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How is the 24-105 vs. the old 28-135?
« on: April 18, 2012, 10:03:16 AM »
I kept the 28-135 from my 40d kit (such an odd pairing on that model) and occasionally use it on my 5d2.

The 28-135 is good in the center up to about 75mm or so, but has many flaws such as distortion and soft corners. I say the 28-135 is close to the 28-85 or 28-105. They are all near the same optically.

But I hear lots of mixed opinions on the 24-105. I know the older ones had some kind of defect that forced Canon to do a slight revision. Maybe it was flare or dust. Anyway, the market for the 24-105 is so flooded and there are some awesome deals out there on new ones from kits. Here are my current lenses: 28-135, 17-40, 35L, 50/1.8 mk 1, 70-300 IS.
5d2; 17-40L; 35L; 50/1.8 Mk. 1; 70-300 IS; 100mm/2.8

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How is the 24-105 vs. the old 28-135?
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Re: How is the 24-105 vs. the old 28-135?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2012, 10:32:15 AM »
I had 28-135 with 40d before getting 24-105 for 7d. Well, i have to say that 24-105 is better. Constant apperture, contrast, sharpness, less CA. I'D say 24-105 is better in every area.
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Re: How is the 24-105 vs. the old 28-135?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2012, 04:49:02 PM »
The 24-105 is a great lens.  No other kit lens even approaches it.  There was a early issue that Canon fixed.  As lenses go, its relatively new, being announced in August 2005.
 
Its good on both crop and FF, but is more of a telephoto zoom on crop bodies.

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Re: How is the 24-105 vs. the old 28-135?
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2012, 05:54:00 PM »
The 24-105 is a MUCH MUCH better lens.

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Re: How is the 24-105 vs. the old 28-135?
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2012, 06:03:50 PM »
There is NO comparison...  The only way to make it a fair comparison is to smear vasoline over the 24-105's lens.  The 24-105 is much better in every way/shape/and form. 
Canon 5d III, Canon 24-105L, Canon 17-40L, Canon 70-200 F4L, Canon 100L 2.8, Canon 85 1.8, 430EX 2's and a lot of bumps along the road to get to where I am.

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Re: How is the 24-105 vs. the old 28-135?
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2012, 06:29:43 PM »
There is NO comparison...  The only way to make it a fair comparison is to smear vasoline over the 24-105's lens.  The 24-105 is much better in every way/shape/and form.

 :D That is a nice way of comparing two lenses. Have never tried it. Shall be using it sometime soon..... ;D
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Re: How is the 24-105 vs. the old 28-135?
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2012, 06:52:31 PM »
There is NO comparison...  The only way to make it a fair comparison is to smear vasoline over the 24-105's lens.  The 24-105 is much better in every way/shape/and form.

 :D That is a nice way of comparing two lenses. Have never tried it. Shall be using it sometime soon..... ;D

Looking at it from some other perspective and distance and paying attention not to get to close to the subject, it's better to get 28-135 than not to have anything, especially when someone wants to learn composition and framing without spending too much for shoes, as RAKAMRAK has it clarified in another post :)
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Re: How is the 24-105 vs. the old 28-135?
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2012, 06:52:31 PM »

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Re: How is the 24-105 vs. the old 28-135?
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2012, 07:03:43 PM »
Absolutely a different class of lens...it's the L 24-105 all the way. The 28-135 is a useful budget lens that may deliver satisfactory results on a film body or an APS-C body. I had a 28-135 when I bought my then new FF 1Ds. The FF sensor absolutely punished the lens and was quickly sent off to eBay.

By comparison the 24-105 truly earns it's L stripes...most copies deliver better IQ than the much pricier though flawed 24-70 f/2.8.

It's an easy choice.

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Re: How is the 24-105 vs. the old 28-135?
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2012, 07:03:43 PM »