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24-70 f4 IS vs. 24-105 f4 IS

 
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Dec 18, 2013 07:59 |  #1
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24-70 f4 IS vs. 24-105 f4 IS

Is there a difference besides the focal length?

wouldnt it be better to have the 24-105?



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Dec 18, 2013 08:01 |  #2

The 24-70 is slightly sharper, but for the same price, you can pick up a 2nd hand 24-70 2.8


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Dec 18, 2013 08:04 |  #3
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eddie3dfx wrote in post #16536510 (external link)
The 24-70 is slightly sharper, but for the same price, you can pick up a 2nd hand 24-70 2.8

oh gotcha. ok that answers my question really



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Dec 18, 2013 14:26 |  #4

24-70: sharper, less distortion, smaller, lighter, has macro feature, shorted MFD(even out side of the macro feature), higher magnification, better IS.

24-105: has 71-105, can currently be picked up for much less.




  
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Dec 18, 2013 18:33 |  #5

eddie3dfx wrote in post #16536510 (external link)
The 24-70 is slightly sharper, but for the same price, you can pick up a 2nd hand 24-70 2.8

Or for a lower price you can pick up a Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC.


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Sirrith wrote in post #16538122 (external link)
Or for a lower price you can pick up a Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC.

i dont need a lens, i was just wondering why canon might have those 2 options.



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Dec 18, 2013 18:35 |  #7

jjaenagle wrote in post #16538124 (external link)
i dont need a lens, i was just wondering why canon might have those 2 options.

Because someone in marketing thought it would be a good idea to give Canon users a 2.8 lens without IS despite everyone wanting it, and then put IS on the f4 lens which no one asked for :)


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Dec 18, 2013 18:49 |  #8

The only problem of 24-70 F4 is current RRP price...


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Sirrith wrote in post #16538127 (external link)
Because someone in marketing thought it would be a good idea to give Canon users a 2.8 lens without IS despite everyone wanting it, and then put IS on the f4 lens which no one asked for :)

lol



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Dec 18, 2013 21:13 |  #10

Sirrith wrote in post #16538127 (external link)
Because someone in marketing thought it would be a good idea to give Canon users a 2.8 lens without IS despite everyone wanting it, and then put IS on the f4 lens which no one asked for :)

Very true! :lol:

Actually, I'd love to pick up the 24-70 f/4L, but NOT for anywhere near the current prices. It's small with good IQ and a zoom lock, perfect for my 6D a Blackrapid Sling over my shoulder for a day on vacation. But considering I paid $600 for my 24-105L, it's tough to swallow double that amount for it.

It's one of those lenses that I know I'll probably own at some point, it just might take awhile to get one for a good price...after all...it's tough to pick up a used or refurbished one when no one has bought it to begin with. :rolleyes:




  
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Dec 19, 2013 22:14 |  #11

Adorama supposedly has the 24-70f4 for $899 right now...if there's any time to buy that lens, I think this is it...

Edit: it's after a $300 mail in rebate


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