« on: December 19, 2011, 10:30:34 PM »
Man...my head is currently trying to figure out why my heart can't make a decision.
Hi - new to the forum here and find it quite informative! I currently have a 30d and looking at either the 15-85 or the 24-105L. My current lineup is a Tokina 12-24 and a Canon 70-200L. Most of my photos are landscape or cityscape, don't really do any portraits.
If I get the 15-85 then my 12-24 basically becomes obsolete. Future trade in for a 50/1.4 perhaps.
If I get the 24-105 then I have the future option of going FF, although I don't see the need for that really.
Optically I suspect both are nearly the same..the reviews and user opinions reinforce that. Both have IS which I do value.
My head 15-85 as I think in the end it would suit me just fine on both wide and narrow...and the future looksmbright for a prime....and for an upcoming trip to Italy would be a great walk around. Less lens changes although I am kind of used to that already.
My heart says 24-105 because it's a L glass...I already have one and really like it.....and I like my 12-24.
.....or is it the other way around?
I know you aren't asking for advice, but I'm giving it anyway. If you don't see full frame in your future (realistically, I don't see it in mine), by all means go with the 15-85 mm. It's exceptionally sharp and quite solid. It's a great walk-around lens, covering an equivalent of 24-135mm. It's on my 7D about 90% of the time. Yes, I wish it were faster, but for travel you can't beat it.