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320 pages

Canon EOS 40d Digital Field Guide

Creator: Charlotte K. Lowrie | Photography - 2011-08-02

About prime lenses Long the mainstay of photographers, prime, or single focal- length, lenses offer a fixed focal length. Prime lenses such as Canon's venerable EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM are only two of a full ...

Publisher: Wiley

About this book
In the Canon EOS 40D, speed and reliability meet superior image quality and affordability. With this handy guide, you?ll learn how to work with color spaces and white balance, use Live View, set up the 40D for your shooting style, set and evaluate exposure, and more. Get helpful tips and advice on using and modifying Picture Styles, creating customized settings for the subjects you shoot most often, and working with natural light. Just picture the amazing photos you?ll take with your Canon EOS 40D!



415 pages

The Complete Guide to Canon's Rebel XSI / 450D Digital SLR Camera (B&W Edition)

Creator: Gary Friedman | Photography - 2008-07-28

CanonCanonCanonCanon Lens Nomenclature Lens Nomenclature Lens Nomenclature Lens Nomenclature There is remarkably little “nomenclature” involved with Canon's lens labeling, and if you've read this far you're already familiar with half of ...

About this book
Finally, an easy-to-understand manual that is a match for the camera it describes! Gary Friedman's book on the Canon Digital Rebel XSi DSLR provides a complete instruction manual which explains each feature in plain English and provides hundreds of visual examples as well. If you've been looking for the fastest and most enjoyable path to proficiency with your camera, you've found it! In this 415-page book you'll learn: * What every mode, knob, and button do - in plain, easy-to-understand text. * The secrets of taking outstanding photos that make people say, "Wow!". * All about the 7 flash modes - including an entire chapter on Wireless Flash! * The most common digital "jargon" and what it all means to you. Get the most out of your investment - Learn about your camera and improve your photography at the same time! This book is also available as an instantly-downloadable, full-color .pdf file for only USD $24.93 at www.FriedmanArchives.com/rebelxsi


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Lens selection? We don't list all available lenses for a camera we test, but we anticipate a certain familiarity on the part of our readers — and a certain sophistication. Does Yashica have a complete line of lenses? Does Canon, Nikon ...


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Canon U.S.A. : Consumer & Home Office : EF Lens Lineup
This category features lenses with the most popular focal lengths, from wide-angle to telephoto, and a variety of apertures. Having one of these is a must for any EOS ...

Canon Online Store | Digital Cameras, DSLRs, Lenses ...
Shop Direct for Canon Digital Cameras, DSLRs, Lenses, Flashes, Printers, Ink, Paper, Toner & More. Free Shipping & Great Offers on Hundreds of Products. ...

Canon EF lens mount - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Introduced in 1987, the EF lens mount is the standard lens mount on the Canon EOS family of SLR film and digital cameras. EF stands for "Electro-Focus": automatic ...

Amazon.com : Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens : Camera & Photo
Compact and lightweight—an outstanding walk-around lens Canon's EF 50mm f/1.8 STM is a great entry into the world of EOS prime lenses. With an 80mm effective focal ...

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens ...
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II 2751B002 USM Telephoto Zoom Lens features Up to 4 Stops of Image Stabilization, Superior Image Quality


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  • Canon

    Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

    Photography (Canon)

    Rating (56 reviews):
    (4.8/5)
    Canon

    Wonderfully sharp, fast focusing and petite

    This is the long awaited upgrade to the EF 50 1.8 II, i.e., nifty-fifty. I’ll cut to the chase: EF 50 1.8 STM image quality is the among best I’ve seen at any price. It’s compact and affordable compared to other 50mm primes like the EF 50 1.4 USM and EF 50 1.2L USM but makes few concessions in optical quality or build. Here's my take on the EF 50 1.8 STM after shooting with it on a 6D and 70D.CONSTRUCTION: The major improvements over the nifty-fifty are found in the build quality. It's slightly smaller than the nifty-fifty but more robust. Improvements include metal mount, sturdier barrel and AF/MF switch, better focus ring, grippy matte finish and a stepping motor (STM). It has an odd filter size, 49mm, rather than 52 or 58mm common to small Canon lenses.OPTICAL QUALITY: It’s the same optical formula as the nifty-fifty, but with tweaks to lens coatings and improved close focus ability. Wide open it's very sharp center frame, sharper... 5/5 P.K. Frary "Gochugogi" (Space) - See all my reviews, May 21, 2015

    A massive upgrade from the 50 1.8 - if you have one, it's time to upgrade :)

