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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #60 on: April 26, 2013, 05:23:33 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!


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  ;D

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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #60 on: April 26, 2013, 05:23:33 PM »

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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #61 on: April 26, 2013, 05:32:12 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...


Good point Ramon.  The 430ex flash is tailor-made for the EF 24-105 f/4L as its head extension matches the focal range perfectly.

I like the lens out in the daylight but I've been trying to get as compact a camera as possible so I've been leaning towards primes lately.

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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #62 on: April 26, 2013, 05:39:04 PM »
I've a brilliant copy, in overall IQ better than some primes I own. Love the sharpness, colors, contrast and versatility. Beats my 24-70 f/2.8 MkI hands down except for light gathering ability. My number-one vacation, and do-it-all-lens. :)
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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #63 on: April 28, 2013, 09:29:59 PM »
Having said nice things about my 24-105, I tried it today on my 5D3 and I noticed that IS was noisier than when it was on my 5D2! But even on 5D2 it was noisier than it used to be   :-\


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Re: Do you still love 24-105L?
« Reply #63 on: April 28, 2013, 09:29:59 PM »