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Jul 10, 2013 04:44 |  #1

Ok, ive created a couple of threads on this sort of subject but I have kind of moved the goal posts / changed my mind.

I have missed having a good walk about zoom lens so I had asked before about the tamron 24-70 2.8 or the canon 24-70 2.8 (older version). I'd decided on the tamron... but I use my samyang 35mm 1.4 all the time but I have admired the sigma 35mm 1.4 for a while and have to say I would like autofocus back. So im now thinking I will get that.

My budget is (including the sale of the samyang) £1100 ($1640) - Amazon are currently doing the sigma for £620 ($925) so that leaves me £480 ($715) to buy a walk about. I have had a 24-105 before but the f4 bothered me a little - I don't mind second hand at all... what would you guys suggest I take a look at?

Or do I stick with the tammy and keep the samyang..


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Jul 10, 2013 05:02 |  #2

I should mention, this is for a full frame - would be an easier choice if it wasnt!


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Jul 10, 2013 05:09 |  #3
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All I'll say is I just don't like the notion that walkaround lens has to be a zoom.

Personally I'd much prefer either a 35 or 50mm prime and call it a day.


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Jul 10, 2013 05:59 |  #4

What is wrong with the 24-70 as walkaround?!
If you find 70mm too short, then perhaps, the only option is the 24-105.
But on a FF body, as a walkaround lens, the f/4 should be no problem (in my opinion).


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Jul 10, 2013 06:07 |  #5

What is wrong with the 24-70 as walkaround?!

Oh nothing at at all, that would be great - but I cant afford both the 24-70 and the 35 1.4.

All I'll say is I just don't like the notion that walkaround lens has to be a zoom.

I use mostly primes now but for going on holiday with i'd like a zoom for convenience more than anything, 24 at the wide end for landscapes and anything upwards for other things. I have considered just taking the 35mm but my only concern on that is it wide enough.


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Jul 10, 2013 06:11 |  #6

Agree, 24-105L is convenient, I tried out yesterday and stand behind it. Thank to the folks here that prevent me from selling it. LOL. a 35mm is a good one too.


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Jul 10, 2013 07:05 |  #7

Yeah, I have had a 24-105 before, it was a good all rounder but as said the f4 was a bit of a pain, I don't find the ISO on the 5Dii good enough to be able to push it.

How is the sigma 24 -70 2.8 HSM?


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Jul 10, 2013 07:17 |  #8

I see, I can pushing ISO as i use a 6D. how u can get the 35 Siggy or what ever for install payment 18 months interest free with bestbuy if u live in the state. :| That wat I did before... just a thought.


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Jul 10, 2013 07:24 |  #9

I'm in the UK mate, I'm not a fan of spreading payments either Id rather just buy so I know where im up to cash wise.


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Jul 10, 2013 07:47 |  #10

spookyspike wrote in post #16107274 (external link)
I don't find the ISO on the 5Dii good enough to be able to push it.

Sell the 5D2 and buy the 6D 24-105 kit. Then f4 should work as a walk around. If you can afford it, go for the 5D3 kit. Both kits are getting cheaper (at least in the US).

I sold my 24-105 and picked up a 24-70. I love the effects that 2.8 can make. Though I was reminded how much I miss the reach recently when I picked up a 15-85 (for a crop). At least across these two, you have to decide where you want flexibility, aperture (24-70s, primes for light and dof) or reach (24-105).




  
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Jul 10, 2013 09:45 |  #11

Sell the 5D2 and buy the 6D

Not a bad idea really.... may look into this. I may be able to trade the 5d in against a 6d and be able to still get the sigma 35... hmmm.


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Jul 10, 2013 10:35 |  #12

There's also the Tamron 28-75.


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Jul 10, 2013 11:01 |  #13

Sirrith wrote in post #16107788 (external link)
There's also the Tamron 28-75.

Wow, that is cheap - have never had a look at this, will have a look.


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Jul 10, 2013 16:29 |  #14

As a walk around, the 24-105 is really hard to beat. You get the range, quality, and affordability of an amazing L lens. Yes a 2.8 would be great, but you can't get everything. If you have the 35 1.4 then you have low light taken care of and the f4 shouldn't be as much of a limitation. I also agree that the 6D is probably the best camera Canon makes and would pick it over the 5d2 or even 5d3.




  
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Jul 10, 2013 17:18 as a reply to  @ jmk4312's post |  #15

Hi Dave, upgrading to a 6D just for a walkabout lens seems a bit expensive just to get the 24-105 lens, and there wont be any difference performance wise between the 2 camera's using the 24-105 f4 lens. 5d2 and 24-105 lens was my workhorse combo when I was overseas covering stories, since I retired, I cant let the 24-105 go, now im home I spend my days using the 5D2 with 70-200 f4 IS or 5D3 and 16-35 II as walkabout kits,
but my 24-105 is safely stored away, its old, battered and tired (like me, its retired too now), but does make the odd appearance at family gatherings.


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