    BUILD QUALITY: Let’s first talk about the build quality of this new lens. The 50 STM has had a massive upgrade in this area, and feels absolutely fantastic. From the moment I picked up the lens, I knew that it was a complete redesign from the old model, and it sure needed it.On the rear of the lens we now have a metallic mount, something I’m so glad to see. Moving up from the plastic mount has increased it’s weight slightly, but also hugely increases the longevity of this lens. On the front we’ve now got a 49mm filter thread, which is even smaller than the old 52mm thread.And even the little things like the AF/MF switch has gotten an upgrade. It’s no longer a little button that seems like it could break easily. Which is just great to see.FOCUS RING: One of the old nifty fifty’s worst parts was it’s focus ring. It was small, fiddly and in the wrong posititon at the end of the lens.And fortunately on the new 50 stm... 5/5 Chris Winter (Australia) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens (Electronics) BUILD QUALITY: Let’s first talk about the build quality of this new lens. The 50 STM has had a massive upgrade in this area, and feels absolutely fantastic. From the moment I picked up the lens, I knew that it was a complete redesign from the old model, and it sure needed it.On the rear of the lens we now have a metallic mount, something I’m so glad to see. Moving up from the plastic mount has increased it’s weight slightly, but also hugely increases the longevity of this lens. On the front we’ve now got a 49mm filter thread, which is even smaller than the old 52mm thread.And even the little things like the AF/MF switch has gotten an upgrade. It’s no longer a little button that seems like it could break easily. Which is just great to see.FOCUS RING: One of the old nifty fifty’s worst parts was it’s focus ring. It was small, fiddly and in the wrong posititon at the end of the lens.And fortunately on the new 50 stm... Read more, May 25, 2015

    Just buy this...now and sell your 50 1.4 USam

    0 5/5 Brian Wagoner - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens (Electronics) If you own a 50 1.4 USM dump it and buy this....if you own a 50 1.2L buy this as a backup...it's Sharp as all hell wide open at 1.8 in the center and does not miss focus....just did 20+ photo tests on my 5d Mark 3 and it was flawlessNice job Canon....keep it upJust buy it...trust me 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 21, 2015
    List Price: $125.99
    Great for portraits, action, and nighttime photography
    Minimum focusing distance of 1.15 ft. (0.35m) and a maximum magnification of 0.21x
    80mm effective focal-length on APS-C cameras, 50mm on full-frame cameras
    Stepping motor (STM) delivers near silent, continous Move Servo AF for movies and smooth AF for stills
    50mm focal length and maximum aperture of f/1.8


  • CellTime Inc

    Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Zoom Lens for Canon EOS 7D, 60D, EOS Rebel SL1, T1i, T2i, T3, T3i, T4i, T5i, XS, XSi, XT, XTi Digital SLR Cameras w/Celltime Cleaning Cloth

    Photography (CellTime Inc)

    Rating (108 reviews):
    (4.7/5)
    CellTime Inc

    Canon EF 75-300mm lens

    0 4/5 mudmama - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Zoom Lens for Canon EOS 7D, 60D, EOS Rebel SL1, T1i, T2i, T3, T3i, T4i, T5i, XS, XSi, XT, XTi Digital SLR Cameras w/Celltime Cleaning Cloth (Electronics) Nice lens. It does a good job on those far away sports shots. I'm using it with the Canon Rebel T3 camera. I'm very satisfied with this lens. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 1, 2015

    Great lens for the money

    0 4/5 Simon Wheatley - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Zoom Lens for Canon EOS 7D, 60D, EOS Rebel SL1, T1i, T2i, T3, T3i, T4i, T5i, XS, XSi, XT, XTi Digital SLR Cameras w/Celltime Cleaning Cloth (Electronics) Great lens for the money, takes beautiful pictures even with me having a shaky hand & no built in stabilization 👍 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 7, 2014

    Love my new lens.

