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Archive 2013 · Looking for Feedback on 24-105 F4L / 7D Combination
  
 
ChipinSD
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p.1 #1 · Looking for Feedback on 24-105 F4L / 7D Combination


Hello,

I am looking to upgrade my walking around lens that I use with my 7D. I currently use a Tamron 28-75mm F2.8. I find the IQ is pretty good with this lens, but the AF speed is slow.

Every now and then I see a pristine copy of the 24-105 F4L lens come up for sale. One was just listed today with a UZ code for $775. I am thinking I may rent one to test it out myself. Before doing so I wanted to see if any 7D users have thoughts about this lens on the 7D. How would it compare to my Tamron?

The other idea would be to find a good used copy of the 28-70 F2.8L. I think this would cost $150 or so more than the 24-105L. Any thoughts on the trade-offs of these two?

I should point out that I am OK with heavy lenses - I have the 70-200 F2.8 and 300 F4 for my telephoto needs. I also have the 85 F1.8 and nifty 50 for my primes.

Thanks for your thoughts! I may also post a poll about this.

Chip



Feb 08, 2013 at 05:10 AM
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p.1 #2 · Looking for Feedback on 24-105 F4L / 7D Combination


You should post all your thoughts to the Poll thread and and kill this one. No need for two threads.


Feb 08, 2013 at 06:19 AM
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p.1 #3 · Looking for Feedback on 24-105 F4L / 7D Combination


I mentioned in the poll thread , but I'll be a tad more specifice about the 24-105/7D combo here.

Ive used the L on 4 different crop bodies that Ive had (XT, XSi 40D & 7D) . and the first 3 It was fine . I found it to be an excellent lens.
but i was pretty dissapointed with it on the 7D. i dont know if its becuase of the extra pixel density of the 18mp sensor but it just doesnt look great. the 17-55 knocks the socks off it .

maybe i need to go back to a 10mp (40D) body and dual test both lenses to see if i notice the difference



Feb 08, 2013 at 10:04 AM
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p.1 #4 · Looking for Feedback on 24-105 F4L / 7D Combination


It worked great on my 7D, but I preferred the zoom range of the 15-85, and the 17-55 is far better,

I found that it did not make a good walk around lens simplly because it was not wide enough.



Feb 09, 2013 at 06:31 AM
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p.1 #5 · Looking for Feedback on 24-105 F4L / 7D Combination


scalesusa wrote:
It worked great on my 7D, but I preferred the zoom range of the 15-85, and the 17-55 is far better,

I found that it did not make a good walk around lens simplly because it was not wide enough.


+1

If your looking for a better walk around, look to the 17-55 or tamron's 17-50mm. I really liked the tamron when I had it.



Feb 09, 2013 at 07:26 AM





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