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Sold my 24-70. . .now what?

 
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Mar 13, 2012 12:03 |  #16

I ended up selling my 24-70 because it was just sitting in the bag all of the time... I was using my 35L as a walkaround mostly... but I'm on a crop. I think with your 5DII, you'd be happy with a 50L as a walkaround... or... you could go Sigma and get the 50 1.4 and 85 1.4 for the price of the 50L


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Mar 13, 2012 12:18 |  #17

The 35 L pairs very nicely with the 70-200 MK II on a 5D II.


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Mar 13, 2012 12:23 |  #18

mchong75 wrote in post #14077888 (external link)
Annoyed with post like this......

KRUSH wrote in post #14078005 (external link)
Me too sometimes...

Then why reply?


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Mar 13, 2012 12:25 |  #19

dawnkyung wrote in post #14077509 (external link)
I sold my 24-70 and picked up a 50L and I love it (I shoot with a 5D2 and a 1DIII), I find the focal length to be pretty good to walk around with.

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50L will be my pick. It is my favorite lens on my 5d mk II.

The One Pixel Wonder wrote in post #14078048 (external link)
The 50L on the other hand makes a great walk-around lens, and is one of those focal lengths that are impossible to avoid in the long run.

50L. I bought my 50L and sold the 24-70 I had last year.


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Mar 13, 2012 12:57 as a reply to  @ PLLphotography's post |  #20

A 24-70 sounds like a good walk around lens while waiting to upgrade to the newer version...




  
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Mar 13, 2012 13:02 |  #21

Rigby470 wrote in post #14077491 (external link)
I recently sold my 24-70 while... What are your thoughts? Any other suggestions? I've kicked around the idea of the 50L too, and have not completely eliminated it as a possibility.

I'd like to recommend 50L if you have a full-frame camera as a walk-around lens; I use my 85L primarily for studio photography...


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Mar 13, 2012 13:32 |  #22

I will probably sell my 24-70 for the new version as well but why would you do it before getting the new one when you apparently have a need for it right now? It's perfectly fine to sell it off because you want to go with primes but you make it sound like the 50L/85L will only be a stop gap measure to get you to where you really want to be, a 24-70 II. Also, why wait a year for the price to maybe drop a couple hundred when you already have the money for a 85L?



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Mar 13, 2012 13:35 |  #23

fredrikb81 wrote in post #14078862 (external link)
A 24-70 sounds like a good walk around lens while waiting to upgrade to the newer version...

I do realize your talking about a $2200, walk around lens, you could have kept the 24-70mm MK I and bought a 50mmL and only have spent maybe $200 extra then just buying the new 24-70mm.


On a side note does anyone else realize the flaw in the 24-70mm hood design?


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Mar 13, 2012 13:50 as a reply to  @ tylerpaulphoto's post |  #24

I've got to try that 35L one of these days...

I sold my 24-70 awhile back because I found myself using 24-105 as walk around more, although I do miss f2.8, which was great at 35, 50 and 70. Wide end of 24-70 left me wanting more though... (compared to 16-35 II for example).


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Mar 13, 2012 13:51 |  #25

Rigby470 wrote in post #14077491 (external link)
I recently sold my 24-70 while I wait for the new Mk II to be released. I will probably wait for about a year to see if the price comes down any. Until then, I need a walk around lens. Does anyone have any suggestions?...

The 24-105 f/4 is the most obvious choice for a one-lens solution. You lose one stop over the 24-70, DOF is a little deeper, but gain IS and reach. the 24-105 is a little lighter than the 24-70 you sold. You plan on getting the 5D3, which may have one stop over the 5D2. This could help compensate for losing one stop going from f/2.8 to f/4.

Re the 85, I'd suggest statistically evaluating your prior photos using a tool like ExposurePlot http://www.cpr.demon.n​l/prog_plotf.html (external link) or Smart Photo Statistics http://www.softsymphon​y.com/photostat_descr.​htm (external link). I think Lightroom can also do it by selecting "All collection" and filtering by Metadata/Focal Length. If 80% of your shots are at (say) 24mm, an 85mm prime might not be a good walk around lens for you.




  
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Mar 13, 2012 14:09 |  #26

You get the 50mmL ,love it and go all prime crazy


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Mar 13, 2012 14:15 |  #27

TripleG wrote in post #14079071 (external link)
I will probably sell my 24-70 for the new version as well but why would you do it before getting the new one when you apparently have a need for it right now? It's perfectly fine to sell it off because you want to go with primes but you make it sound like the 50L/85L will only be a stop gap measure to get you to where you really want to be, a 24-70 II. Also, why wait a year for the price to maybe drop a couple hundred when you already have the money for a 85L?

Good question. It all boils down to a theory I have that I might be proven wrong on. If so, then no big deal. But I suspect that the price of the Mk1 24-70 will begin to fall once the Mk2 comes out. By selling now I am essentially "locking in" what I have invested in this lens, coming away with exactly what I paid for it over a year ago, before the price falls. I hope to invest in the 50L or 85L and keep it until the price comes down on the Mk2 version of the 24-70, gambling that the market will remain a bit more stable on the 50L or 85L and thus protecting the amount I have invested.

This all sounds good in theory, but may prove flawed in reality. But hey, at least I'll get to play with a great new lens in the meantime!:cool:


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Mar 13, 2012 14:19 |  #28

the 50mm f1.4 is very limiting focal range for me, even on a 5D2, tried shooting it for 3 weeks straight. you really got to go through your files and do some soul searching.


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Mar 13, 2012 14:27 |  #29

open lightroom
go to the meta option
select all your 24-70 images
then use the fourth box to show FL used
you'll get a list with what FLs you shot all your images @ by QTY.
look at those numbers and the answer should be obvious.


Also, I sold my 24-70 for a 28&50&85 (the non L versions) back in the day. GREAT IQ pickup... like crazy. BUT! There are times I miss the zoom. I'd supplement your 24-70 with primes then only sell it if it's sat for a long time. Sometimes zooms offer you things primes can't.


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Mar 13, 2012 15:18 |  #30

chardog wrote in post #14079342 (external link)
the 50mm f1.4 is very limiting focal range for me, even on a 5D2, tried shooting it for 3 weeks straight. you really got to go through your files and do some soul searching.

50mm is the closest focal length to the human eye so has a lot of applications and is only limiting if doing more specialized photography.


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