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24-105mm EF IS

Using canon T5i with 18-135mm STM as all purpose travel lens. Finally decided to upgrade to an L series lens 24-105mm. Do I still need to keep my 18-135mm or sell it and use the new lens as all purpose lens
Also is the upgrade worth the money ??
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Re: 24-105mm EF IS


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Using canon T5i with 18-135mm STM as all purpose travel lens. Finally decided to upgrade to an L series lens 24-105mm. Do I still need to keep my 18-135mm or sell it and use the new lens as all purpose lens
Also is the upgrade worth the money ??

If you're never going to want the focal length field of view from 29mm to 38mm you won't need the old lens. If you want that range you need it. Or you could pick up up a 17-40mm f/4L to go along with the 24-105.

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24-105 is an excellent lens but I agree that it most likely won't be wide enough for many things including indoor events like birthday parties etc. You might find it handy to get the new lens & use both before deciding to sell the old just to see how often you need wider & whether 18 is even wide enough which for many it isn't. The 10-20 / 10-24 range may be what you end up pairing to the 24-105

 

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Personally I'd stick with the 18-135.  The 24-105 is great, for what it is.  A general purpose zoom lens with a medioce aperture that works on a full frame camera.

 

If you're using a crop camera then the f/4 all of a sudden isn't so impressive.   Variable aperture never really bothered me, I guess it bothers some people.  Obviously I want more light, but is it worth that much money for a little more light on the long end? And now you're giving away a decent amount of reach on both the long, and more importantly, the short end.  I don't think you're going to see that much of a difference in the picture quality for the price you're spending.  If you really feel a need to buy something new get something that your current setup can't do (ultra-wide angle, fast prime, telephoto, etc).

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If you already have the 24-105 then, I woulsd check out the 10-22 which is a nice lens. With the crop factor that gives you a 16-35 mm range on a full frame. If you didn't puchase the 24-105, Look at 17-55 2.8 it's almost "L" quality, and cheaper than the 24-105

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I started with an 18-135 (pre STM version) and a 30D and was quite satisfied, until it came to low-light indoor photography, which turns out to be about 90% of my shooting.  The 18-135 was just too slow and required an external flash most of the time.  But as an all-around zoom, I loved it!  After upgrading to a 60D, its slow speed was a major hinderance, so I replaced it with the 24-105L, knowing I'd one day go to full frame.  But 24 (=38mm lens angle of view on the 60D) wasn't wide enough for smaller rooms at church.  So I sprang for a 16-35 f2.8L ii for those smaller spaces.

 

I still miss the zoom range of the 18-135.  Surprisingly, since upgrading to full frame about a year ago, the 16-35 sits mostly unused as the 24-105 is 'wide enough' and mostly 'long enough', too.  My flash still sees some action as well, but not as often since going to the 5D3.   

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Carefull, the 10-22 is an EFS and will not fit the full size cameras, I think. I own the 10-22 and used it on the 50D but it will not go on my 5D3.
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Re: 24-105mm EF IS

If cannon comes out with an 18-200mm L lens this could have been perfect for travel all in one Lens

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"Also is the upgrade worth the money ??"

 

Absolutely Smiley LOL

 

The addition of the 24-105mm f4 L on your already great T5i is a stellar combination. I would sell the 18-135mm in a heartbeat and not look back.

Two things, the 24-105mm is fixed in both focal length and aperture. Meaning it doesn't change it's shape as it zooms and it's aperture is constant throughout. It is a pro level lens.

The addition of the 10-22mm is also a winner.

 

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@ebiggs1 wrote:

"Also is the upgrade worth the money ??"

 

"Absolutely Smiley LOL

 

The addition of the 24-105mm f4 L on your already great T5i is a stellar combination. I would sell the 18-135mm in a heartbeat and not look back.

Two things, the 24-105mm is fixed in both focal length and aperture. Meaning it doesn't change it's shape as it zooms and it's aperture is constant throughout. It is a pro level lens."

 

Actually, the barrel of the 24-105 does extend as it zooms and I'm not sure what you mean by fixed focal length. It's a 24-105mm zoom lens.

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