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Should I get the 24-105mm f/4L with a 5D Mk2 Kit?

 
shoryuken
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Nov 03, 2008 01:49 |  #1

I am thinking of pre-ordering the 5D Mark II.

I am still debating whether I should get the kit that comes with the 24-105mm f/4 L or just the 5D Mark II by itself and buy the 24-70mm f/2.8 L instead.

The 5D Mark II by itself in Canada is $2799

5D Mark II + 24-105mm f/4 L is $3650

so $850 gets me 24-105mm. would this too good to pass up even if I were to get the 24-70mm (im thinking the f/2.8 would be better than f/4 for weddings?) I'm planning to buy these things primarily for wedding shooting but also everything in between.

Keep in mind I don't have any other lenses at the moment other than a 18-55mm IS and the 50mm f/1.8 and a Rebel XT :)

Or convince me that I shouldn't spend so much money right now.

Thanks in advance for the help.


  
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Nov 03, 2008 02:46 |  #2

I think you answered your own question. :)

(im thinking the f/2.8 would be better than f/4 for weddings?)


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Nov 03, 2008 07:53 |  #3

my feeling is that it's worthwhile buying it with the 24-105 lens, and if you're not happy with it, then you can always sell it and get close to, if not more than what it cost you by buying it as a kit.


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Nov 03, 2008 08:05 |  #4

I can't see you not being happy with the 24-105 L. It's an outstanding walk around lens that will serve you well for many years. Mine sure has.


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Nov 03, 2008 08:11 |  #5

Remember the 24-105F4 has IS which the 24-70 doesn't. This does give a genuine 2-3 stop advantage in low light. A good flash (430EXII in my case) also brings the 24-105 to life for night and low light shots, something you'd probably need for the 24-70 anyway.


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Nov 03, 2008 11:15 as a reply to  @ nickphoto's post |  #6

You will love this combo. Don't even think twice.


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Nov 03, 2008 11:45 as a reply to  @ x.pozhr's post |  #7

sol95 wrote in post #6613968 (external link)
my feeling is that it's worthwhile buying it with the 24-105 lens, and if you're not happy with it, then you can always sell it and get close to, if not more than what it cost you by buying it as a kit.

+1

personally I want the 24-105, but even if I HATE it IRL after I have hands on time with it, I know I can sell it for a profit.


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Nov 03, 2008 16:38 as a reply to  @ jacobsen1's post |  #8

I rarely take that lens off of my 5d


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Nov 03, 2008 19:17 |  #9

I'll also be using my 430EX with it, so I probably wont need the 2.8 in terms of stopping any motion?


  
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Nov 03, 2008 20:48 as a reply to  @ shoryuken's post |  #10

Total no-brainer!!
24-105 on the 5D is magic.


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Nov 03, 2008 20:54 |  #11

shoryuken wrote in post #6618091 (external link)
I'll also be using my 430EX with it, so I probably wont need the 2.8 in terms of stopping any motion?

2.8 doesnt help stop motion, thats shutter speed and or flash. There are times when going to 2.8 can get you the extra shutter speed you need though.


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Nov 03, 2008 20:59 |  #12
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No.
You're spending disproportionally too much on the body vs. the lens.
Invert proportions.


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Nov 03, 2008 21:05 |  #13

Rodinal wrote in post #6618827 (external link)
Invert proportions.

Yes.

Take cube root and throw it into the Riemann Zeta function and you'll have your answer.


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Nov 03, 2008 21:15 |  #14

Collin85 wrote in post #6618845 (external link)
Yes.

Take cube root and throw it into the Riemann Zeta function and you'll have your answer.

LMAO :lol::lol:


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Nov 03, 2008 22:55 |  #15

Ahhhh..h.hh......hhhh, grrr..rr..........rrrr​..

This 24-105 vs the 24-70 has been discussed for years in every forum I ever visited. It is like the Nikon vs Canon debate.
Some folks like the shorter focal length lens for the f2.8, others prefer the 24-105 for the IS and the longer coverage. I love my 24-105 even on crop bodies and use a flash with it indoors.
It seems wedding photogs prefer the 24-70 for the extra f stop. People tend to defend their decisions and since the 24-105 is newer than the old 24-70, more folks (wedding photogs) seem to say it is better. I did not take a survey, just recalling multitudes of posts from numerous forums.

BTW, the 24-105 is a heavy beast, as any solid lens should be.


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