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Dec 07, 2014 03:09 |  #1

I'm going to start off by saying that this lens is one of the best all-purpose walk around lenses you can own. With a range from 24mm to 105mm, you can't beat the versatility. On the close end, 24mm acts as a great wide angle lens with great sharpness and minimal vignetting. 105mm allows the photographer to have the extra reach when changing lenses isn't ideal. I use this lens mostly for landscapes such as waterfalls, and it works like a charm! I have also used it for some portrait work and it has treated me well there too. I love this lens to death! It was the firsts lens that I got with my full-frame, and it will probably be by my side until the end. :)


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Dec 16, 2014 13:17 |  #2

I would agree with the person who posted the original review, with one exception, at 24 mm you can encounter a slight barrel distortion if the photo contains verticals at the edges, and this is the only a very minor issue.
I own the 24-105 mm L and as has already been covered, I to, LOVE this lens to death.


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Dec 30, 2014 15:24 |  #3

I upgraded to full-frame and this lens was part of the kit. I was amazed at the increase in image quality and dynamic range this lens provides over non-L glass. I wish a f2.8 version would come out.


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Jan 07, 2015 10:03 |  #4

This is good to see because Im also getting ready to purchase a 6D and this is the lens that comes with it. Ive kind of been wavering on whether to just buy the body and get a 24-70 F4 or just get the kit with the 24-105. The 24-70 tends to get better reviews and the 24-105 seems to be cast aside as a so-so lens. Any thoughts on this would be helpful, thanks in advance.


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Jan 08, 2015 00:44 |  #5

firemanchip wrote in post #17370583 (external link)
This is good to see because Im also getting ready to purchase a 6D and this is the lens that comes with it. Ive kind of been wavering on whether to just buy the body and get a 24-70 F4 or just get the kit with the 24-105. The 24-70 tends to get better reviews and the 24-105 seems to be cast aside as a so-so lens. Any thoughts on this would be helpful, thanks in advance.

Anybody who calls this a "so-so" lens is a fool. For the bundle price, it's an amazing deal. Take a look through my flickr account linked in my sig. Anything that is not an animal is most likely taken with the 24-105. Just view the EXIF to be sure...


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Jan 08, 2015 12:01 |  #6

JM Photos wrote in post #17371841 (external link)
Anybody who calls this a "so-so" lens is a fool. For the bundle price, it's an amazing deal. Take a look through my flickr account linked in my sig. Anything that is not an animal is most likely taken with the 24-105. Just view the EXIF to be sure...

They are some amazing shots. Thanks for the link, it makes my decision a lot easier. At the point Im at in the hobby I would be more than happy with shots like that. Thanks again.


Canon EOS 70D EOS 5D Mark IV | Tokina AT-X 116 AF Pro DX 11-16mm f/2.8 | Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical [IF] AF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Di LD 1:2 Macro Zoom SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 | Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art | Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM EF 50mm f/1.8 STM EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM EF 16-35 f/4 L IS USM

  
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Jan 08, 2015 13:04 |  #7

firemanchip wrote in post #17372465 (external link)
They are some amazing shots. Thanks for the link, it makes my decision a lot easier. At the point Im at in the hobby I would be more than happy with shots like that. Thanks again.

You're welcome! For the price of the bundle it's a complete steal! I would never pass up a price like the 6D bundle. Even though it's considered a "kit" lens, it has not "kit" feel to it.


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Jan 14, 2015 09:38 |  #8

I bought this lens with my new 6D. I was both blown away with the image quality of both the camera and this lens. I am so glad that I bit the bullet and purchased it. It's one lens that I probably will not ever sell.


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Jan 15, 2015 05:29 |  #9

I've got all sorts of great L glass, but this budget priced lens is my absolute favorite walk around lens. I fact any shoot that I'm on if I have enough light to feed an F4 lens I use this. The IQ is great. IS works great. I think that its the best value priced L glass out there. Get one if you can, you won't be sorry.


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Jan 15, 2015 10:13 |  #10

Sure it is f/4. That is why I am looking to add a 24-70 f/2.8 Mark II in the distant future. I said ADD. The versatility of the 70-105 range does come in handy whether at at a Wedding, event or just walking around the city. Less time switching lenses. Had my 24-105 for six years now and it is going nowhere.
All lenses have their strengths and weaknesses. The distortion at 24mm visible on full frame. However I have other lenses that are better suited for this situation. Yes it is f/4, but it has IS. Yes the 24-70 f/2.8 Mark II is a stop faster, but no IS........Still waiting along with others.
For the price and performance of this versatile L lens, the bundles available are hard to pass up.
Go grab a bundle.


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Jan 17, 2015 20:17 |  #11

JM Photos wrote in post #17371841 (external link)
Take a look through my flickr account linked in my sig. Anything that is not an animal is most likely taken with the 24-105.

But the 24-105 can also be a great wildlife lens. In fact, of all the lenses I use for birds & wildlife, it is my favorite. Look here to see wildlife photos taken with the 24-105:https://www.flickr.com …39565564/with/8​386251871/ (external link)


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Jan 18, 2015 08:50 |  #12

Tom Reichner wrote in post #17387469 (external link)
But the 24-105 can also be a great wildlife lens. In fact, of all the lenses I use for birds & wildlife, it is my favorite. Look here to see wildlife photos taken with the 24-105:https://www.flickr.com …39565564/with/8​386251871/ (external link)

Awesome shots. What body did you use?


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Jan 18, 2015 10:47 |  #13

firemanchip wrote in post #17388017 (external link)
Awesome shots. What body did you use?

Thanks, Chip!
For the images there on that Flickr set, I mostly used both the 5D and the 50D. The camera and EXIF info for each image is right there on Flickr. I have done some 24-105 wildlife/bird work with the 1D4 more recently.


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Jan 21, 2015 01:17 |  #14

Tom Reichner wrote in post #17387469 (external link)
But the 24-105 can also be a great wildlife lens. In fact, of all the lenses I use for birds & wildlife, it is my favorite. Look here to see wildlife photos taken with the 24-105:https://www.flickr.com …39565564/with/8​386251871/ (external link)

This is a textbook definition of the phrase, "Results not typical."
Not everyone has the ability to get that close to wildlife. Also, out of the countless times that I've been out birding, not once has a bird of prey flown close enough to shoot with a wide angle like that.
It's very nice that you were able to do so though.


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Jan 23, 2015 08:54 |  #15

I looked at the 24-105 kit with the 5DM3 .. read some negative lens reviews, and wondered if I should skip it and go with just the 5DM3, but the kit price was good enough, I could just sell the 24-105 if the "bad reviews' were true. Well, they're not, and I'll never sell this lens.

I like the range -- thought about the 24-70 because it gets great reviews instead -- but realize the limits of missing that 70-105 range, and that fell off the wagon. This 24-105 is a great walk-around and sits on the 5DM3 most of the time as a general purpose lens, and supports the 7D2 w/ 70-200 or 100-400 perfectly.




  
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