I'm like a zoom lens Nazi. Can't help it.
Most reviews put the 28-135 IS USM just behind the 24-105L in terms of sharpness and optical quality. This would be more than sufficient for me except for the fact that 28mm at the wide end is too tele for me, with too much of a gap from the 22mm end of my 10-22. And since I tend to shoot more at wide-normal-medium tele focal ranges rather than zoomed out on my 55-250, I don't think I'll miss the 135mm end of the 28-135 lens as much as the 24mm end of the 24-105.
Perhaps because I have not handled an L lens yet, the L build/quality/sharpness/etc just seem like icing on the cake as of now. If the 28-135 IS USM just extended by 4mm at the wide end, there'd be no contest. But it doesn't, and the fantastically huge price difference is also an issue...
Will probably go down to J3:16 to try them both out 1st.
haha.... that the case have to sss liao!!!
sss= save save save... not shoot shoot shoot... ...
i'm new to photography but willing to learn.
Losing 30mm on the L won't kill on cropped bodies.
In any case, if you after getting either and want to extend further, 70-200 will come in.
Having said that, there's no one lens fit all imho.
anyone interested to get a wacom graphire 4?
PM me if interested.
4th of July coming ;D