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Why I will Buy/Not Buy this lens.

I will buy this lens For ______ Reason.(Post below)
14 (10%)
Too Expensive.
32 (22.9%)
Too Slow.
32 (22.9%)
24-105L is a better choice.
49 (35%)
Other.
13 (9.3%)

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Voting closed: November 20, 2012, 01:04:49 PM

Author Topic: 24-70 F/4L IS - Why I will Buy/Not Buy this lens.  (Read 13669 times)

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24-70 F/4L IS - Why I will Buy/Not Buy this lens.
« on: November 06, 2012, 01:02:05 PM »
A Straight forward poll.

Edit: I just got my 24-105L from Ebay for 750$. I'm really digging it, My copy is a razor. Check out this little quick shot of the lens cap.

Jpeg straight from camera.

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« Last Edit: November 06, 2012, 05:33:10 PM by RLPhoto »

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24-70 F/4L IS - Why I will Buy/Not Buy this lens.
« on: November 06, 2012, 01:02:05 PM »

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Re: 24-70 F/4L IS - Why I will Buy/Not Buy this lens.
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2012, 01:42:23 PM »
I (almost) never say never....
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Re: 24-70 F/4L IS - Why I will Buy/Not Buy this lens.
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2012, 01:43:50 PM »
I will buy this lens because my collection of L lenses will not be complete without it.

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Re: 24-70 F/4L IS - Why I will Buy/Not Buy this lens.
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2012, 03:24:23 PM »
f/4 just isn't f/2.8, simple as that.  the size looks really fantastic, though

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Re: 24-70 F/4L IS - Why I will Buy/Not Buy this lens.
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2012, 04:08:36 PM »
Can you add "what a useless lens" to your poll?
« Last Edit: November 06, 2012, 04:28:44 PM by Dylan777 »
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Re: 24-70 F/4L IS - Why I will Buy/Not Buy this lens.
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2012, 04:20:22 PM »
how about...
too slow n too expensive :)

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Re: 24-70 F/4L IS - Why I will Buy/Not Buy this lens.
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2012, 04:32:32 PM »
Can you add "what a useless lens" to your poll?

We've already got a useless poll for this lens, so why not eh? ;D
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Re: 24-70 F/4L IS - Why I will Buy/Not Buy this lens.
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2012, 04:32:32 PM »

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Re: 24-70 F/4L IS - Why I will Buy/Not Buy this lens.
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2012, 04:54:20 PM »
imo,  i would pick up this one as if i do not have 24-105mm.  why?  because of its macro at the end of tele (might save me a lens swap - yes i am just lazy in changing lens - and couple hundred dollars from buying 100mm macro)...  i  think that it might sharper than 24-70mm 2.8 even version II since it comes with is and macro capability but not i am not pretty sure... let see
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Re: 24-70 F/4L IS - Why I will Buy/Not Buy this lens.
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2012, 04:55:39 PM »
I am buying the 24-105mm f4L IS for reach. I will buy the 24-70mm f2.8L IS whenever it finally comes out. The 24-70mm f4L IS is just completely redundant. However, I do like that it has a 77mm filter thread.

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Re: 24-70 F/4L IS - Why I will Buy/Not Buy this lens.
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2012, 05:09:18 PM »
Personally, if I were to buy a standard zoom for a FF, I would go f/2.8. An f/4 will only give me the same DoF at equivalent lengths as an APS-C f/2.8, so what is the benefit of going FF if I lose a unique advantage?
Of course, this is totally subjective.
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Re: 24-70 F/4L IS - Why I will Buy/Not Buy this lens.
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2012, 05:15:59 PM »
imo,  i would pick up this one as if i do not have 24-105mm.  why?  because of its macro at the end of tele (might save me a lens swap - yes i am just lazy in changing lens - and couple hundred dollars from buying 100mm macro)...  i  think that it might sharper than 24-70mm 2.8 even version II since it comes with is and macro capability but not i am not pretty sure... let see

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Re: 24-70 F/4L IS - Why I will Buy/Not Buy this lens.
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2012, 05:16:27 PM »
I am buying the 24-105mm f4L IS for reach. I will buy the 24-70mm f2.8L IS whenever it finally comes out. The 24-70mm f4L IS is just completely redundant. However, I do like that it has a 77mm filter thread.
I agree.  The 24-105 is a perfect walk around lens when you want to go light without a lot of gear.

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Re: 24-70 F/4L IS - Why I will Buy/Not Buy this lens.
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2012, 05:29:59 PM »
If one goes by the MTF chart at Canon site, the 24-70 f/4L should be pretty sharp, especially compared to 24-105.

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup/ef_24_70mm_f_4l_is_usm

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Re: 24-70 F/4L IS - Why I will Buy/Not Buy this lens.
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2012, 05:29:59 PM »

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Re: 24-70 F/4L IS - Why I will Buy/Not Buy this lens.
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2012, 05:56:06 PM »
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I will buy this lens because my collection of L lenses will not be complete without it.

I can see the ads:

24-70 F/4L... for the (Canon) man who has everything (else) :D
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Re: 24-70 F/4L IS - Why I will Buy/Not Buy this lens.
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2012, 05:59:40 PM »
Two reasons.

1- I already have the 24-105 f/4 and that fits my needs perfectly.
2- Had I bought a 7D, I would have picked up the 24-70 f/2.8 II instead.
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Re: 24-70 F/4L IS - Why I will Buy/Not Buy this lens.
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2012, 05:59:40 PM »