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24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« on: March 28, 2013, 11:25:33 AM »
ok just wondering what peoples thoughts are on this...
take a look at my sig for my current lenses. notice the widest lens i have is my 50mm. I need to rectify this.
now what would you do in my position:

A) 24-70 f2.8L II
B) 35 f1.4L + 24-105 f4L IS

note I can get either option for essentially the same money.
oh yeah.. will be used mainly on my 5D MKIII.
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« on: March 28, 2013, 11:25:33 AM »

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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2013, 11:28:49 AM »
In your position, I'd get the one I need. 
 
Only you know which, you did not give anyone a hint as to what it is that you currently photograph, or problems you are having.

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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 11:34:21 AM »
In your position, I'd get the one I need. 
 
Only you know which, you did not give anyone a hint as to what it is that you currently photograph, or problems you are having.

i photograph everything.
i want to be able to have this range covered. i don't want to be pinned down to a specific use but rather to be used for a broad range of applications.
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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2013, 11:38:10 AM »
Option C:

used  24-70 f/2.8L (here's one for 1050: http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=233131)
+ 35 f1.4L

You may be able to get the 24-105 new cheaper than a grand (though taxes may be an issue depending on your location), but not significantly cheaper.
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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2013, 11:38:14 AM »
Or Sigma 35mm 1.4 + Tamron 24-70 VC? If it was my money, I'd buy that combo.

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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2013, 11:44:38 AM »
Or Sigma 35mm 1.4 + Tamron 24-70 VC? If it was my money, I'd buy that combo.

Something else to know about me is that if I went my option A, I'd most likely further down the line get a 35 prime. Sigma or current Canon or MKII (if one is out when this happens).
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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2013, 11:53:58 AM »
In your position, I'd get the one I need. 
 
Only you know which, you did not give anyone a hint as to what it is that you currently photograph, or problems you are having.

i photograph everything.
i want to be able to have this range covered. i don't want to be pinned down to a specific use but rather to be used for a broad range of applications.
If you have 50mm as your widest lens, you are missing out on a huge range of focal lengths.
 
I'd get the 24-70L MK II.  I have the 35L and 24-105L, but am going o try the 24-70 to see if I can get by in low light.  It might be difficult.
 
I won't sell my existing lenses until I can see how I do with f/2.8 and extreme low light.  I will be at ISO 12800 and maybe higher.
 
 

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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2013, 11:53:58 AM »

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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2013, 11:58:38 AM »
ok just wondering what peoples thoughts are on this...
take a look at my sig for my current lenses. notice the widest lens i have is my 50mm. I need to rectify this.
now what would you do in my position:

A) 24-70 f2.8L II
B) 35 f1.4L + 24-105 f4L IS

note I can get either option for essentially the same money.
oh yeah.. will be used mainly on my 5D MKIII.

24-70L II hands down.  In fact, for me, it wouldn't even be close.  The zoom is sharper than the 24L II, 35L, and 50L at f/2.8.  If you don't need wider than 2.8, oh my gosh this lens is awesome.
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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2013, 12:00:48 PM »
In your position, I'd get the one I need. 
 
Only you know which, you did not give anyone a hint as to what it is that you currently photograph, or problems you are having.

i photograph everything.
i want to be able to have this range covered. i don't want to be pinned down to a specific use but rather to be used for a broad range of applications.
If you have 50mm as your widest lens, you are missing out on a huge range of focal lengths.
 
I'd get the 24-70L MK II.  I have the 35L and 24-105L, but am going o try the 24-70 to see if I can get by in low light.  It might be difficult.
 
I won't sell my existing lenses until I can see how I do with f/2.8 and extreme low light.  I will be at ISO 12800 and maybe higher.

thats more the sort of reply i was after ;)
yep as I said in my opening post the whole point of my purchasing one of these options is the very fact that my widest lens is 50mm and this needs rectifying.

i have to say i am really leaning towards the 24-70 II considering the mostly positive reviews it's had.
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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2013, 12:08:38 PM »
I have been reading a lot about the canon 24-70 ii, some reviewers say that it's close to primes in that focal range in sharpness.

I have the 24-105 and think its a little soft for my taste. I want a faster lens cause I shoot in low light often. Having that option of 2.8 can make a diffrence for me since I shoot around 70mm and under.


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« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2013, 12:14:32 PM »
I can speak from experience that it is sharper than the 24L II, 35L, and 50L at f/2.8 and narrower.  Of course, you can also consult the charts.  I sold my 35L and 50L when I got the zoom because I don't use those focal lengths wider.
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Re: 24-70 f2.8L II or.....
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2013, 12:34:05 PM »
Since money doesn't seem to be an issue here go ahead and get the 24-70ii. If it was my money I'd be hard pressed though to ignore the value of the tamron 24-70 vc and a siggy 35 for the same price as the canon.

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« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2013, 01:50:52 PM »
Since money doesn't seem to be an issue here go ahead and get the 24-70ii. If it was my money I'd be hard pressed though to ignore the value of the tamron 24-70 vc and a siggy 35 for the same price as the canon.

For sure those two are great value.
I know some will groan when I say this but for now I'd like to keep to the 'all Canon' theme.
I'll maybe stray from that path at some point down the line though. Most likely starting with a siggy 35 next year sometime.
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« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2013, 01:50:52 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2013, 09:22:30 PM »
24-70 f2.8 II of course
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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2013, 09:43:44 PM »
24-70L II just rented it wonderful Len 

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