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Re: Sell non L primes to get 24-70LII
« Reply #30 on: June 12, 2013, 03:00:59 PM »
There's a link to the item from B&H (in my last reply).

the lens band proved to be more than a quick band-aid fix for me when I owned the 24-105.  I used it in a way that way that was half on the barrel and half on the zoom ring and it gave a nice resistance to the zoom after a little bit of a break in period.  loved it.  it made it feel like new again.  I'd try that first if you're relatively happy with the IQ of that lens.

personally, I didn't like my 50 1.4 between f/1.4-2.6 so I decided to sell it and put the $ towards the 24-70 II.  If you're using the 24-105 at f/4 all the time, i think you'll be super happy with the 24-70 at f/2.8.  It's quite a bit sharper wide open.  I found I used my 24-105 more between 70-105 which I why I actually got the 70-200 2.8 first. 

sounds like you got a good plan in your head based on what you want.  I say go for it.
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Re: Sell non L primes to get 24-70LII
« Reply #30 on: June 12, 2013, 03:00:59 PM »

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Re: Sell non L primes to get 24-70LII
« Reply #31 on: June 12, 2013, 05:28:35 PM »
Personally - if you "have" to sell all that gear to get the 24-70 II then you can't afford it :-/

The 24-70 II is a great lens with great focal length flexibility, but without a camera that's exceptional in dark conditions - read 6D, 5D3, 1DX - you may struggle with low light images - check how many of your favourites are below f2.8 before making any change

 every lens I've ever purchased was done so with the eventual intent to sell it.   look at my signature... I  go through lenses and bodies like condoms... well when I was in college....

 someone tried to convince me the 18-200  was all the lens I would ever need... and I tried to convince then they were stupid.   yes,  our gear is redundant,  so when you get new gear,  some old gear will be sacrificed to non use.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: Sell non L primes to get 24-70LII
« Reply #32 on: June 12, 2013, 07:09:21 PM »
Personally - if you "have" to sell all that gear to get the 24-70 II then you can't afford it :-/

The 24-70 II is a great lens with great focal length flexibility, but without a camera that's exceptional in dark conditions - read 6D, 5D3, 1DX - you may struggle with low light images - check how many of your favourites are below f2.8 before making any change

 every lens I've ever purchased was done so with the eventual intent to sell it.   look at my signature... I  go through lenses and bodies like condoms... well when I was in college....

 someone tried to convince me the 18-200  was all the lens I would ever need... and I tried to convince then they were stupid.   yes,  our gear is redundant,  so when you get new gear,  some old gear will be sacrificed to non use.

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Re: Sell non L primes to get 24-70LII
« Reply #33 on: June 12, 2013, 10:43:27 PM »
We get one topic like this per week. "should i sell my x/y/z to get the new 24-70L" Maybe there should be a sticky "Get it if you can really afford it, it rules". With an Oprah gif saying ëverybody gets a 24-70.

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Re: Sell non L primes to get 24-70LII
« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2013, 12:06:37 AM »
We get one topic like this per week. "should i sell my x/y/z to get the new 24-70L" Maybe there should be a sticky "Get it if you can really afford it, it rules". With an Oprah gif saying ëverybody gets a 24-70.

 that is where I most contribute,  because I love to spend other people's money. 

 and honestly,  if it helps someone make s right decision or they feel more comfortable with their decision,  then I am glad to have helpedeven if it is redundant.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100 f/2.8L->85mm f/1.8 USM->135L -> 8mm ->100L

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Re: Sell non L primes to get 24-70LII
« Reply #35 on: June 13, 2013, 01:32:24 AM »
We get one topic like this per week. "should i sell my x/y/z to get the new 24-70L" Maybe there should be a sticky "Get it if you can really afford it, it rules". With an Oprah gif saying ëverybody gets a 24-70.

 that is where I most contribute,  because I love to spend other people's money. 

 and honestly,  if it helps someone make s right decision or they feel more comfortable with their decision,  then I am glad to have helpedeven if it is redundant.

