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May 11, 2009 15:56 |  #1

I have once again found myself in a 'this one or that one' situation. I thought i was sold on the 24-70 as i really wanted the 2.8 for indoor.

I will be upgrading to the 5d (not mark II) in a few months, and was just wondering whether this lens is long enough on a full frame body?

I did the math, and 70mm on a full frame is only what 43mm would be on a cropped body. That's less than what my old 18-55 was on the 400d.

So does anybody find themselves wishing they had more reach, and can anyone recommend me getting the 24-105 over this lens?

Thanks in advance.

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May 11, 2009 16:15 |  #2

I find the 24-70L to be perfect on a 5D. If I need more reach, I have a 70-200. Some here really like the 24-105L so it's a matter of taste and style.

Do you need f/2.8? Or f/4 with IS?

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May 11, 2009 16:17 |  #3

I like the 24-70mm on a crop, but with full frame there isn't much of an option. Unless you go with 2 primes on two bodies! 35L and 85L for me!


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May 11, 2009 16:23 |  #4

Karl C wrote in post #7901258 (external link)
I find the 24-70L to be perfect on a 5D. If I need more reach, I have a 70-200. Some here really like the 24-105L so it's a matter of taste and style.

Do you need f/2.8? Or f/4 with IS?

Good luck

Thanks Karl..Well, i wanted 2.8 as i will be using it at gigs and events that will all be indoors in pretty much no light. Although when using a 430ex a wide aperture is not so necessary.

Ah i hate canon :P (jokes)


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May 11, 2009 16:47 |  #5

I really don't like the 24-105 at all, no choice cuz it came with it. Is a"ok" lens, thats all.


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May 11, 2009 16:55 |  #6

Pooh5d2 wrote in post #7901454 (external link)
I really don't like the 24-105 at all, no choice cuz it came with it. Is a"ok" lens, thats all.

How come?


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May 11, 2009 17:01 |  #7

Pooh5d2 wrote in post #7901454 (external link)
I really don't like the 24-105 at all, no choice cuz it came with it. Is a"ok" lens, thats all.

I got the 24-105 for travel and I have to agree with you.


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May 11, 2009 17:04 |  #8

Pooh5d2 wrote in post #7901454 (external link)
I really don't like the 24-105 at all, no choice cuz it came with it. Is a"ok" lens, thats all.

malla1962 wrote in post #7901536 (external link)
I got the 24-105 for travel and I have to agree with you.

What is it that you guys don't like about the 24-105? Help me spend my money :P


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May 11, 2009 17:17 |  #9

I recently sold my 24-105 and replaced it with a 24-70. I find myself liking the 24-70 more for the following reasons:

1) Sharper, especially in the corners
2) 2.8
3) Focuses faster and tracks moving objects a lot better
4) Less distortion
5) Although not a macro lens it does a better job with flowers than the 24-105
6) Much less vignetting

Hope this helps. I also have a 70-200 f4 IS but I don't find myself needing the extra reach that often. The 24-70 and my Sigma 50 1.4 gets the most amount of use.




  
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May 11, 2009 18:05 |  #10

I like the range of my 28-75 on a crop. I'm also looking for something with a similar FOV on a FF, 44-120, and there is a serious lack of options to cover that range.


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May 11, 2009 18:16 |  #11

gibbo182 wrote in post #7901301 (external link)
Thanks Karl..Well, i wanted 2.8 as i will be using it at gigs and events that will all be indoors in pretty much no light. Although when using a 430ex a wide aperture is not so necessary.

If the light is really that bad you may want to consider primes instead--in poorly lit bars/restaurants even f/2.8 won't be fast enough.

I have a 24-105 for a walk-around/vacation lens and it's great! Not too big, lightweight and good IQ for a zoom. I'm not really a fan of the Canon 24-70.


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May 11, 2009 18:32 as a reply to  @ timnosenzo's post |  #12

I have the 24-70L

I like it for studio use on my 40D however, it would be too short for me as a general purpose lens on a full-frame camera.

That is where the 17-55mm f/2.8 IS lens comes into its own. Full framers don't have a lens like it with:

27-88mm comparative focal length

Steady f/2.8 throughout the range

Latest generation IS which makes this a fine low light lens


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May 11, 2009 18:35 |  #13

I loved my 24-70L on my XTI. When I use that lens on the 5D its without a question shorter. For indoors with the 5D the reach works absolutely fine for me. The sharpness seemed to increase as I went from XTI to 5D with the same exact lens. The same exact lens with my 50D using AF micro adjust sure helps the sharpness factor aswell.

OP, when you say indoors, how large are we talking? If reach is crucial the 24-105L in dark challenging light will not be a good performer at f/4. Even f/2.8 is not fast enough if your using dark ambient light sometimes.

If your using flash either be it boucing off objects/walls/cielings I'd say the 24-105L will
be fine. If your not using flash the f/4 can be a limiting factor but if you have a bag full of primes this is where you swap lenses.

For family/friends gatherings my 5d with 24-70L is my go to lens. If I need more reach I'll throw my 85 f/1.8 on a second body for head/shoulder candids.


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May 11, 2009 18:57 |  #14

YEAH I love the 24-70, no IS but I never feel like I need it. The bokeh imo is much more pleasing than the 24-105.


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May 11, 2009 19:03 as a reply to  @ Oz Visuals's post |  #15

it depends on what you're shooting. if you can get close to the stage for small events, it's perfect. however, if it's a larger venue or you can't get close, not even the 24-105 would suffice. that's why most people pair the 24-70 with the 70-200 2.8.


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