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Mixed up between 24-105 f4 L IS or 24 -70 f2.8 L

 
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Mar 13, 2007 20:30 |  #1

Im about to purchase my next L. Both of these lens are in my wish list and Im not sure whether should I get f4 or f2.8 one? . Your input is appreciated.


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Mar 13, 2007 20:34 |  #2

first things first.

what do you shoot? are you inside a lot? wedding photographer? inside sports photographer? party photographer? etc? then you'll need the f/2.8

do you enjoy zoom lenses? are you using a full frame? do shoot in low light with no movement - ie meseums? do you enjoy having extra reach on your lens so you can zoom in on something? then you'll enjoy more the 105mm with the IS.

we need to know what exactly you'd like to shoot before can recommend one of these lenses to you.

btw, I do have the 24-105 - and I LOVE it. but I also have a 17-50 f/2.8, so I can use that if I'm indoors with movements...

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Mar 13, 2007 20:35 |  #3

I bought both, and used it on my 20D cause thats what I had at the time. I preferred the 24-70L, so I sold the 24-105L. Now that I have a 5D, id like to see how the 24-105L performs on it, but im very satisfied with the results of the 24-70L on my 5D so far even though the reach is a little short.



  
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Mar 13, 2007 20:45 |  #4

Looking at your gear list, (5D and 1d mkii), I think 24-105mm f/4 is a better choice. The 71-105mm extra reach comes in handy, and the IS is definitely going to help. However, it all comes down to what you shoot.

With the 5D, high ISO shouldn't be too big of a problem, so stopping action shouldn't be an issue. However, 24-70 will get you better "bokeh" and an even faster shutter speed if you shoot primarily indoor action.


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Mar 13, 2007 20:46 |  #5

I think rosselliot has given you some good advice.

Only you can decide which best suits your needs.


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Mar 13, 2007 20:49 |  #6

The 24-105L is more versatile, if you do not need the extra stop, its a better lens


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Mar 14, 2007 01:09 |  #7

another vote for 24-105


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Mar 14, 2007 02:57 as a reply to  @ FJ LOVE's post |  #8

I have both, I use the 24-70, way more than I do the 24- 105, I use them with the 20D and the 1Dmk11n. I shoot people and some city urban type stuff. I've never really shot action. The only time I choose the 24-105 over the 24-70 is when I need to travel light and won't be using a tripod. If I have a specific person or thing I want to shoot and I want more "dependable" IQ especially at low aperatures I use the 24-70. I'm even thinking of getting rid of my 24-105; but because of its size and weight its really a great travel lens.

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Mar 14, 2007 20:29 |  #9

another vote for the 24-105


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Mar 14, 2007 20:45 |  #10

W3C - what are the prices of the lens over in Brunei?


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Mar 14, 2007 20:55 as a reply to  @ darktiger's post |  #11

My vote goes to the 24-70. Nothing better to have f2.8 :D


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Mar 14, 2007 23:22 |  #12

I've had both at the same time before. I prefer the 24 - 70 2.8 because I shoot a lot of moving subjects. Just my .02 cents.


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Mar 15, 2007 00:44 |  #13

well, i have a 24-105 and its great :] ,but both are great quality glass, and its really up to you to decide which one you want, like rosselliot said it would help you decide if you were to know what type of shots your taking.



  
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Mar 15, 2007 01:29 as a reply to  @ Selah's post |  #14

rosselliot wrote in post #2866687 (external link)
first things first.

what do you shoot? are you inside a lot? wedding photographer? inside sports photographer? party photographer? etc? then you'll need the f/2.8

do you enjoy zoom lenses? are you using a full frame? do shoot in low light with no movement - ie meseums? do you enjoy having extra reach on your lens so you can zoom in on something? then you'll enjoy more the 105mm with the IS.

we need to know what exactly you'd like to shoot before can recommend one of these lenses to you.

btw, I do have the 24-105 - and I LOVE it. but I also have a 17-50 f/2.8, so I can use that if I'm indoors with movements...

- RE

I kinda like adventurous when it comes photography. I have not defined my self what type of photos I like to take. Sometimes I like to take landscape, urban,sports and portraits etc etc.

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W3C - what are the prices of the lens over in Brunei?

Its quite OK actually. both of the lens that I interested is around BND $2500 ++


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Mar 15, 2007 01:29 |  #15

btw thanks for the input guys.


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