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20d and 24-105 l f4 or??????


curlyfilm 16 139
30 Dec 2007 10:08PM
since damaging terminally my above set up! and not being insured
i can now replace them, i'm never one to change lenses too much (too lazy!) anyway i loved me 20d and especially the lense, and could buy a 20d from e-bay and the lense will be new, as they are rarely found secondhand,
now me question is! shall i go for me original stuff, or is there other, lenses or a camera combo i should try! i have about 900 to part with!! ta!
User_Removed 14 1.5k 1
30 Dec 2007 10:12PM

Quote:Since damaging terminally my above set up! and not being insured
i can now replace them, i'm never one to change lenses too much (too lazy!) anyway i loved me 20d and especially the lense, and could buy a 20d from e-bay and the lense will be new, as they are rarely found secondhand,
now me question is! shall i go for me original stuff, or is there other, lenses or a camera combo i should try! i have about 900 to part with!! ta!



there are lots of this equipment secondhand on ebay. james
Graywolf 13 1.0k United Kingdom
30 Dec 2007 10:14PM
Well for what it's worth, I bought my 24-105 a few weeks ago and it's never off the camera. I think it's a fantastic lens but there a many people on here with a much wider experience of different glass than me.

If you like the set-up then I think I would stick with it.

Do you have a possible alternative in mind. The obvious one might be the 24 -70 f2.8 but I believe it is noticeably heavier.

I can easily sacrifice the loss of one stop for the extra reach which was why I bought it in the first place to replace a Sigma 18-50 which just didn't have the reach for me.
User_Removed 14 1.5k 1
30 Dec 2007 10:18PM
You could consider primes. Im in the process of stocking up on them. james
EPZSam 14 426 1 England
30 Dec 2007 10:26PM

Quote:You could consider primes. Im in the process of stocking up on them. james


James,

The OP said they don't like changing lenses, so primes wouldn't be a very good idea, would it?

S
StuCollings 16 96
31 Dec 2007 11:01AM
Yep, 24-105mm is the way to go. Try for a 40D if you can afford it.
peterjones 19 5.1k 1 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2007 11:08AM
I have a 24/105 which gives stunning results IMO significantly better than the 24/70 in terms of consistent sharpness and detail rendition.
mike craven 17 20 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2008 12:02AM
I have a new 30D with grip in the Classifieds and also a new 28-135mmIS lens, which is not advertised yet, check it out.

Mike
ghibby 15 101 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2008 11:26AM
I'd get another 24-105, fantastic lens. I also use the 20D and have been very happy with it for 3 years. But in a camera shop the other day had a little play with the 40D and most impressed. It feels chunkier and build quality is also a little better, I nearly bought one on the spot. Things have definately moved on since the days of the 20D in my opinion.

Ben
mattw 17 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2008 12:01PM
You will not find a better alternative to the 24-105 for the money. Cheaper alternatives yes, but not better, and the 24-70 2.8 is out of your budget if you need to get the camera too.

The 24-105 is a relatively new lens, so I would be surprised if there were many available on the second hand market.

However there should be plenty of second hand 20D's out there.

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