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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2013, 08:08:25 PM »
I kept mine for a really long time after I bought the 24-70ii thinking I'll use it as a travel lens or when I need the extra range.
Sad to say, I've not touched it since and I recently just sold it away. I never had the use of the extra range and I couldn't bring myself to sacrifice IQ over range. I liked it but also never loved it..the iq and distortion was really bad

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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2013, 08:23:55 PM »
I still love mine and wouldn't sell it. Even if I got a 24-70II I would likely keep it as a secondary versatile lens. Looking at your lenses there would be a gap in your setup if you sold it for a 35.

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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2013, 09:01:27 PM »
I'm keeping mine even though I got the new 24-70 recently. It's good for shooting events where I need a setup for couples shots while using my 24-70 for candids.I like it also for Asia travel where I carry my 70-200 IS and an older 17-35mm. All three lens use a 77mm polarizer, which keeps things simple when trying to keep up with gear.

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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2013, 09:37:17 PM »
I like it, don't love it.  It's my primary landscape and general purpose outdoor lens however.  Last year I had it on my camera most of the time.  This year I'm using my primes most of the time.  At some point I'll buy a 24-70. 2.8, either the Canon II or Tamron VC.
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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2013, 09:48:04 PM »
Works for 80-90% of my every day shooting...  It's not the best at any one thing, but very good at many things...
Canon 5d III, Canon 24-105L, Canon 17-40L, Canon 70-200 F4L, Canon 100L 2.8, 430EX 2's and a lot of bumps along the road to get to where I am.

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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #35 on: April 25, 2013, 09:54:40 PM »
Works for 80-90% of my every day shooting...  It's not the best at any one thing, but very good at many things...
So I woke up in the morning and asked myself this question. Guess what, the answer is still "yes"!
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But then I don't have over two thousand dollars for a 24-70L II... So I would not know what I am missing...

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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #36 on: April 25, 2013, 10:03:20 PM »
I do like mine, it is versatile and utilitarian, and I think I would really miss the extra range if I went with one of the 24-70 models.  I was very disappointed that Canon came out with the 24-70mm f/4 IS L.  Maybe the smaller range makes for better IQ (and cheaper price), but I would have rather seen an update to the current length, even if it picked up a bit of weight and cost.

I do find myself reaching for the Sigma 50mm & 35mm and Canon 85mm f/1.8 more often these days, though.  The new Sigma 35mm is freakin' awesome, feels like a Zeiss with autofocus as a bonus.
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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #36 on: April 25, 2013, 10:03:20 PM »

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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #37 on: April 25, 2013, 10:38:53 PM »
I have both the 24-105 and 24-70II.   Weight difference is not too significant but the extra 35 mm and IS are nice.  Still having a hard time keep both;  IQ vs IS and extra length.  I guess the 24-105 my walk around lens and the 24-70 II is for use on a tripod.  At least for the moment that is how I justify both

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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #38 on: April 25, 2013, 11:20:47 PM »
Agreeing with some of the other posters about not really loving it but it is very useful. I usually bring mine on trips where I want to keep the weight to the minimal but since I just got a Zeiss 21mm I am find it hard to even thinking about using the 24-105. Personally I find 24 never quite wide enough for me but I do think the my 24-105 has great IQ at least the one that I own...But I just love my primes. Only time will tell if I really will keep it. 

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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2013, 11:30:36 PM »
The 24-105 was a godsend to me after a number of completely hopeless 24-70 f/2.8 zooms. It was sharp wide open, was a great travel lens and refreshingly useful for event work with the IS and extra reach. I considered it a temporary lens until the 24-70 f/2.8II shipped.

So now the 24-70 f/2.8II has shipped, I know I'll be keeping both. The new 24-70 easily surpasses the 24-105 on most measures of IQ, and is the go-to lens for high quality commercial output, even pushing my primes out of contention. It's that good.

But the 24-105 is no slouch. I like it and it still has a valuable, relevant role in my kit.

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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #40 on: April 25, 2013, 11:31:45 PM »
Sold my 24-105mm to fund (a small part of) the purchase of the 24-70 f/2.8L II.  Never looked back.
According to The Digital Picture:
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=787&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=355&CameraComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0

 ....the 24-70 f/2.8L II @2.8 is quite better than the 24-105mm @ f/4 in all matching zoom ranges except 80mm, 90mm, &105mm! LOL...but one pays dearly for it, so as usual ...everything in photography is a compromise.....
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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #41 on: April 26, 2013, 09:08:01 AM »
I still love mine and wouldn't sell it. Even if I got a 24-70II I would likely keep it as a secondary versatile lens. Looking at your lenses there would be a gap in your setup if you sold it for a 35.

Many shooters have this same decision, until they shoot with 24-70 II ;)
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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #42 on: April 26, 2013, 09:20:21 AM »
I am still getting used to the 24-105.  Thus far I like it.  I can't say I love it but it is growing on me some.  I am already plotting to either add primes or upgrade to the 24-70 II. 

I just upgraded from the 7D and EFS 15-85 to the 5DIII 24-105.  While I am not going back, I have to say, I did absolutely love the EFS 15-85.  My images are better with FF, I love the AF and the high ISO performance, so I am not going back, but I loved the sharpness across that huge focal length range of the EFS 15-85.  The 24-105 feels stunted in comparison and then the lower IS performance is noticable.

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« Reply #42 on: April 26, 2013, 09:20:21 AM »

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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #43 on: April 26, 2013, 10:40:02 AM »
I still love mine and wouldn't sell it. Even if I got a 24-70II I would likely keep it as a secondary versatile lens. Looking at your lenses there would be a gap in your setup if you sold it for a 35.

Many shooters have this same decision, until they shoot with 24-70 II ;)

+1.  It really is too bad that its long end stops at 70 rather than 85 or 100mm.

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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #44 on: April 26, 2013, 10:41:26 AM »
I still love mine and wouldn't sell it. Even if I got a 24-70II I would likely keep it as a secondary versatile lens. Looking at your lenses there would be a gap in your setup if you sold it for a 35.

Many shooters have this same decision, until they shoot with 24-70 II ;)

+1

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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #44 on: April 26, 2013, 10:41:26 AM »