    0 5/5 Tamara VanHorn - See all my reviews This review is from: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Zoom Lens for Canon EOS 7D, 60D, EOS Rebel SL1, T1i, T2i, T3, T3i, T4i, T5i, XS, XSi, XT, XTi Digital SLR Cameras w/Celltime Cleaning Cloth (Electronics) I received the lens in a very timely manner. Ordered on Sunday, received on Wednesday. Works great with my Canon Rebel xs. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 28, 2014
    List Price: $249.99


  • Canon

    Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens

    Photography (Canon)
    List Price: $149.00

    Slimmest and lightest lens of the EF-S series
    Minimum focusing distance of 0.5 ft./0.16 m; maximum magnification of x0.27
    Full-time manual focus allows manual focus adjustment while in One Shot AF mode
    Wide-angle lens for Canon APS-C cameras (equivalent to 38mm on a full-frame camera)
    Circular aperture (7 blades) delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds


  • Canon

    Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

    Photography (Canon)

    Rating (474 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Canon

    a great general-purpose lense

    I bought this lens four years ago and have shot around 6,000 photos with it (4000 digital, 2000 35mm). Autofocus is very fast and quiet, which is typical of the Canon USM lenses. I would not recommend a Canon lens that does not have the ultrasonic motor (USM) focusing. Optics are sharp throughout the focusing range.The lens is fairly heavy and after a few months of use, you will likely find that the weight of the glass is enough to make the lens telescope out when it's around your neck. If you want a compact lens that will let you take great pictures in a wide range of settings, this is probably the best lens you could get for a Canon camera. If you're a pro, you'll probably have a backpack full of lenses and you're not reading this anyway, so I'm not talking to you. If you want something you can sling over your shoulder and not think about when you take the kids to Disney World, get a cheaper, lighter lens.The Image Stabilizer (IS) makes the lens a lot more... 5/5 T. Hladish "gecko13" (Evanston, IL USA) - See all my reviews, July 16, 2004

    Excellent Walkabout Lens

    While I considered purchasing a Canon 10D, I also started looking for a good first lens. Most of the reviewers and Canonites on the various forums suggested this lens as a good starting point.The 28-135mm IS USM Zoom is the one I use all the time now on the Canon 10D, and that will be the case until I get over the sticker shock of the 10D/28--135mm combo and start adding other lenses to my kit.In the meantime, this lens gets the job done very well. It gives you good range for a variety of of shots, from portraits to telephotos. There is even a macro mode, which gives you the opportunity to do close-ups--not really a true macro, but okay for shots of flowers, your kitty cat's face, etc. It is the flexibility of this lens that makes it so appealing if all you have is just one lens. And remember that if you mount this lens on a digital camera, like the 10D, the range is actually extended by a factor of 1.6.The USM focuses fast, and the Image... 5/5 Andrew Simmons (Fresno, CA USA) - See all my reviews, June 20, 2003

    THE Consumer-Grade Canon Lens to Get

    0 5/5 A. Johnston (San Francisco, CA USA) - See all my reviews, May 30, 2005
    List Price: $479.00
    Measures 3.1 inches in diameter and 3.8 inches long; weighs 18.9 ounces; 1-year warranty
    Ring-type USM adjustment system for swift, silent autofocusing and full-time manual focus
    Close focusing distance of 20 inches; 75- to 18-degree diagonal angle of view


  • Canon

    Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens

    Photography (Canon)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Canon

    Sharp, fast, inexpensive

    Once upon a time the 50 mm lens was THE standard camera lens and was THE optical benchmark by which manufacturers were judged and compared. Although the basic lens focus has now shifted (at least at the low to mid amateur level) to zooms - you can still benefit from years of research and development that went into designing the 50 mm lens and this here lens may be the best lens, dollar for dollar, that you can ever buy. The question is can you afford not to own this lens?Years of development have brought us a lens that has a fast aperture of 1.8 - far faster than any consumer zoom lens - and that is sharp as a filed tack. Be forewarned about the sharpness . . . if you are taking pictures of people, this lens is unyielding in its sharpness and may well surprise you and your subjects whose every blemish is captured. The lens has a fabulously shallow depth of field if you want to use the 1.8 aperture to blow out a background. This lens is also ridiculously inexpensive... 5/5 Richard Aubin (Dallas, Texas USA) - See all my reviews, April 10, 2005

    Best Value in Photography!

