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24-105L or 24-70 II

 
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Jun 04, 2014 21:41 |  #31

Elton Balch wrote in post #16952375 (external link)
At this level, " better" is a relative term. The OP may have been hasty in labeling the 24-105 as amateurish but it is not as "good" as the 24-70II. Unfortunately, small improvements carry a hefty price tag in premium lenses.

yes, exactly - there is a diminishing return as you go up the scale. I probably would have kept the 24-70v2 anyway, but I was shocked at the results around 45-50mm - they were worse than the 24-105. I might have had a misaligned copy, but the reviews I have seen agree that the midmark isn't "stellar".


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Jun 05, 2014 06:28 |  #32

Patbil10 wrote in post #16951488 (external link)
I had the 24-105 when I purchased my 5D3. When I compare shots taken with both lenses, it's no contest...the 24-70 mk2 beats the 24-105 in everything but range.

That said, I initially purchased the Tamron 24-70 f2.8 VC and in my testing, it failed to beat the 24-105...which led to my purchasing of the Canon mk2 24-70 f2.8

This is interesting. I would have thought the tamron would be better than the 24-105 in IQ and sharpness.


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Jun 05, 2014 08:17 |  #33

Dj R wrote in post #16951706 (external link)
sounds excellent.
meet me at frankford hall.
beers and some ping pong.

hey I've seen your work, I've followed you on flickr and insta for a long time.
you started another thread about IS, earlier this year, IIRC.
but all of the work (solid, kudos) that I've seen from you - looks like tripod/landscape.

Get a room you 2.. !! :p


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Jun 05, 2014 08:29 |  #34

Nick_Reading.UK wrote in post #16953181 (external link)
Get a room you 2.. !! :p

haha, i'm just curious what he's up to.


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Jun 05, 2014 19:34 |  #35

"Get a room"
Back in my single days bar hopping, we had a friend that no matter who was sucking face, he would let it fly and loud..............."Ge​t a room"
At his wedding while kissing his bride, a loud chant from the guests.........you guessed it.


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Jun 07, 2014 21:32 |  #36

I think Elton's link to this Video, pretty much explains the 24-105 / 24-70 f4 Lis & 24-70 II

http://m.youtube.com/w​atch?v=tzR_CjFs8g8 (external link)

Shooting with the 24-70II lets in about 2/3 of stop more light over the 24-105 from f4 onward, the 24-70 f4 lis and 24-70II are pretty close with regards to letting in more light, but the II does edge it out.

I own the 24-105 (nice sharp copy), and also the 24-70II. I have coming in for loan from CPS the 24-70 f4 Lis.

I plan to take the same shot from each and post them up , and see who can tell the difference. All with same settings at various mm... Not the typical walls, etc, but real life shots.


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Jun 08, 2014 09:30 |  #37

Look forward to it Bianchi.


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Jun 08, 2014 10:16 |  #38

Nick5 wrote in post #16958900 (external link)
Look forward to it Bianchi.

Likewise.:D. I think you will be surprised at just how good the 24-70 f/4 actually is. I'm inclined at this point to sell my 70-200 f2.8 and buy the IS version. I think it's a great two lens combo.


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