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Looking for EF 24-105 f4L aftermarket replacement...
« on: June 07, 2012, 05:40:31 PM »
I have several lenses in my collection but no medium wide angle zooms. I own crop sensor cameras as well as FF so I want to stay away from EF-s lenses. My lens of choice would be the EF 24-105 f4L IS but it's a little pricy for the little amount of times I would need a wide angle zoom. I also want a better quality (build and image-wise) than the EF 28-135 IS USM lens.

Any aftermarket alternatives that would be affordable and would produce good image quality? IS is welcome but I could overlook it if the image quality was worth not having IS for the same price.

Thanks.

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Looking for EF 24-105 f4L aftermarket replacement...
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Re: Looking for EF 24-105 f4L aftermarket replacement...
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012, 05:58:40 PM »
Well, on an APS-C, the 24-105 & 28-135 won't exactly be wide.

For a normal Zoom, it'll generally be the 24-105 or 28-135 or 24-70. I'd go for the 24-105 if I were you.
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Re: Looking for EF 24-105 f4L aftermarket replacement...
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2012, 06:25:52 PM »
How about a pre-owned 24-105? Their L build quality means that most examples will be as good as gold.

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Re: Looking for EF 24-105 f4L aftermarket replacement...
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2012, 06:47:20 PM »
You can probably find a 24-105L for a good price right now since a lot of people(myself included) bought 5DMKIII kits (since the body alone was so hard to get initially), but already have an existing 24-105.

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Re: Looking for EF 24-105 f4L aftermarket replacement...
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2012, 09:22:01 PM »
LOL  ???

So... there are no Tamron lenses (in the range I specified) or other manufacturers that make lenses that are very good in the price range of $400.00 ~ $600.00? Better than a "kit" lens but not exactly "L" class either?

I know I can get a used 24-105 for about $900.00 but that's not what I am looking for.

And I also know 24-105 is not all that "wide" on a APS-C camera BUT I also own FF. (sigh)

Any ideas from someone who owns a non-Canon medium wide angle zoom lens?

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Re: Looking for EF 24-105 f4L aftermarket replacement...
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2012, 09:43:15 PM »
LOL  ???

So... there are no Tamron lenses (in the range I specified) or other manufacturers that make lenses that are very good in the price range of $400.00 ~ $600.00? Better than a "kit" lens but not exactly "L" class either?

I know I can get a used 24-105 for about $900.00 but that's not what I am looking for.

And I also know 24-105 is not all that "wide" on a APS-C camera BUT I also own FF. (sigh)

Any ideas from someone who owns a non-Canon medium wide angle zoom lens?

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there is an old tamron 28-105 f2.8 but from all accounts its so soft wide open you may as well tape a marshmallow over a kit lens as that would be less soft :P
http://www.photopurity.com/2010/08/18/tamron-28-105-f2-8-lens-review/

i'm not a fan of tamron gear

900 is steep for a used 24-105 they ususally go for 800 sometimes less

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Re: Looking for EF 24-105 f4L aftermarket replacement...
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2012, 09:53:33 PM »
I have several lenses in my collection but no medium wide angle zooms. I own crop sensor cameras as well as FF so I want to stay away from EF-s lenses. My lens of choice would be the EF 24-105 f4L IS but it's a little pricy for the little amount of times I would need a wide angle zoom. I also want a better quality (build and image-wise) than the EF 28-135 IS USM lens.

Any aftermarket alternatives that would be affordable and would produce good image quality? IS is welcome but I could overlook it if the image quality was worth not having IS for the same price

The now discontinued Tamron 24-135mm lens can be had on ebay for a low price.  It might be a tad better than the 28-135mm IS, but IS can save a image if there is camera motion and light is low.
 
Its really tough to beat the 24-105mm L for the price, used ones are found for under $800.

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Re: Looking for EF 24-105 f4L aftermarket replacement...
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Re: Looking for EF 24-105 f4L aftermarket replacement...
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2012, 12:54:01 AM »
I've read a bit that the Tamron 24-70 is getting some good buzz. Haven't really gone looking for any real reviews, just a few people have posted here on the forums. Don't know what the price is though.
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Re: Looking for EF 24-105 f4L aftermarket replacement...
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2012, 01:55:58 AM »
17-40 + 85 f/1.8 might be another way to approach it

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Re: Looking for EF 24-105 f4L aftermarket replacement...
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2012, 02:39:25 PM »
If price is an issue there are white box lenses(split from kit) out there.
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Re: Looking for EF 24-105 f4L aftermarket replacement...
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2012, 11:07:44 AM »
i am on the same boat, want a walk around lens, used to own the 28-135 IS, but can't afford the 24-105L.

and always hope either Tamron or Sigma will produce a 24-105/ 24-120 F4 for various mounts.

I am sure there is a market for this kind of lens, Nikon release their 24-120 F4 last year or so, but its heavier than the Canon, Sony and Pentax user can also benefit if either Tamron/Sigma make one.  aim it ~$600USD street price

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Re: Looking for EF 24-105 f4L aftermarket replacement...
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2012, 11:32:04 PM »
The old adage applys here. You cant get champagne on a beer budget.  Simply put you get what you pay for. If 800 for an L lena ia too much then either save up or be disappointed in a cheap wannabe lens. The 24-105 is simply great.  I shoot with it way more than the pricier 24-70.  If i dont need 2.8 ill use it everytime over the 24-70. 
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« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2012, 02:08:24 AM »
The old adage applys here. You cant get champagne on a beer budget.  Simply put you get what you pay for. If 800 for an L lena ia too much then either save up or be disappointed in a cheap wannabe lens. The 24-105 is simply great.  I shoot with it way more than the pricier 24-70.  If i dont need 2.8 ill use it everytime over the 24-70.

Totally agree.

My first Ls were the 24-105 and 135 and I still use them most weeks. They will be in my bag this morning for a modelling session. I bought them both used, making them not much more than aftermarket alternatives new.

4 years of use and counting for about $1k for thousands of great pictures. Dread to think of the number of weddings and the like they have done.

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« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2012, 08:06:37 AM »
If I were you I would stick to 18-135 and 28-135 and save up tell I can buy the 24-105

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Re: Looking for EF 24-105 f4L aftermarket replacement...
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2012, 10:04:03 AM »
Sure you can pick up a siggy or tamron or such... but you have sample to sample variations and in the end, really for lenses in this range, save up even if it takes more than anticipated and get the 24-105...  you really cant go wrong there but you CAN go wrong going cheap with other lenses tho. 
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Re: Looking for EF 24-105 f4L aftermarket replacement...
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2012, 10:04:03 AM »