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Feb 08, 2010 12:06 |  #1

So I have been trying to get a copy of the Canon 28-70 2.8L for some time now. A few weeks ago they were selling pretty quickly for around $750-$800. On eBay they are going for anything around low 7's to a $1000 for one and typically starting bids are in the $900 range. My question is simple, is this lens that good that I should consider buying for around $800 since I am having a hard time justifying buying the newer 24-70 for around $1350 new or $1100 used? But just did not know if the lens is as good as people swear and if $800 for a 10+ year old lens is a bad move on my part? I don't need the extra 4mm since I shoot with a FF camera so that is not a concern.

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Feb 08, 2010 12:08 |  #2

Rebel_XT_Newbie wrote in post #9566832 (external link)
So I have been trying to get a copy of the Canon 28-70 2.8L for some time now. A few weeks ago they were selling pretty quickly for around $750-$800. On eBay they are going for anything around low 7's to a $1000 for one and typically starting bids are in the $900 range. My question is simple, is this lens that good that I should consider buying for around $800 since I am having a hard time justifying buying the newer 24-70 for around $1350 new or $11100 used? But just did not know if the lens is as good as people swear and if $800 for a 10+ year old lens is a bad move on my part? I don't need the extra 4mm since I shoot with a FF camera so that is not a concern.

Curious to hear other opinions. Thanks for you advice!

you can get a used 24-70L for under $1000. recently i sold mine for $900.

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Feb 08, 2010 12:10 |  #3

Do you need the lens that badly? There are plenty of 3rd party lens-makers that offer the same IQ for half the $$.


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Feb 08, 2010 12:14 |  #4

It really is quite a good lens and people are not disappointed with it. But you can usually get the 28-70 new for less than $11100 used. The thing is though, these are two entirely different lenses with different performance, feel, shape, weight and length so they are a bit difficult to compare.

I'm confused by your statement "I don't need the extra 4mm since I shoot with a FF camera so that is not a concern." Please explain.


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Feb 08, 2010 12:18 |  #5

yea youre crazy. if you need it buy it. I do pay for what i need at any cost.


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Feb 08, 2010 12:20 |  #6

If it matters to you, check out whether Canon still services the 28-70. At some point in the life of products, official support ceases. For some folks, this influences their decision, and honestly, I don't know one way or the other if it's still supported.


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Feb 08, 2010 12:25 |  #7

Recently there was a guy that posted in here that one of the internal elements on his 28-70 needed to be replaced, and Canon told him that it was no longer supported.


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Feb 08, 2010 12:50 |  #8

Good info and the service information may be the silver bullet to my decision. What I meant by the 4mm difference since I use a FF is that 28mm is plenty wide on a full frame camera that I shoot with.

To ed, damn you for selling one for 900. I have yet to see that price for the 24-70 ever since the price hike on a new one. People selling used copies of the 24-70 seem to think it has appreciated because the price of a new one went up so much.

As far as do I need the lens that bad, I like the weight/feel of the 24-70 and need to explore other options for half the cost, but for some odd reason I have become one of those people that believes I have to have Canon glass vs. others. Some excpetions to that rule but typicaly like to use Canon products if I can.

Just found this post https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=634976 Looks like the 24-70 is the way to go. Thanks for your feedback. I would of never thought about service for a lens that I plan to use as my "work horse."




  
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Feb 08, 2010 13:06 |  #9

sapearl wrote in post #9566889 (external link)
But you can usually get the 28-70 new for less than $11100 used.

I sure hope so, not many lenses cost more than $11,100 =P


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Feb 08, 2010 13:15 |  #10

I sure hope so too..... I was just quoting the OP :lol::lol:.

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I sure hope so, not many lenses cost more than $11,100 =P


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Feb 08, 2010 13:25 |  #11

Rebel_XT_Newbie wrote in post #9567089 (external link)
Good info and the service information may be the silver bullet to my decision. What I meant by the 4mm difference since I use a FF is that 28mm is plenty wide on a full frame camera that I shoot with.

To ed, damn you for selling one for 900. I have yet to see that price for the 24-70 ever since the price hike on a new one. People selling used copies of the 24-70 seem to think it has appreciated because the price of a new one went up so much.

As far as do I need the lens that bad, I like the weight/feel of the 24-70 and need to explore other options for half the cost, but for some odd reason I have become one of those people that believes I have to have Canon glass vs. others. Some excpetions to that rule but typicaly like to use Canon products if I can.

Just found this post https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=634976 Looks like the 24-70 is the way to go. Thanks for your feedback. I would of never thought about service for a lens that I plan to use as my "work horse."

Well your name implies that you use a Rebel XT, which is a 1.6x crop -- definitely not a full frame.

But in regard to the 24-70 vs 28-70, I say go for the 24-70 and never look back.


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Feb 08, 2010 13:33 |  #12

Austin.Manny wrote in post #9567340 (external link)
Well your name implies that you use a Rebel XT, which is a 1.6x crop -- definitely not a full frame.

But in regard to the 24-70 vs 28-70, I say go for the 24-70 and never look back.


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Feb 08, 2010 15:11 |  #13

Lol at my mistake on the 11100 price tag. And CosmoKid hit it on the head. I now shoot w/ a 5D MKII and can't change my name everytime I upgrade my gear :)




  
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Feb 08, 2010 17:33 as a reply to  @ Rebel_XT_Newbie's post |  #14

I sold my 24-70 L for $900 deals are out there, but you have to be patient.




  
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Feb 08, 2010 18:47 |  #15

Thanks for the heads up on the deals. I will keep looking and see what I can find. How long ago did you sell it?




  
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