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canon 24-105 L vs sigma 24-70 f2.8 IF for 5dii

 
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Sep 24, 2012 04:40 |  #1

I'm looking to get a decent walk around lens for my 5dii. Whilst I'm sure that the 24-105 is a brilliant lens I'm not so keen on the f4 max aperture.
Would the sigma 24-70 2.8 be a good alternative? if anyone's used both it would be good to get your opinions

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Sep 24, 2012 05:14 |  #2

If its only these two, the 24-105. Even if its F/4, its much better.
If you can spend a few extra $$, get the new tamron 24-70. Its worth the extra bucks and will give you the 2.8 you want plus a stabilizer.


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Sep 24, 2012 07:20 as a reply to  @ Eyal's post |  #3

I forgot all about the tamron, will have to take a look. Thanks for the heads up




  
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Sep 24, 2012 07:32 |  #4

To be honest I find the 24-70 a bit short on my 5Dii. I have been seriously considering the 24-105 as a walk around. Sigma 24-70 2.8 is a great lens but it falls just a tad short as a walk around for me.


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Sep 24, 2012 07:41 |  #5

Most of the time I'm using a Zeiss 50mm f1.4 ze so 70mm should be ok for me. At the moment it's my widest lens though as I've only just upgraded to the 5dii from the 40d




  
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Sep 24, 2012 09:05 |  #6

The Sigma is a fat lens as well and takes 82mm filters which can get expensive and probably don't work on most of your glass. I never liked my Sigma 24-70. It felt awkward for some reason and produced images that required post correction all the time since they were always too warm. On the other hand, I've owned 3 24-105's and they've all been great on 1.3x crop bodies. On a full frame, it would be damn near perfect.


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Sep 24, 2012 09:11 as a reply to  @ namasste's post |  #7

I also have the 24-70 as a "walk around" and often wish for a longer lens. The F4 doesnt bother me much as Im "walking around" and not making images to put on my walls, so bumping the ISO isnt an issue, especially with the 5DII.


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Sep 24, 2012 09:12 |  #8

Dude, I had a chance to use a 24-105 for a day. If this this was 2.8 throughout and sharp WO it could be the only lens I own. I LOVED the FL on FF. It was very sharp at f4 and I know how to use a flash when needed. But as you can see I am kind of a prime lens guy and do like to have the option of opening it up a bit. So for me, for me I'll stick with the wider aperture lenses.


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Sep 24, 2012 09:25 |  #9

Lots of god points made here so thanks everyone. I'm beginning to lean more towards the canon. I know the f4 coupled with the IS and 5dii's ISO performance will work well and if it's anywhere near my 70-200 f4 L I'll be well happy.




  
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Sep 24, 2012 09:39 |  #10

idsurfer wrote in post #15035258 (external link)
Dude, I had a chance to use a 24-105 for a day. If this this was 2.8 throughout and sharp WO it could be the only lens I own. I LOVED the FL on FF. It was very sharp at f4 and I know how to use a flash when needed. But as you can see I am kind of a prime lens guy and do like to have the option of opening it up a bit. So for me, for me I'll stick with the wider aperture lenses.

Been looking at your Flickr site. You have some wonderful photos !

Were they with the 135L?

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Sep 24, 2012 10:04 |  #11

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Been looking at your Flickr site. You have some wonderful photos !

Were they with the 135L?

Terry.


Wow Terry, thank you very much! Yes, many were with the 135L. It is truly a special lens. A few of the more recent were with the 85 1.8 which is steal for 300 bucks. EXIF data is still in all photos.

gtren, is your 70-200 the IS version and is it sharp throughout the full focal range? This is one area I could stand to have an f4 lens...the longer end. I would use it more for outdoor sports type shooting. And portraits at 200 mm & f4 will still have a nice buttery BG if you pay a little attention to what you are doing.


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Sep 24, 2012 11:54 |  #12

Anyone tried the Tamron and their thoughts on it?




  
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Sep 24, 2012 12:06 as a reply to  @ paulc_1029's post |  #13

idsurfer

I have the non is 70-200 f4. It's very sharp throughout the range. I think the IS version is supposed to be even better plus its weather sealed which is another bonus. I'd have gone for it but couldn't justify the extra £300 or so for the is version.

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Sep 24, 2012 20:00 |  #14

24-105L any day of the week for me even if the choice was between it and the new Tamron or Canon 24-70's. I just could not give up the 71-105mm focal length and the f/4 aperture has never been an issue for me.


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Sep 25, 2012 14:16 |  #15

The 24-105L is one of my least used lenses but I keep it for when I want/need to have a single lens solution on FF. Every time I use it, I am amazed at how good it is !!


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