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Old Jun 20, 2010, 10:30 PM   #1
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hey guys im lookin at the ef 24-105 f/4 is usm lens ...does any one use one or have any info on it....i just want a walk around lens to carry on the road with me and want a little more reach then my 18-55....other words is it worth the money...lol
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Old Jun 20, 2010, 10:35 PM   #2
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It is a excellent lens for full frame cameras as all the L series lens are. But if you are using it on a crop body, even at 24mm, it could be a bit long for landscapes or something you want to shoot that is very wided. You may want to consider the 18-135 or the 15-85 instead for a crop body camera
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Old Jun 20, 2010, 10:41 PM   #3
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thanks shoturtle thats what i was wondering about havin the xsi if it would make that big of differents or not...and i was lookin at the 18-135 also
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Opticly the L lens is better the then 18-135 and the 15-85. If you are not planning to shoot action the 18-135 would do well for a walk around, but if you shoot action the 15-85 with the USM would be a much faster focusing lens.
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but personally I use a 28-135 as my walk around lens, as wide angle is not as critical for what I shoot. So it really depends on what you like to shoot weather the 24-105 would be a good fit.
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Old Jun 21, 2010, 4:44 AM   #6
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Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 USM L IS (on a 'FF' body)
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 USM L IS (on a 15MP APS-C body)
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Old Jun 22, 2010, 4:53 AM   #7
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5D and 24-105 is like a point and shoot. hardly u change lenses..

best walkaround for a full frame.

But on a cropped body the lens become a little narrow at 24mm. There is definitely a world of difference @24mm between a full frame and the 1.6x crop.

24-70 when they come out with the IS, it may become the standard walk around.

I want 24-70 F2.8 IS just for the heck of it
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I use the 24-105 on my aps-h (1.3x) 1dmkIII. Great lens. For a number of years I used a 28-135 on aps-C sensor bodies and was happy - I could switch to 17-40 when I wanted wide angle. I would only recommend the 24-105 if you had a wide angle you could throw on when you needed to. If you do, then it's a fantastic lens.
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well thanks for all the input everybody...it will be used more for people photos then anything...maybe when i get back home 4th of july weekend ill see if i can rent one and see if i like it or not... but im sure i will....but still thinkin hard about it...
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it will be used more for people photos then anything...
Then, go for 24-105L ... you will not regret the decision of buying an L lens. Optically they are just outstanding plus you can always use it on a full frame camera if you decide to upgrade in the future.
I recently started using the 24-105 L IS USM on my 7D and yes 14.5mm is lost on the wide end, but personally, I never really miss it ... although I bought the 17-40L, to cover for the wide angle, I hardly ever use it ... the 24-105L seems to stay on my camera more than any other lens.
So far I've owned Canon 17-85 IS & 18-135 IS, Sigma 18-200 IS (also borrowed Canon 15-85 on three outings) but none of them can match the optical quality of 24-105L ... I whole heartedly recommend the 24-105L over any other Canon general purpose lenses.
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