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Jan 09, 2010 11:08 |  #1

Does anyone own BOTH the 24-70 AND 24-105?

I have been trying to decide between these 2, and have finally decided that I can't. There are benefits to each, and so even though I will have some overlap I am considering just buying both. If in the future I find myself using 1 more than the other I can always sell and apply the money elsewhere.

I was just wondering if anyone else owns BOTH of these and USE BOTH of these great lenses.


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Jan 09, 2010 11:12 |  #2

Have both and use both. A bit of overlap is beneficial in that you won't have to change lenses as often, and have less chance of fouling the sensor with dirt, dust. If I want to travel light, I'll grab the 24-105L. Both are very good...


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Jan 09, 2010 13:49 |  #3

this is an age old question and if you search you will find many threads and poll devoted to it. One guy even had a poll where both choices you could select were the 24-105 so it was bound to win. You will find people who swear by both. In the end it seems to be "do you want a little extra reach" or a "slightly faster lens". Both lens are goods choices, but my next buy is the 24-70 for the faster lens.


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Jan 09, 2010 14:03 |  #4

I never touch my 24-105. f2.8 is barely marginal for me, forget about f4.........


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Jan 09, 2010 14:38 |  #5

24-105 f2.8? Wow, I'd love that! :) I have 24-105 and 28-70 (older version). They both are sharp but I find 24-105 fits my need most of the time. Now, I heard 24-70 f2.8 L is coming up. :)




  
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Jan 09, 2010 15:23 |  #6

Had both, sold the 24-70 and kept the 24-105, for me it was the weight and lenght. Though the 24-70 is only half a pound heavier and longer. Image Quality for both is sharp, having 2.8 is nice but found I do not really need it for my type of shooting in that range group and could not justify keeping the 24-70.


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Jan 09, 2010 15:51 |  #7

I have both. After joining the forums I read the opinons on both the 24-70 and 70-200 2.8's. For walk around my 70-200 was too long and the 24-70 not long enough. I picked up the 24-105 to replace my 28-135 for mid shooting. That lens stays on the camera more than the others. But the 2.8's are what I use for my events.




  
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Jan 09, 2010 16:11 |  #8

linh811 wrote in post #9359410 (external link)
I never touch my 24-105. f2.8 is barely marginal for me, forget about f4.........

I'm having a hard time wondering why everyone should forget about f/4. Granted, I do not have one, but I don't see that as being a reason to not get it. To me, based off of quite a few posts you have made, you just like to showboat the fact that you started a month ago and have nothing but L lenses that are 2.8 or faster. I would really like to see what it is that you do that requires you to have everything wide open, all the time, on the fastest lenses, and why YOU would forget about f/4. I know you don't shoot weddings, so I would not throw that out there.


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Jan 09, 2010 16:30 |  #9

Yes, I have and use both. I travel with the 24-105 and use nearly exclusively as the walking around choice. It saves weight and space when flying and traveling by train, bus and cab. Keeps my bag more discreet.

I do find the 24-70 a bit sharper with a bit better color, but also heavier and not quite as versatile for travel. That said I would never sell it. I use it most when not traveling


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Jan 09, 2010 17:21 |  #10

I think with my lineup, I would benefit best from the 24-105 over the 24-70, although I really would like the 2.8

If I need 2.8, I could always resort to the short end of my 70-200, or my 50 1.4.

I think you guys just talked me into a 24-105L :) IS is always a bonus, too. Seeing as how I am also looking into the Sigma 10-20 f/3.5, I guess I don't have to have ALL f/2.8 lenses... (unlike some people...)

But really, I tried both and I just fell in love with the pure "beef" of the 24-70. so heavy, so solid. the 24-105 just feels like a 28-135 with a red ring on it - nothing special.


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Jan 09, 2010 17:57 |  #11

mritchy wrote in post #9360114 (external link)
I'm having a hard time wondering why everyone should forget about f/4. Granted, I do not have one, but I don't see that as being a reason to not get it. To me, based off of quite a few posts you have made, you just like to showboat the fact that you started a month ago and have nothing but L lenses that are 2.8 or faster. I would really like to see what it is that you do that requires you to have everything wide open, all the time, on the fastest lenses, and why YOU would forget about f/4. I know you don't shoot weddings, so I would not throw that out there.

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Jan 09, 2010 18:27 |  #12

I have both. I keep the 105 on my 5d since my wife uses that often and prefers a lighter set up, and the brick does on my mkIIn. works out great.


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Jan 09, 2010 19:07 |  #13

The 24-105L was my first L lens. I also own the 24-70L. The 24-105 is an awesome all around travel lens. I would never sell it. The 24-70 is better for indoor shooting and probably a little sharper but the 24-105 is much better all around. Especially on full frame.




  
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Jan 09, 2010 21:04 as a reply to  @ prrs4me's post |  #14

I did but eventually got rid of the 24-105.
I find it a very good lens on a crop, but unacceptable on Full Frame for reasons discussed here:

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/...=7592​77&page=3

But of course YMMV


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Jan 09, 2010 21:17 |  #15

Had the 24-105 but old it off for the 24-70... no regrets, I personally see no reason to have both especially if you have a 70-200. The f2.8 was worth the sale. IMO I try to keep my overlapping of lenses to a minimum.

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