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taylorman22
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Canon 24-105: You guys were right


Well, I got my 24-105 f/4L last week and spent a lot of time this weekend with it. I'm very happy with the IQ results, build quality, etc. Very nice lens!

Before I bought it, the majority of people recommended the 15-85 or 17-55 for their increased range on the WA end. I felt like I would rather have the extra reach and give up 15/17-23, so I went with the 24-105.

Going through Lightroom this morning, I noticed that out of several hundred shots on Saturday of a couple different parks, a few portraits, and an old train station, only 15 shots were over 55mm and most of those were in the 60-80 range. I also remember several times where I was wishing I could get to either 17 or 15. I got one shot that I wanted, but I had to walk 50 yards away to get it. Also, the majority of the shots where I was in the 60-80 range were because I was trying to increase the Bokah on a few portraits of my oldest son....something that would've worked at 55mm and 2.8.

Also, I didn't realize how much I could crop in Lightroom without losing a ton of IQ. I could always crop in on a 55mm shot to get to 60/80/100/etc.

Soooo....that's that. I may have to do some reading up on the 17-55 and a good zoom lens for when I need it. I really do like the build quality of the 24-105 though....not sure I could give that up. I guess I didn't need the extra reach like I thought I did.

You guys were right!



Jan 14, 2013 at 04:17 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Canon 24-105: You guys were right


You could add an EF-S 10-22/3.5-4.5 USM.


Jan 14, 2013 at 04:20 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Canon 24-105: You guys were right


jcolwell wrote:
You could add an EF-S 10-22/3.5-4.5 USM.

+1



Jan 14, 2013 at 04:34 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Canon 24-105: You guys were right


jcolwell wrote:
You could add an EF-S 10-22/3.5-4.5 USM.


Yep that's a good lens



Jan 14, 2013 at 04:48 PM
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jcolwell wrote:
You could add an EF-S 10-22/3.5-4.5 USM.


Yup, +2. Don't give up on that 24-105, I used it for several years on a 30D before moving to full frame and I was very happy with it. Adding the 10-22 was the icing on the cake for a crop camera!

Jo



Jan 14, 2013 at 04:51 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Canon 24-105: You guys were right


15-85 + 30 1.4 was my kit in the crop days. 10-22 or 11-16 2.8 + 24-105 was popular too.


Jan 14, 2013 at 04:57 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Canon 24-105: You guys were right


The 17-55 2.8 is in IMHO the best lens for crop, but the 24-105 is no slouch, just not really wide on aps-c and also not terribly fast but has the added reach which is nice. If you bought the 24-105 used you could sell it and break even, if new then your looking at a few hundred dollar loss. The 10-22 is maybe the best uw zoom canon makes, but it also suffers from being a tad slow (note: I don't see this as a problem in an uw as I generally would want to stop down to f8 or smaller with uw). If I was in your position thinking I maybe made the wrong call I'd rent a 10-22 and a 17-55 for a week or so and see how you get along with each. If you find you're liking the really wide range then stick to the 10-22. If not and you like the speed of the 2.8 then you may consider selling the 24-105 or keep it if funds allow and use it when you want double the reach.


Jan 14, 2013 at 05:33 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Canon 24-105: You guys were right


There is really only one solution to this problem, of course - You have to move up to a FF body, and keep the lens


Jan 14, 2013 at 06:05 PM
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cputeq wrote:
There is really only one solution to this problem, of course - You have to move up to a FF body, and keep the lens


Yeah that's why I asked in another thread about selling my 40D and buying a used 5Dc for a couple hundred more can't afford to move to the mark II.



Jan 14, 2013 at 06:07 PM
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cputeq wrote:
There is really only one solution to this problem, of course - You have to move up to a FF body, and keep the lens


OMG so true. I sold my crop a couple weeks back when I got a MK2 and I couldn't be happier. the colors and pictures are just so much better, especially when you start looking at them at 50% and 100% view in DPP.

Like the Op I once struggled with deciding on a lens to buy and decided on the 24-105 because I was almost never taking anything at the wide end. now that I have FF, I am glad of my choice and the 24 is really wide to me. (IIRC its about the equal of an 18mm on crop)

After seeing the photos and comparing them to ones I made with my T3i, I'm not sure I'd ever want to own a crop camera again.



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mikeinctown wrote:
OMG so true. I sold my crop a couple weeks back when I got a MK2 and I couldn't be happier. the colors and pictures are just so much better, especially when you start looking at them at 50% and 100% view in DPP.

