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Old 27th of June 2011 (Mon)   #1
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Default 24-70/2.8 best uses / 'sweet spot'

Hi all ... I'm considering the investment in this lens, but wanted to know from the folks on this forum, what are the best uses for this zoom lens? If you currently have the 24-70 mounted on your camera body, what are you mostly taking pictures of? People and/or portraits, travel photography, landscapes, cityscapes, night time work, low light situations? I understand this is a great 'walkaround lens.' But, what does that mean.

I guess my ultimate question is -- where does this lens shine? What's it's 'sweet spot?' Please post your ideas that will help me quantify the investment. Thanks!
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Old 27th of June 2011 (Mon)   #2
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Default Re: 24-70/2.8 best uses / 'sweet spot'

This lens is an excellent walk around lens. Since it is a standard zoom with f/2.8, it can do basically anything, even in low light situation. Image quality is superb as well. The only lacking on this lens is not really wide enough for landscape on a crop body, but for the matter, get a proper wide angle lens. This is why I bought the sigma 10-20mm, another lens that I highly recommend.

Go to our lens section and view some of the samples, then you will know what the lens can bring into your photography.
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Default Re: 24-70/2.8 best uses / 'sweet spot'

I really like the 24-70 on a FF camera and would say it's my go to lens 50% of the time. It didn't get much use when I had it on a crop but image quality was great nonetheless. I mostly shoot friend, family, and company events.
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its a zoom lens, you can take all kinds of photos with it.

i wouldn't buy it on a crop thou as the focal length is crap. There's better alternatives.

Also mk2 with IS is coming soon, mk1 is gonna be extinct, and i don't like buying old stuff..
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On a crop, would it's 'equivalent' (or alternative) be something like a 17-55?
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I would say so. I had a 17-55 when I had a Rebel XTi and it was great. Then I moved to a 7D but decided to go with a 24-70 because I was planning to get the 5DII which I have now.
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On a crop, would it's 'equivalent' (or alternative) be something like a 17-55?
The 17-55 is the best option you have on a APS-C camera, All the IQ and speed with the addition of IS for situations when you stop it down a bit

if you like the FL, then you cant beat it
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On a crop, would it's 'equivalent' (or alternative) be something like a 17-55?
pretty much. Get 17-55 now and by the time u upgrade to ff, 24-70 mkII is probably out.
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Have a look.

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...d.php?t=173736
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its a zoom lens, you can take all kinds of photos with it.

i wouldn't buy it on a crop thou as the focal length is crap. There's better alternatives.

Also mk2 with IS is coming soon, mk1 is gonna be extinct, and i don't like buying old stuff..
That is only a rumor after all. It is reasonable to think that Canon will fit the IS on the next upgrade. But I am sure not in the near future, due to the earthquake/tsunami in Japan. They are still trying to keep up with the shortage on the market and rebuilding their production line at the same time. There are things more important that bring out the MKII version of the lens.
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its a zoom lens, you can take all kinds of photos with it.

i wouldn't buy it on a crop thou as the focal length is crap. There's better alternatives.

Also mk2 with IS is coming soon, mk1 is gonna be extinct, and i don't like buying old stuff..
Where did you get this INFO from? Canon rumors?
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Where did you get this INFO from? Canon rumors?

Surely. Just remember, even when Canon announces a new product, the date you could get one will be just a rumor for up to 18 months. And a new 24-70 has not been announced yet. So, best guess, if there is a new lens like that, you could order it Xmas 2012 and you might get it by Memorial Day 2013.
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Surely. Just remember, even when Canon announces a new product, the date you could get one will be just a rumor for up to 18 months. And a new 24-70 has not been announced yet. So, best guess, if there is a new lens like that, you could order it Xmas 2012 and you might get it by Memorial Day 2013.
LMAO!!!
It's that true! Just for laugh and giggles... How much do you think the NEW 24-70 IS II will cost? $2000?
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LMAO!!!
It's that true! Just for laugh and giggles... How much do you think the NEW 24-70 IS II will cost? $2000?
Let's focus back to the topic and try to help this man out~!
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I've been using the 24-70 as a basic walk-around lens. It does a great job.



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