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Gagan S. Matharoo
 

CANON 24-105L lens


hi guys and girls

I know many of you are using the Canon 24-105 L USM lens. Could you let me know the pros n cons of the lens am planning to buy one for my 7D


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5/20/2011 11:09:39 PM

 
Lynn R. Powers   Pro: F4 is available at all focal lengths.
With the 7D crop factor it will give an effective 168mm at full zoom.
It is an ideal walk-around lens for a Full Frame camera.

Con: With the 7D the crop factor at the wide end is effectively only 38.4mm. This isn't wide enough for city photography unless you are only photographing people IMO. And definitely not good for the European narrow streets, where all the good and different shots are found.

On my 40D I use a 17-85mm as a walk around lens. The 15-85 is ranked even better. For my 5D I want the 24-105mm for general photography.


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5/21/2011 10:48:13 AM

 
Mary Iacofano
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  Hi Gagan,
I use that lens and it has become my favorite "all around" lens. In places where a tripod is not allowed like a butterfly garden I visit, it is a wonderful zoom lens, light enough to hold w/o too much camera shake. I use it on a 30D dinasor and still love it. I am also thinking of buying a 7D.
Good Shooting,
Mary


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5/21/2011 2:08:14 PM

 
Memoriee G. Sconce
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/30/2008
  I also use that lens as my everyday shooter. I went to Venice in Feb. and only used the 24-105 and the 10-22 for all my images. I also have the 7D.
Listen to Lynn she gave me very good advice on what lens to take to Venice and she was very right.
Memoriee


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5/21/2011 6:38:35 PM

 
Lynn R. Powers   Memoriee,

I am a guy!!!

Glad that my information was useful for your trip to Venice.


Lynn


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5/22/2011 9:08:42 AM

 
Ken Smith
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  I also use the 24-105mm as my primary lens and agree with the other folks who've chimed in.


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5/22/2011 4:52:14 PM

 
Memoriee G. Sconce
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/30/2008
  Lynn,
I am very sorry about that, you are a very helpful guy.
Thank you
memoriee


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5/22/2011 5:08:05 PM

 
Debra Booth
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/2/2004
  I was using the 24-105 f4.0 (23.6 ounces) as my walk around lens on my 40D but found it to be not quite wide enough for many shots. When I bought my 40D, I picked up the EFS 17-55 f2.8 (22.8 ounces). It's one of those "S" lenses that is considered to be "L" quality in many ways.

I love the extra wide angle it gives me, and I have not missed the longer range one bit. Of course it depends on what you shoot, but I have the 70-200 f4 for longer range shots.

I found a reburbished one at Adorama, and got it for around $1,000. If you don't plan to upgrade to a full-frame camera soon, I recommend that you consider the 17-55.


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5/24/2011 7:07:39 AM

 
Debra Booth
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/2/2004
  Oops. In my previous post, I meant to say, "When I bought my 7D." To clarify, I'm using the EF-S 17-55 with a 7D and loving the combo.


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5/24/2011 7:11:18 AM

 
Gagan S. Matharoo   thank you all

i just got delivery of my 7D and maybe a cpl of months down I am planning to get the 24-105L or the 17-55 f 2.8

thanks again
Cheers!!!


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6/3/2011 7:03:47 AM

 
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