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Re: New L Series Lenses coming out with the 5D Mk3?
« Reply #30 on: September 23, 2011, 03:14:08 PM »
Lets say we were to frame at 70mm, would we choose the 24-70mm or the 70-200mm ? And why?

Personally, I'd choose the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II over the 24-70mm f/2.8L for that shot at 70mm.  Why?  Three reasons - first, the IQ is better, second, if the shutter speed is marginal then IS might help get the shot, and third, I don't have a 24-70mm f/2.8L...  :P

I agree. I'd use the 70-200 over the 24-70. IQ is better.
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Re: New L Series Lenses coming out with the 5D Mk3?
« Reply #30 on: September 23, 2011, 03:14:08 PM »

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Re: New L Series Lenses coming out with the 5D Mk3?
« Reply #31 on: September 23, 2011, 03:23:20 PM »
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The 24-70 2.8 and the 70-200 2.8 are the perfect tag team. The 24- 105 2.8 is just too much overlap IMO,

I prefer having some overlap on zoom lenses. In the real world it makes shooting much easier, not having to stop and switch lenses when a subject moves or to get just the right framing.

The pair of the 24-70 and 70-200 implies that most people shoot with two bodies. Many working photogs, as well as others, prefer to use a crop with the 70-200 for extra reach, while using a FF with the 24-70. Constantly changing lenses during an assignment is a pain, I agree.

I would imagine that most would agree that they use the short zoom for close proximity and the long zoom for when they hang back to get the candids. I have personally have never wished for extra length on the short zoom because the type of shot that I would be getting with the longer focal length is covered by the long zoom.

If you ask me... Canon really needs to develop the 200-400 at f2.8 instead of f4. The combo of the 70-200 and 200-400 would be great for sports journalists.

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Re: New L Series Lenses coming out with the 5D Mk3?
« Reply #32 on: September 23, 2011, 04:22:00 PM »
If you ask me... Canon really needs to develop the 200-400 at f2.8 instead of f4. The combo of the 70-200 and 200-400 would be great for sports journalists.

I'm not sure that a 200-400mm f/2.8 - a lens that would likely weigh >15 lbs and cost close to $20K - would be 'great' for anyone...
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Re: New L Series Lenses coming out with the 5D Mk3?
« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2011, 04:51:05 PM »
If you ask me... Canon really needs to develop the 200-400 at f2.8 instead of f4. The combo of the 70-200 and 200-400 would be great for sports journalists.

I'm not sure that a 200-400mm f/2.8 - a lens that would likely weigh >15 lbs and cost close to $20K - would be 'great' for anyone...

Totally agree with that.  There is no panacea in optics... there is always a trade-off.  The 400mm f/2.8L IS II is already 8.5 lbs so neuro's estimate is probably close and therefore it's just not portable or cheap enough for mass market.

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Re: New L Series Lenses coming out with the 5D Mk3?
« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2011, 04:51:05 PM »