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Re: Questions on EF 24-70mm II on 5D Mk3 vs EF-S 17-55mm on 7D
« Reply #45 on: November 06, 2013, 10:40:15 PM »
I had a 600D / 17-55 and upgraded to a 5D3 / 24-105 and 24-70 II.

The 24-70 II blows the 17-55 away.

  • It is much sharper. f/2.8 is outrageously sharp
  • I find the colours much more appealing.  The saturation is much higher, almost so much that I have to desaturate photos sometimes.  On the 17-55 I was usually adding vibrance +10 to 20 and saturation +5 to 10.
  • Extra (ie reduced) DOF (about 1 and 1/3 stops) is great
  • I find the bokeh more pleasing

I find the 24-105 to be better than the 17-55, but the 24-70 kills both of them hands down.

I do with the 24-70 II had IS, but for capturing social events etc I can still shoot at ISO 25,600 and f/2.8 and produce OK (but not great photos).
ISO 12,800 and f/2.8 is fine so long as the exposure is right.

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Re: Questions on EF 24-70mm II on 5D Mk3 vs EF-S 17-55mm on 7D
« Reply #45 on: November 06, 2013, 10:40:15 PM »

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Re: Questions on EF 24-70mm II on 5D Mk3 vs EF-S 17-55mm on 7D
« Reply #46 on: November 06, 2013, 10:43:55 PM »
i am a believer in going one format or the other, if you already have that stuff get the 24-70ii and ditch the aps-c gear.

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Re: Questions on EF 24-70mm II on 5D Mk3 vs EF-S 17-55mm on 7D
« Reply #46 on: November 06, 2013, 10:43:55 PM »