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Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #135 on: March 09, 2013, 08:01:59 PM »
Best general purpose lens I have owned.  Incredibly sharp IMO - not sure why some people say it is a bad lens.  Hythe, England at dusk.

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« Reply #135 on: March 09, 2013, 08:01:59 PM »

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Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #136 on: March 10, 2013, 03:36:18 AM »
Best general purpose lens I have owned.  Incredibly sharp IMO - not sure why some people say it is a bad lens.  Hythe, England at dusk.

I wonder if this is because there is more sample variation with this lens than others. Canon have turned out thousands of these at a 'reasonable' price and I suspect they're not all assembled to the desired tolerances.

However being a Canon L at least it can be 'post manufacture' fine tuned by specialists, unlike zoom lenses that have elements glued in.

At Building Panoramics we have two: one is perfect, the other is as sharp as a 50mm f1.4 (at say 5.6) on the far left, but quite blurred on the far right. 
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Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #137 on: March 11, 2013, 05:43:52 AM »
Best general purpose lens I have owned.  Incredibly sharp IMO - not sure why some people say it is a bad lens.  Hythe, England at dusk.

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Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #138 on: March 13, 2013, 11:04:45 AM »
EF 24-105mm f4L IS USM. Settings for this photo are F4, Shutter 1/100, ISO 640 taken with Canon 5D Mark III.  No flash / post-processed through Adobe Lightroom 4.


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Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #139 on: March 13, 2013, 05:11:17 PM »
EF 24-105mm f4L IS USM. Settings for this photo are F4, Shutter 1/100, ISO 640 taken with Canon 5D Mark III.  No flash / post-processed through Adobe Lightroom 4.




Very nice sharpness and color there
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Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #140 on: March 13, 2013, 07:03:44 PM »
I got this lens in a kit with my 5DM3 and I'm upset that I didn't get it sooner.  It works great on the 5DM3 and I use it as a walkabout lens.  The 24mm on a FF is awesome, and I agree with all the sharpness/contrast, etc. comments.

I've used it for portraiture before with good results, but I prefer my 50 1.4 or 70-200 2.8 M2 for those.

Overall, the 24-105 is one of the best lenses for your dollar, imho.
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Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #141 on: March 13, 2013, 10:42:43 PM »
I got mine last week and really enjoying it.  It's a wonderful lens.

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« Reply #142 on: March 25, 2013, 02:32:35 AM »
I've ended up liking mine more than I'd anticipated. I thought the distortion on the wide end or the relatively narrow aperture would bug me-- and they have, at times. But for the most part, it's been my go-to lens when I shoot events. The 5D Mark III's high ISOs give me just enough shutter speed flexibility to freeze motion with f/4 at dimly lit press events and trade shows, and because the 24-105 range is so versatile, I use the lens at least half the time. I have to pull out primes if I want particularly striking bokeh but I've certainly found its sharpness, which is sometimes maligned, to be more than acceptable. Not as crisp as my 40mm f/2.8 or 70-200mm f/4, but otherwise as sharp as my other primes (though, to be fair, this is often comparing 24-105 at f/4 to 85 at f/2 and 50 at 4 f/1.6 or f/1.8-- not quite apples to apples).

This shot is my most recent 24-105 picture, nothing special, but I really like how the lens transmits colors, and how the Mark III's files respond to reasonable processing.
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Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #143 on: March 25, 2013, 04:50:03 AM »
Works well on my 5D2, not so well on my 7D
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Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #144 on: March 25, 2013, 05:32:18 AM »
I didnt think I would love this lens, after coming from 17-55mm F2.8. But its better sharper and longer best all rounder I think you can buy for Canon EF system.

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Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #145 on: March 27, 2013, 08:50:35 AM »
I just did a photo session last Sunday and I was using my beloved Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM on a Canon 5D mark II and this is the result:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=502277196498916&set=a.269970153062956.68948.267538939972744&type=1&theater&notif_t=like

.....there will be some more images from this same session.



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Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #146 on: March 29, 2013, 06:50:26 PM »
EF 24-105mm f4L IS USM. Settings for this photo are F4, Shutter 1/100, ISO 640 taken with Canon 5D Mark III.  No flash / post-processed through Adobe Lightroom 4.




Very nice sharpness and color there
I second that!  What a beautiful image, love the colors...
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Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #147 on: March 29, 2013, 06:57:24 PM »
Another with the 24-105mmL   :)
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Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« Reply #148 on: April 06, 2013, 08:04:44 PM »
VBI, what differences do you notice when using the lens on the 7D vs. 5DII?  Just curious.  I use this lens a lot, it is a good "walk around" lens for me.  Thanks.

Works well on my 5D2, not so well on my 7D

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« Reply #149 on: April 07, 2013, 04:17:15 AM »
I didnt think I would love this lens, after coming from 17-55mm F2.8. But its better sharper and longer best all rounder I think you can buy for Canon EF system.

Interesting remark - I made the exact the same observation to myself when I jumped from APS-C to FF a couple of weeks ago. I thought the EF-S 17-55 ƒ/2.8 IS USM was the best lens I ever owned until I started using the EF 24-105L on a 6D. The differences in therms of sharpness and chromatic aberration are huge, especially in the corners. However, I miss the flexibility of the EF-S in hand-held low light conditions, so I plan to use a EF 35 ƒ/2.0 IS USM for this application.

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« Reply #149 on: April 07, 2013, 04:17:15 AM »