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Thread started 02 Feb 2009 (Monday) 21:10
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POLL: "1 or 2?"
24-105 IS
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24-105 IS or 24-70 2.8 ???

 
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Feb 03, 2009 03:53 |  #31

24-105 IS for me, 70mm is short on FF


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Feb 03, 2009 03:56 |  #32

The 24-105L is my go to lens. Thus where my vote goes.




  
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Feb 03, 2009 06:39 |  #33

I voted 24-105 as well since it's my main "walk around" lense. Unless there is a specific purpose for my shoots, I am usually in good shape with this lense on.


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Feb 03, 2009 07:45 |  #34

For me, it's the 24-105L because I can use it as my walk-around lens. However I wish it was like 24-135 or 24-150mm, but the quality and/or price would be different.
24-70 is just a little too short for me. It's not good enough for walk-around, and not fast enough for indoor (in which case my Sigma 30 1.4 is almost always used). Love that one.




  
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Feb 03, 2009 07:46 |  #35

Looks like all the 24-105 folks are voting and posting but the 24-70 folks are only voting. :)


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Feb 03, 2009 08:24 |  #36

I have both and i very seldom use the 24-105, I do a lot of Weddings and found the sharpness, contrast and color better on the 24-70. Both lens are excellent but for me the 1Q is better from the 24-70.


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Feb 03, 2009 13:16 |  #37

I own the 24-70 and love it. However, in your case, I'd go for the 24-105, on grounds that you say it will be your only lens purchase for a long time and you only currently have the 50mm. You need a little bit more range, especially because you are shooting full-frame. The 105 on the long end should be a great fit.


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Feb 03, 2009 13:23 |  #38

I voted for the 24-105 L lens. More range. But it really depends on your needs. I needed a good all purpose lens and I got this. Did not regret it at all.:lol:


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Feb 03, 2009 14:21 as a reply to  @ bigax5's post |  #39

I shoot with both extensively just the passed week, on 5D. I myself own the 24-105L. A friend owns the 24-70L. After looking at about 2000 pictures from both, here is my 2 cents:

- IQ wise, 24-70L has edge, not huge, but if you see enough, you will start notice, especially if you pixel peep.
- Someone mentioned, at 24mm, 70L is better, less vignetting and less distorion. 105L has noticeable barrel and very intruding vignetting at 24mm wide open.
- 70L is better flare resistant. Probably due to hood design. 105L has under design hood. You can use hood from 17-55IS (much bigger) and it will produce no more vignetting at 24mm.
- 105L AF noticeablely faster
- F4 IS gives me substantially more keeper than F2.8 without IS in low light.
- 70L feels significantly heavier in use.

Overall, I would say they are 2 different lens for different purpose. For wedding, studio, or any serious job, I will probably go for 24-70L, for its very slightly IQ edge, and 1 stop of ability ability to control background. For casual walkaround, traveling, shoot everything kind of purpose, 24-105L will probably do better with it wide range, IS, ease of handling.


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Feb 03, 2009 15:05 |  #40

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Good lord! does Canon even know how much money they could make off of a 24-105mm f2.8 IS "L"!!! I have been sitting here for DAYS trying to figure out which one I want.... but I have found out that I want them BOTH!

Probably less than they could by selling 2 lenses.


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Feb 03, 2009 15:09 |  #41

Raymond Lin wrote in post #7247035 (external link)
Probably less than they could by selling 2 lenses.

it would be a good lens for Sigma produce to cut in on some potential canon buyers.


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Feb 03, 2009 15:17 |  #42

24-105 for me... teamed with a 10-22mm on a second body you get a great FL range on a crop.


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Feb 03, 2009 15:37 |  #43

Another happy 24-105mm owner. You know my vote


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Feb 03, 2009 15:43 as a reply to  @ post 7242417 |  #44

I really like the bokeh of my 24-70. Voted. :D


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Feb 03, 2009 17:55 |  #45

I've had the 24-105mm for almost a year now and to this day, I still ponder whether I want the 24-70mm or not. At the end of the day, for what I like to shoot, the 24-105mm was definitely a better choice. The IS makes up for the extra stop and I don't shoot anything moving, preferring landscapes and cityscapes. The extra reach is great and don't let anyone fool you, the 24-70mm is definitely heavier, especially for a walk around. These are the exact reasons I opted for the 70-20mm f/4 over the f/2 version.
It really depends on what you shoot. No, really. Each has its own use. It would not be ridiculous to have both, although for some reason people seem to think they are mutually exclusive.


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