New lens fun

I recently decided to sell two of my lenses so that I could get a much better lens. I found a great deal on an L-series lens (which I’d previously only dreamt of, never imagining I would ever have my own) and pulled the trigger.

Canon 24-105mm f4
Look at that gorgeous red band.

It’s a Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L, and it’s exquisite. Yes, it doesn’t open quite as much as my beloved 85mm f1.8 that I traded in, but the photos are so crisp, I have absolutely no regrets. And now I have a much wider range of focal lengths than I had before.

One of the reasons I wanted to get this lens was so I wouldn’t have to lug around several lenses when we go to England this summer. I’m determined to only bring one carry on roller bag, so these are the tough decisions I have to make. Heh.

Here are a few very random shots I’ve taken with this lens. The weather’s been icky so I haven’t been able to play with it as much as I’d like, but in conjunction with my recent body upgrade (that’s camera body) I’m pretty smitten with photography again.

(You can click to view at full size to see how freaking clear they are!)

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5 thoughts on “New lens fun

  1. That and the 17-40mm are my lenses these days. The 24-105 is wonderful. I don’t even care that it’s limited to f/4.0 as I can bump the ISO up a little to get faster shots. The limited depth of field of f/1.8 makes it really hard to shoot anyway (although I would like to get another copy of the 50mm f/1.8 sometime).

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    1. Exactly! I was so in love with the idea of shooting at f1.8 or 2 but focus was always a mess. And my new camera handles high ISO so much better than my old one.

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