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Lost all my gear — need recommendations for 24-70L place holder

 
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Feb 21, 2012 12:46 |  #1

Hey there, everyone!

Last weekend, I made the world's stupidest mistake and put my gear bag with everything I had in my car before a big assignment, and it was all stolen. I lost my 5Dc, 40D, 17-40, 24-70, 50 1.4 and Sigma 70-200. Took a few days for the nausea to go away.

Anyway, I've replaced my 5Dc and 17-40, and I picked up a 70-200L f/4 non-is, but I'm stuck on the 24-70 issue. I could probably swing a used copy of the 24-70, but I'm considering the Sigma 24-70 2.8 and the 24-105L as possible alternatives.

The Sigma 24-70 is attractive because it's a few hundred dollars cheaper, and the 24-105 is attractive for the extra reach, which could come in handy as a travel lens.

My main concern is AF. I despise slow, loud focusing. Anyone have experience on how these compare in terms of auto-focus?


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Feb 21, 2012 12:58 |  #2

The 24-105 is fine on AF. I only got to play with my friend's 24-70 one time, but the 24-105 I had at the time was on par AF wise as far as I can tell.


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Feb 21, 2012 15:14 as a reply to  @ kawi_200's post |  #3

I have the 5dc and 24-105L. God-tier walkaround. you will not be disappointed.


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Feb 21, 2012 15:28 as a reply to  @ j-dogg's post |  #4

If you can wait another 1-2 months the new Tamron 24-70 2.8 with IS is scheduled to be out. No price yet.


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Feb 21, 2012 15:29 |  #5

Sorry to hear about this, I understand how you feel as i've had one car stolen and 3 weeks ago my other car broken into.

You could always get the new tamron 24-70 2.8 is lens when its out:
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_SP_24_70mm_f_2​_8_DI.html (external link)


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Feb 22, 2012 20:41 |  #6

Thanks for the advice. The 24-105 does seem dreamy. It's also tempting to wait for that Tamron! I'll see how long I can hold out.


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Feb 22, 2012 21:07 as a reply to  @ AlligatorEditor's post |  #7

How is putting everything in your car the world's stupidest mistake?

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Feb 22, 2012 21:11 |  #8

Jason Paul wrote in post #13947792 (external link)
How is putting everything in your car the world's stupidest mistake?

This!
I hope insurance is covering it?


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Feb 22, 2012 21:13 |  #9

AlligatorEditor wrote in post #13936906 (external link)
My main concern is AF. I despise slow, loud focusing. Anyone have experience on how these compare in terms of auto-focus?

The 24-105 is great on AF. I love mine... :)


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Feb 22, 2012 23:06 |  #10

24-70mm will still be my pick over the 24-105mm. The 24-70mm is great to go with your 70-200mm as well. And I don't find I need IS with the 24-70 focal range that much, I value the f/2.8 more. I see You already got the 70-200mm non IS, I guess IS isn't that big of a concern for you then (maybe money is the consideration), I maybe wrong haha.


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Feb 22, 2012 23:14 |  #11

I just bought an older Sigma 24-60mm EX on the FS board for $275 to slap on my film body. To my surprise testing it on the 5D2 it has great IQ, just a little slower AF. When you mentioned placeholder I immediately thought of that. I've seen them offered frequently.

ETA: Here's a nice looking one on eBay complete with hood, pouch, and box.

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Feb 22, 2012 23:35 |  #12

I am sorry to hear that all your gear was stolen. I hope your insurance will cover for it all. If you can get your hands on a good copy of the canon 24-70, i'd say go for it. Best of luck!




  
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Feb 23, 2012 19:06 |  #13

Jason Paul wrote in post #13947792 (external link)
How is putting everything in your car the world's stupidest mistake?

Jason

Well, I suppose not the world's stupidest mistake. But I do live in a city, and I did put it in the car on trash night (which is when people come and steal recycling to cash in). One of my doors wasn't completely closed, which made the overhead light stay on, so I'm guessing that drew attention to my car and when the person looked in, they saw my giant Canon-logo camera bag. Plus, I didn't mention I also had a giant box with Shoot35 camera tape all over it (contained a Cinebox kit for a RED Scarlet), which I was supposed to ship out that day. All in all, I could have used better judgment.

Sadly, my car insurance only covers lost personal property if my car is stolen.

K6AZ, I will definitely consider the 24-60 while I decide what to go with. Thanks for the suggestion; I had never heard of it.


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Feb 23, 2012 19:11 as a reply to  @ AlligatorEditor's post |  #14

Keep a blanket in your back seat(preferably similar to seat color). Throw it over your bag/equipment when you have to leave it in the car..it helps them from seeing it at a glimpse, and if they don't know what's under it.. they might not bother; it's what i do. ;)


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Feb 23, 2012 19:15 |  #15

1Tanker wrote in post #13954617 (external link)
Keep a blanket in your back seat(preferably similar to seat color). Throw it over your bag/equipment when you have to leave it in the car..it helps them from seeing it at a glimpse, and if they don't know what's under it.. they might not bother; it's what i do. ;)

+1 to that..


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