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    Default Buying 24-105 F4L

    Currently Im using my kit lens 18-55 and 50 1.4. Thinking of getting a 24-105 for its focal length, as i forsee myself upgrading to a FF cam in near future. My forte is street photography.

    Any advises? Thanks.

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    If you will be buying a FF soon then 24-105mm is one of the best lenses that fits a full frame. Otherwise you can consider a 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 or a 17-55mm f2.8L

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    Correction. 17-55mm f2.8 is not an L lens. But its considered very good.

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    near future is how soon?

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    Default Re: Buying 24-105 F4L

    Quote Originally Posted by tecnica View Post
    near future is how soon?
    when 5dm3 is out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wedoodle View Post
    when 5dm3 is out?
    nobody's know when it will be.

    you prepared the $ for 5DMK3 already? once it's out, you'll buy it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tecnica View Post
    nobody's know when it will be.

    you prepared the $ for 5DMK3 already? once it's out, you'll buy it?
    Ya. Shld have enough for it. Well, it doesnt matter abt the when 5DM3 is coming out, but i wondering the 24-105 will be a good add-on to my current holdings.

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    Effectively you will be using a (38.4-168mm) on your current camera(model not mentioned).

    It will definitely suit street photography. If going wide is not an issue, then this is a good walk-about lens.

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    If u thinking of FF in the future, you should get this lens.. Use it during my last trip (then 500D), and i love it.. i use my Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 for indoor shoot only.. Most of the time, 28-105 is on my body...

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    Quote Originally Posted by takafan View Post
    Effectively you will be using a (38.4-168mm) on your current camera(model not mentioned).

    It will definitely suit street photography. If going wide is not an issue, then this is a good walk-about lens.
    Its a 600D. Thanks you (= Guess it will be a good add.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wbrandon76 View Post
    If u thinking of FF in the future, you should get this lens.. Use it during my last trip (then 500D), and i love it.. i use my Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 for indoor shoot only.. Most of the time, 28-105 is on my body...
    Wont it be a heavy lens with a light body? abit unbalanced when u are taking your shoots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wedoodle View Post
    Wont it be a heavy lens with a light body? abit unbalanced when u are taking your shoots?
    you can add a battery grip to counter the weight of the lens..
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    Since you said you are going FF.. then its good also...since its a FF lens. I can only think of afew things..Since you are using a crop sensor now..the FL will not be 24-105.. The lens is quite bulky..and finally do you think F4 is fast enough for street photography?

    My advise is.. get it if you can afford and can justify it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ding5678 View Post
    If you will be buying a FF soon then 24-105mm is one of the best lenses that fits a full frame. Otherwise you can consider a 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 or a 17-55mm f2.8L
    Quote Originally Posted by Ding5678 View Post
    Correction. 17-55mm f2.8 is not an L lens. But its considered very good.
    Both 15-85mm and 17-55mm cannot be mount on a FF camera. And since TS is going to upgrade to FF, there simply is no reason to get these two lenses as they are not exactly cheap.

    TS... for street photography, you might want to check out the 24-70mm f2.8L, which is an excellent lens, and very fast... sometime, you need that speed.
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    IMO, i believe in here and now.

    no point having something for the future when what you need is the appropriate tool for the present state.

    there is always a resale market for the high quality EF-S lenses, where you can buy/sell these lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wedoodle View Post
    Ya. Shld have enough for it. Well, it doesnt matter abt the when 5DM3 is coming out, but i wondering the 24-105 will be a good add-on to my current holdings.
    The 5D3 would probably be sold with the 24-105 as the kit lens. So you can get it slightly cheaper if you buy it with the body. But if you are struck with the BBB bug then just get it.

    Quote Originally Posted by TWmilkteaTW View Post
    Since you said you are going FF.. then its good also...since its a FF lens. I can only think of afew things..Since you are using a crop sensor now..the FL will not be 24-105.. The lens is quite bulky..and finally do you think F4 is fast enough for street photography?
    While f4 is not exactly fast I think this lens is okay for street photography. The IS helps and typically most shots are sharp even when you are shooting quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino123 View Post
    Both 15-85mm and 17-55mm cannot be mount on a FF camera. And since TS is going to upgrade to FF, there simply is no reason to get these two lenses as they are not exactly cheap.

    TS... for street photography, you might want to check out the 24-70mm f2.8L, which is an excellent lens, and very fast... sometime, you need that speed.
    24-70 is not with IS i supposed. My hands do shake alot, so even with a bigger aperature, i still have set a faster shutter speed or higher iso to compensate for the images.

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    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    The 5D3 would probably be sold with the 24-105 as the kit lens. So you can get it slightly cheaper if you buy it with the body. But if you are struck with the BBB bug then just get it.

    Yup, i gg HK this month end. Maybe will get it there.



    While f4 is not exactly fast I think this lens is okay for street photography. The IS helps and typically most shots are sharp even when you are shooting quickly.
    Agreed, F4 might not be fast enough. But i hav to side the IS and extra focal length compared to 24-70mm f2.8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wedoodle View Post
    Wont it be a heavy lens with a light body? abit unbalanced when u are taking your shoots?
    I used the vertical grip to counter it.. Love the lens.. very fast during the day... and we manage to get several good shot on Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge while traveling in the bus.

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    For canon, I don't recommend 24-70 2.8...as it not as sharp compared to nikon. Go for 24-105 f4. It's a very good lens where many used it for wedding. Since you are going to full frame soon, not point getting 17-55, just get 24-105 and your kit lens for e wide angle will do.
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