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24-70 vs 24-105 Question to users of both.

 
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Jan 30, 2010 17:44 |  #31

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Jan 30, 2010 20:31 |  #32

Hawk, maybe you can make it easier on yourself. For the 24-75 range, just get the very good Tamron 28-75 f/2.8. It costs a great deal less than the Canon L series, comes with a hood and a 6 year warranty and is actually a VERY good lens. Here is a link to one of many sample shots I have, and the text for the shot points to a lens review.

http://www.pbase.com/g​oodlistener/image/1195​98300 (external link)

On the Canon 24-105 L series f/4 with image stabilization, I happen to own one. The reason I bought it was for general purpose travel and with image stabilization. It has been good friend and a loyal traveling companion to me. I more often carry the Tamron 28-75 however. Why? Because the Tamron 28-75 is smaller and lighter in weigh, which I prefer.

Here is a sample for the Canon 24-105. I understand that a sample of one is not final definitive proof, but at least it makes the point more concrete:

http://www.pbase.com/g​oodlistener/image/1011​53559 (external link)

I think you can get both, and please, don't feel like you are making a real big compromise to get the Tamron. It really is good and sharp across the range, and its made for full frame too.

Best of luck and keep on shooting.




  
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Jan 31, 2010 01:33 as a reply to  @ Goodlistener's post |  #33

I didn't read every post of this thread carefully, but I noticed you mentioned that you were getting a 70-200 2.8 IS. In case you're not aware-Canon is coming out with a Mark II version of this lens in February. Might be worth waiting for just a couple weeks. Just thought the heads up might be helpful.
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Jan 31, 2010 07:42 |  #34

I bought the 24-105 because walk around was more important than portrait for me.

For the portraits I bought the sigma 30mm and I'm settled on both sides.


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Jan 31, 2010 10:38 as a reply to  @ JelleVerherstraeten's post |  #35

Why not a prime?? You don't need every single focal range down to the single mm. Canon's 50mm's are impressive. You'll have 16-35,50,70-200. Not to mention added flexibility with depth of field, low light shooting and increased sharpness.


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Jan 31, 2010 10:40 as a reply to  @ post 9497929 |  #36

I own both. Advantage: 24-70. Better IQ, less distortion, faster.


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Jan 31, 2010 13:47 as a reply to  @ sadowsk2's post |  #37

with a 5dmk11 i would use the 24-105 over the 24-70. 24-105 is a better all around lens and the iso capabilities of the 5dmk11 are huge.


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Jan 31, 2010 14:31 |  #38

slowdad wrote in post #9511461 (external link)
with a 5dmk11 i would use the 24-105 over the 24-70. 24-105 is a better all around lens and the iso capabilities of the 5dmk11 are huge.

Not sure I understand this. Why would the ISO on the 5DMII benefit the 24-105 over the 24-70?




  
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Jan 31, 2010 15:10 |  #39

Bradfordguy wrote in post #9496843 (external link)
The 5DII should give you as much depth of field isolation at F4 than a crop at 2.8 would. The IS will let you shoot it in the same low light levels at least if not better. The focal range is greater. It seems logical to me, the 24-105 is fabulous on FF.

F4 IS really shoots better than 2.8 non IS? Is this true? I didnt know that.


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Jan 31, 2010 18:40 as a reply to  @ chomish's post |  #40

Heading up to Ogden, UT from work for a week. I am taking 24-105 over 24-70.

No surprise there.


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Jan 31, 2010 20:47 |  #41

orisky wrote in post #9511733 (external link)
Not sure I understand this. Why would the ISO on the 5DMII benefit the 24-105 over the 24-70?

I think he meant that the ISO capabilities of the 5DMII would more than compensate for the 1-stop loss in aperture of the 24-105.


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Jan 31, 2010 23:01 |  #42

Goodlistener wrote in post #9507347 (external link)
Hawk, maybe you can make it easier on yourself. For the 24-75 range, just get the very good Tamron 28-75 f/2.8. It costs a great deal less than the Canon L series, comes with a hood and a 6 year warranty and is actually a VERY good lens. Here is a link to one of many sample shots I have, and the text for the shot points to a lens review.

http://www.pbase.com/g​oodlistener/image/1195​98300 (external link)

On the Canon 24-105 L series f/4 with image stabilization, I happen to own one. The reason I bought it was for general purpose travel and with image stabilization. It has been good friend and a loyal traveling companion to me. I more often carry the Tamron 28-75 however. Why? Because the Tamron 28-75 is smaller and lighter in weigh, which I prefer.

Here is a sample for the Canon 24-105. I understand that a sample of one is not final definitive proof, but at least it makes the point more concrete:

http://www.pbase.com/g​oodlistener/image/1011​53559 (external link)

I think you can get both, and please, don't feel like you are making a real big compromise to get the Tamron. It really is good and sharp across the range, and its made for full frame too.

Best of luck and keep on shooting.

+1

Have them both. Use them for different things.

Surprised at how sharp it is even wide open.


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Jan 31, 2010 23:20 |  #43

I have both for my 5d classic and I can tell you hands down the 24-70 gets more use from me. Probably ten times more use... F4 just isn't enough for me a lot of the time, but I like to shoot wide open a lot of the time. So the question is, where do you find yourself on your current glass, open or stopped down? Honestly... I'm considering selling the 24-105, i use it that little to the 24-70. It's without a doubt worth the weight in my opinion.


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Jan 31, 2010 23:27 |  #44

I had the 24-105 F4L for a year and traded it in for 24-70 2.8L 2 months back. I like it muuuuch better, the contrast is so much nicer, and crisper, less saturated with ambient light due to me being able to shoot faster.


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Feb 02, 2010 01:28 |  #45

lewdog wrote in post #9508951 (external link)
I didn't read every post of this thread carefully, but I noticed you mentioned that you were getting a 70-200 2.8 IS. In case you're not aware-Canon is coming out with a Mark II version of this lens in February. Might be worth waiting for just a couple weeks. Just thought the heads up might be helpful.
Best of luck.

I was thinking about ordering it already (as I had such an opportunity), and obviously I would like to have the newer one, but the price of the mark II is 50% more than the price of mark I, and where I am, this 50% makes some 1000 US dollars. So for now I will probably stick with the mark I, it is a great lens anyway.




  
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