Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 F4 L IS USM EOS Zoom Lens for £569 @ eBay (pixel_deals), on amazon £819.95
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Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 F4 L IS USM EOS Zoom Lens for £569 @ eBay (pixel_deals), on amazon £819.95

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Found 9th May 2013
I know it's not very cheap for a lens but it's a cracking deal for those who want to get a very good lens. This is usually around £900 but for £569 I think its a great deal also comes with free shipping which makes it even better.

So if you fancy a new lens for your canon camera buy it before its guy! For my self it's still far to expensive to buy sadly

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Same price here , with uv filter

hdewcameras.co.uk/can…asp


Edited by: "snoopy18" 9th May 2013

Nice lens for the money...if I had a full frame camera I would love this lens.

mudds

Nice lens for the money...if I had a full frame camera I would love this … Nice lens for the money...if I had a full frame camera I would love this lens.



actually even for cropped sensor this lens has a nice range to work with. not wide enough, but 105mm x 1.6 at f4 IS is a monster anyway.

snoopy18

Same price here , with uv … Same price here , with uv filterhttp://www.hdewcameras.co.uk/canon-ef-24-105mm-f40l-is-usm-274-p.asp

Bought mine from Hdew only a few weeks ago. Great service and prices. Second lens I've bought from them without a hint of bother.

Absolutely fab lens too!

Chippa

Bought mine from Hdew only a few weeks ago. Great service and prices. … Bought mine from Hdew only a few weeks ago. Great service and prices. Second lens I've bought from them without a hint of bother.Absolutely fab lens too!



Chippa, which brand of filter did this lens came with please?

Original Poster

snoopy18

Same price here , with uv … Same price here , with uv filterhttp://www.hdewcameras.co.uk/canon-ef-24-105mm-f40l-is-usm-274-p.asp


It says price held till 10th! so tomorrow would possibly be the last day for it!

rezamo

It says price held till 10th! so tomorrow would possibly be the last day … It says price held till 10th! so tomorrow would possibly be the last day for it!


Digital rev same price !
Edited by: "snoopy18" 10th May 2013

EDEN188

Chippa, which brand of filter did this lens came with please?


Mine came with a Hoya. Not sure if that's standard.

Just an added note mine was also a white box lens (originally came as part of a kit) so not in the Canon lens packaging. Part of the reason why it's cheaper though.
Edited by: "Chippa" 10th May 2013

rezamo

It says price held till 10th! so tomorrow would possibly be the last day … It says price held till 10th! so tomorrow would possibly be the last day for it!



Just so you know, hdew always say they're holding their price

Yes they say price held to the 11th May for the 650d with 18-55IS kit lens £455 I know the 650 is being replaced with the 700

hdewcameras.co.uk/can…asp

Not sure if the £30 Canon cashback would apply to the 650d deal and the charge £10 del. But they seem uk based and are in South London.

Edited by: "frownbreaker" 10th May 2013

frownbreaker

Yes they say price held to the 11th May for the 650d with 18-55IS kit … Yes they say price held to the 11th May for the 650d with 18-55IS kit lens £455 I know the 650 is being replaced with the 700http://www.hdewcameras.co.uk/canon-eos-650d-with-18-55mm-f35-56-is-ii-lens-kit-997-p.aspNote sure if the £30 Canon cashback would apply to the 650d deal and the charge £10 del. But they seem uk based and are in South London.



To clarify... HDEW are UK based, but do not supply UK sourced products and you would not get the £30 Canon cashback
Edited by: "chrismarriott66" 10th May 2013

chrismarriott66

To clarify... HDEW are UK based, but do not supply UK sourced products … To clarify... HDEW are UK based, but do not supply UK sourced products and you would not get the £30 Canon cashback



Ok thanks did not realise they were grey imports.
Is it EU stock?

Or Asia / US?

I think it's stock from HK, but I'm not 100% sure...

Lovely walk around lens this with a great focal range.

In terms of corporate gloss and professionalism, HDEW Cameras aren't up there with the highest of them. The website isn't all that, the staff on the phone don't generally sound too interested and their chosen courier service is abysmal.

But I did (eventually, after a four hour wait from the courier and having to call HDEW) get the goods I ordered at the cheapest price possible, so I guess in a sense you get what you pay for.

Cracking price, I paid that used for mine I think!

