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Old 15-03-2007, 05:01   #1 (permalink)
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Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM

Hi Folks,

I have recently bought a 100-400 for my Canon 350d , now i need a lense to replace the kit lense. The new lense would be for everything that the whopper can't cover.

I have used Sigma 28-70 2.8 which seemed great until i got the shakes . So i think i would be better off using a IS lense. Would the 24-105mm be a good lense for the 350d or is there anyother lenses that would be better for a 1.6 sensor. I have seen that this lense seems to be sold with the 5d so it must be a good lense.

I might in the very distant future upgrade the camera to a full frame this depends on my ability and available funds.

Help me spend my money

Thanks for reading

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Old 15-03-2007, 07:06   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM

I hope someone replies as I too am considering this optic.
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Old 15-03-2007, 09:04   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM

That is exactly the route I went. I replaced my 70-300 IS with the 100-400 for the extra 100mm. I then thought it was an opportunity to replace my Tamron 18-200 so bought the 24-105 which is an excellent lens and I don't miss the 95mm the Tamron had.

That left me a bit short at the wide end so to complete the line-up I've ordered the Sigma 10-20. That's my spedning finished for a long while. Anyway - get the 24-105, you won't regret it.
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Re: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM

I have the 24-105L and it's a great lens. It's very sharp, the IS performs as expected. It's well built, feels solid and a joy to use. I use it regularly on a 20d and a 5d, I can get a bit of vignetting on the 5d under certain circumstances but never on the 1.6 crop sensor of the 20d.

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

Not wanting to be contentious or anything but a monopod costs a fraction of the price and is guaranteed to make your pictures sharper. A tripod will make them sharper still...

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

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....so bought the 24-105 which is an excellent lens ...
Can't see your review here :- http://www.pixalo.com/reviews/showpr...duct/187/cat/5
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Re: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM

Hello

Thanks for the replies.

I am really keen on trying the 24-105 so i might go to Jessops tomorrow. I have a tripod and may get a monopod too.

Would the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM be a good lense for my 350d. I would have to use the monopod a lot of the time i think. Sort of defeats the object of getting a everyday lense though.

Anymore ideas would be great

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

The simple answer is yes, it's a great lens on any camera, but so is the 24-105L too.

It's the 30mm and IS versus the 1-stop of light. Only you can really know which way you want to go there. Maybe you do a lot of portraits, so the shallower DoF that 1-stop gets you looks tempting. Maybe the fact you have the 100-400 rather than one of the 70-XXX zooms might push you one way. You could maybe claw back some of that 1-stop loss with the 50 and 85 1.8's.

It's a problem I had with the last lens I bought.I had narrowed it down to 2 lenses, and couldn't decide which one to get. It finally dawned on me that they were both great lenses, and I'd get great results and be delighted with which ever one of them I went with, it really didn't matter. I bought the lens the next day, and don't regret it for a moment, and I know I'd feel exactly the same if I'd bought the other. There isn't really a "wrong" answer.
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Re: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM

Hi Liam

Thanks for your advice.

I am not sure what i really want to take pictures of. I mainly bought the 100-400 for wildlife. I would like this new lense for everything else. may be thats not possible with either the 24-70 or the 24-105. My thinking is that i would be able to shoot quicker, more accurately with the 24-105 without messing with a tripod/monopod.
I also realise that the 24-70 is a quicker lense in lower light conditions. This makes sense to me but if i have shaking hands this lense would be a waste.



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

Hi

Been busy today in Jessops, tried the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM in and around the shop.

Well the both lenses were excellent but i could not bring myself to buy the 24-70, the extra weight, money and the thought of blurred images put me off.

So i bought the 24-105, i used the offer in Digital Photo and saved some money and bought a Hoya filter too. I just hope i enjoy using the lense

thanks for the advice, i hope that the weather improves in a day or so, today has been snow then rain then add a little hail too

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

bit late now mebbe but also there's the efs 17-55 2.8 with IS, really a nice lens and handy focal length on a 1.6 crop - depending..

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

Hi Sil

I had a look at the 17-55, was very tempting but if i was to change to a Canon 5d the lense would not fit/work according to the helpful lady a Jessops.
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I had a look at the 17-55, was very tempting but if i was to change to a Canon 5d the lense would not fit/work according to the helpful lady a Jessops.
yep - is true unfort,. still is a nice lens on a 20/30d

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

You did right...........now lets see some pics
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Re: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM

Purplepleaser,

Good choice of lens. We have exactly the same camera that you do and actally bought the 24-70 2.8L as our first kit lens replacement. I found it was fantastic image quality wise , the focal ring was so smooth my baby daughters skin was jealous, and build quality was fantastic. It was a heavy lens but I was ok with the weight as it felt steady in my hands.

Unfortunately, my other half has epilepsy so doesn't have the steadiest hands so lots of pictures she took when using it were blurred. She also found it slightly on the heavy side.

As the camera is also used lots by her, so the 24-70 2.8 had to go. I replaced it with the 18-55 2.8 USM IS which is another great great lens and really should be a L. It's not quite as heavy as the 24-70 but image quality is as good in my eyes and it has the IS which helps my other half.

I wasn't too bothered about it being useless when upgrading as the 350d is just the perfect size for my partner so we will be keeping that for her. If we do upgrade, the new camera would be for me to use only so I'd be in the same boat as you have just been, 24-105 IS or 24-70 2.8.

The one bad thing I've found with the 18-55 2.8 IS is you cannot use the lens at anything below about 30mm if you use the pop up flash. You get shadows on the pictures when doing so. Just a small bad point.

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

Hello Dave,

Thanks for the reply,

I must of spent a good hour or so with both lenses and the Jessops sales people were great, good advice and offered to order different lenses in so i could try them together .

I really wanted the 2.8 because its a lot better in low light. Its great in summer with warm hands etc but it winter, blowing a gale i felt the IS of the 24-105 would be better all round lense for me. Yes i have got a tripod and i have a monopod on order but they are not user friendly 100% of the time. .

I have shaky hands at the best of times and with my Ankylosing Spondylitis the less weight the better, 200grams is not alot but carried all day in your hand or in your camera bag makes a big difference.

Oh yes i do post on other fora, mostly Hifi ones.

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So i bought the 24-105, i used the offer in Digital Photo and saved some money and bought a Hoya filter too.
Congrat's on the new lens!... it's one that's on my purchase list aswell
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Oh yes i do post on other fora, mostly Hifi ones.

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I knew I knew the name :-)

I'm also a frequent visitor to the tent :-) Though I'm known as emale on there

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they are also a few rumors for a 24-70 IS L 2.8 coming
 
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Always the case.
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