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Canon 24-70mm f2.8 II or Canon 24-105mm f4 IS

 
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Apr 17, 2013 17:50 |  #1

I currently have the 24-105/4 IS, but I am looking at the 24-70-/2.8 II Non-IS and I was wondering if it is worth getting rid of my 24-105/4 to the the latter one. The truth is that the 24-105 is a wonderful lens and never let me down. If I buy the other one, I will still have to deal with the extra speed to take care of the shaking. On paper, does it not make more sense to keep the 24-105/4? What do you think?


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Apr 17, 2013 18:05 |  #2

I used a 24-105L for years before upgrading to the 24-70 II...

It really is stunning how much more resolution the new 24-70 II has over the 24-105, especially at the edges. Wide open at f/2.8, it is sharper than the 24-105L was at f/8... Not even exaggerating here. It is sharper at every focal length and aperture, compared. If you love extreme detail and sharpness, the 24-70 II is a no brainer.

The 24-70 II is really like having f/2.8 primes from 24mm to 70mm... I always enjoyed my 24-105L but it never did "wow" me. It was an excellent lens that way good at everything, but did not excel at anything. Very good walkaround lens, no doubt. The IS is nice, build is great and the performance was very good.

I don't miss the IS one bit, honestly... The sharpness/build/perfor​mance WAY makes up for the loss of IS... At least for me.

IMO, the 24-70 II was VERY MUCH worth the upgrade, for me, over the 24-105L... I think it justifies the price, personally. I like it better than my 70-200 II, but that is not exactly the most fair comparison :D


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Apr 17, 2013 18:05 |  #3

Does your photography need either F2.8 or 70-105mm ? ? ? That's all you need to answer to yourself. BUT, the Mark 2 24-70 is getting huge thumbs up from its owners :D


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Apr 17, 2013 18:11 |  #4

Pepe Guitarra wrote in post #15839196 (external link)
I currently have the 24-105/4 IS, but I am looking at the 24-70-/2.8 II Non-IS and I was wondering if it is worth getting rid of my 24-105/4 to the the latter one. The truth is that the 24-105 is a wonderful lens and never let me down. If I buy the other one, I will still have to deal with the extra speed to take care of the shaking. On paper, does it not make more sense to keep the 24-105/4? What do you think?

It depends on where and what you shoot. If indoors shooting kids, f/2.8 would be better than f/4. If shooting candids/portraits where you want to isolate the subject, again f/2.8 trumps f/4. If shooting sports outdoors, then the extra reach of the 24-105 would be handy, but not by a whole lot.

Overall, the 24-70mm f/2.8 II is prolly more highly regarded (and much more expensive) than the 24-105 f/4 IS.


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Apr 17, 2013 18:46 |  #5

Yogi Bear wrote in post #15839254 (external link)
It depends on where and what you shoot. If indoors shooting kids, f/2.8 would be better than f/4. If shooting candids/portraits where you want to isolate the subject, again f/2.8 trumps f/4. If shooting sports outdoors, then the extra reach of the 24-105 would be handy, but not by a whole lot.

Overall, the 24-70mm f/2.8 II is prolly more highly regarded (and much more expensive) than the 24-105 f/4 IS.

no "prolly" to it. you're comparing canon's old FF kit lens to the best mid range zoom on the planet :D.


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Apr 17, 2013 19:11 |  #6

Would the 24-70mm f/2.8 II work as well on my Canon T3i?


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Apr 17, 2013 19:15 |  #7

rmlarsen wrote in post #15839379 (external link)
Would the 24-70mm f/2.8 II work as well on my Canon T3i?

Sure... Except it will have a ff-equivalent field of view of 38-112mm.


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Apr 17, 2013 19:19 |  #8

I have the 24-70mm 2.8 II.....super sharp and fast!...I shoot dance recitals and normally shoot with my 70- 200mm 2.8 II. Last recital I sat closer and broke out the 24-70mm to challenge its performance. It was spectacular. Did I miss IS......Not one bit. The fact it does not have IS almost stopped me from buying it but now that have used the lens I truly feel IS is not needed on it.




  
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Apr 17, 2013 19:34 |  #9

If you want 2.8, yes... If you want range and IS, no...


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Apr 17, 2013 20:14 |  #10

So I gather having the 24-70mk2 and 70-200mk2 is like having primes all the way thru from 24-200mm? @f2.8


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Apr 17, 2013 20:23 |  #11

Basically, yes.

They are as good as most primes I have used, without the faster apertures.


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Apr 17, 2013 20:26 |  #12

Turn off IS on our 24-105, and see how toy do w/o IS... You will see that most of the time, it's not a big deal in thatmrange!


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Apr 17, 2013 23:10 |  #13

Pepe Guitarra wrote in post #15839196 (external link)
I currently have the 24-105/4 IS, but I am looking at the 24-70-/2.8 II Non-IS and I was wondering if it is worth getting rid of my 24-105/4 to the the latter one. The truth is that the 24-105 is a wonderful lens and never let me down. If I buy the other one, I will still have to deal with the extra speed to take care of the shaking. On paper, does it not make more sense to keep the 24-105/4? What do you think?

If you notice nothing wrong with the 24-105 then I guess ti doesn't make sense.

I noticed a lot wrong with the 24-105 and did not like it. I love the 24-70 II.




  
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Apr 17, 2013 23:53 as a reply to  @ wombatHorror's post |  #14

How big is the difference between the Canon 24-70/2.8 Version I and the Version II? I mean in n quality. I know that in money is about $800.


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Apr 18, 2013 05:06 |  #15

Tamron 24-70
F/2.8
and Image stabilization
costs $1300 new..

do some research on this lens, seems to do just as good if not better.


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