Does anyone have experience with these two lenses? In particular, the IS on both. I'm interested in buying a new 24-something lens for full frame purposes. Also how would these lenses compare with the 17-55 in terms of IQ? Anyone got sample images of the new 24-70 f/4L?
I've had a play about with both lenses. The 24-105L has the advantage of being almost half the price. But is it a mistake to go from a 17-55 to 24-105? Image stabilization is more important than wider apertures so for now the 24-70II is out.
Not a fan of Tamron so that's out too.
Gong from a 17-55 on your 7D to a 24-105 on your 5DII is an improvement IMHO (largely because of the 5D2's sensor). The 24-105 is very versatile and surprisingly good (it clearly outshines my 24-70 f/2.8 MkI). Just my 2 cents... sorry I've no personal experience with the 24-70 f/4 IS. I understand however that its only real advantage over the 24-105 is its near-macro ability if that is important to you (I prefer a dedicated macro lens).
FWIW the 24-105 f/4 IS is my vacation-lens workhorse. Although I also bring a few other lenses on my travels, the 24-105 f/4 IS can do it all if needed, greatly helped by the weather sealing.
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