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Looking to get a new glass 24-105L or 135L for my 5D3? Any input appreciated!

 
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Feb 04, 2014 11:27 as a reply to  @ post 16662790 |  #16

I shoot a 5dc and I'm happy with my 24-105. And also with my 70-200 f4.




  
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Feb 05, 2014 13:41 |  #17

I shoot with it on the 5DM3 and it's nice, more versatile than a fixed F/L ... MOF, I own NO fixed F/L lenses.

IF you KNOW you need a fixed length, then you'd know it. Otherwise, it's always more useful with an ability to vary the F/L for shots.

It's for sale now new under $700 - check price watch on Canon rumors.




  
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Feb 05, 2014 18:14 |  #18

No zoom at least not the slow f4 one, please, unless you shooting in the studio.


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Feb 05, 2014 18:38 |  #19

bobbyz wrote in post #16666520 (external link)
No zoom at least not the slow f4 one, please, unless you shooting in the studio.

very interesting article if you read it let me/us know what u think.
https://www.popphoto.c​om …ise-f4-zoom-lens?page=0,0 (external link)


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Feb 05, 2014 18:52 |  #20

Copperny wrote in post #16666583 (external link)
very interesting article if you read it let me/us know what u think.
https://www.popphoto.c​om …ise-f4-zoom-lens?page=0,0 (external link)

Why you need to bring a dSLR and f4 zoom to go up there? If I was shooting video I would have some nice MF glass with big throw on the focus ring.


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Feb 05, 2014 19:32 |  #21

bobbyz wrote in post #16666627 (external link)
Why you need to bring a dSLR and f4 zoom to go up there? If I was shooting video I would have some nice MF glass with big throw on the focus ring.

everyone should read this and draw their own conclusions from this article.
https://www.popphoto.c​om …ise-f4-zoom-lens?page=0,0 (external link) all 5 pages
bobbyz, sorry I should have directed u straight to page 5 of the article, (the time is now) whole article is good only 5 pages to it, quick reading.
I have a bunch of lens but only two l series the 24-105 and the 100-400 and both are great. btw I wonder what his insurance costs on his gear, "rock climbing" just a little too risky for me :lol:


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Feb 05, 2014 20:08 |  #22

Frietze wrote in post #16662790 (external link)
Sweet, Thanks for all the responses.
I think for around $600 Brand New the 24-105 would be a great lens. I see a lot of deals on it all the time. That would probably be the best choice after all the input I have read on here. I wish I could grab the 24-70L II or the 70-200 L 2.8 or 70-200L II but until I hit the lottery that will be a long time down the road. Other items I want 85L II :lol:

Heya,

You can shop, there's other options.

Tamron 24-70 F2.8 VC
Canon EF 24-105 F4L
Tamron 70-200 F2.8 VC
Canon EF 70-200 F4L IS

Or skip the zooms, get a wide angle Prime with great aperture and learn a whole new perspective. Or a wide angle L-zoom.

Canon EF 24mm F1.4L
Sigma 35mm F1.4L
Canon EF 16-35 II F2.8L (zoom)
Canon EF 17-40 F4L (zoom)
Tokina 16-28 F2.8 (zoom)

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Feb 05, 2014 20:27 |  #23

I vote the 24L or 135L, both used. They have two completely different purposeses.
Do you want a zoom, nice wide lens, or a long portrait lens?
Decide your subject / goal first, then get the best lens to fit your need.
You have a good collection of primes going, you can just build from there.
My signature is my gear bag. I got everything but telephoto covered.
Now if you are specifically seeking one lens for travel the 24-105mm and your 50 1.4 would be a great light combo.


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Feb 07, 2014 14:04 |  #24

24-105L is a great walk around piece go glass.


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Feb 07, 2014 14:52 |  #25
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I received my 135L today and was only able to test a few shots today, but already fell in love with it. But I own a 24-105 since I bought my MarkII. And I know one thing: The 24-105 stays until it breaks in pieces.
There might be better lenses (primes or 24-70 2.8). But the great thing about the 24-105/4 is a really great allround lens. So whenever I want to take my camera with me with only one lens its the 24-105.




  
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