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POLL: "24-70mm f2.8 L or 24-105mm f4 IS L... That is the question"
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24-70mm f2.8 L or 24-105mm f4 IS L... That is the question

 
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Nov 16, 2007 16:06 |  #1

Which lens would you prefer to have on a 5D, the 24-70mm f2.8 L or 24-105mm f4 IS L? The chosen lens would be used for a "walk around" lens, indoor parties and classrooms. A 430 speedlite could also be used.

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Nov 16, 2007 16:09 |  #2

Here we go again! :)




  
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Nov 16, 2007 16:11 |  #3

24-70mm f2.8 L or 24-105mm f4 IS L... That is the question

And it's been asked and answered and asked and answered and asked and answered and asked and answered and asked and answered and asked...


Canon, why must thou torturest us so?!?!? :cry:


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Nov 16, 2007 16:17 |  #4

:lol:

This question/poll gets asked at least once a week. The 24-70L always wins.


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Nov 16, 2007 16:25 |  #5

is the f/2.8 so overwhelmling better than having IS & "living" with f/4? can one of you guys who have had both give me some bit of wisdom that will eliminate this lingering question for me? One of these two lenses will most likely be my next lens, it seems like the IS would make the 24-105 more versatile (longer range & IS), but the weekly poll tells me otherwise...


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Nov 16, 2007 16:33 |  #6

Andrushka wrote in post #4328765 (external link)
is the f/2.8 so overwhelmling better than having IS & "living" with f/4? can one of you guys who have had both give me some bit of wisdom that will eliminate this lingering question for me? One of these two lenses will most likely be my next lens, it seems like the IS would make the 24-105 more versatile (longer range & IS), but the weekly poll tells me otherwise...

The larger the max aperture, the easier it is to lock auto focus in low light. OOF backgrounds look much better at f2.8 than at f4. The light gathering capabilities of f2.8 will increase your chances of freezing action over f4. IS simply provides image stabalization (minimizes camera shake) at lower shutter speeds. If you don't need the benefits of f2.8 then the 24-105L IS is a versatile and capable lens.


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Nov 16, 2007 17:22 |  #7

I am sorry to beat this question to death! Mainly I just want people to answer the poll. I know all of the pros and cons of the lens and just want to know what most people picked.

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Nov 16, 2007 17:23 |  #8

I like/picked the 24-105. Extra reach and IS is more valuable to me (I like shooting nature and wildlife), the IS is great for handholding water effect shots (slow shutter speed).


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Nov 16, 2007 17:38 as a reply to  @ Grentz's post |  #9

24-70
I've had both now I have one!


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Nov 16, 2007 18:11 |  #10

24-70L


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Nov 16, 2007 18:27 |  #11

Fade2 wrote in post #4329117 (external link)
24-70
I've had both now I have one!

24-105
I have had both - and now I have one. :)


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Nov 16, 2007 19:25 |  #12

Andrushka wrote in post #4328765 (external link)
is the f/2.8 so overwhelmling better than having IS & "living" with f/4? can one of you guys who have had both give me some bit of wisdom that will eliminate this lingering question for me? One of these two lenses will most likely be my next lens, it seems like the IS would make the 24-105 more versatile (longer range & IS), but the weekly poll tells me otherwise...

I haven't had both, but based on controlled test results I've seen, I prefer the 24-70 not because of the single stop of aperture, but because it exhibits lower distortion at the wide end, less light falloff at wide apertures, and smoother bokeh.

Well, that and I've had my 24-70 for 4 years and it's been an excellent performer. It's hard to argue with a proven performer.


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Nov 16, 2007 19:30 |  #13

there is an excellent poll already done that's less then a month old, why not bring that one back to the top?


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Nov 16, 2007 19:32 |  #14

F4?


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Nov 16, 2007 19:37 |  #15

I voted for the 24-105 because that's what is on the 5D the most but it's fudging because the 24-70 is what's on the 40D the most. I would love it if the 24-105 were faster or the 24-70 had IS but they are what they are. Guess Canon knows what they are doing because if they made them the way I wanted they would have only sold me one lens instead of two.


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