Performance 5D2 and 24-105mm/4.5 L

Started May 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
billythek Veteran Member • Posts: 5,260
Re: Performance 5D2 and 24-105mm/4.5 L

qianp2k wrote:

billythek wrote:

A few random comments.

- Yes, the 24-105 is a nice lens, and it can do a good job at times, but it really is sharper stopped down than at f/4.  There are many sites that show this.

Actually it's not bad at F4.0 wide open at least in center.  I have many photos can prove that.

- Technique matters.  The IS of the 24-105 helps, but you will get sharper shots using a tripod.  Don't expect too much from handheld shots.

All those photos (including that 5000-pixel wide) I demo above were taken hand-held and they are sharp

- The 24-105 is convenient for travel, but it's not in the same class as the 24-70II, or 70-200 f/2.8 IS II.  I sold my 24-105 within days of getting my 24-70II.

Sure these two F2.8 zoom that I also own are noticeably better. 24-105L is not bad at all and actually pretty good. To be honest, if I stop down, I don't see a big difference especially in center between 24-105L and 24-70L II unless I view in big size or pixel peeping. I keep my 24-105L nevertheless as I spent another $200 last year to repair Err01 (Canon replaced the front part) so not worth to sell a 5.5 yrs old lens (since I purchased from 5D combo deal).

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- Bill

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Well, I guess it depends on your definition of sharp.  I like your other shots better than the ones taken with the 24-105.  If you are so satisfied with the 24-105, then why don't you sell your 24-70II, since it has less range and no IS?

You probably used better technique with the 24-105 than the OP, which was my other, main, point.

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- Bill

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