« on: October 31, 2013, 04:03:55 AM »
I'd much prefer the 24-105mmL for way less, they often pop up for $650. The longer focal length range makes up for the very tiny difference in MTF. I have the 24-70 f/2.8 MK II.
The distortion in the 24-105 makes it much less useful than it could have been.Also, if they discontinue the 24-105L it might even (temporarily) increase demand for it, meaning I could sell it for a bit more than I paid! Bonus!
I'm interested in how that new Sigma is going to perform at the wide end. It could be the answer a lot of people are looking for.
You might find that the release of Sigma's lens impacts the ability of you to sell the Canon one at the price you want...
Nope. Bought my 24-105L second hand for a very reasonable price. In Japan the 24-105L sells really well and for about ¥75,000 used, (which is more than what I paid). At the very least I'll get 95% money back. Cheaper than renting for the same period so I'd still be happy with that. The Sigma stuff is expensive over here for some reason. The 35mm went back up to ¥89,000 on amazon (¥99,000 in stores). Doubt the new Sigma 24-105 will be much different. The cheaper option will still be the Canon. People like cheaper.
The same was said about the Sigma 18-35 1.8 vs the 17-55 but I managed to sell my 17-55 for the price I wanted. People will pay for the stuff that is tried and tested and same brand. Brand loyalty is a big thing over here in Japan.
Everywhere! This also applies to rental business. I rent my gear out and for me buying an 'expensive' canon lens is 'cheaper' in long run as Canon gear will rent out, not off brand even if it may be better....