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Dec 28, 2007 09:11 |  #1

I've been considering selling my Tamron 28-75 f2.8 for the Canon 24-105L IS. Some say its a good choice but some don't. With the IS I'm gaining three stops so it should be better right? Plus I'm gaining range on both ends. Anyhow I figured I'd ask for your opinions.


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Dec 28, 2007 09:14 |  #2

I have used both and the 24-105 is a better lens IMO. Sure you lose one stop, but I rarely shot the Tamron at f/2.8 anyway. I don't think you would regret the lens one bit. You might regret that you didn't do it sooner. ;)


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Dec 28, 2007 09:27 |  #3

showtm490 wrote in post #4582714 (external link)
I've been considering selling my Tamron 28-75 f2.8 for the Canon 24-105L IS.

I've thought about doing this a hundred times. Maybe a thousand. ;) But when I see the results from the Tamron -- the ultra sharp shots with fantastic bokeh -- and think about the price and weight difference, I always hold back.



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Dec 28, 2007 09:37 |  #4

I used a 24-105 recently and found it a lovely FL, not bad considering my main lens is a 17-55 and i was worried it wouldn't be wide enough. Not so. If your on a crop camera you will notice a considerable benefit with the extra 4mm on the wide end! Buy it don't look back!


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Dec 28, 2007 09:43 as a reply to  @ sm1rf's post |  #5

Provided that 24mm is wide enough, whatever body you have, then go for it.

Personally, for a crop body I would get the 17-55 IS, for the full frame the 24-105L. (or the 24-70L)


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Dec 28, 2007 09:46 |  #6

nicksan wrote in post #4582871 (external link)
Personally, for a crop body I would get the 17-55 IS, for the full frame the 24-105L. (or the 24-70L)

Ahhh, the ol' 17-55 vs. 24-105 debate. I know it well. :lol:



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Dec 28, 2007 09:47 |  #7

Probably not as bad as the ol' 24-70 vs. 24-105 debate though.:lol:

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Ahhh, the ol' 17-55 vs. 24-105 debate. I know it well. :lol:


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Dec 28, 2007 09:50 |  #8
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What are you shooting? IS will gain you the stop you lose plus perhaps two more, but slowing your shutter down that much might just leave you with blurry people.


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Dec 28, 2007 10:34 as a reply to  @ pjtemplin's post |  #9

Mostly I'll be shooting models and 80% of the time its outdoor shoots. I love my Tamron but I keep thinking I'll get more use out of the 24-105. Sadly the Tamron will need to go to cover the cost of the Canon.

Also I'm shooting with a Rebel XT.


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Dec 28, 2007 10:40 |  #10

The Tamron:

1) Sharp
2) Not Wide enough
3) Fast (2.8)!
4) Not the fastest zoom lens around! (focus speed)!\
5) Build quality is oke!

The Canon 24-105 IS USM 4L

1) Good IQ and Sharp
2) Superb build (wheather sealing)
3) L Grade glass (Sharp wide open at al mm)
4) Great range 24 is wider than 28 and 105 more tele than 70!
5) Not heavy like the 24-70 2.8 from Canon
6) The 24-105 will keep its value!
7) The focus of the 24-105 is fast and quiet!
8) The 24-105 gives distance info to the camera for Flash adjustements! (ETTLII)


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Dec 28, 2007 10:48 |  #11

I can offer no advice. I am pondering the same switch... :(


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Dec 28, 2007 10:56 |  #12

I like the focal length of the 24-105. I use mine much more than my Canon 28-70 2.8L


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Dec 28, 2007 11:19 |  #13

Overkill wrote in post #4583185 (external link)
The Canon 24-105 IS USM 4L

1) Good IQ and Sharp
2) Superb build (wheather sealing)
3) L Grade glass (Sharp wide open at al mm)
4) Great range 24 is wider than 28 and 105 more tele than 70!
5) Not heavy like the 24-70 2.8 from Canon
6) The 24-105 will keep its value!
7) The focus of the 24-105 is fast and quiet!
8) The 24-105 gives distance info to the camera for Flash adjustements! (ETTLII)

9) Doesn't have 2.8
10) Tends to have pretty nasty bokeh.

Let the fighting begin! ;)



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Dec 28, 2007 11:49 |  #14

wait a minute, not to intrude, or make the fight worse, but the 28-75 does not send info to a speedlite to adjust for FL?


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Dec 28, 2007 11:55 |  #15

Have you considered the 24-70L?
If you are shooting outdoors with plenty of light, IS might not be an issue for you. Besides, IS won't help you stop subject movement.

The 24-70L will have better bokeh qualities than the 24-105L. It really depends on how busy the background is. When it is indeed busy, the 24-105L's bokeh can be "distracting" at times. It doesn't have the smooth/creamy bokeh.

Otherwise it's a fine lens. Really, you could also say since you ARE shooting outdoors most of the time, the f4 might be good enough. But I would really think about the bokeh on the 24-105...PLENTY of threads on that!

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Mostly I'll be shooting models and 80% of the time its outdoor shoots. I love my Tamron but I keep thinking I'll get more use out of the 24-105. Sadly the Tamron will need to go to cover the cost of the Canon.

Also I'm shooting with a Rebel XT.


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