« on: May 27, 2012, 12:04:50 PM »
long time reader, but i'm new to posting, so please forgive me if i'm off a bit on etiquette.
i'm rebuilding my glass kit more or less from scratch. i need what i'd consider to be a mid-range zoom, and i'm considering both the 24-70 f/2.8L mk I or 24-105 f/4L (i've pretty much convinced myself that i can't afford the 24-70 mk II given all the rebuilding i need to do across the board).
looking for thoughts on which lens you all prefer and might suggest. or also thoughts on alternatives.
i shoot with both full frame and crop bodies. i don't consider myself a professional, though i do sell prints, but most of the prints i sell are derived from studio work, and neither of these lenses would come into play.
i suppose i'm looking for a good, general walkabout lens. i'm not concerned about weight. and i'm not really concerned about the extra reach between the two. i'm really more concerned about quality of image.
very general, i know, but any thoughts would be appreciated.
thanks much, for thoughts on this topic and for everything i've learned from all of you in the past. looking forward to contributing more directly in the future