I am quite curious to see how a non-IS standard zoom lens costing $2,300 performs. 70-200 IS II is one of the few zoom lenses that is sharper than primes (or as sharp as) wide open. I wonder if 24-70 II will achieve the same for say 24L, 35L, and 50L.
I say primes are always better for anything. If i used the 24-70 to shoot weddings in dimmed light i would get much more noise than at 1.2 or 1.4 with primes. If you compare mtf charts look at the f/8 results to compare.
I use TS-E 24mm 3.5 II, 35mm 1.4, 50mm 1.2, 85mm 1.2 II, 135mm 2.0 ,so i won't be buying any zoom lenses anytime soon on those focal lenghts.
Yeah your are right, i own a couple of those lenses my self. the images may have less noise but they will be soft in most cases. except with the 85L. Not to mention that the 85L has slow autofocus and the 50L frontfocuses and its kinda a hit and miss. but i gotta give it to you TS-E is awesome awesome.
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Canon 5D Mark III & Canon 60D
24mm f1.4L II, 50mm F1.2L, 85mm F1.2L II, 100mm Macro F2.8L, 16-35mm F2.8L II, 70-200mm F2.8L IS II, TC 1.4X, TC 2X