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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #45 on: April 26, 2013, 10:56:42 AM »

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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I also think EF-S 15-85 is a better lens than the 24-105L.  Too bad it won't work on my 6D! 

I did some quick comparisons with both lenses on my 7D and the 15-85 images were sharper with less distortion at 24-50mm.  These were all unscientific tests, I just shot the same subjects at different focal lengths and changed lenses.  Its also my observation is the IS on the 15-85 is more effective.
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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #45 on: April 26, 2013, 10:56:42 AM »

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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #46 on: April 26, 2013, 11:51:46 AM »
I use mine for non-critical stuff, Like ebay photos, vacation photos and personal stuff. When I do use it for clients it's usually at F/8 so no-one could tell. It's a great lens if your using flash...

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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #47 on: April 26, 2013, 12:15:42 PM »
I use mine for non-critical stuff, Like ebay photos, vacation photos and personal stuff. When I do use it for clients it's usually at F/8 so no-one could tell. It's a great lens if your using flash...


f8 - that's the key to optimising results from this lens.

All our Building Panoramics pictures that have been shot with this lens are at f8.
Even so, it still has to be king of versatility.

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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #48 on: April 26, 2013, 12:18:22 PM »
Always found the 24-105 to be very vanilla... Picked it up as one of the first L and was never impressed. After getting the 24-70 and primes, it has been in a box since.

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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #49 on: April 26, 2013, 12:27:07 PM »
I use mine for non-critical stuff, Like ebay photos, vacation photos and personal stuff. When I do use it for clients it's usually at F/8 so no-one could tell. It's a great lens if your using flash...


f8 - that's the key to optimising results from this lens.

All our Building Panoramics pictures that have been shot with this lens are at f8.
Even so, it still has to be king of versatility.

I viewed your website. Great work! It seems DR is not limiting your creativity.  ;)

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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #50 on: April 26, 2013, 01:12:51 PM »
I use mine for non-critical stuff, Like ebay photos, vacation photos and personal stuff. When I do use it for clients it's usually at F/8 so no-one could tell. It's a great lens if your using flash...


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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #51 on: April 26, 2013, 01:50:40 PM »
I never really loved it.  I like it. I bought it as a "kit lens" with one of my bodies.  Usually I buy body-only, but the 24-105L sounded useful, and the price was right, so I got the kit.

I like prime lenses.  I've got an embarrassing number of them.  I also have a 16-35mm f/2.8L II that I prefer for the wider end of things. 

But I still use the 24-105L a lot.  It's a very convenient "walk around" lens.  In bright daylight, it's plenty fast enough, and sometimes it's just not convenient to haul around a bunch of lenses.  If I'm going someplace outdoors, in the daylight, and don't want to bring a camera bag full of gear, the 24-105L is the lens I put on my camera.

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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #52 on: April 26, 2013, 01:54:44 PM »
I really like the lens.
It is very versatile.

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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #53 on: April 26, 2013, 02:08:45 PM »
I use mine for non-critical stuff, Like ebay photos, vacation photos and personal stuff. When I do use it for clients it's usually at F/8 so no-one could tell. It's a great lens if your using flash...


f8 - that's the key to optimising results from this lens.

All our Building Panoramics pictures that have been shot with this lens are at f8.
Even so, it still has to be king of versatility.

I viewed your website. Great work! It seems DR is not limiting your creativity.  ;)


Thanks Ramon, appreciate that.  :)

Yes, unlike some I have a vague idea of what under exposure is, and also know how to use that clever 'bkt' feature in the camera menu  ;D

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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #54 on: April 26, 2013, 02:21:27 PM »
Wow, Sporgon, your building panoramas are fantastic!

Back on topic, the 24-105 is my most versatile lens. If we could get a 24-105 f/2.8 IS, I'd happily sell most of my other lenses.





I use mine for non-critical stuff, Like ebay photos, vacation photos and personal stuff. When I do use it for clients it's usually at F/8 so no-one could tell. It's a great lens if your using flash...


f8 - that's the key to optimising results from this lens.

All our Building Panoramics pictures that have been shot with this lens are at f8.
Even so, it still has to be king of versatility.
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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #55 on: April 26, 2013, 02:39:56 PM »
I don't like it at all. If it rains heavily and I need pictures, I grab this garbage lens.

The image quality is quite bad, the AF is kinda slow and inconsistent & on top of that f/4 is not going to help with busy backgrounds.
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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #56 on: April 26, 2013, 02:47:30 PM »
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Wow, Sporgon, your building panoramas are fantastic!

Back on topic, the 24-105 is my most versatile lens. If we could get a 24-105 f/2.8 IS, I'd happily sell most of my other lenses.





Thanks kev8d, that's much appreciated. I should point out that there are two of us involved in Building Panoramics, and nearly all the pictures are a result of a combined effort, so I can only really claim 50% of the credit  ;D

@dick - there seems to be a lot of sub standard copies of this lens out there, probably because so any have been made. With a little pp at around f8 this lens should be able to hold its own against the big hitters .
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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #57 on: April 26, 2013, 03:10:29 PM »
I grab this garbage lens.
"garbage lens"?  ???:o ::)
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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #58 on: April 26, 2013, 03:16:19 PM »
If we could get a 24-105 f/2.8 IS, I'd happily sell most of my other lenses.
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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #59 on: April 26, 2013, 03:24:57 PM »
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Wow, Sporgon, your building panoramas are fantastic!

Back on topic, the 24-105 is my most versatile lens. If we could get a 24-105 f/2.8 IS, I'd happily sell most of my other lenses.





Thanks kev8d, that's much appreciated. I should point out that there are two of us involved in Building Panoramics, and nearly all the pictures are a result of a combined effort, so I can only really claim 50% of the credit  ;D

@dick - there seems to be a lot of sub standard copies of this lens out there, probably because so any have been made. With a little pp at around f8 this lens should be able to hold its own against the big hitters .

The Building Panoramics pictures are evidence that this lens can take incredible pictures, especially stepped down.  Nice work BP!
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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
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