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worth selling the 24-70L to pick up a 35L?

 
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Apr 07, 2010 15:19 |  #31

I had the 35 and 24-70 at the same time... Sold the 24-70, but I like primes more.


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Apr 07, 2010 15:21 |  #32

The 35 L is becoming my favorite lens. I also have the 24-105 and they make a great pair so I think the OP is on the right track.


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Apr 07, 2010 15:36 |  #33

I was in the same spot you were in a year ago, and actually sold my 24-70 for the 35L. While the 35L is an awesome lens in every respect I missed the versatility of the 24-70 and ended up going back to it!


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Apr 07, 2010 15:38 |  #34

so do you own both now?


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Apr 07, 2010 19:08 |  #35

you could sell and wait for the now mythical 24-70 IS :D

do you have a crop or FF?


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Apr 07, 2010 21:27 |  #36

Polo, I am kind of reprocessing what you have asked here, but since you asked, here is my personal take on the question. You are contemplating replacement of very good quality general purpose equipment with a highly specialized piece of equipment. The quality is very high on both items.

My perspective on it? keep good quality general purpose equipment, and treasure it. Add specialized equipment if you need it, or for that matter, if you want it. But don't trade out of general purpose stuff in favor of specialized stuff. To add specialized stuff? Yeah, sure.

There are some compromises that you might consider, that is to get a good quality mid-grade prime such as the Sigma 30 mm or the Canon 35 mm f/2 lens. I own the Canon 35 mm f/2 and can tell you from personal experience that its especially good and sharp. Then again, so is the Canon 16-35.

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Apr 07, 2010 22:35 |  #37

@goodlistener: thank you for your input. you do have a point. my purpose in purchasing a prime mainly for wedding and portraits.


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Apr 08, 2010 00:20 |  #38

I say keep the 24-70L. It's beautiful lens. And increadibly versatile. Yes the 35L prime is really cool and oh so chic. Why not keep it and save up to add 35L later. Who says you have to have only one of the two?

Personally, I don't think it's worth it to sell the 24-70L just to buy a 35L. I love my 24-70L and I don't see any reason to ever sell it. To me, this is one lens to always hold on to. Yes add other lenses around it, but always keep this one.


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Apr 08, 2010 06:37 |  #39

polobreaka wrote in post #9947886 (external link)
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I say why sell the 24-70 if you're going to buy the 24-105 or the Sigma.

Just save the cash and purchase the 35L in addition to your 24-70mm f/2.8 L.


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