Around 8 months ago I purchased my 5D Mk II, and love it.
Back then I purchased the 70-200 f/2.8 L IS USM II with the camera,
beacuse the fact, that I planned to make Outdoor Portraits, and take some picturas at some Rally events. The 70-200 2.8 IS L II was the right choice for sure for this, its a great lens, and the 5D2 is a great camera.
Altough I had a 28-70 It sady stopped working a few weeks after I purchased the 5D2 with the 70-200.
I was really happy with the combo, but I feel I need to get something that is wider, for those "general purpose" needs.
I definately am not willing to pay for the 24-70 Mk II, as I will not use the lens so much that it justifies the price, also I do think its inferior in design (not optically) to the 24-70 Mk 1.
So I was thinking and thinking, 24-70 or 24-105, or 24-70 or 24-105, ...
Also keep in mind, I have the 70-200 2.8 for situations where I need more reach.
I looked often through the 70-100 range on that lens, and do not feel there is a really big difference.
So reach should not be the problem, I know 24-105 has IS, but is f/4, and the 24-70 does not have IS, but is "faster". I know the 24-70 is a little bit sharper, and more robust, but heavier.
What I would like to know is, if you had to choose only one for FF, wich one would it be?
I would like to use it, for wider angle Rally Photography, maybe some full body portraits indoors and outdoor, some landscape an city photograpy, and maybe some Milky-way landscapes, also as a walk around lens.
Weight does not matter.
The extra reach of the 24-105 does not seem to be really that much extra, imho,
but maybe I am wrong.
At the beginning of the next month I will have the money for one of the two.
So, please help me with your imput, do make a decision I will not regret making.
Atm I am more leaning towards the 24-70 f/2.8 L
Also note the question is regarding these two,
I know there are other options but I already sorted them out