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Re: A question for 24-105 upgrade.
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2017, 10:19:39 PM »
This thread got me thinking about the 24-105 II ...

At the risk of straying too far off topic, as a relatively light travel and walk around kit, what would you prefer out of these three options?
(1)  16-35/4L IS + 24-105/4L IS II
(2)  24-70/4L IS + 70-300/4-5.6 IS II
(3)  24-70/2.8L II + 70-300/4-5.6 IS II

Obviously there is no single "right answer" - personal photographic style and the precise use case (eg where you are travelling and how you are travelling) will be important factors.  Still, I would be interested to hear what others think, particularly if you have traveled with any of these combinations.

I have traveled with the 24-70/4L IS quite, including taking it on hikes/camping trips, and I have been pretty happy with it, but I have been thinking about pairing it with another reasonably light zoom for travel.  I have also been tempted by the 24-70/2.8L II but haven't bitten yet.  The combination of lack of IS, weight, size and cost for one stop of aperture at those focal lengths (and some extra sharpness, although I wonder how often I would really see the benefit in travel situations) has held me back so far, even though the extra stop would be significant.
You are not that off-topic. Coincidentally on a trip to Florence which made me open this thread I had 16-35 2.8L III and 24-105 4L (v 1). Both lenses were very useful (and the overlap helped to avoid too many lens changes).

Thanks Tron.  For my own part I'm thinking 24-70 + 70-200/300 is probably what I'm going to end up with, but I can also imagine the 16-35 being useful in Europe (narrow streets, and impressive building interiors).  Do you use the 16-24 range much?
6D | 24-70 4L IS | 70-200 2.8L IS II | Sigma 35 1.4 Art | Sigma 50 1.4 Art | Sigma 85 1.4 EX | 1.4x mk II

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Re: A question for 24-105 upgrade.
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2017, 10:19:39 PM »

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Re: A question for 24-105 upgrade.
« Reply #31 on: December 03, 2017, 06:46:17 AM »
Yes, I used 16-35 in museums where going backwards would cause me to include people in the pictures and in churches. However if I were to visit them again I would spend more time in churches in order to also step back and shoot differently too. I had tried the 24-70 and 70-200 combination once but that resulted more lens changes. However that was in a completely different place which demanded the use of 70-200 too. I guess everything depends on what someone wants to shoot.

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Re: A question for 24-105 upgrade.
« Reply #31 on: December 03, 2017, 06:46:17 AM »