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Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 F4 L IS with 1.6 crop?

 
minh2pac
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Feb 04, 2010 20:41 |  #1

I have xsi with len kit and planning to upgrade for my first L len, would this len be good with my xsi or do I need to upgrade the camera too? thanks


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Feb 04, 2010 21:24 |  #2

I just bought one for my T1i. I haven't received it yet but I think it is a good match as a walk around. I also like the fact that I won't have to sell it in the future if I upgrade to FF, but if I sell, Ls hold their value well.


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Feb 04, 2010 21:46 |  #3

Unless you find limitaitons in your camera, IG, low-light quality, etc, then spend your money on glass! You would not do wrong by buying a 24-105.


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Feb 04, 2010 21:51 |  #4

I just got mine a few days ago for my 7D (so still, a 1.6 crop).

People on here will seem to be very "its not wide enough on a crop" constantly and will immediately recommend you the 17-55 f/2.8... Just a warning!

However, for me, 24-105 is just a killer range on a crop. Wide enough to be used indoors with no problem and outdoors it is perfection. The lens is very sharp wide open throughout the entire focal length, colors and contrast and superb, and the lens has a great, solid L build.

I am happy twice over with my decision to go with this lens. It has exceeded all my expectations.

It is a perfect walk-around, IMO.

Glass will benefit you more in the long run then a body unless you need features your body now can't give you. IQ alone? Glass is where it's at.


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Feb 04, 2010 22:35 |  #5

Hi, There isn't any right or wrong answer. Its your shooting styles that mater. happy shooting.




  
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Feb 04, 2010 22:37 |  #6

I love mine, on both my FF 5DII and my crop 40D


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Feb 04, 2010 23:23 |  #7

drtidefan wrote in post #9543905 (external link)
Unless you find limitaitons in your camera, IG, low-light quality, etc, then spend your money on glass! You would not do wrong by buying a 24-105.

agreed. if your body suits your needs today, stick with it. newer/better bodies will always be available in the future.




  
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Feb 04, 2010 23:32 |  #8

I think it will be fine on a crop. I sue a 50mm lens on a crop most of the time and I have few issues, 24mm is MUCH wider than 50 =)


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Feb 05, 2010 00:03 as a reply to  @ themadman's post |  #9

its usually my walkabout lense on my 40d, until lately when i got the 35L and i'm trying to make the 35L my walkabout lense, - being spoilt by the zoom, the 35L takes more leg work to get the framing i want.so have to get use to it.


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Feb 05, 2010 02:04 |  #10

loved it on my xsi. it's even better on full frame, but it was my fav. lens on my xsi


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Feb 05, 2010 06:44 |  #11

I just traded up to it (from a 28-135mm IS USM) and really like it on my 40D. If you sit the two lenses side by side, the L is bigger and heavier, but in the absence of the 28-135 I don't really notice a lot of size/weight difference. I notice a lot of build quality difference though.

I find the range just right on my 40D. Another poster mentioned that you'll get a lot of "go buy a 17-55" suggestions, and those suggestions will mostly come from people who haven't asked what you plan to shoot.....! I always think that only the individual photographer knows what range suits him/her, and then the experienced people here can help with which lens within that focal range might suit. I personally don't need f/2.8 very often (and make do with the 50mm f/1.8 on the odd occasion where wide apertures are necessary and for a lot less $$$), but find that IS is helpful, so this was a better fit than the 28-70L that I sold a while back.

The USM autofocus is very fast, but I interestingly have not used a lens that focuses faster than the 70-210mm USM. And I've tried some higher-end lenses like the 28-70L, the 70-200 f/4L IS. They were plenty fast, mind you, but I've just found it really interesting that the older 70-210 is the quickest that I personally have tried. It's quite possible I've had some odd samples of the other lenses though. It's sister lens, the 100-300mm USM, might be the slowest focusing, however. Just a side note!


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Feb 05, 2010 08:27 |  #12

I used a 28-75 as my walkaround on my 1.6x camera for a long time, and I found it to be too long for general indoor shooting. On a crop camera it forced me to have a 12-24 and a long lens (a 70-200) along with it for trips in which I didn't really need an ultrawide lens. An 18-50 or 17-55mm lens (in my own opinion) allows you to have a two-lens solution, because you can get nice, wide interior shots without much distortion using your walkaround, but it's still long enough to get portraits. So you can avoid having to carry a 10-22 or 12-24 or whatever on top of it for some trips.


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Feb 05, 2010 08:31 |  #13

If the range works for you, it's a fine lens (even on a crop).

But for the me the extra width and f/2.8 aperture make the 17-55 a no-brainer.


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Feb 05, 2010 08:37 |  #14

I have the 24-105L on my T1i and LOVE it. I'm thinking about adding a wider zoom if I start doing more landscape work, but as an all-purpose walkaround lens the 24-105 is awesome on a crop sensor.


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Feb 05, 2010 08:56 |  #15

jsmonet wrote in post #9545079 (external link)
loved it on my xsi. it's even better on full frame, but it was my fav. lens on my xsi

Some of the owners of the 24-105mm that have used it on crop & FF bodys reported less CA and vignetting wide open on a crop body so can actual users reply to why this lens performs better on a FF ?

If your simply relating to FOV i agree the crop makes it a 38mm wide open for indoor group shots which can make it tough to get all subjects in the frame in average room sizes.

If the 24mm fits your style of present shooting indoors and you anticipate upgrading to FF in the future IMO the 24-105mm is an excellent choice.

For folks that do not plan on going to FF then you cant beat the FL range of the EF-S 15-85 since indoors your going to be using an external flash with either the 24-105 or the 15-85 for optimum IQ 90% of the time.

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