    Wow! My theory now is that Canon doesn't put this baby as their kit lens because many people would decide that they DONT NEED ANOTHER ONE! And many of them would be right!Like others, I bought the Rebel XT and the 28-135 IS lens. The 28-135 is heavy and priced like a gold brick. I guess it does OK, and I do keep it mounted most of the time.And like others, I stumbled on this lens somehow, read the raving reviews, and for the price figured, "What the heck?"This lens in tack sharp. It shows the fire in the colors you photograph. The wide aperture means candles can be excellent lights for portraits. Its narrow field is great.There are pitfalls though. I snapped a pic of my face at arm's length using autofocus a while back and (1) the focus locked on the tip of my nose and my face was already blurring (2) the lens was so sharp that I saw blackheads clearly on my nose tip I can't really see in the mirror (doh!). I've read that dSLR images are... 5/5 P. Lehmann (DFW) - See all my reviews This review is from: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens (Camera) Wow! My theory now is that Canon doesn't put this baby as their kit lens because many people would decide that they DONT NEED ANOTHER ONE! And many of them would be right!Like others, I bought the Rebel XT and the 28-135 IS lens. The 28-135 is heavy and priced like a gold brick. I guess it does OK, and I do keep it mounted most of the time.And like others, I stumbled on this lens somehow, read the raving reviews, and for the price figured, "What the heck?"This lens in tack sharp. It shows the fire in the colors you photograph. The wide aperture means candles can be excellent lights for portraits. Its narrow field is great.There are pitfalls though. I snapped a pic of my face at arm's length using autofocus a while back and (1) the focus locked on the tip of my nose and my face was already blurring (2) the lens was so sharp that I saw blackheads clearly on my nose tip I can't really see in the mirror (doh!). I've read that dSLR images are... Read more, December 28, 2005

    Excellent Value

    I've had the 50mm f1.8 for about three months now, so I wanted to put in my two cents worth after a little field use. What originally attracted me to this lens was, obviously, the price. It is very, very inexpensive. This is likely due to the fact that the housing is, unlike its predecessor the Mark I, entirely plastic. That initially put me off, but after seeing some images posted that had been taken with this lens (and after seeing the prices of the f1.4 and the used mark I)I decided that I really had nothing to lose. There are, as with most lenses good and bad elements to this lens. Lets start with the bad.Keep in mind that if you are shooting a canon DSLR (as I am) this 50mm lens actually behaves as an 80mm lens, so it isn't that terribly wide. The fact that it is functionally 80mm can make framing shots a bit difficult. This is definitely a secondary lens and really isn't that appropriate for a "walking around lens." At least it isn't for me, as I tend to... 4/5 Ryan Davis (Jersey City, NJ) - See all my reviews, December 30, 2005
    List Price: $125.00
    80mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras
    52mm filters
    0.45m/17.72" minimum focus
    Micromotor-type AF motor without full-time manual focusing
    50mm focal length
    Canon EF mount for full frame, APS-H and APS-C DSLRs
    F1.8 maximum aperture; F22 minimum


  • Canon

    Canon Lens Cap 11-24

    Photography (Canon)
    List Price: $25.00
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  • Opteka

    Opteka 650-2600mm High Definition Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon EOS 7D, 6D, 5D, 1DX, 70D, 60D, 50D, 40D, T5i, T5, T4i, T3i, T3 and SL1 Digital SLR Cameras

    Photography (Opteka)
    List Price: $499.95
    Price: $209.95
    You Save: $290.00 (58%)

    Great for the wildlife or nature photographer who wants to be hidden while taking photos of the subject
    650-1300mm Lens, 2x Multiplier, Carrying bag, and lens caps included!
    High-index / low-dispersion optical glass, Fully multi-coated, every element, Anti-reflection coating
    Made and designed in Japan, Brand new with 10 Year warranty
    Designed to maximize day and night shots by providing Maximum light and image transmission with minimum distortion


  • Holga

    Holga Filter Wheel for Canon DSLR

    Photography (Holga)

    Nine different prisms and macro lenses
    Just turn the wheel to change the effect
    Nine color effects: solids, half and halfs, and color surrounds
    Unique Holga lens with built-in filters and prisms
    Filter wheels mount to your DSLR quickly and easily


  • Canon

    Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens

    Photography (Canon)

    Rating (209 reviews):
    (4.8/5)
    Canon

    Tack sharp

    After several years of use of the prior iteration of this lens, I've now had about a month of use with the II. This lens is beautifully sharp - absolutely no question as to it being an improvement of what was already a wonderful lens. Generally speaking, I've found that I do not sharpen images in post to the extent that I used to, if at all, with no changes to camera settings. I've been using this with a full frame (5D III) and this is definitely my standard lens that I walk around with now. While this model is still heavy, it's significantly lighter than the last model. Though I don't particularly notice that around my neck, I find that the camera sits better against my chest with a standard neck strap than it did with the earlier lens, which tended to pull down on the camera body. That said, you may find in a full day of walking that a lighter weight lens is preferable. There are definitely days when I feel like just putting a 50mm prime on the camera and calling it a day... 5/5 Dr. Stuart Gitlow (Providence, RI United States) - See all my reviews, October 17, 2012

    YOU'RE NOW TUNED INTO THE GREATEST...

