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Re: Canon 24-105mm f/4 IS : Seller's remorse?
« Reply #60 on: August 26, 2013, 11:13:29 AM »
was the softest lens in my kit

You must have had a bad copy - mine is really good (and made me sell my 24-70 f/2.8). Even when compared to my 70-200 f/2.8 IS II, I'm happy with the sharpness. My 17-40 is noticeably softer, but not bad at all when stopped down.

Well, that really depends on the kit!  :) My 24-105 is the softest lens I own as well but then the rest are lenses that is hard compete with. I like the 24-105 a lot, and use it very often. I find the IS to be very capable even though it is "old".

Here is a recent shot with it. It was incredibly muggy but that actually contributed to the shot. Using a zoom helped to find the right (IMO, anyway) angle and perspective. I had the 35L in my bag as well but I did not bother using it.


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Re: Canon 24-105mm f/4 IS : Seller's remorse?
« Reply #60 on: August 26, 2013, 11:13:29 AM »

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Re: Canon 24-105mm f/4 IS : Seller's remorse?
« Reply #61 on: August 26, 2013, 12:25:12 PM »
was the softest lens in my kit

You must have had a bad copy - mine is really good (and made me sell my 24-70 f/2.8). Even when compared to my 70-200 f/2.8 IS II, I'm happy with the sharpness. My 17-40 is noticeably softer, but not bad at all when stopped down.

Well, that really depends on the kit!  :) My 24-105 is the softest lens I own as well but then the rest are lenses that is hard compete with. I like the 24-105 a lot, and use it very often. I find the IS to be very capable even though it is "old".

Here is a recent shot with it. It was incredibly muggy but that actually contributed to the shot. Using a zoom helped to find the right (IMO, anyway) angle and perspective. I had the 35L in my bag as well but I did not bother using it.


The Shanghai oriental pearl tower

Nice! I agree that the 24-105L is plenty sharp. All of these were done with it and I had to dial down the sharpness in some.

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Re: Canon 24-105mm f/4 IS : Seller's remorse?
« Reply #62 on: August 27, 2013, 02:12:41 PM »
was the softest lens in my kit

You must have had a bad copy - mine is really good (and made me sell my 24-70 f/2.8 ). Even when compared to my 70-200 f/2.8 IS II, I'm happy with the sharpness. My 17-40 is noticeably softer, but not bad at all when stopped down.

you know, you're right.  i think i'm under-representing the sharpness of the lens.

what was in my kit at the time when i sold it was the 100L, 85L II, and 70-200 2.8 II.

so yes, softest lens in my kit, but that can mean anything i suppose!  ;)
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Re: Canon 24-105mm f/4 IS : Seller's remorse?
« Reply #63 on: August 27, 2013, 02:17:26 PM »
so yes, softest lens in my kit, but that can mean anything i suppose!  ;)

I suppose the softest lens in my kit would be the MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro.   But somehow it performs better at 5x magnification than any other lens I own...
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Re: Canon 24-105mm f/4 IS : Seller's remorse?
« Reply #64 on: August 27, 2013, 02:36:00 PM »
I had a relatively good copy of the 24-105 that I just sold a week ago Monday. I replaced it with the 24-70 f/2.8 II on Sunday. So far I am not missing the 24-105 at all, despite it having more reach and IS. it was a great lens, but the 24-70 is something else. The colours it produces and the sharpness are amazing.

Maybe when I see Getitdigitial sell the 24-105 for $649 again I'll pick up another copy in the future.

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Re: Canon 24-105mm f/4 IS : Seller's remorse?
« Reply #64 on: August 27, 2013, 02:36:00 PM »