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Old 08-07-2017, 03:01 AM   #6
troy12n
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I love the Canon EF 28-105 USM II. It's in my opinion just as good as the 24-105L (at least the version 1) except a little less contrast, and does not have IS. Also is 28, not 24 at the wide end. I could never justify the cost premium for the 24-105L.

Also, the 28-105 does not have the barrel distortion at the wide end like the 24-105L version 1 has.

I have actually not used the 24-105L version 2, but have heard it's IQ is actually WORSE than the version 1, but it does correct the distortion at the wide end.

Personally, for rail photography I prefer zooms because I rarely have time to sit and compose the shot perfectly, which is necessary for using primes.

My go-to lenses are the 28-105 USM and the 70-200 F4L. I occasionally will use a 17-40L or 100-400L.

I rarely use my primes. I have a 50/1.4, 28/2.8, 24/2.8 unless I need something for super low light conditions or night photography.
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