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Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2013, 04:28:17 PM »
Think I have bought and sold and swapped between the 85 L and a 70200 six seven times. But indeed the AF just kills it for me with the 85.

I have bought a great portrait lens with great AF now, arriving tomorrow  :)

so what are you going with?

It's listed below in my signature  ;)
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Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2013, 04:28:17 PM »

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Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2013, 04:42:11 PM »
Think I have bought and sold and swapped between the 85 L and a 70200 six seven times. But indeed the AF just kills it for me with the 85.

I have bought a great portrait lens with great AF now, arriving tomorrow  :)

so what are you going with?

It's listed below in my signature  ;)

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Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2013, 05:15:33 PM »
Think I have bought and sold and swapped between the 85 L and a 70200 six seven times. But indeed the AF just kills it for me with the 85.

I have bought a great portrait lens with great AF now, arriving tomorrow  :)

so what are you going with?

It's listed below in my signature  ;)

 :o

It's been a dream since it got released, and I even bought the 300 f2.8 instead of it, then the 135, but I just had to have it. Too dark to try here now, but it seems calibrated and good to go tomorrow. Pretty sharp at f2 ;D
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Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« Reply #33 on: August 17, 2013, 05:23:43 PM »
Think I have bought and sold and swapped between the 85 L and a 70200 six seven times. But indeed the AF just kills it for me with the 85.

I have bought a great portrait lens with great AF now, arriving tomorrow  :)

so what are you going with?

It's listed below in my signature  ;)

 :o

It's been a dream since it got released, and I even bought the 300 f2.8 instead of it, then the 135, but I just had to have it. Too dark to try here now, but it seems calibrated and good to go tomorrow. Pretty sharp at f2 ;D

Cool stuff. If anything, the most versatile big prime, and most useful for me to get, would be the 300 f/2.8 IS. But that is a whole lot of money that will also buy new bodies etc...

Anyway, enjoy! You lucky one!  8)
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Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« Reply #34 on: August 17, 2013, 05:33:20 PM »
Think I have bought and sold and swapped between the 85 L and a 70200 six seven times. But indeed the AF just kills it for me with the 85.

I have bought a great portrait lens with great AF now, arriving tomorrow  :)

so what are you going with?

It's listed below in my signature  ;)

 :o

It's been a dream since it got released, and I even bought the 300 f2.8 instead of it, then the 135, but I just had to have it. Too dark to try here now, but it seems calibrated and good to go tomorrow. Pretty sharp at f2 ;D

Cool stuff. If anything, the most versatile big prime, and most useful for me to get, would be the 300 f/2.8 IS. But that is a whole lot of money that will also buy new bodies etc...

Anyway, enjoy! You lucky one!  8)

Thanks, I will! And a used 300 mk1 is getting lower in price these days, and it is also completely insane. I loved it, I just didn't have anything to shoot at the focal.
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Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« Reply #35 on: August 17, 2013, 05:59:23 PM »
I have bought a great portrait lens with great AF now, arriving tomorrow  :)
It's listed below in my signature  ;)

Congrats Viggo on your new toy ;)

I'm saving up for 400mm f2.8 IS II...otherwise 200mm f2 looks extremely yummy :P

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Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« Reply #36 on: August 17, 2013, 06:12:01 PM »
I have bought a great portrait lens with great AF now, arriving tomorrow  :)
It's listed below in my signature  ;)

Congrats Viggo on your new toy ;)

I'm saving up for 400mm f2.8 IS II...otherwise 200mm f2 looks extremely yummy :P

Post some pics

Thanks a lot! Hope I get a chance to do some shots, I have to paint my house before the rain and cold sets in. But I'll post them either in "anything shot with 1dX" or the 200 gallery.
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Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« Reply #36 on: August 17, 2013, 06:12:01 PM »

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Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« Reply #37 on: August 18, 2013, 02:32:00 PM »
Thank you all for your input. I have decided to keep the 35/1.4 - for now..... Or let's say that I have postponed the decision  ;)
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Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« Reply #38 on: August 18, 2013, 03:25:35 PM »
I would say that is one of the few primes it wouldn't replace since 35mm is where you might frequently make use of f/1.4.

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Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« Reply #39 on: August 22, 2013, 04:57:13 AM »
The 24-70II I use often, the 35L I love.
Different kind of use and style.
I will keep mine.
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Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« Reply #40 on: August 22, 2013, 10:02:51 PM »
The F difference is still pretty huge to me. Just for random reflexion, DoF at 5m is 1.7m at f1,4 vs 3.8 at f2.8. And that's just the math, the feeling is even stronger when I look at my pictures. Same for ISO. Yeah we can push it but should we?

To extend what alexander said the use, the feeling when shooting and the "creativity by self limitation" are also to take into account.

So +1 to the original post of Dylan, If you don't need the cash don't sell.

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Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« Reply #41 on: August 22, 2013, 10:42:40 PM »
I sold my 24 f1.4 L II, my 35 and my 50 when I got the 2470 II, I have honestly not regretted it ONCE. Not once. The AF accuracy and IQ of the 2470 combined with "Always having the right focal" is just the winner for
Me.

In combo with the 70-200 it's fantastic range with fantastic everything .

Ps, and this comes from a worshipper of the 35 L, I used it for 90% of my shots.

Indeed! 24-70ii and 70-200ii is a killer combo!

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Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« Reply #42 on: August 23, 2013, 02:03:48 AM »
I have had the 24-70/2.8 II for a couple of months and I realise now that I have not used the 35/1.4 since.  I was just about to put the 35/1.4 up for sale but I simply can not make up my mind....
Mine is sold, and so is the 24 f/1.4II and the Sigma 50 f/1.4. The new zoom is a total knock-out.

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Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
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Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« Reply #43 on: September 03, 2013, 09:18:13 PM »
Great thread.

I´m thinking to sell my 24-70mm 2.8II, because 50mm 1.2L and 135mm 2L always outperforms the 24-70 II.  It is a great lens, but when you compare to 50L and 135L...

What do you prefer:

1) 24mm 2.8 IS + 35mm 1.4 Art + 50mm 1.2L + 85mm 1.8 + 135mm 2L

or

2) 24-70mm 2.8 II + 50mm 1.2L + 135mm 2L
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Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« Reply #44 on: September 03, 2013, 11:03:26 PM »
I have had the 24-70/2.8 II for a couple of months and I realise now that I have not used the 35/1.4 since.  I was just about to put the 35/1.4 up for sale but I simply can not make up my mind....
Mine is sold, and so is the 24 f/1.4II and the Sigma 50 f/1.4. The new zoom is a total knock-out.

+1

I just sold my 35 1.4 (along with my 7D, 24-105 and some other equipment).  I hardly used the 35 after receiving my 24-70 2.8 II.  I still use my 50 1.4, as I prefer that focal length on a FF camera.  The 50 is also useful with my EOS-M.
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Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« Reply #44 on: September 03, 2013, 11:03:26 PM »