That's amazing. I had no idea it was such a quick fix. I thought I needed to take my lens to the repair shop and spend a bunch of money to get it fixed.
I hate the zoom creep. Thats my number 1 pet peeve while working.
What $5 band?I still find the 24-105 very useful for events. In low light the IS is often more valuable than the f/2.8 max aperture of the 24-70II, and the extra reach is very, very useful.
FWIW I couldn't function at events work without the 70-200 f/2.8IIis. I run the 24-105 on a 5D3 body with 580exII and the 70-200 on a 1D4 body also with 580EXII. Often my best shots will be candids shot with the 70-200.
I think this sums up what I was trying to say more clearly. I don't mean to dissuade you from the lens. It's a great lens. but I agree if you're shooting events, the 70-200 would be my first pick. Why the need to to upgrade from the 24-105? zoom creep can be fixed with a $5 lens band. 70-200 IS II is also "faster, sharper, and shallower"