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Re: 24-105L or 70-200L f/2.8?
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2013, 12:09:41 AM »
Wow I didn't expect all these awesome replies 8) Anyways, for all of you asking.. Yes shooting a car (static) at a car show/event calls for wide angle being that the cars are usually lined up closely. BUT an actual shoot of a car itself gives me basically as much room as I'd like. Spots like open top floor garages, empty dead end roads, industrial buildings (after hours) allow me to shoot at almost any angle, from long focal ranges. This is why I was considering the 2.8, because a shot at 135mm wide open just looks simply beautiful. Being that many of you guessing correctly this is my first L lens, I'm trying to pick the most versatile lens for multipurpose use. Now that you can see my situation I'd like to see some more opinions! Thanks again these replies were very helpful.
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Re: 24-105L or 70-200L f/2.8?
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2013, 12:09:41 AM »

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Re: 24-105L or 70-200L f/2.8?
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2013, 12:33:47 AM »
you could also go the 135 f2L and get a 1.4 TC aswell
giving you 189 f2.8

and also how does that car drive? its wheels are hard up against the arches
it must rub like crazy and i dont even want to think about what it woul be like over speed bumps :o
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Re: 24-105L or 70-200L f/2.8?
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2013, 12:52:42 AM »
I have both lenses with a 5D3 and a 7D.  I shoot mostly sports and indoor events.  The 70-200 is my prefered lens for most of what I shoot.  The sports part is easy.  But even with candids, I like to shoot from across the room and this lens is great.

But, the 24-105 is still essential.  It sounds like you want both at some point.  Get the 24-105 now, it's only costing you $630 as part of the kit.  Getting it later will cost you closer $1,000.  Plus, I suspect this lens will fill much of your current needs with the automotive shots.

FWIW, I often carry the 5D3 with the 70-200 and the 40 pancake when I "travel lite-ish".
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Re: 24-105L or 70-200L f/2.8?
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2013, 01:18:23 AM »
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The 24-105 is an awesome lens, and hands down the best single lens to own if you're only going to own one with a 6D -- assuming, of course, that you don't need something else for specialized photography.


+1. I think you probably also should have a fast prime or two in your kit.  The available shallow depth of field can add nice drama, and the extra light can help with hand-held shots indoors.
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Re: 24-105L or 70-200L f/2.8?
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2013, 02:27:20 AM »
Have you considered a used sigma alternative while you save up the money for the canon one? The sigma ones are obviously not up to the same standard as the canon ones in many ways but they are a lot cheaper used and draw less attention. You should be able to sell them at minimal or even no loss at all if you buy a used. Then there is the newest sigma 70-200 with stabiliser costing less than a new canon non is while having about the same or possibly slightly better performance.

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Re: 24-105L or 70-200L f/2.8?
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2013, 07:23:09 AM »
Wow I didn't expect all these awesome replies 8) Anyways, for all of you asking.. Yes shooting a car (static) at a car show/event calls for wide angle being that the cars are usually lined up closely. BUT an actual shoot of a car itself gives me basically as much room as I'd like. Spots like open top floor garages, empty dead end roads, industrial buildings (after hours) allow me to shoot at almost any angle, from long focal ranges. This is why I was considering the 2.8, because a shot at 135mm wide open just looks simply beautiful. Being that many of you guessing correctly this is my first L lens, I'm trying to pick the most versatile lens for multipurpose use. Now that you can see my situation I'd like to see some more opinions! Thanks again these replies were very helpful.
In that case 70-200 f/2.8 is an excellent choice.
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Re: 24-105L or 70-200L f/2.8?
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2013, 10:59:53 PM »
FWIW, my progression was: 50mm f/1.8 -> 40mm f/2.8 -> 24-105mm -> 70-200 f/2.8L IS II

I bring the 40, the 105 and the 200 whenever I have a project or assignment.

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« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2013, 10:59:53 PM »

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Re: 24-105L or 70-200L f/2.8?
« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2013, 12:24:06 AM »
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The 24-105 is an awesome lens, and hands down the best single lens to own if you're only going to own one with a 6D -- assuming, of course, that you don't need something else for specialized photography.

+1. I think you probably also should have a fast prime or two in your kit.  The available shallow depth of field can add nice drama, and the extra light can help with hand-held shots indoors.

+1
I find myself using my 35/1.4 a lot.. but the 24-105 is an excellent lens
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Re: 24-105L or 70-200L f/2.8?
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2013, 12:50:10 AM »
Judging by your equipment list at the bottom of your posts, it looks as though you may have gone ahead with the 24-105.

Just an FYI, Canon has the 70-200 f2.8 (non IS) refurbished for under $1000.  I don't recall if that was one of their 15% off sales or not, but just something to keep in mind for when you are ready for that purchase.

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Re: 24-105L or 70-200L f/2.8?
« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2013, 07:09:43 AM »
Judging by your equipment list at the bottom of your posts, it looks as though you may have gone ahead with the 24-105.

Just an FYI, Canon has the 70-200 f2.8 (non IS) refurbished for under $1000.  I don't recall if that was one of their 15% off sales or not, but just something to keep in mind for when you are ready for that purchase.

Yes indeed I did go with the 24-105. I figured I would cover the more "used" focal ranges before getting fancy. And wow, thanks for that I'll really look into it. +1
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Re: 24-105L or 70-200L f/2.8?
« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2013, 07:09:43 AM »