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Thread started 03 Dec 2009 (Thursday) 20:44
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POLL: "35L or 24-105L or something else"
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35L or 24-105L?

 
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Dec 03, 2009 22:41 |  #16

Collin85 wrote in post #9131490 (external link)
I'd go 35L due to that. Make no mistake, it is a hard choice, since for your situation, the versatility you'd get by upgrading from a 24-70L to a 24-105L as a walkaround is higher than what you'd get from going 35/2 to 35/1.4, since you say most of the time you need low-light, you're permitted to use flash. But since you naturally go for 35mm quite often, I'd suggest the 35L.

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Good points, Collin. Although, I wouldn't say I'll be upgrading from the 24-70 to 24-105 ;)




  
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Dec 03, 2009 22:42 |  #17

EcoRick wrote in post #9131518 (external link)
If your not going to sell the 24-70L, I'd get the 35L. I'd also consider the 135L. See what range you shoot and see if you'd use it. It's a great lens with a short MFD and produces great results.

I'll definitely be looking at the 135L now.:D




  
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Dec 04, 2009 03:24 |  #18

I actually traded my 24-105 for the 35L and love it. The 24-105 is a great travel, all in one, lens... but the 35L is just bitchin', that's all I can say ;-)a




  
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Dec 04, 2009 04:28 |  #19

I owned the 24-105; I was never truely happy with it. Possibly due to not being able to stop down past f4.

I then decided to sell it along with my sigma 150mm and ring flash in order to fund the 35L. That was two years ago, I can honestly say I don't miss the zoom one bit.

A great combo is the 35L and 85 1.8, this makes a good lightweight kit.


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Dec 04, 2009 04:36 as a reply to  @ Ross_Curtis's post |  #20

35L

because

' Let There Be Light '


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Dec 04, 2009 05:19 |  #21

I'd get the 35L first. Seems it is what you need the most.


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Dec 04, 2009 16:23 |  #22

Todd Lambert wrote in post #9132722 (external link)
I actually traded my 24-105 for the 35L and love it. The 24-105 is a great travel, all in one, lens... but the 35L is just bitchin', that's all I can say ;-)a

Ross_Curtis wrote in post #9132836 (external link)
I owned the 24-105; I was never truely happy with it. Possibly due to not being able to stop down past f4.

I then decided to sell it along with my sigma 150mm and ring flash in order to fund the 35L. That was two years ago, I can honestly say I don't miss the zoom one bit.

A great combo is the 35L and 85 1.8, this makes a good lightweight kit.

Houston1863 wrote in post #9132852 (external link)
35L

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' Let There Be Light '


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sebr wrote in post #9132941 (external link)
I'd get the 35L first. Seems it is what you need the most.

Thanks for the feedback, everyone. I'm leaning toward the 35L now. I do want a lighter walk around/general purpose/travel lens though. Decisions, decisions...




  
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Dec 04, 2009 16:34 |  #23

Learn to walk around with a prime ;)


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Dec 04, 2009 16:38 |  #24

HAHA... elegantly put.




  
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Dec 04, 2009 19:17 |  #25

TheHoff wrote in post #9136251 (external link)
Learn to walk around with a prime ;)

Actually, I do use primes for walk around right now. :D




  
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Dec 05, 2009 01:31 |  #26

Not to get off topic, but with all of this 35L love goin' on here, now I want to sell my 24-70 AGAIN and get the 35L.

Thanks a lot bsaber for the can o worms...;)

I had tried the 24-105, and just did not care for it so I bought the 24-70 instead and never looked back. Having once owned the 35/2, it was my walk around lens for a long time. Great IQ, as you know, this lens only whetted my appetite for a 35L.

If I was in your tennies, I'd go for the 35L. But ultimatley your decission will come down to what you need the lens to do...

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Dec 05, 2009 23:15 |  #27

Jason C wrote in post #9138681 (external link)
Not to get off topic, but with all of this 35L love goin' on here, now I want to sell my 24-70 AGAIN and get the 35L.

Thanks a lot bsaber for the can o worms...
;)

I had tried the 24-105, and just did not care for it so I bought the 24-70 instead and never looked back. Having once owned the 35/2, it was my walk around lens for a long time. Great IQ, as you know, this lens only whetted my appetite for a 35L.

If I was in your tennies, I'd go for the 35L. But ultimatley your decission will come down to what you need the lens to do...

Good luck

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My pleasure, Jason. And right before the holiday shopping ;)




  
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Dec 06, 2009 02:31 as a reply to  @ bsaber's post |  #28

I really do have the urge right now to ditch the idea of buying a 24-70 and 70-200 combo and just get a 35L, 85 1.8 and 135L.


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Dec 06, 2009 02:37 |  #29

TristanCardew wrote in post #9143734 (external link)
I really do have the urge right now to ditch the idea of buying a 24-70 and 70-200 combo and just get a 35L, 85 1.8 and 135L.

Both would be a sweet combo. :D




  
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Dec 06, 2009 07:10 as a reply to  @ bsaber's post |  #30

I'd stay away from the 24-105 for reasons I have detailed in this thread:

https://photography-on-the.net …hread.php?t=759​277&page=3


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