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Canon 28-70 2.8 or?

 
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May 26, 2016 08:31 |  #16

I had an excellent copy of the 28-70 that I sold on here last year. It was great BUT was heavy and I never really used it. I also was afraid that if something went wrong with it that it would be an anchor.

I decided to give up the mid range zoom and pick up a few primes instead. You might consider this. I now have the 35 f2 IS and the 85 1.8 and love them both way more than the zoom. I really don't miss the zoom.

If you absolutely have to have the zoom then don't discount the 24-105. Or save a bit more for the 24-70 mk1... Or even the newer 24-70 f4 IS.

Anyways, something to consider.


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May 26, 2016 09:08 |  #17

Im glad you mentioned the 24-70 f4, thats actually right in my price range. Anybody own the f4 and have an opinion on the optics of it? I really havent heard too much about it, good or bad.


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May 26, 2016 09:53 |  #18

Start here...

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …L-IS-USM-Lens-Review.aspx (external link)


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May 26, 2016 10:36 as a reply to  @ BrodyBPhoto's post |  #19

I had the 24-70mm f4 and LOVED it. Modern lens design (carries over the micro-contrast from newer Canon lenses), has IS AND has the macro feature built-in which I found very handy. Super versatile lens.


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May 27, 2016 09:04 as a reply to  @ BrodyBPhoto's post |  #20

I owned 24-70 f/4 until I recently replaced it with 24-70 ii. Both lenses are virtually identical in center sharpness and color/rendering. F/4 lens has very effective IS. My 6s's minimum shutter speed is ser to 1/125 (Av and P modes) because I usually photograph people. IS was not really important to me in this focal length. If you are happy with f/4 - it is a great lens, you will definately be happy with the sharpness, colors, IS, compact size, reasonable price, etc. F2.8 is not always great in low light - depends on the required DoF.




  
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May 27, 2016 10:19 |  #21

I have a copy of the Canon 28-70 that was great until the lens got haze in the glass now it's useless. I would not recommend the Canon 28-70 due to it being prone to getting haze in the lens.




  
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May 27, 2016 18:45 |  #22

So I ended up finding a 24-70mk1 on ebay for $700. glass and body in mint condition, just has a small mark in the filter threads, but a filter should still mount. It was easily the best deal ive seen on a mk1 so I figured I should jump on it.


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