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which lens to keep
« on: April 20, 2013, 12:41:36 AM »
I m new to this, ok I have 24-105 f/4L IS and 24-70 f.2.8L, which one should I sell, I only could keep one lens and want to keep the best
Thanks for help

 Forgot to add I have 1D Mark lll and 5D Mark iii, I like to do Landscaping Buildings and Portraits
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Re: which lens to keep
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2013, 01:14:00 AM »
I m new to this, ok I have 24-105 f/4L IS and 24-70 f.2.8L, which one should I sell, I only could keep one lens and want to keep the best
Thanks for help
You need to state what kind of photography you do particularly what kind of light you shoot in. What camera you use.

However, you seem to be a beginner so I'd say either one is fine. Is the 24-70 the latest lens? If it is the 24-70L f2.8 II ,  I would keep it.

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Re: which lens to keep
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2013, 02:46:24 AM »
Sell the one you use least?

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Re: which lens to keep
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2013, 03:47:55 AM »
I m new to this, ok I have 24-105 f/4L IS and 24-70 f.2.8L, which one should I sell, I only could keep one lens and want to keep the best
Thanks for help

APS-C or full frame?

On full frame the 24-105 is a nice general purpose lens, also great for travel. I would sell the 24-70 and get a 40 or 50 mm (low light use) and a longer lens ie 70-*00.
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Re: which lens to keep
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2013, 05:36:16 AM »
Sell the 24-70 assuming it's the first version the 24-105 is more useful for landscapes as it has IS, and the longer end works well for portraits. Use the money to buy a couple of fast primes like a 50 1.4 and 85 1.8 maybe the sigma 35 1.4 just so you have low light / shallow dof ability too.

Actually ideally I would have this - Sigma 35 for low light, Canon 135L for portraits and 24-105L for general use. Tripod and flash is all that is really missing.
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Re: which lens to keep
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2013, 03:20:44 PM »
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Re: which lens to keep
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2013, 03:28:52 PM »
Sell both and get a new 24-70 f2.8 ii

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Re: which lens to keep
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2013, 03:45:06 PM »
You have a APS-H and a full frame... I would say that with the improvement on your 5d III the loss of a stop will not affect you too much. Keep the 24-105 and get a couple of primes like suggested.
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Re: which lens to keep
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2013, 11:48:35 AM »
Sell them both for the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC. 1 lens gives you the best of both worlds and the Tamron is sharper than both of those lenses (assuming you are talking about the 1st generation of the Canon 24-70 f/2.8L because the V2 is sharper). The Tamron is a very good overall lens and you get the constant f/2.8 plus stabilization. The Tamron even beats the new Canon 24-70 f/4L IS.

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Re: which lens to keep
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2013, 11:55:23 AM »
Sell them both for the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC. 1 lens gives you the best of both worlds and the Tamron is sharper than both of those lenses (assuming you are talking about the 1st generation of the Canon 24-70 f/2.8L because the V2 is sharper). The Tamron is a very good overall lens and you get the constant f/2.8 plus stabilization. The Tamron even beats the new Canon 24-70 f/4L IS.


How does the Tamron fare for sports?  TDP has indicated that it does not do well in AI servo...

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Re: which lens to keep
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2013, 08:57:47 AM »
I m new to this, ok I have 24-105 f/4L IS and 24-70 f.2.8L, which one should I sell, I only could keep one lens and want to keep the best
Thanks for help

 Forgot to add I have 1D Mark lll and 5D Mark iii, I like to do Landscaping Buildings and Portraits
Since you "like to do Landscaping Buildings and Portraits", keep the f/2.8 and sell the 24-105 f/4 ... but if you sell both of those lenses you can buy the new 24-70 f/2.8 L II, which is a far superior lens than either of your lenses.
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Re: which lens to keep
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2013, 09:03:07 AM »
I m new to this, ok I have 24-105 f/4L IS and 24-70 f.2.8L, which one should I sell, I only could keep one lens and want to keep the best
Thanks for help

 Forgot to add I have 1D Mark lll and 5D Mark iii, I like to do Landscaping Buildings and Portraits
Since you "like to do Landscaping Buildings and Portraits", keep the f/2.8 and sell the 24-105 f/4 ... but if you sell both of those lenses you can buy the new 24-70 f/2.8 L II, which is a far superior lens than either of your lenses.

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Re: which lens to keep
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2013, 10:28:34 AM »
Sell both and get a new 24-70 f2.8 ii
It's what I'd do and if your going to buy online in US, do it before this Internet wide sales tax kicks in which looks like is going to happen soon.

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Re: which lens to keep
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2013, 11:55:07 AM »
I was on the fence about which one to keep until I saw that you said you also do portraits.  If that's the case, the 24mm on either lens is equal for wide views for your property and landscape photography, but only one lens has the f2.8 which is magic for portraits.

As much as I love the 24-105, I'd have to say that if you can only have 1, I'd keep the 24-70 f2.8.  Then, start saving up for other great lenses like the 70-200 f2.8 IS II USM, the 50mm f1.4 or 1.2, the 85mm prime, maybe a UWA...

That 24-70 (as well as the 70-200) on the 5DM3 are magical.  The 20-105 is solid with more reach, just less portrait quality.
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Re: which lens to keep
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2013, 12:23:44 PM »
Sell both and get a new 24-70 f2.8 ii
It's what I'd do and if your going to buy online in US, do it before this Internet wide sales tax kicks in which looks like is going to happen soon.
I was sad when I saw that. But think about it - "real" sellers will prevail and the duds who fleece the people on the internet will  - well , let us say (hopefully) expire. They say, there is no free lunch (or breakfast, brunch, dinner or happy hour - you get my drift?).

So action item. Buy soon! Or you will pay more.

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« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2013, 12:23:44 PM »