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Thread started 13 Aug 2012 (Monday) 13:03
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POLL: "Why you have chosen the 24-70L over the 24-105L??"
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Why you have chosen the 24-70L over the 24-105L

 
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Aug 14, 2012 03:30 |  #16

i like that , that the discussion is getting more Interesting ;) ! has anyone heard about the diaphragm problem with the 24-105 ?? it was one of the reasons that stopped me from buying it.


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Aug 14, 2012 06:52 |  #17

Hey Ed,

What's your experience with the bokeh on the 24-105L? Do you find it as pleasing as the 24-70L?

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ed rader wrote in post #14854534 (external link)
i have lots of experience with both lenses. my main gripe with the 24-105L is it sucks at 24mm, which i shoot at alot. my main gripe with the brick is size, weigh and bucket hood but it's much better @ 24mm.

a good copy of the 24-70L is a tad sharper than the 24-105L and you have more DOF control. i recently sold my 24-105L because i hardly used it. i just came back from three weeks on the road and the 24-70L didn't go with me either -- i took 16-35L II and 50 1.4 instead.

my next move will probably be to the 24-70L II but i doubt i'll ever go back to the 24-105L. it's just a lens that i've never really cared for.




  
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Aug 14, 2012 07:08 |  #18

My choice was for better quality images (hence the 24-70L) and I cannot find a button to vote for that.


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Aug 14, 2012 07:43 |  #19

The maximum aperture takes advantage of the high-precision autofocus sensor, provides a shallower depth of field, and lets in more light. If I were mostly shooting non-moving subjects, I would instead use the 24-105.




  
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Aug 14, 2012 11:01 |  #20

I just sold my old 24-70 due to its weight and size. I'm getting back the 24-105 for travel, landscape and some studio purposes. I don't really like the bokeh of 70mm at 2.8. For portrait shots, 85L or 135L are my lenses to get.

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Aug 15, 2012 13:07 as a reply to  @ coibeo2610's post |  #21

I don't have a 24-70 yet but my next buy will be the MkII. I need the extra stop. I frequently shoot trains in the afternoon and evenings and the 24-105L struggles after dark. My 70-200F2.8L-IS is much sharper at night due to the extra stop and I'm hoping the 24-70 will be, too. I'm not sure how much IS plays into this calculation regarding night shooting, though.


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Aug 15, 2012 15:02 |  #22

I chose the 24-70/2.8 for the following reasons....

1. f2.8... on these focal lengths, f4 wasn't adequate for me.
2. better MFD than the 24-105
3. greater max magnification than the 24-105
4. better image quality
5. don't really need/want IS on these focal lengths (tho I swear by IS on longer lenses)
6. though the L is better built/sealed, the 24-105 didn't offer a whole lot of improvement in IQ or general performance over the far less expensive 28-135 IS I'd been using

So I really can't help with your poll... You didn't offer an "All of the above" selection, plus for me there were additional reasons as well. As of now, I don't plan to "upgrade" to the Mark II.


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Aug 15, 2012 21:11 |  #23

I wish the poll gave an option for those who did not choose the 24-70. I chose the 24-105 instead,
primarily because of the greater range of focal length,
and secondarily because of the IS, which I rely on heavily when shooting handheld at slow shutter speeds.


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Aug 15, 2012 22:36 |  #24

Actually "Aperture" (which I chose) would have been by second choice but "Superior IQ" (my first choice) wasn't an option.




  
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Aug 15, 2012 22:42 |  #25

Eight_Blade wrote in post #14853379 (external link)
<snip> I find it funny when people waste time making the Ls red.

Which takes almost as much time as commenting on that point... equally funny... :cool:




  
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Aug 16, 2012 05:42 |  #26

I think in this poll i have only mentioned the technical stuff , as all of us know that the image produced by the 24-70 is much better than the one with the 24-105. There is no ned for the IS in my point of view a it's already f/2.8.


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Aug 16, 2012 18:23 |  #27

Tom Reichner wrote in post #14864021 (external link)
I wish the poll gave an option for those who did not choose the 24-70. I chose the 24-105 instead,
primarily because of the greater range of focal length,
and secondarily because of the IS, which I rely on heavily when shooting handheld at slow shutter speeds.

They don't want someone that chose a 24-105 over a 24-70 to be raining on their parade. Maybe it's time to throw up a poll about Why we chose a 24-105 over a 24-70 - and ask those that bought a 24-70 to not participate- unless they reformed- and sold their 24-70 in favor of a 24-105. This thread is kind of like " we own a 24-70; we are superior; let everyone else know why we chose it... " Maybe it's self-justification.. IDK.


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Aug 16, 2012 19:11 |  #28

All of the above + sharper + better SOOC IQ (color/contrast)...


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Aug 16, 2012 19:13 |  #29

Picked a 24-105 myself. A bit more versatile with the extra range, and it has great image quality. Gnat's assing over the differences in sharpness/IQ seem pointless to me, you either want/need the extra range and lighter weight, or you need F2.8. I personally use my 50 1.4 when I need speed and/or ridiculous D.O.F


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Aug 17, 2012 10:49 |  #30

AJX wrote in post #14865190 (external link)
There is no ned for the IS in my point of view a it's already f/2.8.

But what about all of those times when you want as much depth of field as possible? Being an f2.8 doesn't help at all when I want to shoot at f11 of f16, so as to get as much in focus as possible. Having IS is a very real benefit in these situations, especially when shooting under the forest canopy where the light is quite dim.


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