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Canon 28-70 f2.8 L replacement

 
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May 13, 2016 20:28 |  #1

My old 28-70 2.8l has a yellow haze in it and I am wanting to replace it. I have used it since the stone age of film. :-)
I used it when I did weddings but I no longer do weddings only portraits and landscapes. I shoot crop cameras as of now but I am thinking about going to full frame at some point. What would be a good replacement? I have been looking at the 24-105 f4L how does the image quality of the 24-105 compare to the 28-70?




  
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May 13, 2016 20:47 |  #2

I replaced my 28-70 f/2.8L with the 24-105 a few years ago.
I had a great copy but wanted the extra width and range.
I felt the IQ was not as good but it was still a good decision for me.
Overall I think the 24-105 is a fine lens.


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May 13, 2016 21:10 as a reply to  @ Tapeman's post |  #3

Thanks! My 28-70 was good till it got the yellow haze between the elements. I checked on getting it repaired but it was going to cost to much.




  
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May 15, 2016 18:06 |  #4

If you have no budget issues, the 24-70 II would be hard to beat. Then lens is cracking sharp, benefits from whatever magic Canon has been applying to their AF systems over the last three years, and also has reasonable distortion, CA and vignette.

Another lens that gets a lot of love and which is a lot cheaper is the Tamron 24-70/2.8. You get a fast f/2.8 lens with IS for about $1000. I have no experience with this lens.

And then there is the 24-105L. I've owned my personal 24-105 since I got it with a 5D (classic) kit in 2007. My lens is quite sharp and I love it for what it can do, the handy range, the IS, and the weight / size. These days you can find used or broke-out kit 24-105 lenses for a song.

Here is my only real caveat on the 24-105, and one that probably won't bother you much. On the wide end of the range (24mm to 28mm) the lens has very strong barrel distortion and very strong vignette (on FF) that doesn't clear up until f/11 or so. That kind of performance might make a FF camera landscape photographer give this one a pass. For a 1.6X portrait photographer, it is no big deal.


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May 15, 2016 23:07 as a reply to  @ JeffreyG's post |  #5

Thanks for the replies!




  
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