« on: July 12, 2012, 04:07:43 PM »
What you do in this case is get the kit with the 24-105L lens. This solves all of your problems.
That's what I said :-) ... @squarebox: Maybe have a look at your Lightroom stats again, how many shots did you do with open aperture - so is f2.8 really necessary considering you've already got the primes? And then look at the LR stats for zoom length (you can create a smart filter for this, zoom lenght > x and < y) - is dropping the 70-105 range on the zoom a good idea :-p ?
That's a great way to look at it.
Looking at my stats from the 24-100mm range, 80%+ of my shots were at max aperture, which might not help cause we are talking in the range of f3.5-5.6.
The other thing is that moving up to FF should get me a few stops increase in light performance, so when i see apertures i'm thinking how they work for me on the crop sensor and with weaker ISO capabilities. So just by moving to the 5D, F4 might work for me.
Well, then the next question is, what are you shooting? An aperture wider than f/4 is going to give you a pretty darn thin focal plane and your DOF is going to be tiny. If you are outside in Hawaii, it's sunny. If you shoot low-light indoors, don't open the aperture, get a good flash. That way you maintain DOF with a narrower aperture. I'm just thinking out loud here.