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Mar 22, 2011 12:33 |  #1

I was thinking of trading in my canon 35mm l and 85mm 1.8 for the canon 24-70L,,,
thoughts please,,,,,, IQ, size, etc, etc,,,,
I like the idea of just using one lens for most of my shots.....




  
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Mar 22, 2011 12:34 |  #2

What camera body are you using?


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Mar 22, 2011 13:40 as a reply to  @ ben_r_'s post |  #3

crop,,, it's not about the range, more about just having one lens of quality compared to the two lenses I have.....




  
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Mar 22, 2011 13:48 |  #4

Nope you shouldn't. Get the 17-55 instead.


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Mar 22, 2011 13:50 |  #5

I definitely wouldn't.

But hey, that's me. :)


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Mar 22, 2011 14:42 as a reply to  @ timnosenzo's post |  #6

The 24-70 is a big, heavy lens. I've thought about a similar swap before and due to its size, I didn't end up feeling like it would be any more convenient to carry than my primes. So, in my opinion, this gets reduced to a more simple prime vs. zoom question. Is the flexibility of the zoom worth more to you than low light shooting, shallow DOF, and better sharpness/distortion with your primes?


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Mar 22, 2011 15:53 |  #7

Just make sure you get a carbon fiber hood for it..It will make it perform a whole lot better...Haha!
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Mar 22, 2011 15:59 |  #8

I guess it depends on the range you're comfortable with. I've never used it personally, but I'm sure there's a good reason why they call it 'the brick'.

I see that your widest lens is a 35mm, if you don't really have a need to go any wider than 24, I would say go for it.

I personally shoot with the 17-55 and I love it, but I think for me, the 24-70 would have been a more usable range for my style of shooting. However, the 17-55 is too good for me to want to let go.


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Mar 22, 2011 16:10 |  #9

yes you are right,,,, so the question is; will I be happy with the 24-70, or should I stay with the two primes??????????????? I'm on the fence............... :) & seem jto be leaning towards the primes,, not by much,,,,,,,,

P.S - how about the sigma 24-70,,, it is lighter, not sure of the IQ,,,,

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The 24-70 is a big, heavy lens. I've thought about a similar swap before and due to its size, I didn't end up feeling like it would be any more convenient to carry than my primes. So, in my opinion, this gets reduced to a more simple prime vs. zoom question. Is the flexibility of the zoom worth more to you than low light shooting, shallow DOF, and better sharpness/distortion with your primes?




  
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Mar 22, 2011 16:22 |  #10

I guess you have to figure our what is important to you.

Generally, prime lenses will give you sharper results wide open than a zoom lens. But zoom lenses have their advantage in that you can cover a wide range of focal lengths without switching lenes.

If weight and low light performance is important to you, I would stay with the primes.

If you want something that will give you more flexibility, convenience of carrying one lens and shoot at varying target distances, then perhaps the 24-70 might be the better choice.


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Mar 22, 2011 17:50 |  #11

alainvd wrote in post #12070502 (external link)
Nope you shouldn't. Get the 17-55 instead.

Being that your shooting a crop, this would be my suggestion as well.


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Mar 22, 2011 18:07 |  #12

I just recently purchased this lens and I love it. I was afraid of everyone saying that the lens is too heavy, but I believe it is not. I mainly got this lens because alot of my pictures are taken in low light situations. If anything i would recommend for you to rent it to see for yourself.


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Mar 22, 2011 18:18 |  #13

Unless you plan to go FF in the near future I don't see the reason to get the 24-70 especially since you're getting the extra weight and no IS. WS makes little difference since the body isn't weather sealed like a 1D or 7D. Maybe the extra 15mm makes a difference to you.




  
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Mar 22, 2011 18:58 |  #14

i wouldn't necessarily trade the two you have for a 24-70...but i would just buy a 24-70 on top of what you have already. that would make a good set. or add like a 15-85.


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Mar 22, 2011 18:59 |  #15

Yeah, 17-55 on a crop!


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