This lens is VERY nice indeed, more suited to a full frame or 1.3 crop body (5D or 1D etc), very sharp indeed - I generally use mine for portraits with great results.

Chippa

Just an added note mine was also a white box lens (originally came as … Just an added note mine was also a white box lens (originally came as part of a kit) so not in the Canon lens packaging. Part of the reason why it's cheaper though.


I think when this lens was launched, Canon thought it a good idea to sell it along with the original EOS 5D as a kit, but the plan backfired because people buying this level of equipment usually want to buy separately.

I bought a couple of EOS 5Ds a few years back and both boxes had originally had a 24-105 lens in with the camera. Now I know what happened to all the lenses

great price for a great lens....here are some thoughts from a 5d user...Not much point in putting this on an aps-c camera the some some good alternative for less. I had it on my 5d but opted for primes 24 + 40mm pancake instead for a couple of reasons

1) it's really big this even on a 5d...for me it attracted to much attention for candid work...really good for landscape work I'm sure.

2) the 24mm and 40mm are a lot sharper at there respective focal lengths. Also the 105 2.8 is a cracking lens if you need a portrait lens and is a lot sharper than this..you will pay £360 for the105mm..£200 for the 24mm and £120 for 40mm pancake. Of all of them the 40mm pancake is the turn up for the books it pin sharp and tiny! check out the pic attached.

http://www.eoshd.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/canon-ef-40mm-pancake-5d-mark-iii-review.jpg

I use the 40mm for my walk around and it brill...but at this price this lens is a steal and agree that 24-105 is a beautiful focal range..you can also get a second hand full frame 5d for as little as £400 and it a killer camera.
Edited by: "daalphamale" 10th May 2013

daalphamale

great price for a great lens....here are some thoughts from a 5d … great price for a great lens....here are some thoughts from a 5d user...Not much point in putting this on an aps-c camera the some some good alternative for less. I had it on my 5d but opted for primes 24 + 40mm pancake instead for a couple of reasons1) it's really big this even on a 5d...for me it attracted to much attention for candid work...really good for landscape work I'm sure.2) the 24mm and 40mm are a lot sharper at there respective focal lengths. Also the 105 2.8 is a cracking lens if you need a portrait lens and is a lot sharper than this..you will pay £360 for the105mm..£200 for the 24mm and £120 for 40mm pancake. Of all of them the 40mm pancake is the turn up for the books it pin sharp and tiny! check out the pic attached.I use the 40mm for my walk around and it brill...but at this price this lens is a steal and agree that 24-105 is a beautiful focal range..you can also get a second hand full frame 5d for as little as £400 and it a killer camera.



Sorry to hijack, have you got any photos online taken with those lenses, would like to see the 24 and 40mm in use - not heard/seen alot about these - I do love a prime :).

Bought used one for £500 2weeks ago...
Edited by: "owiec" 10th May 2013

schnide

In terms of corporate gloss and professionalism, HDEW Cameras aren't up … In terms of corporate gloss and professionalism, HDEW Cameras aren't up there with the highest of them. The website isn't all that, the staff on the phone don't generally sound too interested and their chosen courier service is abysmal.But I did (eventually, after a four hour wait from the courier and having to call HDEW) get the goods I ordered at the cheapest price possible, so I guess in a sense you get what you pay for.



Ok thanks for the feedback useful to know.

Mine came from HDEW too. With a hoya filter, saving a few quid as I'd have to have bought one.

No problems at all with delivery.

Great lens on my 7d, I don't find it any problem (not being wide angle enough).

I'd like to say well worth the money, but it is extremely expensive for plastic and glass

However it is a bargain.

Slightly cheaper here at £559.99.

ebay.co.uk/itm…f4f

But their (hldigitalbestbuy) prices do vary. Also depends on whether UV filter is included. Same grey import but appears to be UK stock. Good Ebay feedback.

Heat added though - I will buy from one of these sources - just can't decide which one!

Planning to get myself a Canon 10-22mm, any recommendation for a cheap local Store, also because Canon is offering 80 quids cashback on it this month.

frownbreaker

Ok thanks did not realise they were grey imports.Is it EU stock?Or Asia / … Ok thanks did not realise they were grey imports.Is it EU stock?Or Asia / US?



No need to worry about the source,they're made in japan & all Canon L- series lenses have an international warranty

To me seems a bit expensive for a f/4 max aperture.
Edited by: "afroylnt" 10th May 2013

afroylnt

To me seems a bit expensive for a f/4 max aperture.

