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Each to his own but I think that is border lien. I was maxed out on my 7D. Night game, F4 lens and at 12,800 I could only get to 1/500. Hands and feet have motion blur. I wish I could have prevented this with a higher speed. You can create prop blur on a plane at 1/320.
This is where technology comes in to help. A lens that goes f/2.8 lowers your ISO automatically from 12,800 to 6400. And if you have yet a camera that handles super high ISO's, 6400 is easy and now you have a very clean photo. You could then raise shutter back up to 1/800 and shoot at ISO 10,000 and still have very acceptable files. This is an extreme example, however. Looking at your file, though, I think you did very well.
I was told by a camera jet eye to stay a way from the dark side
For me, overall, I prefer the 24-105L for portrait work, but for more general purpose work, the 24-70L II is probably the better lens, over all.
Not sure whether to be frustrated or grateful after reading this. I'm getting the 24-70 II, and had planned to sell my 24-105 this week. But you've got a great point - the flexibility to go from wide to a headshot is very useful. I'd not use it outdoors (where I prefer fast primes to blur the background), but rather indoors with a backdrop and monolight+Speedlites in softboxes. In that situation, I'm stopped down a bit because I've got plenty of light and no need for background blur, and as you say, perfect sharpness isn't usually necessary or even desirable.
If nothing else, I suppose I should hang onto the 24-105 for a while.
(By the way, I'm grateful - thanks!)
Every time I talk to my wife about purchasing new equipment.
Mine is whenever my wife logs into our amazon account after I've ordered a new lens. Tomorrow should be fun... Just ordered the 135mm f/2L yesterday. :-)