I too am ok with helping people feel better about their purchase as long as it's the right purchase for their needs.
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Re: Sell non L primes to get 24-70LII
« Reply #36 on: June 13, 2013, 10:14:53 AM »
When I say I shoot a lot of events. I mean a lot. 100 a year.

If I photographed that many events a year, I wouldn't be bothered by depreciation ... or that much by purchase price. The gear would pay for itself within the first 6-8 months.
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Re: Sell non L primes to get 24-70LII
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Re: Sell non L primes to get 24-70LII
« Reply #37 on: June 13, 2013, 10:46:59 AM »
I'm bothered by depreciation, or I guess I should say, prices. I'm not in a rush to buy, I'm fairly certain that there will be a sale this august on the 5d3 etc. With that camera and the 24-70 2.8 I think I can save $400 combined by waiting 2-3 months. I'll probably wait until christmas for the 5d3 and get a new lens this summer.

THanks for all your comments. I think I'm going to get the lens. I'm just debating on weather or not I should sell the 50mm 1.4

It's nice to have a lightweight backup lens like that.

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Re: Sell non L primes to get 24-70LII
« Reply #38 on: June 13, 2013, 11:34:46 PM »
Do it. The lens will change your work immensely.
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Re: Sell non L primes to get 24-70LII
« Reply #39 on: June 16, 2013, 03:50:41 AM »
The 24-70 II is amazing, and it rivals primes....  I'd recommend buying it and keeping your 85mm 1.8.  You'll have a low light lens, an excellent portrait lens, covering a bit of range along with the zoom.
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Re: Sell non L primes to get 24-70LII
« Reply #40 on: June 19, 2013, 01:17:17 PM »
So I sold a bunch of unneeded gear and all I have left it the 5d2 24-105L and the 85 1.8 and $1127 and a flash

but know i'm doubting upgrading glass.

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Re: Sell non L primes to get 24-70LII
« Reply #41 on: June 19, 2013, 02:03:51 PM »
Well it's not like your glass is bad and since you shoot so much you will probably know in a few weeks at most if you still have that feeling of wanting or needing the new 24-70 and if so get it.  From what I've read about it and following your comments in this thread you will use it well.
Especially if you are not using he flash, sell it to add to the pool.  You know the 24-105 will sell very fast when you are ready.
In other words I think you really want the 24-70 and will use it and enjoy it and I want to hear about it.
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Re: Sell non L primes to get 24-70LII
« Reply #42 on: June 19, 2013, 02:15:05 PM »
Now that I've had my 24-70mm MK II for about 3,000 images, I find my primes getting used less and less, I've kept my "L" primes, but they may go on the block by years end.
The new zooms do not have f/1.4, but the new cameras make up for much of that with their high ISO capabilities. 
 

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Re: Sell non L primes to get 24-70LII
« Reply #42 on: June 19, 2013, 02:15:05 PM »

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Re: Sell non L primes to get 24-70LII
« Reply #43 on: June 19, 2013, 04:06:05 PM »
Well it's not like your glass is bad and since you shoot so much you will probably know in a few weeks at most if you still have that feeling of wanting or needing the new 24-70 and if so get it.  From what I've read about it and following your comments in this thread you will use it well.
Especially if you are not using he flash, sell it to add to the pool.  You know the 24-105 will sell very fast when you are ready.
In other words I think you really want the 24-70 and will use it and enjoy it and I want to hear about it.


i need the flash

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Re: Sell non L primes to get 24-70LII
« Reply #44 on: June 19, 2013, 04:07:58 PM »
I own the 50 1.4/24-70ii/135 2.0. In my opinion, the 50 1.4 is so razor sharp at 2.0 that I prefer it for most low light shoots and it's super light weight/size. I bought the 24-70 ii (after selling the brick) and love having it for the ability to shoot an entire wedding with just that lens (on FF camera). It's not just the practicality of the 24-70, it's also knowing your images will be sharp at any focal length or aperture. All this topped with super fast AF, the lens is almost a no brainer for run and gunners. Even though I have the 50mm on the zoom, I love having a sharp 2.0 and won't hesitate to purchase the 1.4 replacement soon.

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Re: Sell non L primes to get 24-70LII
« Reply #44 on: June 19, 2013, 04:07:58 PM »