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Thread started 24 Sep 2012 (Monday) 01:11
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24-105 + 50mm 1.2 or 24-70II

 
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Sep 24, 2012 01:11 |  #1

Looking at making a 5DIII purchase the next chance there's a good deal.

Thinking about what my lens choices should be and wanted to get your thoughts.

I think I'm leaning towards option 1


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Sep 24, 2012 01:12 |  #2

As much as I would love the 24-70 II, I would take the 24-105 & 50L in a heartbeat. It really all comes down to what you shoot.


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Sep 24, 2012 01:14 |  #3

Tony_Stark wrote in post #15034258 (external link)
As much as I would love the 24-70 II, I would take the 24-105 & 50L in a heartbeat. It really all comes down to what you shoot.

Yeah, that's the thing. My 'style' call it could benefit from both setups. So I guess I'm thinking about the best bang for my buck.

I never liked shooting primes - but shooting micro43 has changed my opinion on that.


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Sep 24, 2012 01:35 |  #4

Probably the most important question. Do you need the 2.8 aperture of the 24-70 or will the IS of the 24-105 be able to replace it and do you need the 1.4 aperture of the 50?


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Sep 24, 2012 01:44 |  #5

IF you are fine with f/4 AND will be shooting video more
THEN 24-105 + 50mm 1.2
ELSE 24-70




  
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Sep 24, 2012 01:48 |  #6

Personally I would go for the 24-105L, 50 1.4, 600EX-RT and ST-E3-RT.


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Sep 24, 2012 01:49 |  #7

I would replace the 50mm f1.2 by the Sigma 50mm f1.4. Quite more usable wide open.
http://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=0​&APIComp=0 (external link)

Also you could take the Tamron 24-70 VC f2.8 over the Canon 24-105mm f4.

Because you should save some money for the 135L...


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Sep 24, 2012 02:37 |  #8

It comes down to, 24-105 range, IS, f/1.2 vs. 24-70 range, no-IS, "only" f/2.8, extra weight.


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Sep 24, 2012 02:42 |  #9

Earwax69 wrote in post #15034345 (external link)
I would replace the 50mm f1.2 by the Sigma 50mm f1.4. Quite more usable wide open.
http://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=0​&APIComp=0 (external link)

Also you could take the Tamron 24-70 VC f2.8 over the Canon 24-105mm f4.

Because you should save some money for the 135L...

I like this suggestion.


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Sep 24, 2012 02:49 |  #10

I standing for the same decision. All ready have the 24-105. I decided to sell the 24-105 and order the 24-70 II.
Think the 24-70 II would be a nice combination with my 16-35 II and 70-200 II

I'm not a real prime user. Maybe next year an extra 50L


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Sep 24, 2012 05:16 |  #11

Tony_Stark wrote in post #15034421 (external link)
It comes down to, 24-105 range, IS, f/1.2 vs. 24-70 range, no-IS, "only" f/2.8, extra weight.

Hmm the 24-70 II+5D3 will weight less than a 5D3+24-105+50L, no? :p

That said, if the OP doesn't need 2.8, get the 24-105+50L. Its a very good combo.

Superdaantje wrote in post #15034434 (external link)
I standing for the same decision. All ready have the 24-105. I decided to sell the 24-105 and order the 24-70 II.
Think the 24-70 II would be a nice combination with my 16-35 II and 70-200 II

I'm not a real prime user. Maybe next year an extra 50L

I decided the same. Getting the 24-70 II or the temron 24-70. I'm waiting to see when its available and than fully decide.


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Sep 24, 2012 06:13 |  #12

Not really sure here. I might opt for the 24-105L and 35L. The 35L is just so much sharper than my 50L. Have been using a Sigma 50 f/1.4 unti I can do something to recalibrate the 50L.

I am considering to replace the it with a 24-70L II if its as sharp as they say.


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Sep 24, 2012 10:16 |  #13

I have the 24-105L + 50L combo, and am quite satisfied. I like the extra range, lighter weight and IS of the 24-105L as a walk around lens. If I need something fast, the 50L fills that need better, as f/2.8 is only one stop faster than the 24-105L anyway.

With the high ISO capabilities of the 5D3, the 24-105L works in a lot of lower light situations anyway.


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Sep 24, 2012 13:22 |  #14

24-105L + 50L for sure. Although you could still achieve some great results from the Canon 50mm f/1.4 (and save some majory money in the process).

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Sep 24, 2012 19:19 as a reply to  @ nburwell's post |  #15

I would go 24-70MK2+ 50 1.8 over 24-105+ 50L:)

I think the 24-70 is that good but that's just me


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