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24-105 vs 24-70

 
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Aug 19, 2010 20:07 |  #31

VinnieJ wrote in post #10753526 (external link)
Even if they do it will probably cost between $1800 - $2000. :(


I would definitely consider upgrading at that price.


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Aug 19, 2010 22:08 |  #32

VinnieJ wrote in post #10753526 (external link)
Even if they do it will probably cost between $1800 - $2000. :(

It will be more heavier.:rolleyes:


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Aug 19, 2010 22:16 as a reply to  @ tancanon58's post |  #33

The 24-70 f/2.8L IS is probably the most awaited and most talked about lens of Canon DSLR users (I myself too), expensive or not, heavy or not, people will pull the trigger on this lens.




  
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Aug 19, 2010 23:36 |  #34

You will no if you need 2.8




  
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Aug 19, 2010 23:40 |  #35
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24-105 all the wayyy!


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Aug 20, 2010 01:35 |  #36

Karl Johnston wrote in post #10754648 (external link)
24-105 all the wayyy!

Why?


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Aug 20, 2010 06:47 |  #37

If the 24-70 gets IS and the optics are updated like the 70-200 with stellar results, that is the only way I would get rid of my 24-105... But even then, it would be tough because of the awesome range and weight... Not to mention, the updated 24-70 will cost a pretty penny... $1600 at least with an MSRP even higher.


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Aug 20, 2010 06:52 |  #38

We have many, maybe too many, threads comparing these particular lenses. There is nothing to argue about here, both are outstanding zooms and have amazing properties and sharpness. But it's really up to the person buying to decide whether f2.8 with extra bulk and weight is more important than reach. I know several POTN members with both lenses and they love them. I chose the 24-70 because I use 2 cameras and one has the 24-70 and the other the 70-200 2.8 IS for when I shoot events. They should be just one lens so you can get that wonderful range, but it's not optically possible, so we have to live with it.

I recommend you rent one or both and find out which makes more sense for you. If this matters, get the one you think you want first and if it isn't great for you, sell it! Lenses hardly ever lose their value. I can't even find a good 70-200 v. 1 out there used for under $1400.


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Aug 20, 2010 09:47 |  #39

If you think your going to have buyers remorse, buy a used 24-70 or 24-105. After some time using it, trade it for the other. If you like the first lens more, trade it back, otherwise just keep the 2nd lens. Only you are going to be able to decide what gear is best for your situation.


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Aug 20, 2010 10:14 |  #40

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I chose the 24-70 because I use 2 cameras and one has the 24-70 and the other the 70-200 2.8 IS for when I shoot events.


Don't mean to hi-jack the thread, but may I ask you a question? Do you find yourself shooting at high ISO settings with these two lenses, no faster than 2.8, during events? That's what happens with me.


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Aug 20, 2010 10:31 |  #41

As an option: I am renting the 24-105 for 30 days (for 3 weddings) to see if I can get what I want out of it. It was $200.00 for the rental. I shot some kid portraits yesterday and so far I really like it but I'm not real impressed with the IS. I could tell on the camera's screen at 1/50 the shot was soft. I assumed IS would be better than that.




  
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Aug 20, 2010 11:03 |  #42

ameliap wrote in post #10756611 (external link)
As an option: I am renting the 24-105 for 30 days (for 3 weddings) to see if I can get what I want out of it. It was $200.00 for the rental. I shot some kid portraits yesterday and so far I really like it but I'm not real impressed with the IS. I could tell on the camera's screen at 1/50 the shot was soft. I assumed IS would be better than that.

Remember that the effectiveness of the IS in a zoom is dependent on the focal length you have it zoomed to. But that said, I've gone below 1/50 lots of times and had no problem.




  
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Aug 20, 2010 11:08 |  #43

ameliap wrote in post #10756611 (external link)
As an option: I am renting the 24-105 for 30 days (for 3 weddings) to see if I can get what I want out of it. It was $200.00 for the rental. I shot some kid portraits yesterday and so far I really like it but I'm not real impressed with the IS. I could tell on the camera's screen at 1/50 the shot was soft. I assumed IS would be better than that.


IS will not help much with people shots especially kids.


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Aug 20, 2010 11:13 |  #44

Tommydigi wrote in post #10756832 (external link)
IS will not help much with people shots especially kids.

Exactly what I have found out, kids need shutter speed not IS. For family events indoors I put my 7D in M with the 24-105 and use the flash, no other way to avoid motion blur with kids and an f/4 indoors.


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Aug 20, 2010 11:13 |  #45

ameliap wrote in post #10756611 (external link)
As an option: I am renting the 24-105 for 30 days (for 3 weddings) to see if I can get what I want out of it. It was $200.00 for the rental. I shot some kid portraits yesterday and so far I really like it but I'm not real impressed with the IS. I could tell on the camera's screen at 1/50 the shot was soft. I assumed IS would be better than that.

If you do this type of experiment in the future I have a suggestion for you. Rather than rent a lens for about 1/5 of its purchase price, consider purchasing it used, doing the 30 day test and if you dont want to keep it sell it for what you paid for it. If you like it and decide to keep it you have the exact copy you tested.




  
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