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ahsanford

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Re: Canon 24-70 f/4L to 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2015, 02:09:38 PM »

People are super defensive of comments about the lower performance / likelihood of obsolescence of the 24-105L -- they really love the reach on that lens and many bristle at the thought that it has been jumped in the pecking order by the 24-70 f/4L IS, but I believe that to be backed up in reviews.

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Overall the 24-70/4 is the better lens - as long as you don't want 105  ;)

Sure, but that hasn't stopped people from spooning with their 24-105L's at night in bed like people used to with their discontinued Amiga computers.  People who love that lens really love that lens, so any discussion that the 24-70 f/4L IS as the future kitting choice for FF rigs winds them up something fierce. 

I respect that, I do.  People's needs vary, and some internet denizen pontificating about test charts completely sails over that fact.  The 24-105L might be the perfect standard zoom for you.

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Re: Canon 24-70 f/4L to 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2015, 02:09:38 PM »

nicke

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Re: Canon 24-70 f/4L to 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2015, 02:18:00 AM »
IMHO, the best review and test of lenses, http://www.objektivtest.se, have review both lenses. Their findings are that the 24-70/4L IS is sharper at aperture 8 compared to the 24-70/2.8L II at the corners.

Review for the 24-70/4L IS
https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=sv&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.objektivtest.se%2Ftester%2Fcanon-ef-24-70-mm-f4-l-is-usm-test%2F&edit-text=

Review for the 24-70/2.8L II
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=sv&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.objektivtest.se%2Ftester%2Fcanon-ef-24-70-mm-f28-l-ii-usm-test-klarar-det-mesta%2F

Due to this review, and that I wanted a lighter/smaller lens with IS I made the switch. I am mostly shooting landscape at aperture 8-11 from a tripod and some handhold (that’s why I wanted IS). Both lenses will create stunning pictures!
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Re: Canon 24-70 f/4L to 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2015, 03:32:33 PM »
My friend had 24-70 f4 IS and he liked its sharpness and IS.  According to him F4 was a very good lens but not the best.  He upgraded to 24-70 f2.8 II version and since the upgrade he's so impressed with the f2.8 version he sold all his primes: Sigma ART 35 f1.4, Sigma ART 50 f1.4, and Canon 135 f2.  The reason he sold Canon 135 is because he also bought 70-200 f2.8 II.  Both Canon f2.8 zoom lenses are excellent that you can forget changing it to prime lenses.  I'm going to upgrade my 24-70 f2.8 I to the II version.

ahsanford

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Re: Canon 24-70 f/4L to 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2015, 04:07:53 PM »
My friend had 24-70 f4 IS and he liked its sharpness and IS.  According to him F4 was a very good lens but not the best.  He upgraded to 24-70 f2.8 II version and since the upgrade he's so impressed with the f2.8 version he sold all his primes: Sigma ART 35 f1.4, Sigma ART 50 f1.4, and Canon 135 f2.  The reason he sold Canon 135 is because he also bought 70-200 f2.8 II.  Both Canon f2.8 zoom lenses are excellent that you can forget changing it to prime lenses.  I'm going to upgrade my 24-70 f2.8 I to the II version.

It's a great zoom, don't get me wrong, but the 24-70 II's reputations of 'it lets me leave the primes at home' is only clearly true when you are looking at ordinary L primes from a sharpness perspective, like the older 35L (I) or clearly-not-built-primarily-around-sharpness 50L. 

But stack up a modern prime against that 24-70 L II and it comes back down to earth:  the Sigma 35 Art at f/1.4 outresolves the 24-70 II at f/2.8.  I'd imagine the same would be true of the 35L II.

Also, it's modestly challenging to shoot that 24-70 II at f/1.4.   ::)

Don't get me wrong, the 24-70 II is a stellar piece of gear, but an equally well designed/toleranced/built prime can do things that the zoom can't. 

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Re: Canon 24-70 f/4L to 24-70 f/2.8L II
« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2015, 04:07:53 PM »