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24-70 2.8L vs 24-105 f4L IS

 
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Jun 18, 2007 14:40 |  #16
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Of the two, I'd choose the 24-70. I have the older 28-70L and appreciate the extra stop of light. I also have the 17-55 IS and will probably always have a crop body on hand so I can continue to use it. :)



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Jun 18, 2007 14:40 |  #17

You can't go wrong with either. For me it was the 24-105, I went for the extra reach and lighter weight. That was was most important to me. I have never had a client ask me if an image was shot with a 2.8 or 4.0 f-stop. All they want is good results. I think it is us that gets caught up in the lens envy.

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Jun 19, 2007 20:43 |  #18

davidfig wrote in post #3398335 (external link)
I chose the 24-70L for the 2.8. I get the 105mm reach by cropping.

Nightscape wrote in post #3398205 (external link)
I think I am going to go with the 24-70 because of the 2.8
Then if I get the 70-200 2.8 I can make up for the reach.

These are both good points. I have the 70-200 also having that L has spoiled me to the point that I don't want my tamron. I guess that L thing really is a sickness.


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Jun 19, 2007 20:44 as a reply to  @ Lin-z's post |  #19

How heavy is the 24-70? Its not as heavy as the 70-200 2.8L non IS is it?


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Jun 19, 2007 21:43 |  #20

Not quite a heavy...

EF 70-200 f/2.8 non IS: 2.80 lb
EF 24-70 f/2.8: 2.1 lb (950 g)

But, coming from a 28-105 f/3.5-4.5, it's still a beast.

I went with the f/2.8 mainly for the DOF it afforded. There's a world of difference between f/4 and f/2.8 when trying to isolate subjects. I still prefer my primes, wide open, for ultimate blur.

[Edit:] just got it at 11AM this morning. other than weight, it's flawless.


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Jun 19, 2007 22:23 |  #21

24-70 and then a 70-200 on the second camera. both 2.8


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Jun 19, 2007 23:07 |  #22

here's another question for you guys & gals out there...

i have the rebel XTi and it fits PERFECTLY in my small hands. I am seriously considering to buy the 24-70L from all the positive reviews i've read.. The only problem is the weight and size of the lens on my camera body. I'm afraid the lens will look unbalanced, and if the picture quality will be affected because the 24-70L is best suited for the 5D.

i recently sold my 24-105L because the pictures i took with the XTi appeared somehwhat "soft". The lens is smaller than the 24-70, so the weight wasn't a huge issue on my camera. when my bro-in law used my 24-105 on his 20D as a comparison, the focus on his pictures looked sharper than what my XTi could produce. I hope this doesn't happen again if i decide to splurge on the 24-70L.

does anyone use the XTi and lens combo? What are your thoughts about the weight and size issue, as well as the overall picture quality?


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Jun 20, 2007 00:35 |  #23

Mike Fulton wrote in post #3398117 (external link)
Coming from my inside source very high up in Canon USA he states that the 24-105L is sharper than the 24-70L however I choose to use the 24-70L due to the faster f/stop.

In real-life though you are talking two-tenths of stuff-all difference in sharpness. The 24-70/2.8 has less vignetting, less distortion, and is more flare-resistant.

I can see valid reasons why someone would choose the 24-105/4 IS over the 24-70/2.8 - but sharpness isn't one of them.


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Jun 20, 2007 01:30 |  #24

carpenter wrote in post #3407597 (external link)
24-70 and then a 70-200 on the second camera. both 2.8

I am about to order the same. Had trouble deciding between the 24-70 and the 17-55, but decided on the 24-70. Can't wait...

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Jun 20, 2007 08:04 |  #25

You also get a half decent macro lens when you buy the 24-70.


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Jun 20, 2007 09:36 |  #26

Wedding Shooter wrote in post #3409469 (external link)
You also get a half decent macro lens when you buy the 24-70.

Absolutely - and I never realised this until our 24-70 arrived ...I'd been kicking myself for all the macro-capable lenses we'd sold without thinking over the past 18 months, and was contemplating buying a Canon 100mm f2.8 macro - but now I don't need to (we already have extension tubes in case we need super-close).

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Jun 20, 2007 09:44 |  #27

I keep an extension tube in the bag too - it really is a great lens.


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Jun 21, 2007 20:03 |  #28

how do you guys find the 24-70 as a walk around? Is it too heavy? Can you manage it all day?




  
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Jun 21, 2007 20:08 |  #29

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how do you guys find the 24-70 as a walk around? Is it too heavy? Can you manage it all day?

Piece of cake.


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Jun 22, 2007 00:51 |  #30
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