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Selling 24-70mm for 50mm f/1.2, am I crazy?

 
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Sep 28, 2012 22:41 as a reply to  @ post 15056335 |  #16

50mm is awesome.


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Sep 29, 2012 02:32 |  #17

kevindar wrote in post #15056233 (external link)
Once you move to full frame, your 24-70 will give you much shallower dof, and sharper images (the pixel density of 5d3 is not nearly as demanding). I own sever primes that I love to use (24 1.4II, 35 1.4, sigma 50 1.4, and 85 1.2II), but I would not give up my 28-70 2.8 for any of them. great versatile lens, and on a full frame, getting just the eyelashes in focus gets old after a while. Great to have the low light ability, esp on the wider end, and nice to do full body portraits, but for me the super shallow dof was bit of a phase, and I find that even my 85L, I am usually shooting at 1.8 or f2, unless light is really low, or I am doing full body.

Agree 100%

TheLensGuy wrote in post #15056335 (external link)
I only suggested 35 because OP is thinking about selling a general purpose zoom lens. 50 cannot replace 24-70, 35 sort of can. It's a lot harder to go backwards than forwards when you are in a confined space. Also, 35L is a sharper lens and it focuses much faster and much more accurate. 50L has focus shift issues between F2-4, and focuses slowly (compared to 35L).

I have owned 2 copies of 50L and used them extensively before buying my 35L, so this is my personal observation, not something I'm making up. Both lenses cost equally, I could have easily kept 50L if it were better. 35L is on my camera all the time, it is my general purpose lens every day.

the exact same can be said for the 24 vs 35.... neither can get close to the flexibility of the 24-70. And again, the 35 is quite different than 50. Don't care for distortion, and when I want distortion, 24 can distort a whole lot more...


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Sep 29, 2012 09:31 |  #18

kevindar wrote in post #15056233 (external link)
Once you move to full frame, your 24-70 will give you much shallower dof, and sharper images (the pixel density of 5d3 is not nearly as demanding). I own sever primes that I love to use (24 1.4II, 35 1.4, sigma 50 1.4, and 85 1.2II), but I would not give up my 28-70 2.8 for any of them. great versatile lens, and on a full frame, getting just the eyelashes in focus gets old after a while. Great to have the low light ability, esp on the wider end, and nice to do full body portraits, but for me the super shallow dof was bit of a phase, and I find that even my 85L, I am usually shooting at 1.8 or f2, unless light is really low, or I am doing full body.

I might reconsider now on selling the 24-70. Maybe I should try it on 5DIII when I get it.


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Sep 29, 2012 10:00 |  #19

Going full frame first !


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Oct 01, 2012 20:52 |  #20

vaflower wrote in post #15057578 (external link)
Going full frame first !

Yes, I think that's what I am going to do. Just saw 5D II price dropped to $1799, very tempting. I was going to get 5D III but I could be saving a lot of money for something else.:p


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Oct 01, 2012 20:56 |  #21

Canon's 24-70L I is a POS. Rather than a 50L, I would get a 35L+85 1.8.


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Oct 01, 2012 21:31 |  #22

AlanZ wrote in post #15055324 (external link)
24-70mm used to be one of my favorite glasses for a long time until I got the 70-200 f/2.8 II. I don't think it's sharp enough for my taste anymore. And since then I've been doing more indoor portraits therefore I really like to get a glass as sharp as 70-200 f/2.8 II as well as get more lights and bokeh.

Why not go for the 24-70 II?

It has equal sharpness to the 70-200 II... Amazing combo. If you like the range and aperture of the 24-70 you have now, just upgrade to the new one. It's lighter, sharper and has superior optics. Sharpness is like shooting with a f/2.8 prime from 24mm to 70mm. That good.


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Oct 02, 2012 12:02 |  #23

kevindar wrote in post #15056233 (external link)
Once you move to full frame, your 24-70 will give you much shallower dof, and sharper images (the pixel density of 5d3 is not nearly as demanding). I own sever primes that I love to use (24 1.4II, 35 1.4, sigma 50 1.4, and 85 1.2II), but I would not give up my 28-70 2.8 for any of them. great versatile lens, and on a full frame, getting just the eyelashes in focus gets old after a while. Great to have the low light ability, esp on the wider end, and nice to do full body portraits, but for me the super shallow dof was bit of a phase, and I find that even my 85L, I am usually shooting at 1.8 or f2, unless light is really low, or I am doing full body.

Well said.
24-70 always was my most used lens and 5DMKIII breathed new life into it.
AF is spot on, great sharpness, contrast and colors. Can't see how it can get better than that.




  
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Oct 02, 2012 12:12 |  #24

You might think I'm crazy, but try the Sigma 50 instead of the Canon 50. Try them side by side. I think you'll find that the Sigma lens has a nicer quality.




  
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Oct 02, 2012 13:15 |  #25

sold my 50L to get the 24-70 for versatility.


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