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    I'm considering buying this lens.. and was just curious if anybody had any thoughts/comments about it. I've read its a superb lens, but would be open minded if someone knew of one better for the 1K pricetag.

    Thanks in advance!


    Canon Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Autofocus Lens


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    Are you going to be using this exploring? Wide range zoom lenses are not exactly favorable for this type of photography. Though if you're intent on getting an expensive walk-around lens, go for the 24-70 instead. Its better, from everything I've read.

    If you want a good lens for architecture/infrastructure/exploring, you can't go wrong with the 17-40. Its much cheaper, and you'll be much happier with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by futureimpaired View Post
    Are you going to be using this exploring? Wide range zoom lenses are not exactly favorable for this type of photography. Though if you're intent on getting an expensive walk-around lens, go for the 24-70 instead. Its better, from everything I've read.

    If you want a good lens for architecture/infrastructure/exploring, you can't go wrong with the 17-40. Its much cheaper, and you'll be much happier with it.
    Seconding the 24-70 f2.8

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ephoto_EF.html

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    Well this isn't necessarily just for exploring. I'm looking to find a part-time gig and want a top notch lens in addition to just having a better lens in general. I'm still using the stock 18-55 fisher price lens, and I'm over it....

    But this new lens would be for everything; family, events, exploring, work, sporting events, ect.

    I was looking at the 24-70mm as well. 5 star rating across the board with 596 reviews, not bad. I'll definitely do some more research on it.

    Thanks for the advice fellas!

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    I use this lens for all of my exploring and modeling and landscape and.... EVERYTHING.

    A lil wider would be nice for UE but it makes up for it everywhere else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    I use this lens for all of my exploring and modeling and landscape and.... EVERYTHING.

    A lil wider would be nice for UE but it makes up for it everywhere else.
    Which one? 24-70mm?

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    The one you asked about nancy... 24-105mm

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    HAHA gotcha - I thought you were jumping on the bandwagon too, just wanted to clarify.

    I like the versatility of the 24-105mm a little more, but I'll definitely compare the two and make a decision. Thanks for the input!

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    The more versatile, the less sharp.

    I think having the additional aperture and option of better "bokeh" (I hate that word) trumps the additional range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palehorse View Post
    The more versatile, the less sharp.

    I think having the additional aperture and option of better "bokeh" (I hate that word) trumps the additional range.
    Hands down. Zoom with your feet or put on a different lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by futureimpaired View Post
    Hands down. Zoom with your feet or put on a different lens.
    zoom with your feet...

    Definitely makes much more sense man. Thanks again fellas!

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    I have the 24-105 - I am a big fan. I mostly shoot handheld, so the IS is a huge bonus.

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    I've been on a bit of a photography hiatus lately, but ultimately I went with the 24-105mm.

    Looking forward to putting it in action.

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