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Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM

 
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Oct 01, 2013 11:43 |  #8236

tonylong wrote in post #16337470 (external link)
That's a good writeup! :)

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Thanks! I went and checked out some MTF charts later and I was surprised to see that the MTF charts actually don't look bad AT ALL for this lens. Which just confirms my experience.

The 'kit lens' stigma to this lens is very unfair.


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Oct 01, 2013 12:33 |  #8237

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After selling this lens so many times, I bought it back today. I just cannot live without this lens.

I advised a craigslist seller not to sell it. He asked me why, here's what I wrote back :D

powerslave wrote:
I regretted selling this lens because:

1. Best price performance ratio L lens.

2. If you don't go looking at MTF charts, it is as sharp as most lenses you would use.

3. Extremely useful range 24-105 on a full frame. It sounds good on paper etc, but having owned various range of lenses right from 14mm primes to 70-200L at the same time, the usefulness of the range becomes SO much more apparent. I cannot stress this enough! 24mm is the just enough wide angle and 105 is just enough tele.

4. Excellent build/weather proofing.

5. Great Image Stabilization that actually makes a difference.

6. Excellent optical qualities - typical of an L lens. People complain about vignetting on this lens, but that's a non-issue with lens profile corrections in DPP and LR.

7. Although somewhat of a moot parameter these days, but a constant f/4.

8. Excellent "macro" mode, further enhanced by using extension tubes!

I ABSOLUTELY love this lens. I can leave it on the camera and not need another lens. But that's the thing, it sounds like a boring lens on paper, but it is the perfect workhorse. Sorry about the lecture.

I find it a little funny that I'm "selling" this lens to the seller who I was trying to buy it from.

Good day!

powerslave wrote in post #16338362 (external link)
:D

Thanks! I went and checked out some MTF charts later and I was surprised to see that the MTF charts actually don't look bad AT ALL for this lens. Which just confirms my experience.

The 'kit lens' stigma to this lens is very unfair.

Couldn't agree more with all of the above. An absolute gem of an all-round lens, and I don't ever not take it with me to pretty much any sport/event I plan on covering. My most used set up is my 70-200 on my 7D for reach and the trusty 24-105 on my 5DMkII for everything else...couldn't be happier.


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Oct 01, 2013 12:39 |  #8238

Such a versatile lens! Shot a family session this weekend with it!

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Oct 01, 2013 15:15 |  #8239

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Oct 01, 2013 15:22 |  #8240

Sexy!


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Oct 02, 2013 17:12 |  #8241

Damn I miss this lens, I think I need another! :(

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Oct 03, 2013 06:21 as a reply to  @ post 16320184 |  #8243

hey guys, i'm really considering this lens. The range 24-105 seems so useful..and the pictures still look sharp at both ends of the spectrum!

How do you think this lens would perform on the new 70d? Compared to using it on a full-frame, would it still be a good investment on my 70d?




  
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Oct 03, 2013 06:22 |  #8244

It basically never comes off my 60D. I love it!


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Oct 03, 2013 06:28 |  #8245

ky0ng wrote in post #16342791 (external link)
hey guys, i'm really considering this lens. The range 24-105 seems so useful..and the pictures still look sharp at both ends of the spectrum!

How do you think this lens would perform on the new 70d? Compared to using it on a full-frame, would it still be a good investment on my 70d?


Not a 70D but I had it on my 1D Mk2 for nearly 4 months when travelling, such a good all-round lens!

I say go for it, I shall be getting another I reckon soon too, the IS is great too for the low light situation. :)


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Oct 03, 2013 06:51 |  #8246

Radders wrote in post #16342798 (external link)
Not a 70D but I had it on my 1D Mk2 for nearly 4 months when travelling, such a good all-round lens!

I say go for it, I shall be getting another I reckon soon too, the IS is great too for the low light situation. :)

I've read that this lens would start at the 34"? 38"? wide angle on a crop sensor. This kinda scares me since I'm not sure if that's wide enough for an all-around zoom. Also, the f4 would seem to be a bummer with low light conditions?




  
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Oct 03, 2013 07:29 |  #8247

Have you had any experience of a 24mm lens on a crop body in any form? Once you get it on, the overall quality of it will make you forget all your other worries. I don't think I've ever been particularly frustrated with it at either 24mm or 105mm wishing I had more. For the money, you just can't go wrong.


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Oct 03, 2013 07:33 |  #8248

I would imagine the ISO on the 70D would take care of that, I done OK with a 1D2 in some dark markets around Thailand, I will post some photos tonight if you want once I'm home.


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Oct 03, 2013 07:37 |  #8249

ky0ng wrote in post #16342832 (external link)
I've read that this lens would start at the 34"? 38"? wide angle on a crop sensor. This kinda scares me since I'm not sure if that's wide enough for an all-around zoom. Also, the f4 would seem to be a bummer with low light conditions?

I remember when 35mm was classified as a wide angle and everyone aspired to buy a 28mm...............vot​e with your feet.............If it ain't wide enough..........step backwards.............​..I carry my 24-105 on my 5D3 but I'm seriously thinking as to why not on my 7D?...............exactly how often do you shoot "super wide" ?


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Oct 03, 2013 07:43 |  #8250

ky0ng wrote in post #16342791 (external link)
hey guys, i'm really considering this lens. The range 24-105 seems so useful..and the pictures still look sharp at both ends of the spectrum!

How do you think this lens would perform on the new 70d? Compared to using it on a full-frame, would it still be a good investment on my 70d?

This lens is always either on my 7D or my 100D :D like you say its got such a nice range to it, also it seems to suit my general style of shooting!

I'd also rather invest in decent lenses that will not be redundant when I eventually get a full frame ;)


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