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Lens for 7D Mark II

 

Can anyone speak about using the EF 24-105 f/4 IS II, or the EF 24-70 f/4 IS USM, on a 7D Mark II? I have the EF-S 17-55, and I’m VERY  happy with it, but I am looking for something with more reach that is affordable…. Thanks in advance.

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Can anyone speak about using the EF 24-105 f/4 IS II, or the EF 24-70 f/4 IS USM, on a 7D Mark II? I have the EF-S 17-55, and I’m VERY  happy with it, but I am looking for something with more reach that is affordable…. Thanks in advance.


You have the best mid-range lens for your camera. Instead of replacing it, consider supplementing it with a second lens.

 

The EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM would be a good choice. Don't let its low price fool you it has outstanding image quality,

 

The EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II nano-USM, would also be worthy of consideration.

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Not look8ng to get rid of 17-55, looking to supplement like you say....

thanks, I’ll look at those.  

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You will love the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens.  It will show you a little more tele and a little less WA.  I used the first version of that lens on a pair of 7D's for years at great success.

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There’s actually a refurb 24-105 IS II  available on canon’s Black Friday sale.  Refurb is good as new, yes?

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It has full Canon warranty.  No worry.

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You will love the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens.  It will show you a little more tele and a little less WA.  I used the first version of that lens on a pair of 7D's for years at great success.


Sorry, Ernie; I disagree. I bought that lens when I bought my second 7D, but only because I was dreaming of going full-frame. It's an excellent lens, but I used it only sporadically. The 17-55 is the right walking-around lens for an APS-C camera, and the 24-105 isn't long enough to make a significant difference.

 

The 24-105 is now my outdoor walker on my 5D3. I gave the 7D to my daughter this past weekend.

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Sshhhh...don't tell all those folks that bought my wedding packages!   Smiley Very Happy

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I really like my 17-55, I plan on keeping it, but often I would like more reach, and I am not ready to spend a ton of money so I thought the new 24-105 would be of good quality for an affordable price. I like the idea of having a fixed aperture, and I’m not ready to spend the kind of money a 70-200 f/2.8 would cost me. That’s for the future when I am retired in 5 yrs and have more time to focus on photography than I have right now.

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cas1963 wrote:

I really like my 17-55, I plan on keeping it, but often I would like more reach, and I am not ready to spend a ton of money so I thought the new 24-105 would be of good quality for an affordable price. I like the idea of having a fixed aperture, and I’m not ready to spend the kind of money a 70-200 f/2.8 would cost me. That’s for the future when I am retired in 5 yrs and have more time to focus on photography than I have right now.


If the extra 50mm of reach is important to you, you'll find the 24-105 to be an excellent lens.

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