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Re: Canon 24-105 F/4L
« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2013, 03:40:00 PM »
Maybe I should rephrase my question.  Is the 24-105 going to work on a 3ti or is it made for a ff canon ? Finally retired and would like to shoot with better lens than the kit lens camera came with...Any help would be appreciated !

What kit lens did your camera come with?

All Canon full-frame lenses work fine with crop-body cameras.  Of course, its field of view won't be nearly as wide on a crop body as on a full frame, so depending on how much you shoot wide angle shots, you might be find yourself preferring its crop-body equivalent, the EF-S 15-85.  Alternatively, you might consider pairing the 24-105L with an EF-S 10-22 for when you want to shoot wide.

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Re: Canon 24-105 F/4L
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Re: Canon 24-105 F/4L
« Reply #31 on: July 12, 2013, 06:00:50 PM »
Maybe I should rephrase my question.  Is the 24-105 going to work on a 3ti or is it made for a ff canon ? Finally retired and would like to shoot with better lens than the kit lens camera came with...Any help would be appreciated !

What kit lens did your camera come with?

All Canon full-frame lenses work fine with crop-body cameras.  Of course, its field of view won't be nearly as wide on a crop body as on a full frame, so depending on how much you shoot wide angle shots, you might be find yourself preferring its crop-body equivalent, the EF-S 15-85.  Alternatively, you might consider pairing the 24-105L with an EF-S 10-22 for when you want to shoot wide.

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The 24-105 is a great lens, but I found it to not be wide enough as a general purpose zoom on my 7D (equivalent full frame focal length = 38mm to 168mm).  The EF-S 15-85mm is similar in image quality to the 24-105 and gives a more useful focal length range for a crop body (like your T3i).

In my experience, the EF-S 15-85 f3.5-5.6 and EF-S 17-55 f2.8 are the best general purpose lenses for crop body cameras. The 17-55 being preferred if you need a faster lens for low light photography.  The 15-85 has better focal range, but a smaller aperture - great for landscape and outdoor photography, but its requires flash for low light or indoor use.
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Re: Canon 24-105 F/4L
« Reply #32 on: July 12, 2013, 09:09:40 PM »
Thanks for the helpful replies.....I see I have some researching to do....like both choices....the lens kit came with the EF-S 18-55 IS.  Have an older 28-135 lens friend gave me...use camera for vacations, beach, mostly outdoors...just starting out and can't wait to discover what camera is capable of...thanks again

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Re: Canon 24-105 F/4L
« Reply #33 on: July 12, 2013, 09:52:32 PM »
The L lens will perform better than what you have already. For what you will use it for, I think it's a very capable lens that will satisfy your expectations. Good luck
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Re: Canon 24-105 F/4L
« Reply #34 on: July 13, 2013, 01:18:32 AM »
Besides the better focal range on Crop the image stabilizer of the 15-85 outperforms the 24-105L IS.

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Re: Canon 24-105 F/4L
« Reply #34 on: July 13, 2013, 01:18:32 AM »