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May 14, 2009 21:15 |  #16

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Yup - that's the RTA train going across the Terminal Viaduct early in the morning shot from the Detroit Superior bridge. It used to be much easier to photograph back before they put up the high fence.

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Hey thats in the flats! I recognized that as soon as I saw it. Went shooting there the other day.


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May 14, 2009 21:21 |  #17

I sold my 24-105 and bought a 24-70.My copy was fantastic on the 1DMK3. I then purchased a 5DMK2 with the 24-105 as a kit and I am thrilled with that lens on the MK2. It seems it was made for it. I'll keep both and am now am very satisfied with all my lenses.


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May 14, 2009 21:24 |  #18

davewolfs wrote in post #7919333 (external link)
Hey everyone,

If I'm looking for a lens that works well stopped down to f/8+ and don't need the f/2.8 capabilities of the 24-70, does the 24-105 work well?

I guess I am looking at this lens based on sharpness and contrast, does it perform well on the Mark II or am I better off with the 24-70?

Dave

I'll put the camera in the thread title for you so we can attract the FF owners..


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May 14, 2009 22:46 |  #19

Stan43 wrote in post #7923755 (external link)
I sold my 24-105 and bought a 24-70.My copy was fantastic on the 1DMK3. I then purchased a 5DMK2 with the 24-105 as a kit and I am thrilled with that lens on the MK2. It seems it was made for it. I'll keep both and am now am very satisfied with all my lenses.

I recently sold my 24-105 and purchased a 24-70. I can definitely see the benefits of having both lens. Unfortunately, that's a luxury I can not indulge in. The 24-105 is an excellent lens but the 24-70 suits my shooting needs more.




  
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May 15, 2009 00:56 |  #20

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May 21, 2009 18:37 |  #21

So what is the deal with the 24-105, I called a local store today asking if they had the kit and the sales guy I got was pretty adamant that the 24-105 was nothing but a kit lens and the 24-70 was much better is this person FOS?




  
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May 21, 2009 21:18 |  #22

Yes, he is full of it...... so what really IS a kit lens?

Back when I bought my 5D more than 3 years ago, it was sold as just the body. I needed a lens. So I bought the 24-105 as my own $1000 "kit lens." So I guess I invented the 5D's kit lens before the marketplace caught on; yeah, sure :lol::lol::lol:.

Sounds like maybe his inventory of the 24-105 was low and wanted to push what he had maybe?:rolleyes: The story reminds me of the Haselblad I bought in 1998. It came with a kit lens too.... it was only the Carl Zeiss 80mm f/2.8

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So what is the deal with the 24-105, I called a local store today asking if they had the kit and the sales guy I got was pretty adamant that the 24-105 was nothing but a kit lens and the 24-70 was much better is this person FOS?


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May 21, 2009 21:20 |  #23

He wanted to sell you a body $2700 and a 24-70 $1200($3900) the kit costs $3500 for 5D II and lens(24-105) the 5D II body is $2700 and the 24-105 is $1100 without the kit price....The kit price of the 24-105 is $800. The 24-70 has f/2.8, no IS weighs 2.1lbs vs 1.5 lbs .I like the 24-105mm f/4L IS, the 24-70 gives you an extra f/ stop, but is heavier and the IS of the 24-105 will take into the same territory of lower light and more reach...You can get the 24-70, but it is a $400 trade. Get the 24-105mm f/4L IS in the kit and use it , then If you hate it sell it for $800 to someone ...a new lens that costs $1,099 ....P. S.... NOW,If he will sell you a new 24-70mm f/2.8L as the lens in a kit for $3,499.95 JUMP ON IT...............Rich


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May 21, 2009 21:47 |  #24

You see this thread Rich?

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=695558


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May 22, 2009 11:01 |  #25

sapearl wrote in post #7966519 (external link)
The story reminds me of the Haselblad I bought in 1998. It came with a kit lens too.... it was only the Carl Zeiss 80mm f/2.8

That is the best rebuttal I've ever heard to the oft-cited "the kit lens sucks"....WELL SAID!!!!

I've shot the Contax645 version of that Planar 80/2.8 with Provia 100F and that is truly film that has taken my breath away. I've never seen the same kind of colors and clarity on anything else.




  
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May 22, 2009 11:08 |  #26

Thank you Lightstream ;). All I was doing was reporting the facts.

The point is:
1). Some folks misuse the term "kit lens" a lot, and
2.) Not all Kit Lenses are alike, especially when the mfr. has very high standards on a particular product.

I can imagine your Contax combination was a pretty special setup. The Planar 80/2.8 is a truly wonderful "kit lens." :D

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That is the best rebuttal I've ever heard to the oft-cited "the kit lens sucks"....WELL SAID!!!!

I've shot the Contax645 version of that Planar 80/2.8 with Provia 100F and that is truly film that has taken my breath away. I've never seen the same kind of colors and clarity on anything else.


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