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Sep 25, 2012 21:21 |  #1

Ive been thinking about selling my hardly used 24-105 L and buying the new Tamron 24-70 VC... honestly its my least used lens and i think i could take more advantage with the extra stop, i mostly do portraits. Now i wanted to know hows the IQ? how does it compare to the canon 24-70 mki and mkii?? ive being searching and it seems very nice but wanted to see some opinions. Thanks in advance


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Sep 26, 2012 06:19 |  #2

anyone?


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Sep 26, 2012 06:42 |  #3

i've not used either but from the initial reviews i'd say yes, and going to a constant 2.8 with IS is going to benefit you.

from what i hear its better than the 24-70mki


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Sep 26, 2012 06:50 |  #4

You mention the 24-105L is your least used lens. What is your most used lens, and why? The answer may help you decide if another zoom with one extra f-stop but lesser range will be useful for you.


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Sep 26, 2012 15:49 |  #5

My most used lens right now would be the 135L i just love the shallow dof it gives me and i dont know magic is the word i say when i use it .. i sold my 70-200 2.8 to buy it and cant be happier but yeah like i said.. i dont really use the 24-105 much


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Sep 26, 2012 15:55 |  #6

Even though I use primes for most of my portrait work, I keep the 24-105 because it serves as a general purpose one lens solution for day trips etc. When I need that, its invaluable. But if you dont need that capability, let it go. Although be warned, no zoom is going to live up to your primes.




  
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Sep 26, 2012 18:09 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #7

I don't know. If you don't use it much, you probably would not use the Tamron much.

Unless you were not using it because of what can be accomplished with a faster aperture.

Since you don't use the zoom, what about the following. Looking at your signature, you might be happier selling and using that money to help to fund (in the future - as it only gets you about half or less the needed cash) an 85L - complete the trinity of primes for you?


OH - to answer your question of zoom for zoom, yes in most ways I believe it would be an upgrade.


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Sep 26, 2012 20:22 |  #8

yamatama wrote in post #15046494 (external link)
My most used lens right now would be the 135L i just love the shallow dof it gives me and i dont know magic is the word i say when i use it .. i sold my 70-200 2.8 to buy it and cant be happier but yeah like i said.. i dont really use the 24-105 much

If it's shallow depth of field you are interested in, I am not sure that going from an f/4 to f/2.8 zoom will do enough for you. Since you already have a 35L and 135L, maybe you would be better off selling the 24-105L and putting that money towards an 85L?


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