    B.I.W. (BEST IN THE WORLD)Lets start there. This is probably the greatest lens I've ever used... challenged only by the Canon 70-200mm L IS II. It is unbelievably sharp throughout the zoom range. I've taken shots that would rival the most expensive primes. Focusing is almost instantaneous. You target it, and it focuses... Don't blink. The build is solid and strong. It is not nearly as heavy though as the previous model which seemed to be more of a metal body. In addition to being lighter, this lens is also shorter making it easier to travel with and more fun to shoot with. This EF lens features a zoom lock which prevents the barrel from zooming out while hanging from the neckstrap and also has full-time manual focusing (like most Canon lenses).SCARLETT JOHANSSON HAS BAD PENMANSHIPA few things I didn't love... The lens diameter is 82mm which I HATE actually. The previous version of this lens was 77mm. This change forces you to purchase new filters (if... 5/5 Amazon Customer (South Orange, NJ United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens (Electronics) B.I.W. (BEST IN THE WORLD)Lets start there. This is probably the greatest lens I've ever used... challenged only by the Canon 70-200mm L IS II. It is unbelievably sharp throughout the zoom range. I've taken shots that would rival the most expensive primes. Focusing is almost instantaneous. You target it, and it focuses... Don't blink. The build is solid and strong. It is not nearly as heavy though as the previous model which seemed to be more of a metal body. In addition to being lighter, this lens is also shorter making it easier to travel with and more fun to shoot with. This EF lens features a zoom lock which prevents the barrel from zooming out while hanging from the neckstrap and also has full-time manual focusing (like most Canon lenses).SCARLETT JOHANSSON HAS BAD PENMANSHIPA few things I didn't love... The lens diameter is 82mm which I HATE actually. The previous version of this lens was 77mm. This change forces you to purchase new filters (if... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 25, 2012

    Great Lens, But value wise it's not there.

    I'm going to compare this along with the other lens I have.Comparison to my 24-105L.I find the value of 24-105L to be much better. Sharpness is not noticeable unless you pixel peep, the 24-105L is lighter, has IS, and you get more tele, which is a great plus if you only had one lens. The 24-70L advantages is that it has better flare control, CA, and less distortion at the wide end. Focus speed, build quality seems to be equal, both weather seal with filter. The 24-105 feels better in my hand and during use. I don't care much about vignetting from both lens since it's easily fixable in post. I just feel like I got my money worth from my 24-105L and not so much from my 24-70L, but I'll keep both since i have more than one body, and the bokeh from the f2.8 is nice compared to f4. the 24-70L and my 70-200L is a good combo if I had to choose two lens to take on a trip, but i can not share filter with the 2 lens, which bums me out. I would need to buy a more expensive set... 3/5 NINJAZERO - See all my reviews This review is from: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens (Electronics) I'm going to compare this along with the other lens I have.Comparison to my 24-105L.I find the value of 24-105L to be much better. Sharpness is not noticeable unless you pixel peep, the 24-105L is lighter, has IS, and you get more tele, which is a great plus if you only had one lens. The 24-70L advantages is that it has better flare control, CA, and less distortion at the wide end. Focus speed, build quality seems to be equal, both weather seal with filter. The 24-105 feels better in my hand and during use. I don't care much about vignetting from both lens since it's easily fixable in post. I just feel like I got my money worth from my 24-105L and not so much from my 24-70L, but I'll keep both since i have more than one body, and the bokeh from the f2.8 is nice compared to f4. the 24-70L and my 70-200L is a good combo if I had to choose two lens to take on a trip, but i can not share filter with the 2 lens, which bums me out. I would need to buy a more expensive set... Read more, January 22, 2014
    List Price: $1,899.00
    82mm filters
    38.4-112mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras
    Optical design utilizes 1 Super UD lens element and 2 UD lens elements to minimize chromatic aberration in the outer area at wide- angle
    Ring-type ultrasonic-type AF motor with full-time manual focusing
    Optimized lens coatings for exceptional color balance and minimal ghosting, florine coating on front and rear lens surfaces to reduce smears and fingerprints
    0.38m/14.96" minimum focus
    Combines 2 types of aspherical lenses to reduce spherical aberration, and achieve high image quality across the entire screen area and throughout the full zoom range
    Zoom lock lever locks the zoom position at the wide end for safe transporting
    Ring USM, high-speed CPU, and image optimized AF algorithms for fast auto focusing.
    24-70mm focal length


