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Sep 27, 2012 18:43 |  #1

Getting the 5DMK III, I have the 100-400 lens, what should I get? The 24-70 or the 24-105, love the 2.8 on the 24-70 but...... Thoughts please?




  
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Sep 27, 2012 18:47 |  #2

do you use/need the focal range between 70 and 100? Do you need IS?


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Sep 27, 2012 18:57 |  #3

tagnal wrote in post #15051613 (external link)
do you use/need the focal range between 70 and 100? Do you need IS?

IS.....yes, it's for more of a walk around all rounder actually...




  
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Sep 27, 2012 19:01 |  #4

What's more important to you, max aperture of f/2.8 or IS and a bit of extra reach. For me the aperture won the day and I ended up with the 24-70. I don't have a problem holding the camera steady with such a short focal length lens, so IS wasn't a biggy for me, and I had the extra reach covered by another lens, so it was no contest really.


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Sep 27, 2012 19:02 |  #5

I'd go with the 24-105, given what you've laid out already. Or, maybe the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 IS...

I'm a huge fan of my 24-105, though, so it's gonna win over in any recommendation :p


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Sep 27, 2012 19:03 |  #6

For a walk around lens I prefer the lighter, longer reach, IS lens. For weddings/events I prefer the 24-70.


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Sep 27, 2012 19:25 |  #7

DavidR wrote in post #15051668 (external link)
For a walk around lens I prefer the lighter, longer reach, IS lens. For weddings/events I prefer the 24-70.

the 24-105 is great for a walkaround. i might eventually move to the 24-70 if i need 2.8, but for now F4 and IS is awesome.


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Sep 27, 2012 19:32 |  #8

I rarely (if ever) use apertures wider than F5.6 on any of my lenses from 17 to 200mm, so I went for the 24-105 and find it very good. If you think you need f2.8 then go for it - they are both excellent lenses.


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Sep 27, 2012 22:19 |  #9

... Warning useless prime lens plug.... :0

Get the 50L. I find all "regular zooms" boring and the IQ just isn't there for me. Get a prime and zoom with your feet either 50L or 35L...


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Sep 27, 2012 23:28 as a reply to  @ jerbear00's post |  #10

Thanks for the feedback folks....:cool:




  
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Sep 28, 2012 01:37 |  #11

DavidR wrote in post #15051668 (external link)
For a walk around lens I prefer the lighter, longer reach, IS lens. For weddings/events I prefer the 24-70.

^ This.


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Sep 28, 2012 05:56 |  #12

go for the new tamron 24-70/2.8 VC, by all accounts its as good as or better than the canon 24-70 mki, lighter and has IS.


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