An Ode to 24-105 (and Cape Town, South Africa)

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Re: An Ode to 24-105 (and Cape Town, South Africa)

In the not so distant past, most of my photography was done when travelling.

I have had numerous "all-in-one" lenses over the decades, all with compromises of one kind or another. The most recent one before I got the 24-105 F4 was the Sony 24-240. It was the best I had had and I took a lot of very nice photos with it, but I never was able to get truly acceptable photos above 150mm or so. As soon as the 24-105 F4 became available, I jumped on it based on very positive reviews and I was not disappointed. It was clearly superior to the 10x lens in all regards except of course for the FL.

I have compared it to my 16-35 F4 and primes from 24 to 85mm and it is as good or close enough that I have confidence that I'm getting excellent quality in nearly all situations. I now carry around a Samyang 18 2.8 for the wide end and sometimes also the 24 and 35 2.8s for low light situations. They weigh next to nothing.

I will admit that if the Tamron 28-200 had been available at the time I probably would have chosen it for the longer FL, but I'm not really tempted at the moment. I also have the relatively compact 70-300G for the long end which I take along when I think I might make use of it.

Would love to visit Cape Town!


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