  • Canon

    Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens for Canon EOS SLR Cameras

    Photography (Canon)

    Rating (485 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Canon

    Canon EF 24-70mm vs. 24-105mm IS: Read this if you are a hobbyist

    I am a hobbyist and this review is for people like me. What I mean by that is that I take pictures for fun and nobody buys my pictures. I mostly shoot landscape, nature, and portraits of family, friends, and relatives. I will refer to 24-70mm as the 70, and the 24-105mm IS as the 105. I first made the mistake of buying the 70, then I returned it with a hefty restocking fee and bought the 105 - I don't have the slightest regret and I could not be happier. I'm taking my time to write this review so that you can spend your hard earned money wisely. Let's analyze the trade-off between the two:* Both lenses have excellent build and image quality. So these are not differentiating factors.* The one and only advantage of the 70 is the one smaller f-stop. For me, this means more blur when I shoot portraits, so this is all good.* The advantage of 105 over the 70 are as follows:- You get an extra 35mm, which is 50% more zoom. I like this.- You get a 3-stop IS. For... 5/5 va1800 (Baltimore, Maryland) - See all my reviews This review is from: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens for Canon EOS SLR Cameras (Camera) I am a hobbyist and this review is for people like me. What I mean by that is that I take pictures for fun and nobody buys my pictures. I mostly shoot landscape, nature, and portraits of family, friends, and relatives. I will refer to 24-70mm as the 70, and the 24-105mm IS as the 105. I first made the mistake of buying the 70, then I returned it with a hefty restocking fee and bought the 105 - I don't have the slightest regret and I could not be happier. I'm taking my time to write this review so that you can spend your hard earned money wisely. Let's analyze the trade-off between the two:* Both lenses have excellent build and image quality. So these are not differentiating factors.* The one and only advantage of the 70 is the one smaller f-stop. For me, this means more blur when I shoot portraits, so this is all good.* The advantage of 105 over the 70 are as follows:- You get an extra 35mm, which is 50% more zoom. I like this.- You get a 3-stop IS. For... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 19, 2009

    Wonderful general purpose lens, with the expected limitations

    The name of the game here is portability, flexibility, and good but not incredible image quality.This lens is often tagged a "walkabout" lens, and that's a good description. There's nothing better if you want to carry camera and lens about and get a variety of shots in the range from wide angle to short telephoto. It's difficult for lens designers to make all the compromises necessary to have a lens go from wide angle to telephoto, and have a max focal length over four times the widest focal length, but Canon has done a good job here. The image stabilization works excellently when hand held (it cuts image quality if you use the stabilization from a tripod, though). The f/4 maximum aperture cuts the size and weight down quite a bit. Image quality is excellent for a zoom from about 30mm up to 90mm, good from 90mm to 105mm, and tolerable from 24 to 30mm (getting better in the 28 to 30mm range). As expected, image quality is best stopped down to about f/8, but is still... 4/5 M. Broderick "mikebinok" (Oklahoma City, OK USA) - See all my reviews, May 10, 2007

    Good lens for most, but not for all, and not the best you can get:

    This is a great range for use as an every day walk around lens. It's very versatile, light and produces great image sharpness throughout the range. There is a bit of vignetting at the wide end, which I actually like. But there is also quite a bit of barrel distortion at the wide end, which I dislike. This is quite noticeable when shooting interiors architecture; it can be corrected in software however it can be a hassle.Also, being an f4 lens, this lens is simply not fast enough for me. I shoot a lot of images where I want the out of focus areas (bokeh) to be glassy smooth and creamy (for weddings, macros, portraits and such) and you cannot get that with this lens as good as you can with the 24-70 f2.8. Granted, in the 70mm-105mm range at f4, the bokeh looks pretty great and the 24-70 can't even get there. If you zoom all the way in, your DOF will be low and pretty darn smooth though in my case, I just prefer the look and bokeh of the 24-70 overall rather than this lens. I... 4/5 MEDIAHOUND (SF Bay Area, CA United States) - See all my reviews, September 20, 2006
    List Price: $999.00
    Image Stabilizer technology steadies camera shake at up to 3 stops; weighs 23.6 ounces
    Dust- and moisture-resistant; measures 3.3 inches in diameter and 4.2 inches long; 1-year warranty
    Ring-type USM system delivers silent but quick autofocus (AF); full-time manual focus
    24-105mm standard zoom lens with f/4 maximum aperture for Canon EOS SLR cameras
    1 Super UD glass element and 3 aspherical lenses minimize chromatic aberration and distortion


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