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
@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!
Many thanks bholliman. Your kind praise help to keep me motivated !
When we moved to FF in 2005 my partner bought the 5D 'kit' with the 24-105. At the time I was adamant that we should only use primes for our BP pictures, but in time it became clear that as we were using the 24-105 in its strong zone, ie 35-70 @ f8, there was just no difference in the finished pictures between it and lenses such as the 50 f1.4.
I like to take a few pictures of show jumping for my own pleasure using the 135 and 200 L, and a while ago I thought I would see how the 24-105 fared in this situation. To be quite honest I didn't think it was bad, even at f4.5. I'm not suggesting that this lens can compete with the 135L as a portrait lens, but in this situation I wasn't unhappy with the result. It was shot on the MK1 so the 100% crop isn't that big. It's certainly not garbage
The rider is Donald Whitaker, the youngest of the world famous Whitaker show jumping dynasty. When he wins a medal at the 2020 Olympics remember you saw his first here, on CR