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EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS OR 24-105mm f/4 IS L

 
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Jan 12, 2010 07:56 |  #31

Rigby470 wrote in post #9373135 (external link)
I had this same dilemma trying to decide between the 24-70 and 24-105. I decided to get both since I couldn't decide between the 2.

Nice! That makes the decision making process that much easier.


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Jan 12, 2010 08:56 |  #32

I went for the 17-55 but should have gone for the 24-105 as im missing the longer end of a standard zoom for my style.Trouble is the 17-55 is an addictive lens so i dont want to let go of it now. Looks like ill have to save for the 24-105 now too lol.


Canon 5D MK II,7d,70-200 L F2.8,24-70L,100mm Macro usm F2.8,sigma 150-500 OS,50mm 1.8 mk II,580 ex II. :D

  
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Jan 12, 2010 11:54 |  #33

OK guys.. just received the 24-105 and I think there might be a problem.

Each time I focus i can hear a slight "click". Do you think there's something wrong with the IS or is that normal?


Canon 7D ---- Canon 5D Mark III ---- 16-35mm f/2.8 ---- 24-70mm 2.8 ---- 24-105mm f/4 IS ---- 70-200mm f/2.8 IS ---- Speedlite 580 EXII x 2

  
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Jan 12, 2010 12:03 |  #34

red ring fever strikes again!


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Jan 12, 2010 12:26 |  #35

WHAT??? WHAT'S THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?????????


Canon 7D ---- Canon 5D Mark III ---- 16-35mm f/2.8 ---- 24-70mm 2.8 ---- 24-105mm f/4 IS ---- 70-200mm f/2.8 IS ---- Speedlite 580 EXII x 2

  
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Jan 12, 2010 12:39 |  #36

janzam wrote in post #9378991 (external link)
OK guys.. just received the 24-105 and I think there might be a problem.

Each time I focus i can hear a slight "click". Do you think there's something wrong with the IS or is that normal?

i dont think there is anything wrong. the IS motor makes a small sound from when it starts to spin and when it stops.


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Jan 12, 2010 12:54 |  #37

OK someone please explain what the red ring fever is? Does my lens have that or is it just the IS? PLease before I get a cerebral aneurysm...


Canon 7D ---- Canon 5D Mark III ---- 16-35mm f/2.8 ---- 24-70mm 2.8 ---- 24-105mm f/4 IS ---- 70-200mm f/2.8 IS ---- Speedlite 580 EXII x 2

  
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Jan 12, 2010 13:11 |  #38

i think red ring fever describes the joy, excitement, and eagarness of owning/buying an L lens.


XTI | G10 | 24-105L | 30 1.4 | 85 1.8 | 430EX II

  
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Jan 12, 2010 13:15 |  #39

Are you all just taking the piss or what? hehehe :-) If that's what is means, then i've got red ring pneumonia.


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Jan 12, 2010 15:28 |  #40

Why don't you look though your past photos and see what focal length you use most. Perhaps that can give you a guide what range you actually need. In general though, you will be happier with 17-55 on a cropped body. I mostly use the 17-85 on my 20D and 24-105 on my 5D.




  
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Jan 12, 2010 17:46 as a reply to  @ garysblim's post |  #41

According to the-digital-picture, IQ for 24-105 is superior to 17-55, can anyone else confirm this? This would be the deal breaker for me.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=3​&APIComp=0 (external link)


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Jan 12, 2010 18:05 |  #42

tommyboyazn wrote in post #9380986 (external link)
According to the-digital-picture, IQ for 24-105 is superior to 17-55, can anyone else confirm this? This would be the deal breaker for me.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=3​&APIComp=0 (external link)

that link compares different camera models - a true comparison should use the the same camera model with the same settings




  
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