Planning to switch from D800 to 5DIII Locked

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stratobill Senior Member • Posts: 1,874
Re: 24-105L is the way to go for OP; maybe add 50 1.8

My 24-105 is really very good, but maybe it's a very good copy? Yes, the 24-70 is better (I tested one) but the dollar and weight difference is huge. For critical pro applications it is probably the way to go. For us mere humans, not so much.

When I got my 6D I was planning to sell the 24-105 and move on, after all of the negative comments I've seen. But having shot with it a bit, it's a lot better than it gets credit for.

Is it as good as my 16-35 at 24? heck, no, but who would expect it to be?

Is it as good at 100 as my 70-200 F/IS? Ditto.

Is it as good at 40 as the pancake? Ditto.

But it does all of those things, and the others don't. When I travel overseas, that matters a lot.

I think of it as sorta like the 15-85 on crop, which I had great results with.

You could go for quite a while with the 24-105 and get some nice shots. If i have any complaint, it might be that it lacks a bit of contrast. Which I punch up a bit in LR. I would say always shoot with this lens in raw and you are going to do OK.

YMMV, etc.

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