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24-70 IS ii v 70-200 IS ii
« on: March 20, 2013, 01:41:47 AM »
Hi all. Im relatively new to the world of photography compared with what appears to be a plethora of experience here.  I guess therefore i categorise myself as a hobbyist that merely dreams of being able to enter the realms of engaging in right brain work like this as a full time experience one day.

I currently own a 5D Mk3, 50 1.4, 24-70L 2.8.  I shoot anything of visual interest  - i cant really say what my preference is. My question is whether it is worth selling my 24-70 to upgrade to mk2 or whether i get the same bang for my buck with the extra reach of the 70-200.  My inclination is to the latter - mainly because of the reach, although the weight has been mentioned as being prohibitive (particularly as a travel lens).  But i struggle to understand how 860g versus 1500g can really come into the equation??

Your highly valued opinions would be much appreciated.
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24-70 IS ii v 70-200 IS ii
« on: March 20, 2013, 01:41:47 AM »

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Re: 24-70 IS ii v 70-200 IS ii
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2013, 01:47:45 AM »
post script:  I must have been dreaming of wanting IS on the 24-70 also :).  apologies :o
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Re: 24-70 IS ii v 70-200 IS ii
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2013, 01:58:52 AM »
I have the 50 f1.4, sold a 24-70 f2.8 I and replaced with the Mark II, and also own the 70-200mm f2.8 II. I'd get the 70-200 first, then replace the 24-70 later. That being said, the 24-70 Mark II is well worth the upgrade, but would  prefer the versatility first.
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Re: 24-70 IS ii v 70-200 IS ii
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2013, 02:07:33 AM »
stick with the 24-70 mk1 for now get the 70-200 while you are waiting for an IS 24-70 to come out by that time you will have easily saved the $4000 that canon will charge for it :D :P
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Re: 24-70 IS ii v 70-200 IS ii
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2013, 02:07:55 AM »
Hi all. Im relatively new to the world of photography compared with what appears to be a plethora of experience here.  I guess therefore i categorise myself as a hobbyist that merely dreams of being able to enter the realms of engaging in right brain work like this as a full time experience one day.

I currently own a 5D Mk3, 50 1.4, 24-70L 2.8.  I shoot anything of visual interest  - i cant really say what my preference is. My question is whether it is worth selling my 24-70 to upgrade to mk2 or whether i get the same bang for my buck with the extra reach of the 70-200.  My inclination is to the latter - mainly because of the reach, although the weight has been mentioned as being prohibitive (particularly as a travel lens).  But i struggle to understand how 860g versus 1500g can really come into the equation??

Your highly valued opinions would be much appreciated.

Does your current 24-70 give you adequate results?
Do you need a longer lens?

THen get the 70-200.  First cover all the bases then upgrade

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Re: 24-70 IS ii v 70-200 IS ii
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2013, 02:45:52 AM »
since you have a 50, I'd sell the 24-70 I and get a 70-200.  I love that lens.  I sold my 50mm 1.4 when I got the 24-70 II.
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Re: 24-70 IS ii v 70-200 IS ii
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2013, 02:51:13 AM »
Seems to be a general consensus here... another option though would be sell the 24-70L, get the version II, and pick up a 135L f/2...  Though the 135L is not as versatile as the zoom....
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Re: 24-70 IS ii v 70-200 IS ii
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Re: 24-70 IS ii v 70-200 IS ii
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2013, 03:20:58 AM »
Thanks for all the opinions thus far.  Would also be interested to know given the slight consensus appearing for me to go with the 70-200, with such versatility, why do some maintain the 24-70 given the cost?

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Re: 24-70 IS ii v 70-200 IS ii
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2013, 04:08:12 AM »
why do some maintain the 24-70 given the cost?
24-70mm is generally the most used focal length (general purpose focal range) for most people ... but that may not hold true for some people ... but majority of my photos are usually made with that focal length ... I suppose that is the reason why "some maintain the 24-70". Having said that in your case, since you already have the 24-70, and as others have already recommended, the obvious choice is to get the 70-200mm ... unless if you would like make a lot of ultra wide angle images, in which case you would want to get the 16-35 L or the 17-40 L.

although the weight has been mentioned as being prohibitive (particularly as a travel lens). i struggle to understand how 860g versus 1500g can really come into the equation??
If you are calculating 860gms vs 1500gms, it does not sound like much, but you have to remember that you also have to carry your camera (5D MK III) that weighs 860gms (body only, without battery) ... on your travels you obviously would not carry only the 70-200mm lens, you would also pack in your 24-70mm lens + a bag + spare batteries, maybe a filter or two and what not ... when you add all that up you are talking about carrying at least 3500gms (maybe even 4000gms all day) ... now I don't know about the weight being "prohibitive" but carrying 3500gms - 4000gms all day (not counting any other items such as your iPhone, iPad, water bottle, snack etc) does not contribute to a lot of fun especially during your travels. Having said that I did carry my 24-105 f/4 L IS & 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II during my vacation to UK, I carried the combo for 2 days and gave up (due to the added weight), from the 3rd day onwards I only carried the 24-105 for the rest of the holidays.
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Re: 24-70 IS ii v 70-200 IS ii
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2013, 04:18:31 AM »
I rented the 70-200 IS II this weekend and loved the Lens. I have use the 24-70 2.8 I and it was a nice lens. I haven't been so impressed with a lens in a long time. I am also a hobbyist and read a lot about heavy the 70-200 was but never had used it. When I got it, my first thought was this isn't bad. I left it on my camera for the whole weekend expect to get into an MLS game. Then i got in and put it back on. It is a bit heavy too hang mounted  around your neck for a long time.
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Re: 24-70 IS ii v 70-200 IS ii
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2013, 04:39:43 AM »
You might also consider a Tamron SP24-70 f/2.8 VC. It's sharper than the Canon mk l and it's image stabilization (VC) is as good as Canon's latest IS. At only $1300 it's a serious bargain, much like the Sigma 35. With the money you save, you could pick up a 70-200 f/4L IS to round out your arsenal. Just a thought.

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Re: 24-70 IS ii v 70-200 IS ii
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2013, 04:49:06 AM »
You might also consider a Tamron SP24-70 f/2.8 VC. It's sharper than the Canon mk l
I have the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC and I agree that it is a good choice but it is definitely not sharper than the 24-70 f/2.8 MK I ... if VC/IS is not important to you, it is better to get the 24-70 f/2.8 MK I (if you can find one).
 
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Re: 24-70 IS ii v 70-200 IS ii
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2013, 05:06:01 AM »
Add a 70-200mm before upgrading your 24-70.  You can then upgrade to the 24-70 II later and not miss out on the added versatility of using the 70-200mm focal length in the mean time.
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Re: 24-70 IS ii v 70-200 IS ii
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2013, 05:17:07 AM »
I would sell 50 f1.4 and buy 5DII with 70-200. It's very usefull to have two cameras with different lenses.
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Re: 24-70 IS ii v 70-200 IS ii
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2013, 08:16:06 AM »
You need both lenses.
NO NEED TO SPEND MORE TO GET 24-70 II.
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Re: 24-70 IS ii v 70-200 IS ii
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2013, 08:16:06 AM »