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May 29, 2012 15:28 |  #31

I bought into the "24-105" is not a good range on a crop" talk, too. And now I find that in a walk-around lens, I actually prefer things on the longer end. When I think 10-18mm, I think "tripod time".

With the 24-105, I have a great range for landscape, sports, portrait, and events. Heck, even big wildlife like bison. After purchasing and using the 24-105, I realize I'd much rather have it than a 17-50. And let's be honest, 2.8 isn't all that fast, so I'd rather use a prime indoors anyway. The 24-105 is an awesome outdoor walk-around lens.


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May 29, 2012 15:34 |  #32

^FWIW, I think you nailed it!

When I first started out I went with the Tamron 17-50 2.8. I thought, 'Wow, I can shoot wide angle landscapes and go 50mm for a walkaround. The problem was that 50 wasn't really long enough. Then I moved to a Sigma 10-20 and used that for 'tripod-time.' Landscapes only. The 24-105 would have fit the bill perfectly but 'it was no good on a crop sensor.' Never tried it out before moving to FF.


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May 29, 2012 15:36 |  #33

Darn..No Longer Available.......


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May 29, 2012 15:42 |  #34

Sorry Buford, updated the first post to reflect the dead deal...


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May 30, 2012 06:39 |  #35

YAY! now my 24-105 is worth a few more dollars now lol... ohh wait, I sold it a few days ago (during the sale) for $700 /puke


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May 30, 2012 08:18 |  #36

babel_fish wrote in post #14504866 (external link)
YAY! now my 24-105 is worth a few more dollars now lol... ohh wait, I sold it a few days ago (during the sale) for $700 /puke

Sorry man, who would have thought that deal would have lasted that long anyway?!? I figured it'd be gone after a day!


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May 30, 2012 08:40 |  #37

It's ok, the market has been flooded with these dust pump, sand and lint sucking zoom lenses ever since the mk3 came out. There will be another deal :)

Did I mention how much I hate the lack of sealing on this lens... Gone through three of them, all get crud in the rings after one trip to the beach or park or ballfield, the suck. - pun intended.


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May 30, 2012 18:50 as a reply to  @ babel_fish's post |  #38

Yay! Just received brand spanking new 24-105.
Best of all, it is not the "white box" kit lens, but regular lens with standard Canon package.
I guess deal was so good that Adorama had to fulfill orders with regular lens stock.
Unless I just got lucky :cool:


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May 30, 2012 18:54 |  #39

Same here. Received my lens today and it is a brand new retail packaged one; not the white box. Kudos to Adorama for filling all orders.

icencold wrote in post #14508348 (external link)
Yay! Just received brand spanking 24-105.
Best of all, it is not the "white box" kit lens, but regular lens with standard Canon package.
I guess deal was so good that Adorama had to fulfill orders with regular lens stock.
Unless I just got lucky :cool:


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May 30, 2012 20:46 |  #40

Oh man, I hope I get the regular packaging!


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May 31, 2012 13:42 |  #41

icencold wrote in post #14508348 (external link)
Yay! Just received brand spanking new 24-105.
Best of all, it is not the "white box" kit lens, but regular lens with standard Canon package.
I guess deal was so good that Adorama had to fulfill orders with regular lens stock.
Unless I just got lucky :cool:

Same here. Gotta love Adorama.


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May 31, 2012 14:10 |  #42

Mine is sitting at the house, waiting on me to get home and see! Fingers crossed...


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May 31, 2012 14:14 |  #43

I forgot howcompact this lens feels after having the 24-70 and shooting with the 70-200 all weekend. Very excited to have one again.

OP thanks again for posting this. I was planning on just waiting until I needed a new body to get the kit price but I am not sold on a 5D3 so it was going to be next year at best.

On a side note I like how they make me sign to accept a coffee deliver of about 25 bucks but my lens was just sitting on my front porch.


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May 31, 2012 14:36 |  #44

Tommydigi, glad I could help out!

I've never owned the 24-105, figures that I bought one used shortly before this deal and when I saw this I had to have new over used, especially at this price. Figure I can sell the used for what I paid which was cheaper than this price anyway.

The IQ of the lens has impressed me for something that is included as a kit lens. In my opinion it is a great all around lens!

Not to mention on a FF camera 24mm is almost wide enough to be a dedicated landscape lens!


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May 31, 2012 15:11 as a reply to  @ Tommydigi's post |  #45

Tommydigi wrote in post #14497828 (external link)
I used one for a while on a 40D, for me it was easier because I came from a Tamron 28-75 so 24 seemed wide enough. Lens works great but you will probably wish you had something wider. I then paired it with a 10-22 and it was a nice combo but still its an odd place to switch. Its what finally prompted me to go full frame.

I shot a Tamron 28-75 with my 50D quite a bit, found I used it mostly 28-40 or so, and opted for the 35L a couple years ago. I recently got a full frame camera, and I find 35 a bit wide for what I'm shooting, so I'm back to being interested in the 24-105. The forthcoming 24-70 is so much more expensive, and I have other faster lenses for situations where f/4 on the 24-105 isn't enough.

Y2K wrote in post #14508368 (external link)
Same here. Received my lens today and it is a brand new retail packaged one; not the white box. Kudos to Adorama for filling all orders.

Even though I guess it doesn't seem like a big disadvantage to have a white box version, it would be nice to receive the normal retail packaging.

I saw this deal in an email Friday evening, but didn't buy until Sunday afternoon. It was during a period where Adorama's web site was misbehaving pretty badly. Big ugly error screens, service unavailable, etc. Not so much their main web server, but perhaps something with the databases on the back end interfering with certain things on the site. I had to keep at it because I had no idea how long that price or stock would remain available. For a period of a couple hours, I wasn't sure if it really went through until it finally let me log in again and see my new pending order. The email came hours later.

Expecting delivery tomorrow. Nice upgrade to my novelty coffee mug that looks like a 24-105.


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