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Liking less my 24-70mm f2.8 II and 70-200mm f2.8 IS II

 
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Sep 10, 2014 18:08 as a reply to  @ post 17142154 |  #61

In past I mostly had primes, later a mixture, but the only really boring lens was the 24-70 or 24-105 range. I replaced a standardzoom with the 35 1.4 Art.
Like most of us 135L isn't much used, but it's a wow lens each time, so i'll keep it.
70-200 2.8LII is handy for events (with or without models) so i'll keep it too.


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Sep 11, 2014 17:05 |  #62

Charlie wrote in post #17140494 (external link)
"Image quality" is a broad term.

While the zooms are uber sharp, the 24-70 range is not particularly inspiring for day to day snapshots, and for those types of shots, bokeh, contrast, and color FAR EXCEED sharpness. Hell, I'm a 50 shooter, and to get me to the bokeh sweet spot, I'de have to open up to F0.95 to be completely happy. A 24-70 has a hard time even competing with a 50mm F1.8 as far as I'm concerned.

Contrast and colour rendering are the 24-70mm Mark II's strong point, more so than sharpness. It has an almost Zeiss like quality.


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Sep 11, 2014 18:01 |  #63

Mornnb wrote in post #17148747 (external link)
Contrast and colour rendering are the 24-70mm Mark II's strong point, more so than sharpness. It has an almost Zeiss like quality.

This has become my primary concern as of late. I'm moving out the old and in with the new. Canon L glass dominates (for af lens that is)


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Sep 11, 2014 18:10 |  #64

the difference in a high quality prime and zoom will be small at best when it comes to color and contrast, however, 2 stops difference is gigantic in terms of bokeh.


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Sep 11, 2014 20:07 |  #65

Charlie wrote in post #17148844 (external link)
the difference in a high quality prime and zoom will be small at best when it comes to color and contrast, however, 2 stops difference is gigantic in terms of bokeh.

And this. F2 is about the highest I like to use any more these days.


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Sep 11, 2014 20:18 |  #66

Talley wrote in post #17149037 (external link)
And this. F2 is about the highest I like to use any more these days.

Same here. f1.4 stopped down to f2 is just perfect for DOF and added sharpness.


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