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7D with 24-105L ?

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Sep 30, 2012 17:52 |  #1

Recently upgraded from a 40D to a 7D and have Sigma 28-70 and 70-200 f2.8 lenses.

I want to start going to Canon glass and have noticed that a lot of forum members have the 24-105 f4 in their collection.

Would you sell the shorter Sigma and get the Canon?


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Sep 30, 2012 18:03 |  #2

Yes, but for the 7D, for wide angle, I'd get a 17-55 or such

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Sep 30, 2012 18:06 |  #3

I agree--at least for what I shoot, you have a big gap. 28mm is approximately 'normal' perspective, so you have no wide angle at all.

The 24-105 is a very popular lens among folks with FF cameras. The closest equivalent for a crop is the EF-S 15-85, which is a very good lens but quite slow (as is the 24-105).

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Sep 30, 2012 18:06 |  #4

15-85mm is a good choice too

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Sep 30, 2012 18:09 |  #5

I used both 17-55 and 24-105 on my 50D for some time.
Then i sold my 24-105 as 17-55 is superb..
17-55 is definitely the best choice out there for a crop body.

Now I moved to 5D, I began to miss my 24-105 a little bit...

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Sep 30, 2012 18:12 |  #6

Love my 24-105 on my 40D and augment it with a 10-20 when I need wide.

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Sep 30, 2012 18:21 |  #7

What do you not like about your Sigma 28-70? What is its max aperture in comparison to the 24-104/f4?
Was it just a little too long on the short end or a bit too short on the long end?

If you want to stick to a two lens system, the 17-55 sounds good to me, too. I dont see having a gap from 55-70 as a big deal compared to being limited to 28mm. If you want a three lens system, I'd keep what you have for now and add a wide angle to the mix. Perhaps the 10-22 or similar.

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Sep 30, 2012 21:48 |  #8

I use a 7D with the 24-105. The only thing I don't like about it is that it's not fast enough. For the type of shooting I do, 24 is wide enough for me. Only time I found the 24 not wide enough was taking pictures indoors searching for a new house to buy. I couldn't frame an entire room...had to take 2-3 shots.

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Sep 30, 2012 22:05 |  #9

I wouldn't sell a f2.8 to get a f4, solely for brand name (unless you're really hurting for CPS points).

That said I've looked at the 24-105, but I can go wider and faster as needed. If you're just looking to move Canon, go 24-70 mkI used and keep the 2.8, look at the 24-1/5 down the road as a daytime workaround supplement. You know based on your sigma what is wide enough for you, and if the next body is a jump to FF, remember the ef-s and aps-c glass will need replacing, stay ef only and more will carry over down the road.

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Sep 30, 2012 22:33 |  #10

Had a 28-135. Had a 17-50 2.8. Now I have a 24-105 and im super happy. You just gotta try them it first hand and see what works for you. I never found 2.8 to be fast enough which is why I have 1.4 prime.

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Oct 01, 2012 04:35 |  #11

I've got a Canon 24-105 f4 L and a Sigma 24-70 f2.8 USM and I regularly pair them with a Canon 70-200 f2.8 L MkII. I've used the 24-105 on a T2i, 60D and a 7D loads of times and really like the results it gives me. I was considering selling it when I got the Sigma 24-70 2.8 as I had the full range of it covered but decided to keep it and use it as a walk around lens, it's IQ is fantastic and it's a very handy short to medium tele on a crop.

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Oct 01, 2012 09:28 |  #12

Nothing wrong with the 24-105 on a 7D if the focal length suits your style, but for me and I may dare say most, it's a little long for a standard zoom. You have so many great EF-s options these days, there are very few good reasons to stick a square peg into a round hole by putting a 17-40 or 24-105 on a crop body.

My personal favorite is the 15-85 - great range, great IQ on par with the 24-105, better IS than the 24-105, great size/weight, great price. But, the Canon and Sigma 17-55/17-50 are very good too - I just never saw the benefit of paying the extra dough and losing out on the benefits of the 15-85 for 2.8 standard zooms on a crop, I feel speed is better handled with fast primes since you don't get much control over DOF at 2.8 on crop anyway.

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Oct 01, 2012 15:53 as a reply to  @ MNUplander's post |  #13

set your siggy to 24mm and see how you like it. I did that with my kit lens for a while and decided that I would rather have the wide end instead of the long end. So i ended up buying a 15-85 from a friend I know. Variable aperture unfortunately, but certainly no complaints about the wide angle im getting :D

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Oct 01, 2012 17:46 |  #14

If you do get this lens, you're going to want IS on all future lens' you purchase :D

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Oct 01, 2012 18:23 |  #15

Personally, the 24-105 range would have been perfect for me on my 7D, however, the f/4 on the 7D isn't such a great match IMO. The 7D starts to get noisy above 1600, VERY noisy at again, IMO, you are better off with the f/2.8 to keep a lower ISO.

If I had to do it all over again with my 7D, I would have got the 17-55 AND the 15-85. One is not a replacement for the other. They are simply different tools for different tasks. The 17-55 being a low-light performer suited for indoor events and wedding receptions and the 15-85 being suited for a very capable day-time walk-around lens for various trips/outings.

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