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24-70mm f2.8L II USM

 
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Sep 11, 2012 16:20 |  #1

Hello all,

I recently posted for some advice on the 5D MKII vs the MKIII. I received some great advice and made up my mind that the MKIII is worth the extra money for its focusing system and added video features like audio monitoring, reduced moire/aliasing and also lower noise levels at higher ISOs.

Now I'm contemplating a lens to accompany it. I partake in both video and photo work - I consider myself more of a videographer but really I do both about the same amount.

The 24-70 f2.8L II USM sounds like it's ideal for the kind of work I do, but it's lack of image stabilization puts me off as I'm aware of what a difference it makes during video.

I originally thought about going for the 24-105mm f4L IS, but I think it might be a bit slow because I find myself shooting people indoors 99% of the time - whether it be videos or photos.

I'd really like a zoom lens to save having to swap glass constantly, but to have fast glass with IS it looks like I'm going to have to look at primes. My main requirements are that they should be at least f2.8 and have IS. I think a 35mm and 80mm would suit my requirements, as I find that I like to use 18mm and 50mm on my crop sensor a lot (equivalent of 28.8mm and 80mm).

Does anyone have any other thoughts? All opinions appreciated :)

Thanks,
Jonnie.




  
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Sep 11, 2012 16:36 |  #2

Currently, I believe there is only one Canon wide prime that has IS...not sure the 3rd party lens manufacturers offer much more selection either.


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Sep 11, 2012 17:02 |  #3

Well, here are your choices for a wide/2.8/and IS.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …537+4109120011+​4109120026 (external link)

The closest to your longer needs would be the 100mm 2.8L macro IS.


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Sep 11, 2012 17:16 as a reply to  @ 20DNewbie's post |  #4

You might also consider the new Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 with "VC" -- Tamron's name for IS.




  
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Sep 12, 2012 15:31 |  #5

Many thanks for the replies.

BHollis wrote in post #14978211 (external link)
You might also consider the new Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 with "VC" -- Tamron's name for IS.

That sounds like it could be perfect, I wonder how it compares optically to L glass.




  
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Sep 12, 2012 16:33 |  #6

jonnie wrote in post #14982362 (external link)
Many thanks for the replies.

That sounds like it could be perfect, I wonder how it compares optically to L glass.


Most people say its on par with the quality of the 24-70mm version I. And you get IS. Their been several good threads on it.


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Sep 13, 2012 09:30 |  #7

sonofjesse wrote in post #14982581 (external link)
Most people say its on par with the quality of the 24-70mm version I. And you get IS. Their been several good threads on it.

Thanks for that. I did a bit of Googling last night after I posted and it looks like a great lens.

I think I'll avoid buying the 24-105 f4L with the 5DIII and get this instead.

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Sep 13, 2012 13:43 as a reply to  @ jonnie's post |  #8

One point to consider.

The new high resolution cameras, like the 5DMkIII or 1DX, have the ability to "outresolve" the lenses. Canon engineers will tell you this. If you are interested in the sharpest shots possible, you must use one of the newer L lenses, e.g., the 24-79 f/2.8L II. The newer L lenses are designed with these new camera bodies (and their high resolving power) in mind. The older L glass is simply cannot resolve images to the degree that the 5DMkIII can process them.

In other words, if you're not using the latest L glass, you are not using the 5DIII to it's full potential.


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Sep 13, 2012 15:21 |  #9

High pixel density cameras (such as the 18MP APS-C options available from Canon at the moment) might out resolve some lenses but the APS sensor-ed cameras with 18/21/22 don't suffer anywhere near as badly.

For video though you're only using 2MP (for 1080p) so worrying about outresolving already very good lenses (such as the EF 24-70 I) is a waste of time


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Nov 06, 2012 05:04 |  #10

Hi again everyone,

I ended up going for the 5DIII with Tamron 24-70 f2.8 VC lens. Unfortunately I'm a little disappointed with the lens as I've only just discovered the vignetting issues that it has up to f4.

I'm considering returning it, but that will leave me with the problem of needing a lens to replace it again.

I really liked that it was f2.8 and had a good focal length range with VC/IS - that's pretty essential to me considering I will be using it for video as well as photography.

I wonder if anyone has any other suggestions as to an alternative? Even a couple of different lenses...

Thanks again,
Jonnie.




  
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Nov 06, 2012 21:08 |  #11

How about the new 35 f2 IS?




  
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