Likes: 118
Joined Aug 2010
Location: Toronto, Canada
     
Jul 28, 2016 18:01 |  #4

If you want a 4x focal length range, there is also the Canon 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 STM IS which is not quite as good but cheaper. And there is the Sigma 24-105mm f/4 OS which is better but more expensive.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Bassat
"I am still in my underwear."
8,075 posts
Likes: 2739
Joined Oct 2015
     
Aug 01, 2016 09:18 |  #5
bannedPermanent ban

frugivore wrote in post #18080463 (external link)
If you want a 4x focal length range, there is also the Canon 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 STM IS which is not quite as good but cheaper. And there is the Sigma 24-105mm f/4 OS which is better but more expensive.

What is not quite as good about the STM? Reviews claim it to have less distortion at the wide end, sharper across the frame at any focal length or aperture, and modern IS. The focus is fast enough to keep up with squirrels in the park. The only downside I see is the slower aperture. I'd call the f/4L not quite as good as the STM. STM is now available at Canon Refurbished. I realize that does our Euro-using friends little good.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
GregDunn
Goldmember
Avatar
1,289 posts
Likes: 130
Joined Mar 2013
Location: Indiana
     
Aug 03, 2016 23:21 |  #6

For me, the big issue with the STM would be the non-constant aperture at different FLs. I shoot manual a lot, and having to post-process a bunch of files with different basic exposures is a pain. I haven't actually shot the 24-105 STM, but the L lens focuses blindingly fast (yes, I shoot sports with it) and most reports indicate the STM isn't quite as responsive.


Canon 1Dx | 5D3 | 7D2 | 6D | 70-200L f/2.8IS | 70-200L f/4 | 24-70L f/2.8 | 24-105L f/4IS | 100-400L f/4.5-5.6IS | 17-55 f/2.8IS | 50 f/1.8 | 28-105 f/3.5-4.5 | 4x Godox AD360

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
frugivore
Goldmember
Avatar
3,089 posts
Gallery: 11 photos
Likes: 118
Joined Aug 2010
Location: Toronto, Canada
     
Aug 03, 2016 23:29 |  #7

Bassat wrote in post #18083497 (external link)
What is not quite as good about the STM? Reviews claim it to have less distortion at the wide end, sharper across the frame at any focal length or aperture, and modern IS. The focus is fast enough to keep up with squirrels in the park. The only downside I see is the slower aperture. I'd call the f/4L not quite as good as the STM. STM is now available at Canon Refurbished. I realize that does our Euro-using friends little good.

Maybe I'm reading the results wrong, but this comparison seems to favor the L version:

http://www.dxomark.com …5DS-R__1424_1009_164_1009 (external link)




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
dinanm3atl
Goldmember
Avatar
3,123 posts
Likes: 109
Joined Feb 2008
Location: Atlanta, GA
     
Aug 29, 2016 21:34 |  #8

It should be a quick and easy fix. Diaphragm failure most of the time.


Halston - MotorSports Photographer
1Dx - 1Dx - A7r - 400L f/2.8 - 70-200L f/2.8 - 24-105L f/4 - 17-40L f/4 - 50 f/1.4 - 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye - 1.4x TC - 2x TC
Photography Site (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

3,045 views & 0 likes for this thread
24-105L Err01. Need a replacement...
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is Rower2021
835 guests, 269 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.