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I have read that the 24-70mm f4L IS has less distortion than the old 24-70mm f2.8L, in addition to the Image stabilization and lighter weight so I am considering to get the IS version. I don't shoot much portrait and fast pace events so, I think the 4-stop IS may help me more on low light situations. I am just a hobbyiest, not a pro?

Thanks in advance for your comments.
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Re: Advice: Should I sell my 24-70mm f2.8L (I) and get the 24-70mm f4L IS?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2014, 05:02:06 AM »
Try renting or borrowing to get a hands on feel, or even try one in a shop if possible at all.

Have a look at your Exit data to see at what aperture majority of your shots have been taken I.e. If a large % are at f 2.8 then you really will miss that 1 stop loss.

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Re: Advice: Should I sell my 24-70mm f2.8L (I) and get the 24-70mm f4L IS?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2014, 01:40:53 PM »
It looks like you've got the lenses to cover your low light/non flash needs, so if you think the 24-70 f/4 IS will be a good fit, then go for it!

It will require a change in how you use the lenses, but your primes will be used more.  I'm assuming that you'd be selling your existing 240-70, but how about your 15-85?  Perhaps a 10-22 would be a better complement for your WA/UWA needs.

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Re: Advice: Should I sell my 24-70mm f2.8L (I) and get the 24-70mm f4L IS?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2014, 06:33:11 PM »
I have read that the 24-70mm f4L IS has less distortion than the old 24-70mm f2.8L, in addition to the Image stabilization and lighter weight so I am considering to get the IS version. I don't shoot much portrait and fast pace events so, I think the 4-stop IS may help me more on low light situations. I am just a hobbyiest, not a pro?

Thanks in advance for your comments.

What are you shooting? Due to the shorter focal length, the IS in the 24-70 IS primarily helps with still life/object photography and video.  If you are shooting anything that might be moving even slightly the IS really will not help as much as f/2.8 and you are probably better keeping the 24-70 f/2.8 I for low light.

If you do primarily shoot still life or video, then yes the f/4 IS would probably be a better bet.

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Re: Advice: Should I sell my 24-70mm f2.8L (I) and get the 24-70mm f4L IS?
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2014, 08:40:26 AM »
Thanks to all for your comments. It looks based on your comments that keeping the old 24-70mm 2.8L is still a better option.
I don't shoot movies but stills are my preferred subject even under low light conditions.
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Re: Advice: Should I sell my 24-70mm f2.8L (I) and get the 24-70mm f4L IS?
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2014, 08:57:18 PM »
I think Canon Lenses are to expensive!! So i looked into the Rokinon set of primes great prices and quality here is the Rokinon 24mm Test  :) 
http://youtu.be/Wh3RsYQ-mio

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Re: Advice: Should I sell my 24-70mm f2.8L (I) and get the 24-70mm f4L IS?
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2014, 11:16:53 PM »
I have read that the 24-70mm f4L IS has less distortion than the old 24-70mm f2.8L, in addition to the Image stabilization and lighter weight so I am considering to get the IS version. I don't shoot much portrait and fast pace events so, I think the 4-stop IS may help me more on low light situations. I am just a hobbyiest, not a pro?

Thanks in advance for your comments.

You will notice the difference!  I've had 5 of the old 24-70mm L's and was unhappy with all of them.  Even my 24-105mmL was slightly better.
 
 

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Re: Advice: Should I sell my 24-70mm f2.8L (I) and get the 24-70mm f4L IS?
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2014, 11:16:53 PM »