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Aug 10, 2012 06:28 |  #16

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reading the reviews, now i am getting more inclined towards the 15-85 mm....:confused:

consider the crop factor...24-105 is a nice lens on FF bodies, I love mine for everyday use,
but you will find the 15-85mm a better choice, designed for crop bodies and is very good,
but remember DONT just buy it on the strength of a review you read,advice is good for research perposes, but really you need to go along to a camera store and try one on your camera see if you like the lens, take a few shots, maybe go home check the images on your computer afterwards before making a final decision, it can save $$$'s and disappointment afterwards ;)

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Aug 10, 2012 06:50 |  #17

I use it on my 7D and love it. But I also have the Siggy 17-50 when I need something a little wider or faster. I like my combination including my Siggy 120-400 very much.


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Aug 10, 2012 06:56 |  #18

Go for the 15-85 it is much more practical on a crop body. If you ever do end up getting a FF camera you can probably sell the 15-85 for close to what you paid for it.


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Aug 10, 2012 07:40 |  #19

15-85mm is s great lens. Though two things bother me, it can slip when you tip it directly down if it's out more than about 20mm. And it's not very protected against the elements, can suck in dust.


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Aug 10, 2012 13:32 |  #20

I just made this decision 2 weeks ago. I went with the 24-105. (1) because I found a brand new one on craigslist for $800 and (2) it has the L build quality. I was worried initially about the 24 not being wide enough, but it ended up being ok. It will be my general walk around lens. I didn't go with the 15-85 for the exact opposite reasons I bought the 24. I felt the 15-85 was too expensive being that the 24 i got was about the same price. Even a refurb 15-85 cost $640+tax+shipping from canon. The extra $100 more to get the 24 made my decision crystal clear. Like everyone said it kinda depends what you shoot. 24 might not be wide enough for you.


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Aug 10, 2012 13:49 |  #21

The 24-105L is a great lens on the 60D. I often had to boost contrast on photos taken with the kit lens, but not the L.
I picked up a white box version a couple of months ago from Adorama for $829. Regular USA orders were $950 yesterday.




  
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Aug 15, 2012 00:11 |  #22

thanks all for their comments and reviews. i ended up buying the 15-85, would be putting my 18-200 up for sale. about the cost, here in Europe 15-85 is 200 euros or more cheaper than 24-105, depending on where you purchase it. Shall buy a 70-200 f4 in future to compensate for my previous lens. again shall weigh between the IS and non-IS version of that.....




  
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Aug 15, 2012 05:33 |  #23

Congrats on the new lens. And for the 70-200 f4 without IS it's also great. It just depends on if you NEED IS. I have had both and I needed IS so I swapped them. (Well had the Tamron 70-3000 VC in between).


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