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Feb 07, 2014 16:30 |  #1

So I have the money to purchase a lens, its either going to be a 24-70 2.8 ll or the 70-200 is ll. Currently I own the 24-105 f4 and 135 f2 but i want to upgrade both of them. Ive missed so many important shots in weddings due to the fixed focal length on the 135 and the IQ on my 24-105 its good but not mind blowing. What lens would you recommend buying first? How good its the 24-70 @ 70 2.8 compared to the 70-200 @ 70 2.8? I mostly shoot weddings and portraits.

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Feb 07, 2014 16:35 |  #2

Do you like chocolate or orange? Both are great lenses, but you need to decide for yourself which focal range suits you best.




  
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Feb 07, 2014 16:36 |  #3

Get the 70-200 first IMHO. You can upgrade to the 24-70 2.8 later if you still see the need. At least you'll have the longer length if you need it.

Problem with ditching the 25-105 right now is you will not get much for it as new ones are going for around $600-700.

I'd personally keep the 135L. I think you'd really miss it. Or, send it to me. I'd be happy to accept it.


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Feb 07, 2014 16:47 |  #4

As you've got the 24-105 I'd go with the 70-200 first. Both great lenses though so you can't go wrong either way.




  
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Feb 07, 2014 16:47 |  #5

70-200 first, easy choice.


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Feb 07, 2014 19:05 |  #6

Missed shot>IQ




  
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Feb 08, 2014 10:14 |  #7

Love the 70-200 f/2.8 L IS Mark II. Hands down the best lens I own by far.
I am also looking to possibly upgrade my 24-105. The problem lies IS. 24-70 f/2.8 or 24-70 f/4 L IS ?
At least we have the option of IS in the 70-200 line up.


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Feb 08, 2014 10:52 |  #8

Tough one... I'd like to see come comparisons between the 2.8 and the 4 IS. One would think that the IS would trump the extra stop... and folks could save some coin but I'll believe it when I see it. I suppose a 2.8 IS will be out at some point?


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Feb 08, 2014 11:01 |  #9
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I'd get the 70-200 first. You already have the 24-105 range covered. The 24-70 II adds nothing new to your capabilities. The 70-200 expands your available focal range.


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Feb 08, 2014 11:03 |  #10

FarmerTed1971 wrote in post #16673609 (external link)
Tough one... I'd like to see come comparisons between the 2.8 and the 4 IS. One would think that the IS would trump the extra stop... and folks could save some coin but I'll believe it when I see it. I suppose a 2.8 IS will be out at some point?

No. Can't get 2.8 DOF with f/4. IS isn't all that important in the 24-70 range.


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Feb 08, 2014 11:03 |  #11

EOS5DC wrote in post #16673624 (external link)
I'd get the 70-200 first. You already have the 24-105 range covered. The 24-70 II adds nothing new to your capabilities. The 70-200 expands your available focal range.

I wouldn't go that far - the 24-70 image quality is way better than the 24-105.


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Feb 08, 2014 12:19 |  #12

Keep the 135L. The 135L is better than 135 on the 70-200. Not by much but it is.

Get the 70-200 first and then get the 24-70. You already have the 24-105 and if you get the 70-200 you can see if that focal length is right for you. If not, just turn around and sell it and pick up the 24-70.




  
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Feb 10, 2014 09:01 |  #13

Because you have the 35L I would also suggest the 70-200 before the 24-70... however, you should probably consider another body too (unless you rent one for weddings of course...)


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Feb 10, 2014 10:29 |  #14

yamatama wrote in post #16671947 (external link)
So I have the money to purchase a lens, its either going to be a 24-70 2.8 ll or the 70-200 is ll. Currently I own the 24-105 f4 and 135 f2 but i want to upgrade both of them. Ive missed so many important shots in weddings due to the fixed focal length on the 135 and the IQ on my 24-105 its good but not mind blowing. What lens would you recommend buying first? How good its the 24-70 @ 70 2.8 compared to the 70-200 @ 70 2.8? I mostly shoot weddings and portraits.

Thanks in advanced

You need backup gear. One body for weddings is not a good idea. The 35L can at least do some backup for the 24-105 so a 70-200 would be my pick. Then then the 135/2 could back that up. But seriously get a used 5Dc or something to back the body up.


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Feb 10, 2014 10:58 |  #15

Take a look at your last few weddings to see if you shot more in the 24-70 or longer and make your decision base on the result. 70-200mm IS L is amazing.


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