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First L purchase... Am torn

 
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Aug 01, 2012 10:29 |  #31

I've got a 24-105 f4 and recently added a 70-200 f2.8 IS L MkII. I got the 24-105 with my 5D2 as a kit lens and it's spent a lot of time on the 5D2, a 7D and my 5D3. I really like having the crossover just in case I want to shoot between the 70 and 105 but haven't time to swap lenses. The 24-105 is a very good lens with great IQ and good AF speed and accuracy and the IS is a godsend at times too. Unless you need the f2.8 for specific reasons then the 24-105 is a great introduction to L lenses.


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Aug 01, 2012 10:49 |  #32

Just a thought, but I used a 17-40L with a T2i for awhile and really liked the look. Light, good IQ, and great for video.


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Aug 01, 2012 11:20 |  #33

hawaiikone wrote in post #14799987 (external link)
Just a thought, but I used a 17-40L with a T2i for awhile and really liked the look. Light, good IQ, and great for video.

if the 17-55IS is e....this answer is z.....


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Aug 01, 2012 11:37 |  #34

DreDaze wrote in post #14800110 (external link)
if the 17-55IS is e....this answer is z.....

LMAO. Thanks guys. I do appreciate all the comments but the choice for me right now is between these two lenses. I had wanted the 24-70 but the more I looked at the price and features, I realized (and confirmed by many of you) that the 24-105 plus a flash is the way to go. Oddly enough, the price difference is such that I can almost buy a 24-105 white box from a kit, a used 430 EXII AND pick up a used 28 1.8, 35 2.0, or 50 1.4 (Canon or Sigma) for about the same cost as a good used 24-70.

I think for what I want right now the f4.0 is enough. Plus I have the 85 and can pick up the other primes if I want with the money not spent.




  
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Aug 01, 2012 12:25 |  #35

Nature Nut wrote in post #14794870 (external link)
It's going to depend a bit on what you shot mostly. If its always low light then maybe the 24-70, but with such decent high ISO noise on the t3i and even better when you go full frame running a slower lens may not be an issue. If your shot lighting varies I'd say save the money and go for the 24-105 and the flash. Unless your keen on only natural light shots the external flash will open up more avenues. Also your bigger cameras dont have a pop-up flash AFAIK

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Aug 01, 2012 17:48 |  #36

DreDaze wrote in post #14800110 (external link)
if the 17-55IS is e....this answer is z.....

Lol..
:D:D:oops::lol:




  
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Aug 01, 2012 22:52 |  #37

DreDaze wrote in post #14800110 (external link)
if the 17-55IS is e....this answer is z.....

you're a funny little fella..


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Aug 02, 2012 01:58 |  #38

hawaiikone wrote in post #14802811 (external link)
you're a funny little fella..

there wasn't any attempt at being humorous there...the 17-40L is a horrible choice for a crop camera, when there are so many better options with the same range that offer so much more


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Aug 02, 2012 02:45 |  #39

mikeinctown wrote in post #14794558 (external link)
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.

24-105
Lighter
More reach
IS
$800 or less (tons of these available because of 5D kit purchases)

24-70
f2.8


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?

I went though the same you're going through right now.
I opted for the 24-105 due to greater reach, and the IS would help negate the loss of aperture.
I have never once regreted my decision.




  
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Aug 02, 2012 10:53 |  #40

mikeinctown wrote in post #14794558 (external link)
24-105
Lighter
More reach
IS
$800 or less (tons of these available because of 5D kit purchases)

24-70
f2.8

What about the 17-55 f/2.8 , sure its not an L Lens, but all its missing is a metal body and a red ring. It is :
Light
Has IS
Around the same price as the 24-105
has the f2.8

Its basically a 24-70 for crop sensors, couldn't recommend it more, from all the pictures i have seen and the time i rented it.


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