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Feb 13, 2011 14:45 |  #16

hm. I actually hated the 35L on my mkIV.. but I guess that was just me. It is a great lens dont get me wrong, but It was one of those things where I wanted it either wider or longer.


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Feb 13, 2011 15:26 as a reply to  @ post 11835398 |  #17

borism - I can't justify the 70-200/2.8L IS, the f/4 fulfills my requirements.

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Feb 13, 2011 15:33 |  #18

gasrocks - wow. That's a lot of lenses.

canonnoob - interesting, I'll have another look at my EXIF data.

borism - presumably your 70-200/4L fulfills YOUR requirements, or are you trading up?!




  
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Feb 13, 2011 15:47 |  #19

dirtiness wrote in post #11835822 (external link)
gasrocks - wow. That's a lot of lenses.

canonnoob - interesting, I'll have another look at my EXIF data.

borism - presumably your 70-200/4L fulfills YOUR requirements, or are you trading up?!

Not judging at all
I just think that either a 24-105 / 24-70 with the 70-200 2.8 ISmkII is the most versatile combination I can think of and will deliver the most punch for the buck IMO.
I have a 70-200 non IS and is a nice lens, also the IS version is very nice, but at the moment I have the opportunity to jump up to the f2.8 mkII I'll do it
It is simply amazingly sharp, the IS is just wow and one of the most useful ranges for my style.
Just sharing my thought


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Feb 13, 2011 15:52 |  #20

dirtiness wrote in post #11835398 (external link)
Thanks everyone, some useful stuff there.

hieu1004 - you've gone for a fully prime setup plus the 70-200 - do you miss the convenience of your 17-40 or 24-70?

Not for what I shoot, however, everyone is different in their requirements.


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Feb 13, 2011 15:59 |  #21

As much as I love and use my primes, there is no way i could get by w/o my zooms. Yesterday is a good example. I spent four hours at a crowded custom car show. The 70-200 2.8 was my choice, and it worked perfectly for the task. I could not have done it with anything slower, and I also could not have framed things the way I like with another focal range.
Then when I got home, I got to shoot eight couples of high school kids before they headed out to a dance. Had about fifteen minutes of the kids time to get everything from as few as one person, to a couple of shots of all sixteen of them. The 24-70 is tailor-made for that versatility. I cannot imagine my bag without those two lenses.


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Feb 13, 2011 16:46 |  #22

Sell the 70-200 and nifty fifty, get 24-70 and 70-200 IS L II. Both have 2.8 and great bokeh.

Zooms r slower than primes, but the flexibility it has more than makes up for speed. Ur covered from 24 (wide) to 200 (telephoto) range.


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Feb 13, 2011 21:28 |  #23

its big and heavy, but the 24-70 is where i'd put some of that money. it's incredibly flexible.


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