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28-70 vs. 24-105

 
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Apr 02, 2008 22:37 |  #1

Hi Everyone,

This is my first non buy or sell post here on POTN! I am currently using a 30D and looking to add something a little longer to my set up. I am on a bit of a budget so I will be buying used. I have read many 24-70 vs. 24-105 posts on here, but non compare the 24-105 to the 28-70.

With the 105 I do get a lot more on the telephoto end especially on the crop frame 30D, but eventually I plan on getting one of the 70-200s so that gap will go away. What are the benefits of each lens over the other?

It would be nice to have the IS, but I have never used a lens with IS so I don't really know what I'm missing. I know on the other hand the 2.8 will be faster in low light situations, but I normally stick with my nifty fifty in low light. Most of my shooting is done outdoors where f/4 would be plenty. On the other hand, I like the idea of a shallower DOF that is possible with the 2.8.

You can see how I am going back and forth. Any insight would be much appreciated.

Thanks! :D


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Apr 02, 2008 23:32 |  #2

cmmookie wrote in post #5249190 (external link)
What are the benefits of each lens over the other?

28-70L is about similair to the 24-70L in IQ (the newer is a bit better)
So the benefits will be about the same as 24-70 vs. 24-105:
- 24 vs. 28mm
- 105 vs. 70mm
- IS vs. no IS
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Apr 03, 2008 07:33 |  #3

Thanks Rene. Do you think the fact that I'm not using a full frame camera means that the 28-70 would be more beneficial?


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Apr 03, 2008 07:55 |  #4

Adding to Rene's list:

Constant maximum aperture 4.0 vs 2.8 (drawback)

To cmmookie: If you need 2.8 then 28-70 offers the feature. The 24-105 offers more (features) in every other aspect reagrdless of sensor size.


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Apr 03, 2008 08:03 |  #5

The 30D is not a full frame, it's a crop. The 4 mm difference on the wide end can be bigger than it sounds.

Do you plan on shooting on a tripod? If not, then IS is a very nice thing to have
Do you plan on shooting in low light? If so, then the 2.8 is a necessity


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Apr 03, 2008 09:18 |  #6

I own both and use them on a 1.3 crop camera.

My 24-105 gets a lot more use, but if I know that I will be in the 28-70 range the 28-70 is my first choice.

The image quality of the 24-105 is excellent, but the 28-70 is better.

If I HAD to sell one it would be the 28-70, as for me the 24-105 is so much more versatile.


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Apr 03, 2008 10:05 |  #7

Damn Canon for giving us so many choices! I'm in the same(ish) boat where I'm not sure which lens to buy but I'm leaning towards the 24-70 due to all the positive reviews on it and for the fact that it'll suit my needs (products, weddings etc...). Sorry, not much help... !




  
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Apr 03, 2008 10:47 |  #8

shutterfiend wrote in post #5251210 (external link)
Constant maximum aperture 4.0 vs 2.8

So obvious I forgot to mention it :oops:


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Apr 03, 2008 10:57 |  #9

Hello Melissa,

I don't have the 28-70 but I do have the 24-70 and the 24-105. Of the two, I use the 24-105 most often because it is a nice range for a walk-around lens and has IS, which to me is important. I really like the IQ of the 24-70, and will occasionally use it for landscape shots, though.

I use these lenses on a ff 5D, which means I get wide with the 24mm, but seeing as you have the 17-40 you have wide covered. I think the 24-105 would be a nice addition, especially once you get a feel for IS. An alternative would be one of the 70-200 series, which would have no overlap with the 17-40 and the 50 and would give you that much more reach. They are fantastic lenses, but of course at a price, especially if you go for the IS models. I go for IS, though, on all of my telephotos!


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Apr 03, 2008 11:12 |  #10

I was torn between the 24-105 and the 24-70 mm ..

I went with the 24-70 mm F2.8 L simply because of the 2.8 aperture throughout, and ,to my eye, slightly better IQ.

That said, the extra reach and IS it's easy to see why folk go for the 24-105.


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Apr 03, 2008 16:24 |  #11

TaDa wrote in post #5251235 (external link)
The 30D is not a full frame, it's a crop. The 4 mm difference on the wide end can be bigger than it sounds.

I don't believe I said it was.

Thanks Tony and Tapeman, I think you have helped me make my decision! :lol:


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