You know nothing. This is a superb lens worth all of this money and some.

what do you mean by 'full frame camera' Thanks

batemansxxxb

No need to worry about the source,they're made in japan & all Canon L- … No need to worry about the source,they're made in japan & all Canon L- series lenses have an international warranty



Slightly off topic of the thread, but he was referring to a 650d + 18-55, not this lens... Hence it does matter (if you're worried about that kind of thing)

kshienmar

what do you mean by 'full frame camera' Thanks


Canon's top end cameras, like the 1D and 5D ranges, have a sensor which is the same size as 35mm film, hence the term 'full frame'. Most of the Canon range (and this goes for other brands too) have smaller sensors. Cameras with smaller sensors do not use the whole of the image created by the lens. So 24mm on your 5D gives a genuine 24mm image, but 24mm on a 600D for instance uses only the middle bit of that image. In terms of what fits into the frame, it will look like the image you'd get from a full frame camera zoomed to 38mm.

This lens is 24-105 in 35mm film terms, so its effective focal length on a 1.6 crop factor camera (which most are) is 38-168. Sometimes you will want something with a wider angle than this, but unless you compromise on image quality, you are never going to get all the focal lengths you want from one lens. This one is a very good compromise, and unless your speciality is landscapes, I would have thought this will cover an awful lot of your needs.

CoenFan

You know nothing. This is a superb lens worth all of this money and some.



Surely depends on what you want to photograph. f/4 doesn't allow for that shallow a depth of field. Presume you understand this?.

afroylnt

Surely depends on what you want to photograph. f/4 doesn't allow for that … Surely depends on what you want to photograph. f/4 doesn't allow for that shallow a depth of field. Presume you understand this?.



f4 @ 105mm on FF will give you a nice shallow dof. Yes it's not f1.4 shallow, but you'll still get the creamy effect. If you want the dof of a f1.4 lens then no zoom is for you... This is a great walkabout with decent range. You'll pay more than this for an f4 70-200 with IS.

Banned

hot

Reading the comments on this thread, it appears that Hdew are imports. However, is the lens sold in the link by pixel_deals an import and do they come in official Canon packaging or just a white box?

Cheers if you can help!

Damnit, I did not need to spend £569 on a lens.

DAMN YOU HOTUKDEALS!!!!

CoenFan

You know nothing. This is a superb lens worth all of this money and some.



I didn't say it wasn't worth buying; no offense but you seem a bit slow - bit like your lenses?

chrismarriott66

f4 @ 105mm on FF will give you a nice shallow dof. Yes it's not f1.4 … f4 @ 105mm on FF will give you a nice shallow dof. Yes it's not f1.4 shallow, but you'll still get the creamy effect. If you want the dof of a f1.4 lens then no zoom is for you... This is a great walkabout with decent range. You'll pay more than this for an f4 70-200 with IS.



Personally I favour a f/2.8 but that suits more of the shots I like to take. Each to their own.

£559 on digital rev with £10 off code: E487X3IX
Edited by: "ragejefa" 11th May 2013

afroylnt

Personally I favour a f/2.8 but that suits more of the shots I like to … Personally I favour a f/2.8 but that suits more of the shots I like to take. Each to their own.



Me too, I only shoot with f2.8 zooms... from 16mm all the way through to 200mm. However, your statement about shallow dof with this lens was slightly misleading as you can get lovely creamy backgrounds at f4 with this lens. The difference between f4 and f2.8 as you mentioned is nothing like the difference between f4 and f1.2 on the 85L for example where you really do get shallow dof.

There is also a massive price difference between the f2.8 zooms and the f4 zooms.. yes this isn't the cheapest zoom in the range, however, it is still an L series lens with weather sealing and good construction... it does also have IS which none of the Canon 2.8 zooms have - you have to factor that into the price.

Purchasing a 17-40, 24-105, and 70-200 IS all at f4 would cost approximately £2k... if however you purchased the 16-35, 24-70, and 70-200 IS all at f2.8 then you're looking more like £4k... double the price. IMHO L series f4 zoom lenses have their place in the market and are generally priced very well for those wanting better than average but not the 'ultimate' gear. There is also the weight difference to factor in with the f4 vs f2.8 zooms, which some people don't want to deal with.
Edited by: "chrismarriott66" 11th May 2013
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