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Thinking about trading 24-105 L for 2xIII TC

 
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Apr 15, 2017 08:30 |  #1

Hello all,
I am thinking about trading my 24-105 f4 L, the original version for a pristine Canon 2xIII TC plus $125.
I have a 24-70 f2.8 and I use it far more than the 24-105 but not sure I want to ditch the handy focal length of the 24-105.
However, the last time I used the 24-105 was in 2015 for a trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton, it is a sharp copy.
I paired the 2x III with the 100-400 II yesterday and did some manual focus shots out the window of my truck at the local duck ponds and got some very nice images. Very sharp. Nice to have a little more reach.
I already have the 1.4xIII and use it quite often with the 100-400 II.
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Apr 15, 2017 08:48 |  #2

By all means get a 2xTC if you think you need one but I would think hard about losing the 24-105, I am on my 2nd copy of that lens as I sold the 1st....regretted it immediately and ultimately bought #2 as it's a very useful lens to have for general walkabout use, more so than you might think. My personal advice would be for you to keep it if you possibly can afford to.


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Apr 15, 2017 10:33 |  #3

Since you have the 24-70, I can see parting with the 24-105, especially since you aren't using is all that much. The good thing is that if you end up regretting, it can be had used for very good prices these days.

2x on the 100-400? Sounds pretty challenging!




  
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Apr 15, 2017 11:29 |  #4
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I just went out in the yard with 80D/1.4X II/100-400L. Hand-hold is very difficult. 1/1000 is barely fast enough. I wouldn't even try the 2X without a tripod.




  
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Apr 15, 2017 11:57 as a reply to  @ Bassat's post |  #5

Yeah, you're at almost 900mm FOV, but at last with the 1.4 you're shooting at f/8 and have a few AF points. With the 2x, you lose AF and are at 1120mm. Very challenging, indeed!




  
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Apr 15, 2017 23:29 |  #6

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MatthewK wrote in post #18328594 (external link)
Since you have the 24-70, I can see parting with the 24-105, especially since you aren't using is all that much. The good thing is that if you end up regretting, it can be had used for very good prices these days.

2x on the 100-400? Sounds pretty challenging!

Yeah, it's not a combo you hand hold. I have a window tripod mount and was able to MF pretty well with it. Kind of fun actually, like the good old days.


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Apr 22, 2017 00:24 as a reply to  @ MatthewK's post |  #7

very challenging and very sucky IQ


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Apr 22, 2017 07:03 |  #8

ed rader wrote in post #18334511 (external link)
very challenging and very sucky IQ


These are out of the window of a running truck on a very windy day. The turtle pic is handheld. So I don't think you can just say "very sucky IQ". It is capable of producing IQ at least on par with the recent batch of 150-600 zooms, just have to MF or use LiveView.

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