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Re: efs 15-85 or ef 24-105L
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2012, 10:10:51 AM »
Because you have aps c I'd say get the 15-85. 24 isn't very wide on aps c, which means if you want to shoot wider than that you're looking at a 10-22 as well, which is a good piece of glass, but obviously additional money out the door. Actually I'd recommend the 17-55 f2.8 over both for aps c. That gives you better low light capabilities than either and you only miss out on the tele end of the 24-105.

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Re: efs 15-85 or ef 24-105L
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Re: efs 15-85 or ef 24-105L
« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2012, 10:17:01 AM »
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24-105 is not wide enough for APS-C.

Eh, depends on what you'll be shooting though. I found it was good enough outdoors...only if you do wide landscape shots will it seem inadequate. Indoors, it's a different story though- 24mm will not be wide enough for group shots in small to medium size rooms.

So...my thoughts- I'd say for general walkaround use, the 24-105 would be my choice. For indoor event photography I'd go for the 17-55 (which is what I used to have)...if you want to do both, and never plan to get an FF camera, 15-85 is a good compromise.

Personally, I didn't care for the 15-85 because of the variable aperture and lack of weather sealing for extensive outdoor use.
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Re: efs 15-85 or ef 24-105L
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2012, 10:37:40 AM »
both are 30% off of refurbished price and within 10 dollars of each other at canons online store.

both have great image quality
both have IS
one is lighter
the other is weather sealed(I think ?)
one has a longer reach on the aps-c censor
obiously the efs is aps-c only

So which would you pick?

I'd choose the 15-85. I had the 24-105 paired with the 1D IIN. Then I sold the 1D and got the 7D with the 15-85. For a short moment I had the 24-105 and the 15-85 at the same time. I sold the 24-105 and kept the 15-85 as it is better for me with the 7D. I've just got the 17-55 f/2.8 and I think I will sell the 15-85.
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Re: efs 15-85 or ef 24-105L
« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2012, 11:55:46 AM »
For APS-C you should get either 17-55mm or 15-85mm.  I used to have 17-55mm and loved it.  If you don't need F/2.8 go with 15-85mm.  24-105 is not wide enough for APS-C.

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I have my 24-105/4 quite often on my 7D(, when my 17-40 is on the 5D) and I never like it.
The available perspectives on that lens just don't feel good on a crop body.

I'd recommend the 15-85 for a crop sensor camera.

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Re: efs 15-85 or ef 24-105L
« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2012, 03:16:24 AM »
IMHO: if you have APS-C, go for 15-85. With 24-105 you'll miss the wide angle.
if you have APS-C and a lot of money, take the 24-105 and 10-22 to cover the range.

I had the same question in my mind and I decided for the 15-85.
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Re: efs 15-85 or ef 24-105L
« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2012, 01:13:31 PM »
both are 30% off of refurbished price and within 10 dollars of each other at canons online store.

both have great image quality
both have IS
one is lighter
the other is weather sealed(I think ?)
one has a longer reach on the aps-c censor
obiously the efs is aps-c only

So which would you pick?

24-105L. Its a FF lens.

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Re: efs 15-85 or ef 24-105L
« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2012, 01:13:31 PM »