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Canon 24-105. Canon 15-85 or canon ??????


dazzaman e2
8 630 England
6 Mar 2013 2:39PM
Hi all I'm looking for a nice waikaround lens for my canon 60d.i love the 24-105 because its a premium L lens with a decent focal length on a cropped body.but I've heard some bad reports on IS blurrng with this lens.i also love the IQ on the 2 other lenses,especially the 17-55 but not too keen on the short focal length.the 15-85 looks like the ideal choice,and its also cheaper.do you guys have your own views on this.
Thank you.

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ikett e2
4 372 England
6 Mar 2013 3:05PM
I have used the 24-105 on a 5D mk1, but replaced it with the 24-70L it may have been below par but I was never happy, I sold the 24-105 to a friend who loves it.

I used the 15-85on a 7D and loved it IQ superb and the IS works perfectly, I highly reccomend it.
6 Mar 2013 4:11PM
The 24-105mm is used for 80% of my shots on a 5D Mkii. This focal length is well suited to a full frame camera. The IS works really well and I leave it on most of the time.

Dave
WhiteRose1 e2
4 1.1k 137 England
6 Mar 2013 4:48PM
I've got the 7D and take the majority of my shots on the 15-85. If/when I can get my hands on a 5d III I'll probably go for the 24-105. The latter loses the wide angle end of its range on a crop sensor.
rambler e2
6 477 14 England
6 Mar 2013 5:06PM
The 15 -85 lens is very good and I love it, now shooting most of my shots on it.
JackAllTog e2
5 4.0k 58 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 5:22PM
I love the 24-105 on my 60D, and often use the full range of it, Back when i bought it it was not much less expensive than the old 24-70mm f2.8, maybe you always want what you don't have but for studio work where I love sharpness i often wonder if that might of been better - of course now there are new 24-70mm versions that are much more expensive.

I'd come from 17-85mm lens on my 400D which i struggled to get sharp shots with so the 15-85 whilst with stated better IQ & IS was avoided.
The 17-55 should be great for studio but never tried one and know i want a FF body sometime so would be a waste. (i've a 10-20 Sigma for now for wide stuff)
I'd say that the nifty 50 f1.8 is probably sharper though.

So really the 24-105 is the only option for me to recommend - It not subtle though.
ikett e2
4 372 England
6 Mar 2013 5:55PM

Quote:I love the 24-105 on my 60D, and often use the full range of it, Back when i bought it it was not much less expensive than the old 24-70mm f2.8, maybe you always want what you don't have but for studio work where I love sharpness i often wonder if that might of been better - of course now there are new 24-70mm versions that are much more expensive.

I'd come from 17-85mm lens on my 400D which i struggled to get sharp shots with so the 15-85 whilst with stated better IQ & IS was avoided.
The 17-55 should be great for studio but never tried one and know i want a FF body sometime so would be a waste. (i've a 10-20 Sigma for now for wide stuff)
I'd say that the nifty 50 f1.8 is probably sharper though.

So really the 24-105 is the only option for me to recommend - It not subtle though.



Some where in there they could be some sense buggered if I can find it!
JackAllTog e2
5 4.0k 58 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 5:59PM
Hi Ikett - Sorry, went through the same lens list as the OP and I decided on the 24-105 I do waffle sometimes Wink
MalcolmS e2
9 1.1k 13 England
6 Mar 2013 6:20PM
I changed from 15-85mm on a 40D, to a 24-105mm on a 5DMk2. The 15-85mm was a big improvement ion the 17-85mm which I also had on the 40D. The 24-105mm/5DMk2 combination may be good but the jury is definitely out for me on whether the changes was worth the money. My advice would be get the 15-85mm, for the money it is a cracking lens, almost L class in my opinion.
User_Removed 10 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2013 6:31PM
The 24-105 is a fabulous lens but not wide enough for walkaround on your 60D. Not sure what you've heard about IS blurring but the best IS (or tripod) in the world can only compensate for camera movement not subject movement during longer exposures.
brian17302 e2
2 2 12 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 5:35PM
I have the 24-105 IS for 3 years on my 5D Mk 2 & find it a great combination. As far as your "IS blurring" story is corcerned, not found any problems.
I would recommend this lens without hesitation for a great general walkabout lens
As you are talking about this lens on a cropped sensor camera you will lose the wide angle, 24-105 will be 38-168 full frame equivilant
Depends what range you favour for your ideal walkabout lens.
The 15-85mm lens (24-136 Full Frame equivilant) may be the way to go but cant comment on image quality.
SteveHunter e2
6 386 1 England
7 Mar 2013 6:46PM
The 24 - 105L is fabulous and is what I use as a walkabout on a 60D.

When I bought it the people in the store said it was too long for a cropped sensor, but based on my previous photos exif data I didn't think this would be a problem.

I haven't found the need for anything wider, I do have the Siggy 10 - 20 in the bag if needed, but it rarely gets used these days. I find the extra length I get with the 105 end much more use than the loss of the wider end, and I often find myself using that extra bit of length. I do have the 70 - 300L when extra zoom is required.

If you don't have the fallback of the 10 - 20 or similar then maybe it is a bit too long and the 15 - 85 might be the better all round lens, personally I find the 24 - 105 excellent, it very rarely comes off the camera, and balances really well with the 60D.
saltireblue e2
4 4.3k 26 Norway
7 Mar 2013 7:23PM
I have the 24-105 almost permanently attached to my 5dIII. Great focal range, and never any problem with IS blurring.
I also have the 17-40 for shots in tight spaces.

Malc
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 12:04PM
IS blurring to the best of my knowledge happens when you press the shutter button too quickly - the IS takes about half a second to calculate the shake that is happening and control the correcting lens. So if you press the shutter button all the way immediately the correcting lens is still moving when the shutter files. You need to half-press, pause slightly, full-press.
Boogie e2
2 58 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 3:35PM
The Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens is on my wish list for my 60D.

It gets great reviews. I'll let you know!

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