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Dec 13, 2009 01:16 |  #1

For the last 2 years, ive been using a 17-40L for my walkaround and studio lens, however, at times i feel its not enough at the long end for portraits unless you get borderline, uncomfortably close to your subjects. So, ive thought about trading it up for a 24-105L. I had thought about a 24-70L, but there again, i still have a feeling its not going to be long enough at the telephoto end...especially as a main walk around lens. F2.8 really is not a big deal to me either as i rarely have a need for it and if i find myself needing a faster shutter speed, ill just dial in some more ISO.

Anywho, just looking for some opinions from anyone that uses a 24-105L in the studio...are you happy with it? Do you feel you would have been better served by the 24-70?


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Dec 13, 2009 01:27 |  #2

I use the 24-105 for studio work on a 5D II, for me it works great. I like to shoot individual portraits in the 80+ range. If I have a couple of people or a full body shot the 24 is plenty wide. While shooting in the studio I normally shoot at f/8 so having 2.8 isn't a huge selling point. I would like a 24-70 for wedding work, only for the 2.8 aperture. However, I would miss the extra length and the IS.

I think about buying a 24-70 everyday but I have trouble coughing up the $1000+


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Dec 13, 2009 07:07 |  #3

I have used the 24-105 for studio work and it is perfect.




  
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Dec 13, 2009 08:25 |  #4

24-105L is one of the sharpest zoom Canon has.

Personally, I prefer 24-105L over the 24-70L due to size, sharpness and IS (No, not trying to start an argument, both have their advantages :)). I've used it 24-105 for many portraits, and some studio work - I loved it.

In studio, you generally shoot above F6.7 - F8 anyways, so the determining factor is probably the use outside of studio. Do you shoot indoor? Do you need the extra depth of field? Or, do you prefer having the IS?


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Dec 13, 2009 08:39 |  #5

The 24-105 is my studio lens, and I am very happy with it. It has a great range for stopped down studio work on a crop or full frame body.


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Dec 13, 2009 09:36 |  #6

I use the 24-105 for studio shots on occasion and I am really pleased with it. I had the 24-70 also and one reason I sold the 24-70 was the 24 -105 did so well and I have the 17-55 when I need the 2.8f. I tend to use the 24-105 in a studio for its flexibility.


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Dec 13, 2009 09:36 |  #7

shooting in a studio doesn't require as much out of your lens... most lenses in that range will give you great results stopped down
having said that, the 24-105 definitely can do it!


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Dec 13, 2009 12:17 |  #8

Yeah, if you are shooting at f/8 or so, any lens will likely do the job really well. If it's strictly a studio lens, even something cheap (but still good) like the EF 28-105 USM would do an excellent job. Because it's so cheap, then maybe you can have a separate outdoor walkaround lens without breaking the bank too bad.


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Dec 14, 2009 11:24 |  #9

Personally, I've used my 24-105L for many portraits, in the studio and on location - I absolutely love this lens. I generally will shoot ~ F8, but shoot many hi-key portraits wide open and the photos are still very crisp and sharp. I also use this lens as my walk-around lens when not in the studio - F4 is adequate for me. I also have the 17-40L and 70-210L but this lens gets the most use.


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Dec 14, 2009 11:28 |  #10

I tend to leap for the 70-200 f4 L IS for studio portraits on FF. I think 24-105 would be just fine on a crop.

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Dec 14, 2009 11:44 |  #11

philthejuggler wrote in post #9195323 (external link)
I tend to leap for the 70-200 f4 L IS for studio portraits on FF.

Would be nice to use my 70-200 but my lack of length in my studio will not allow for much of anything over 100mm unless shooting ultra tight headshots. I guess i could just do something like an 85mm prime and keep the 17-40L, but would rather have the versatility of the zoom.


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Dec 14, 2009 11:49 |  #12

It's actually the only reason I regret selling the lens. It was great in studio (though I don't do studio work much anymore)...

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Dec 14, 2009 13:26 |  #13

Yep, works very well in that environment.




  
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