Think I'll have the funds to pick up a lens in a couple weeks and am trying to figure out what to go for. (currently have a T3i and use the 18-55 kit lens) I have been wanting the 24-70 but the price seems a bit high. I've also started looking at the 24-105 as the price is very reasonable. I'm trying to figure out the reasoning behind either going with or not going with either lens.
$800 or less (tons of these available because of 5D kit purchases)
Most 24-70s (used) I have been looking at are all in the $1,300 range. I'm having trouble deciding if that stop is worth the $500 premium. I don't have a flash yet and am really thinking that the $500 saved on a 24-105 could be spent on a 430EX and still have 2-300 left over.
I already have an 85 1.8 and plan on getting a 50 1.4 eventually. (after a 70-200) So having those primes (and a flash or two) available, is there really any reason to pay extra for the 24-70?