... and I find about 20% of my shots are in the 75-90 range. It is nice at outdoor events to have the slight extra reach without having to pack my 70-200 f4. About 60% of my photos are between 30 and 45mm. If I were brave enough to drop the flexibility of the zoom, a 35mm prime would make me fairly happy. It would be silly to retain both the 24-70 and 24-105 for me. I don't want to have a collection of lenses in 10 years time, I would rather 'try' to keep to the minimum.
I am in exactly the same boat here, using my 24-105 75% of the time.. infact its my second one and whats annoying me is it doesnt seem quite as sharp especially at the corners as my previous one, but that had gone way out on AF and was beyond recalibration.
75% of my shots on this lens are at 24-50mm, other 25% are at 75-100mm and i use my 50mm 1.4 when I can (but its focussing and build is awful but is sharp ) plus the lovely 135L for longer shots or needing more compression but I dont use this focal length that much and dont ever need any longer (so the 70-210 would be wasted)
So should I get the 24-70L II or go for primes 24 or 35L, plus 50L and 85L - Will the 24-70 be a noticeable difference compared to the 24-105 at 24-50 range. Some reviews have said the 24-70L II is sharper at 24mm than the 24L prime, can anyone comments?
OR get the 24-70L II , sell the 24-105 and get 50mm L + 85mm 1.8 or sigma 85, plus sigma 35mm 1.4 ?
Or look at getting the 16-35L for my wide shots - how sharp is this lens ? Plus primes?
Although check out the compare lens charts / data on DPRreview and if you do 24-70L II vs 24-105L then it actually makes the 24-105 look pretty good, which has thrown me a bit I thought that this new lens was a lot sharper...http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/lens-widget-fullscreen?compare=true&lensId=canon_24-70_2p8_ii&cameraId=canon_eos5dmkii&fl=35&av=5.6&view=mtf-ca&lensId2=canon_24-105_4&cameraId2=canon_eos5dmkii&fl2=35&av2=5.6
Love to hear form others in this dilemma. As the 24-105 is such a nice range and decent quality for the cost... but is the 24-70 L II worth it?