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If you had only one lens : 24-70L or 35L

 
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Aug 01, 2012 15:34 |  #31

35L


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Aug 01, 2012 16:19 |  #32

Having had both, I'd say the 24-70. Sold the 35L, haven't looked back. The "brick" is just bloody great.


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Aug 01, 2012 16:28 |  #33

Hmm..this is getting interesting


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Aug 01, 2012 17:36 |  #34

i would go with the 35L . hands down .everytime i do a wedding , i bring all my gear but it still use my buddies 35L the whole day . its a perfect lens for me .


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Aug 01, 2012 17:49 |  #35

maximus_73 wrote in post #14797354 (external link)
You cannot make 24-70mm aperture larger than 2.8, but you can use your feet to make 35L looks like 24 - 70mm zoom. :)

Do a headshot with your 35mm and let me know how it turns out.


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Aug 01, 2012 18:01 |  #36
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thenextguy wrote in post #14801679 (external link)
Do a headshot with your 35mm and let me know how it turns out.

bw!

people that thinks 35L can replace 24-70 is just wrong....

Two totally different lenses for different purposes...

Like I said before, there's nothing more boring when all your shots are of the same focal length.:p


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Aug 01, 2012 18:16 |  #37

Since only one lens in the bag - it will have to be 24-70 over the 35




  
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Aug 01, 2012 18:20 |  #38

Traded my 24-70 for a 35L and never looked back.

It really depends what you're shooting I suppose.


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Aug 01, 2012 18:34 |  #39

Yep, clearly quite a lack of variety here http://www.flickr.com/​groups/27449914@N00/po​ol/ (external link)

The 24-70 is the safe, obvious choice. Maybe the 35L as a main lens is for those who do their photography a bit differently, and in my experience different can be quite a good thing in photography!

I have a lot of fun making mine work for a number of different situations.




  
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Aug 01, 2012 20:16 |  #40

had the 24-70 and it is a very good lens, however I got bored with the focal range and found myself shooting at 70mm more often than the wide range. The macro range on the lens is awesome, but the sharpness isn't there compared at 35mm at 2.8 with a prime.


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Aug 01, 2012 20:51 |  #41

24-70L, mostly because it is wider, but the versatility of being a zoom is better for me too. If you were asking about the 24L (f/1.4 or TS-E) then I'd have to think about it, but I'd bet I'd go for the 24L.


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Aug 01, 2012 21:02 |  #42

35L because I shoot inside a lot, and don't want to mess around with a flash in a lot of situations. So I set the 35L at around f/2 and can do a lot with it. I can crop the difference between 35mm & up to 70mm fairly easily.




  
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Aug 01, 2012 21:14 |  #43

jimewall wrote in post #14794473 (external link)
also the the zoom for versatility. That said, one of the the great things of a SLR is that I don't have to have just one lens.

Quoted for truth! I bought the 24-70 for the "one lens" setup ... then realized that what I wanted were multiple primes.




  
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Aug 02, 2012 02:46 as a reply to  @ post 14797837 |  #44

Having had both for a while now the 24-70 wins for me, the 35L is a great 35mm lens but it is not so good at 24mm or 70mm.




  
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Aug 02, 2012 14:47 |  #45

TBH i would be happy with any one of them, They are both great lenses.
I would prefer the 24-70, but thats only because its my current walkaround lens (it is heavy though !)
Usefull for many things


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