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

24-105lisusm
Review Date: Apr 30, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,200.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Range as Walk-Around Lens, built-quality, IS
Cons:
Vignetting wide open on 5D, not as sharp as 16-35mm

I thought I had acquired a perfect walk-around lens for my travel photo needs when I got it together with 5D, well... it seems things are not that simple. Of course, the range, the built-quality and especially IS all speak in its favour. I'm particularly amazed by the difference IS makes to low-light situations. In my case, image can be still quite sharp when hand-held as 1/10s. But the biggest let-down is the vignetting problem at 24mm, especially when I wanted to stitch photos. I now turn to my old and trusted 16-35mm when quality wide angle shots are what I am after. But for the extra range, I would definitely go for the 24-70mm instead.