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    Now that I have purchased my full frame camera and making all my lenses obsolete except my 70-200 and 1/2 of my 10-24mm.

    I need a nice midrange lens for under $1000.

    I was thinking about the Canon 24-105mm f/4L USM.

    Any other suggestions?
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    Hey AT. A little while ago I picked up the 24 - 70 F4L. Its bloody awesome and would fit in well with the 70-200. Not sure what your price would be down there though.

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    The 24-105 is a good walking around lens. However it is not the sharpest or fastest of Canon's lenses. I think of it as a high end kit lens. In fact it is the kit lens for some of the higher end bodies. I've rented both the 70-200 f2.8 and the 24-105 f4 and 70-200 is definitely sharper.

    As an alternative how about a couple of prime lenses. Some that come to mind are. Prices are from B&H.

    50mm 1.4 - $349 - This is an excellent very fast sharp lens. A must have!!! Perfect for a full frame sensor. I have one but I tend at times to find it a bit long for a crop sensor (approx 80mm equivalent. Wish it was a 35mm)
    If you want to save money then get the standard nifty fifty 50mm 1.8

    24mm 2.8 IS - $599 - Don't know anything about this lens. I think this would be a good focal length for those wide angle shots.
    24mm 2.8 Pancake - (which I have) - Really small (I use it for street photography) but not super sharp - don't see it at B&H but in Canada it is $169

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    Thanks, just looked at it. They run about $800. I do like the smaller zoom range.

    I'm going to study up on it.

    I see Tamron has a 24-70 2.8 for about the same price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asnow View Post
    The 24-105 is a good walking around lens. However it is not the sharpest or fastest of Canon's lenses. I think of it as a high end kit lens. In fact it is the kit lens for some of the higher end bodies. I've rented both the 70-200 f2.8 and the 24-105 f4 and 70-200 is definitely sharper.

    As an alternative how about a couple of prime lenses. Some that come to mind are. Prices are from B&H.

    50mm 1.4 - $349 - This is an excellent very fast sharp lens. A must have!!! Perfect for a full frame sensor. I have one but I tend at times to find it a bit long for a crop sensor (approx 80mm equivalent. Wish it was a 35mm)
    If you want to save money then get the standard nifty fifty 50mm 1.8

    24mm 2.8 IS - $599 - Don't know anything about this lens. I think this would be a good focal length for those wide angle shots.
    24mm 2.8 Pancake - (which I have) - Really small (I use it for street photography) but not super sharp - don't see it at B&H but in Canada it is $169
    I thought about some prime lens but since I do mostly street photography now and not portraits, I feel I would be limited. I am kicking myself for selling my Canon 40mm 1.8 when I sold my 60D, but I only paid $20 for it and used it to sweeten the pot when I sold the camera.
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    Check this out - The Tamron vs. Canon's best lens ever.



    P.S - I would seriously consider the Canon lens in your position.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._f_2_8_DI.html

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search...rch=yes&sts=pi
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    Thanks JAS, I think you just sold me!!!

    EDIT:

    the price is a little higher than I was wanting, but not too much higher ($1200)
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    I have a 28-300mm Variable zoom by Nikon - It's on my camera 75% + of the time when I'm doing personal work because the range is pure fab and the sharpness is really good.
    If anything like that is available for Canon...I'd recommend trying it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marko View Post
    I have a 28-300mm Variable zoom by Nikon - It's on my camera 75% + of the time when I'm doing personal work because the range is pure fab and the sharpness is really good.
    If anything like that is available for Canon...I'd recommend trying it out.
    Tamron has something like a 24-250mm, reasonably priced. I own three Tamron lenses and has been happy with all of them.
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