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

Review Date: Jan 10, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

Pros: extended range and IS
poor bokeh, softness @ f4, not sharp from 90-105mm

i used this lens for about 8 months and found that wide open it was softer than any L lens that i had used before. bokeh was mediocre to terrible.

on my 20d i felt that the shortcomings of the ambitious design allowed for very little creativity.

i.e., i wasn't comfortable using this lens wide open or for portraits.

after 8 months i sold the 24-105L and bought the 24-70L, which i had rented previously.

both lenses have their drawbacks but the 24-70L has better IQ, better bokeh and better DOF control.

i was given another 24-105L for xmas with my 5d and i returned it for the 300L f4 IS and am still using the 24-70L.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

Review Date: Jan 8, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,300.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: lightweight, excellent IQ, takes a 1.4TC very well

great lens. i've found that the IQ is actually an improvement over the f4 non-IS when shooting wide open and bokeh is on par.