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24-105L f4 on a crop body - any issues?

 
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Dec 10, 2011 12:00 |  #1

I want to replace my original kit lens (EF-S 17-85, f4-5.6) and am looking at the EF 24-105L - I like the additional "reach" as well as the constant aperture and "L build" but would like to hear how this lens performs on a crop body (7D, 40D).

I tend to take landscape, architecture, etc. and really don't need the f2.8 of the 15-85 or the 24-70 but I do want as sharp as possible.

Are there any issues I should be aware of or considering with the 24-105 as a general "walk-around" lens?




  
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Dec 10, 2011 12:02 |  #2

i have this lens and the 7d also. its pretty good but you might find it to not be wide enough. other than that everything is great.


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Dec 10, 2011 12:35 |  #3

I love the way it performs on my crop cameras. I really like it on crop as much as my full frame (like the longer perceived reach).


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Dec 10, 2011 12:56 |  #4

No issues, here. I tend to use it as my "walk around" lens. I also will use it for group portraits when I have limited space to shoot in, and the results have been quite good.


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Dec 10, 2011 13:07 as a reply to  @ treck_dialect's post |  #5

As stated, it isn't very wide on a crop body, but otherwise I think it's a great walk-around lens. For most indoor shots I think the 24mm is useable. It replaced my 17-85mm which wasn't a great performer on the 7D (it was fine on my older 350D).

Mine is very sharp and a joy to use. It's a great lens. Very nice color and very sharp--almost as sharp as my 35mm f/2 prime. I've been very pleased with mine--its much better than the 17-85mm.


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Dec 10, 2011 13:18 |  #6

I bought mine for use on my 40D and love it,its not particularly wide but the extra reach is worth the sacrifice. I tried the 17/55 and found it too short,however when I bought the 24/105 the 15/85 was not available or I would have given that serious consideration.


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Dec 10, 2011 13:22 |  #7

Roxie dont hesitate, you wont look back..

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Dec 10, 2011 13:41 as a reply to  @ Bianchi's post |  #8

As far as the lens itself I have always been very pleased with it. I have used it on a 50D and a 7D. It's very sharp, good build quality, and the AF is decently quick too. As others have said, the lens itself is a good one, but just make sure it's wide enough for what you need. When shooting architectural photos there is a BIG difference between 17mm and 24mm. You can restrict yourself to 24mm on your 17-85 and see if you still get what you need.


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Dec 10, 2011 13:53 |  #9

Wtll throw this out there at you, how about a 17 55 2.8 Canon or Sig .If width is an issue and low light. However if you need the reach, then the 24 105 will do you fine.


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Dec 10, 2011 14:04 |  #10

I enjoy using the 24-105 on my 5D alot more. Seems a more comfortable range and wide enough for almost every use. However, thats not to say its a bad lens on my 50D! But like others have said, the 24mm on the 1.6x crop may not be the widest for your liking.


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Dec 10, 2011 14:07 |  #11

Get the 24-105 and don't look back. I bought one like this from Cameta in 2009: http://www.cameta.com …ns-Factory-Demo-31873.cfm (external link) Great price at $879.95


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Dec 10, 2011 14:13 |  #12

No issues. I had it mounted on my 500D for a year and half until I got my 5D Mark II. Very sharp lens. However, is not wide enough for me on a crop body like the 500D, of course is not as excellent in a FF sensor.


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Dec 10, 2011 14:21 |  #13

I would agree my shots were better on this lens with a 40D then with my 5DmkII.


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Dec 10, 2011 14:25 |  #14

Used my 24-105 on EOS 20D, 50D, 5Dc, 1DMK4, EOS 3, EOS 5, EOS IX etc. etc.
Zero issues, it's great on all of them, just check it goes wide enough for what you want - I always carry my 17-40 as well if using my crop sensor camera (currently the 1D MK4).


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Dec 10, 2011 14:35 |  #15

Craign wrote in post #13523523 (external link)
Get the 24-105 and don't look back. I bought one like this from Cameta in 2009: http://www.cameta.com …ns-Factory-Demo-31873.cfm (external link) Great price at $879.95

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