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Walkabout lens plunge - any criticism of 24-105mm f/4 L?

 
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Aug 27, 2009 14:33 |  #31

ed rader wrote in post #8532105 (external link)
keep it up and i'll start in on the bokeh, the worst i've seen on any lens :D.

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Not sure what you are talking about Ed...;)




  
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Aug 27, 2009 14:59 as a reply to  @ nicksan's post |  #32

The 24-105/4 is stuck on my 5D2 (for the last 3 months, anyway).

Vignetting? Since I'm the mad cropper, what vignetting?

Soft wide open? I guess I'm not critical enough about sharpness to be bothered with it.

I almost sold the 24-105 since I had 17-55 and 70-200 zooms for my XTi. But I kept it waiting for the time I finally would go FF: The time came on June 4, 2009 :D


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Aug 27, 2009 15:19 |  #33

If you plan on sticking with 30D/40D/50D cameras, you may also want to consider EF-S 17-55.

When I only had 30D, I thought the 28-135 was "not wide enough". I can't imagine 4mm less on 24-105 will be more wide :). Was considering 17-55 but nixed idea because was also planning on FF. Instead I used 17-40 as walk around - kind of short, but I can walk fast.




  
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Aug 27, 2009 15:33 |  #34

The 24-105 is a great lens and I love mine. I personally like to have some reach, but I need an other lens (10-22) to cover the wide angle and a fast lens (50/1.4) and a flash for indoor shots of my son.

I believe that the 17-55 IS is a better lens for you. You might miss a bit of reach but you will have wide angle useful for landscapes and a faster aperture that will help you taking photos of children indoor.


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Aug 27, 2009 17:14 as a reply to  @ sebr's post |  #35

Thank you all so much for your very interesting replies.

After reading all of that, and considering that the 50D isn't full frame, perhaps I am better compromising again on the body and getting a 500D and the 17-55mm? Then I could grow with a lens iwth more reach in the future if I feel the need? And eventually get a better full frame body *dream*

I would happily get a refurb or used 40D but in Australia, there just isn't a big secondhand/refurb market... I have spent a fair bit of time looking but haven't found anything as yet - so perhaps compromising on the body again to get more lens is the way to go...




  
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Aug 27, 2009 17:49 |  #36

nicksan wrote in post #8533704 (external link)
Not sure what you are talking about Ed...;)

it's been so long since i've owned the 24-105L that i'm not sure i do either...in fact i have been thinking about getting the 24-105L as a walkaround for my FF ;).

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Aug 27, 2009 17:54 |  #37

Duchessa wrote in post #8534548 (external link)
....perhaps I am better compromising again on the body and getting a 500D and the 17-55mm...

I would happily get a refurb or used 40D but in Australia, there just isn't a big secondhand/refurb market...

...and in Australia, that lens is around $1,500 -$1,700 new. But lets do it :D


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Aug 27, 2009 18:21 |  #38

ed rader wrote in post #8534716 (external link)
it's been so long since i've owned the 24-105L that i'm not sure i do either...in fact i have been thinking about getting the 24-105L as a walkaround for my FF ;).

ed rader

I’m in the same boat thinking about getting it but I do great with my 24-70 2.8


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Aug 27, 2009 19:54 |  #39

^ See, now that's a real man's lens!

</me runs for cover, grabs popcorn>

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Aug 27, 2009 20:19 as a reply to  @ Double Negative's post |  #40

Great travel/ walkaround lens. Look here for a set I did with the 24-105L in combination with a 16-35L II:

http://www.flickr.com …s/7215762060773​3151/show/ (external link)

(This was a weekend getaway to Tobermory, Ontario, Canada)


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Aug 27, 2009 20:50 |  #41

I love my 24-105 and its on my camera most of the time. I don't often think that I need a wider lens but enjoy the reach of this one. There are times when I think the 24-70 f/2.8 would be nice but I think I would miss the reach more than the extra stop.


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Aug 27, 2009 21:01 |  #42

I totally agree with DealsGapCobra (and what does your name mean, anyway?).
Having a fairly serious case of L addiction, I have been tempted by the 24-70 2.8 many a time. Also, when I first started out, I had the Sigma 24-70 2.8 and I LOVED it. But come on... how often do you really shoot faster than F4? I know it's cool, but, at least for me, if I'm shooting people (non-studio), I try to shoot at least F5.6 in order to make sure everything's in focus that I want to be. So, with the 24-105, you've got the longer reach, plus IS! So there's a couple stops right there (as long as the subject's not moving). And if they are, come on, these newfangled cameras get wonderful photos past ISO 1600! When I want some serious narrow DOF, I use my 85 1.8. That's a wonderful lens... it combined with the 24-105 yields huge flexibility yet great opportunities for artistry.


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Aug 28, 2009 04:25 as a reply to  @ philodelphi's post |  #43

*head desk*

*muffled sobs from under table*




  
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Aug 28, 2009 06:34 |  #44

sabesh wrote in post #8535475 (external link)
Great travel/ walkaround lens. Look here for a set I did with the 24-105L in combination with a 16-35L II:

http://www.flickr.com …s/7215762060773​3151/show/ (external link)

(This was a weekend getaway to Tobermory, Ontario, Canada)

Great photos sabesh!




  
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Aug 28, 2009 07:18 |  #45

Sounds like a plan.

Get a flash.



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