Like the Op I once struggled with deciding on a lens to buy and decided on the 24-105 because I was almost never taking anything at the wide end. now that I have FF, I am glad of my choice and the 24 is really wide to me. (IIRC its about the equal of an 18mm
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Upgrading to a MK2 is not really affordable right now, but I could swing a MKI. Do you think the difference would still be as noticeable?



Jan 14, 2013 at 06:47 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Canon 24-105: You guys were right


Back when I shot Canon, I loved my 15-85 but never really thought the 24-105 was all that good - even on FF. Maybe I had a bad copy.



Jan 14, 2013 at 07:02 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Canon 24-105: You guys were right


See if you can add a 5Dc to your 40D kit. They make a great combo - used one for years. Put the 24-105 on the 5Dc and leave it there, any dust issues solved. Use the 40D for your longer glass. And they share the same battery.

rioni wrote:
Back when I shot Canon, I loved my 15-85 but never really thought the 24-105 was all that good - even on FF. Maybe I had a bad copy.


I put a 15-85 on my 40D when I gave it to my wife. Its a decent lens but not as good as the 24-105 IMHO. Suffers the same issues at the wide end with more CA. Most of this is correctable in Lightroom, a real friend to these general zooms.



Jan 14, 2013 at 07:03 PM
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Jeff Nolten wrote:
See if you can add a 5Dc to your 40D kit. They make a great combo - used one for years. Put the 24-105 on the 5Dc and leave it there, any dust issues solved. Use the 40D for your longer glass. And they share the same battery.


^+1^
I used to have this combo. Results from 5Dc and 24-105 looked great.

Two gripes with 5Dc for me though:
- dust: it doesn't have a built-in dust removal mechanism which is a convenience. Changing lenses frequently just worsens the problem.
- no AF microadjust. well 40D doesn't have this either but AFMA is a really handy feature. I couldn't use my 50L until I got 5D2.



Jan 14, 2013 at 07:14 PM
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I can't comment on an original 5D, but others can and have already. I came from an 18mp T3i and used the 24-105 on that all summer and fall. I never had an issue, but then again, never wished I had a wider view. In fact I kept trying to get closer.

As far as pricing, value goes down pretty fast. I saw a 5D FS today for $500 or less. Previously I had seen them for about $600. I paid $1,100 for my 5Dii two weeks back. Still getting used to all the settings but every shot (that I expose correctly) comes out crystal clear and with tons of detail.




Jan 14, 2013 at 07:32 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Canon 24-105: You guys were right


jcolwell wrote:
You could add an EF-S 10-22/3.5-4.5 USM.



I sort of tried that with a 12-24/4 but it just didn't work for me. And unlike the op I seemed always to be at the long end of my 24-105 (I found I only used the uwa at the wide end) so I figured the 24-105 was the best lens for me.
Well after lots of pushing from a few Members on here (Reno at the head of the possy) I finally caved and got a 17-55 to 'try' well it was like a smack in the face . Not only was the efs a better lens but I found i found to my amazement I wasn't missing the long end as much as I thought I would (I don't always want the eft of the MDP in my bag so 55 is as long as I go at times) I also found I was using the whole range more than I ever used the wider end of the 24-105



Jan 14, 2013 at 10:09 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Canon 24-105: You guys were right


change to a 5dc is a great idea


Jan 15, 2013 at 12:21 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Canon 24-105: You guys were right


The 24-105 is a good lens on the 40d and a great lens on the 5d. I recently got a 5Dc to supplement my 40d and have found the IQ on the 5d a big step up. The 5d and 24-105 are a perfect pair.


Jan 15, 2013 at 12:41 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Canon 24-105: You guys were right


sandycrane wrote:
The 24-105 is a good lens on the 40d and a great lens on the 5d. I recently got a 5Dc to supplement my 40d and have found the IQ on the 5d a big step up. The 5d and 24-105 are a perfect pair.


Anyone wanna buy a 40D?? Lol



Jan 15, 2013 at 12:42 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Canon 24-105: You guys were right


The 40D is a nice camera with liveview, dust shaker, and very clean images at low ISO. I think it would only fetch a few hundred dollars. Why not keep it? Put a 55-250, 70-300 or 100-400 on it. Nice complement to the 24-105 on the 5D.


Jan 15, 2013 at 01:31 AM
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