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EF 24-70mm F2.8 L ver 2 or 3 Prime Lens
« on: May 14, 2013, 08:15:18 AM »
Hi,
I was thinking of buying the 24-70mm ver 2 and it around 90K CMPI. With that amount of money, I can already buy 3 prime lens (non-L).
I want to know how others think, will you go for the ver 2 or 3 prime lens w/c are sharper and faster?

Prime Lens:
EF 35mm F2 IS USM
EF 50mm F1.4 USM
EF 100mm F2 USM

vs.
EF 24-70mm F2.8 USM ver 2

thanks

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EF 24-70mm F2.8 L ver 2 or 3 Prime Lens
« on: May 14, 2013, 08:15:18 AM »

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Re: EF 24-70mm F2.8 L ver 2 or 3 Prime Lens
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2013, 10:18:17 AM »
The 24-70 II is sharper.  The primes have wider apertures, and one has IS. You've got to decide what's more important to you.
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Re: EF 24-70mm F2.8 L ver 2 or 3 Prime Lens
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2013, 01:50:52 PM »
Pretty much what Neuro said. I honestly love my 24-70 MKII but still use my 50 1.4 quite a bit.

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Re: EF 24-70mm F2.8 L ver 2 or 3 Prime Lens
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2013, 07:04:35 PM »
Personally, I'd get the 24-70 2.8 II over the primes - a constant aperture and L built quality etc  :D.

You'll gain at the wide end and lose at the long end compared to the primes so only you can decide if that will affect your shooting style.

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Re: EF 24-70mm F2.8 L ver 2 or 3 Prime Lens
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2013, 07:39:19 PM »
I have been using primes, but I just bought a 24-70L MK II.  After I have used it a while, I'll decide on my 35mmL, but I've sold four 50mm's and my 85mm f/1.8 in favor of zooms.
 
 I still have several prime lenses, 15, 17, 35, 100, and 135 I'm not really expecting to sell them. I've kept my 24-105 as well.

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Re: EF 24-70mm F2.8 L ver 2 or 3 Prime Lens
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2013, 07:55:18 PM »
If you shooting with FF, it is almost a no brainer to take 24-70 II over 3 non-L primes
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Re: EF 24-70mm F2.8 L ver 2 or 3 Prime Lens
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2013, 09:31:08 PM »
Get the 24-70 II first, and if you need something faster later at a particular focal length, then supplement the zoom with a prime.  Plus it's always easier to get the less expensive items piecemeal later.   ::)

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Re: EF 24-70mm F2.8 L ver 2 or 3 Prime Lens
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2013, 09:35:45 PM »

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Re: EF 24-70mm F2.8 L ver 2 or 3 Prime Lens
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2013, 09:42:02 PM »
If you shooting with FF, it is almost a no brainer to take 24-70 II over 3 non-L primes
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Re: EF 24-70mm F2.8 L ver 2 or 3 Prime Lens
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2013, 09:52:26 PM »
I feel like I'm repeating myself a bit with this reply, but the new 24-70 f/2.8II is so good I've sold my EF 24 f/1.4II and my Sigma 50 f/1.4 and if I had a 35mm prime that would have been sold too. The new zoom is so good my primes were gathering dust. Get the zoom.

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Re: EF 24-70mm F2.8 L ver 2 or 3 Prime Lens
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2013, 10:13:27 PM »
I feel like I'm repeating myself a bit with this reply, but the new 24-70 f/2.8II is so good I've sold my EF 24 f/1.4II and my Sigma 50 f/1.4 and if I had a 35mm prime that would have been sold too. The new zoom is so good my primes were gathering dust. Get the zoom.

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I do use my 50L here and there, but not often as 24-70 II & 70-200 f2.8 IS II.
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Re: EF 24-70mm F2.8 L ver 2 or 3 Prime Lens
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2013, 10:30:32 PM »
Depends on what you already own, and what you want to shoot. I'd be as practical as possible when starting out your set of lenses. A 24-70 II is a very practical focal length for most common use and has prime-like quality and performance. However, for about the same price you could also get a 24-105mm and that same set of primes. I'd personally still get the 24-70 II to avoid lens changes and the great sharpness from 2.8 on down. I can't sell my primes just yet because I shoot a lot of indoor events with moving subjects, but I'm going to add the 24-70 II very soon.
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Re: EF 24-70mm F2.8 L ver 2 or 3 Prime Lens
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2013, 10:56:50 PM »
If you shooting with FF, it is almost a no brainer to take 24-70 II over 3 non-L primes

Agree with Dylan777. 3 non L primes will not equal the 24-70 II in any way. Get the zoom first, then some L primes as needed. Happy shooting.
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Re: EF 24-70mm F2.8 L ver 2 or 3 Prime Lens
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2013, 11:09:54 PM »
One lens vs. three.  Something to consider for weight, and also in the field when you may need to change in dusty conditions.  Also, during lens changes, may miss a shot.

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Hi,
I was thinking of buying the 24-70mm ver 2 and it around 90K CMPI. With that amount of money, I can already buy 3 prime lens (non-L).
I want to know how others think, will you go for the ver 2 or 3 prime lens w/c are sharper and faster?

Prime Lens:
EF 35mm F2 IS USM
EF 50mm F1.4 USM
EF 100mm F2 USM

vs.
EF 24-70mm F2.8 USM ver 2

thanks
sek
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Re: EF 24-70mm F2.8 L ver 2 or 3 Prime Lens
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2013, 11:51:20 PM »
Get the 24-70mm Mk II, I haven't used any of my primes since I got it, it's sharper than all of them, and a hell of a lot more versatile! And my primes are L lenses too.
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Re: EF 24-70mm F2.8 L ver 2 or 3 Prime Lens
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2013, 11:51:20 PM »