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What buy? A 24mm f/1.4L II or a 24-70mm f/2.8L II
« on: September 15, 2012, 11:40:24 AM »
Hello,

This is my first post to the forum.  My interest is shooting at 24mm (on a 5D Mark III) with no flash.  Nighttime cityscapes, museum exhibits, indoor group shots, poorly lit indoor events (e.g., cocktail parties, banquets), and outdoor evening events (e.g. social gatherings in patios, courtyards, backyards, etc.) would be the subjects.  Would the prime lens be sharper at 24mm f/2.8 than the zoom at 24mm f/2.8?

I would appreciate ideas and opinions anyone might offer (cost is not a factor in my decision).

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What buy? A 24mm f/1.4L II or a 24-70mm f/2.8L II
« on: September 15, 2012, 11:40:24 AM »

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Re: What buy? A 24mm f/1.4L II or a 24-70mm f/2.8L II
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2012, 11:48:26 AM »
Hello,

This is my first post to the forum.  My interest is shooting at 24mm (on a 5D Mark III) with no flash.  Nighttime cityscapes, museum exhibits, indoor group shots, poorly lit indoor events (e.g., cocktail parties, banquets), and outdoor evening events (e.g. social gatherings in patios, courtyards, backyards, etc.) would be the subjects.  Would the prime lens be sharper at 24mm f/2.8 than the zoom at 24mm f/2.8?

I would appreciate ideas and opinions anyone might offer (cost is not a factor in my decision).

Apparently, the 24-70 II is the sharpest 24mm canon has ever made but, It's still F/2.8.

A 24mm 1.4L II will let 4x more light in than the 24-70L II which makes it great for capturing Night time stuff.

Its a great party lens at weddings as its Fast and Wide and compact.

I love my 24L II and wouldn't trade it for a 24-70L II.

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Re: What buy? A 24mm f/1.4L II or a 24-70mm f/2.8L II
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2012, 11:53:53 AM »
If you are in low light, a  f/1.4 lens on a crop camera is cheaper than a 1D X with a f/2.8 which you would give you about about the same light sensitivity.

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Re: What buy? A 24mm f/1.4L II or a 24-70mm f/2.8L II
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2012, 11:53:53 AM »