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Upgrade from 24-105 to new 24-70II??
« on: February 08, 2012, 06:51:10 PM »
Should I be looking to upgrade or add to the pile?

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Upgrade from 24-105 to new 24-70II??
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Re: Upgrade from 24-105 to new 24-70II??
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2012, 07:06:49 PM »
I'd wait to see some real-world results, first.  I also don't really view it as an upgrade - more of a different lens with different (although somewhat overlapping) uses.
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Re: Upgrade from 24-105 to new 24-70II??
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2012, 10:34:09 PM »
With the gear you have, upgrade for sure.  You'll want it to get the best out of the 1Dx.

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Re: Upgrade from 24-105 to new 24-70II??
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2012, 03:17:03 AM »
I'd wait to see some real-world results, first.  I also don't really view it as an upgrade - more of a different lens with different (although somewhat overlapping) uses.

Thanks - I dont rush in to an early purchase. However I do like to have a long term plan, the 1Ds3 was a tactical purchase to carry me over until the 1DX or other ff come on stream at a sensible street price.

I have the 70-200II which I use a lot for portraits, the 24-70 would fit in nicely. I am not concerned about changing lens as I would have two bodies with me. This week I have had the 1Ds3 with 70-200II and the 1D4 with 17-40 for the wide angle, low light shots.

However I am finding the 70-200 just too long and am shooting at 70mm for everything except the head and shoulder (indoors). I even took some through the open doorway from the next room ;D. Ideally I would be taking at about 50ish, but as I take a lot of candids the zoom would match better

Here is one from yesterday, flashed to emulate light from a window and slightly desaturated to give a more period look. Model posed in the typical Victorian sombre fashion.

Camera Model: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Image Date: 2012-02-08 12:47:54 (no TZ)
Focal Length: 70.0mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure Time: 0.0080 s (1/125)
ISO equiv: 100
Flash Fired: Yes (enforced)
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Re: Upgrade from 24-105 to new 24-70II??
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