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Re: 24-70 MK II or 70-200 MK II?
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2012, 02:33:36 PM »
Asking if you need 24-70 or 70-200 is like asking if you need Porsche or Range Rover.  Both are great but are used for completely different things.

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Re: 24-70 MK II or 70-200 MK II?
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2012, 10:40:10 AM »

I have both 24-70 II & 70-200 f2.8 IS II:

1. The 24-70 II is SUPER for indoor. This lens is sharp end to end, AF is fast(faster than 70-200 f2.8 IS II). It has little distortion at 24mm:(  I now have this lens attachs to my 5D III at all time.

2. 70-200 f2.8 IS II - another SUPER lens. AF is fast and SHARP end to end. Perfect lens when my kids are running around the front yard or playground.

To me, both 24-70 II & 70-200 f2.8 IS II are SUPER. I use 24-70 II for indoor and 70-200 f2.8 IS II for outdoor, when extra reach is needed.

My 2 cents: I would sell your 24-105 and use that money to buy 24-70 II and 70-200 f2.8 IS II.

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Re: 24-70 MK II or 70-200 MK II?
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2012, 11:00:28 AM »
70-200 IS II.  The 24-105 may NOT be considered by some 24-70 2.8 maniacs as excellent but it is at least very good. Plus it is always nice to 1: Have some overlapping focal lengthso as to avoid changing lenses all the time and 2: Having IS.

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Re: 24-70 MK II or 70-200 MK II?
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2012, 01:50:53 PM »
Lots of good advice given herein.  For my 2 cents worth, I own the 24-70II, 70-200II and th 70-300L and shoot with both the 5D3 and 7D.

For me and my work, adding the new 24-70II was a great purchase due to its sharpness, speed and color renditions.  I typically carry 3 or 4 primes for just that reason however the new 24-70 makes me re-think that decision.  The 24-70 + your existing 70-300L will give you a nice range.

Don't get me wrong, the 70-200II is an incredible lens in all respects but not as portable as the 70-300L and suits most of my needs for range.  I've found that the 70-200II works well (fast focusing) with 1.4x and 2.0x TC's for sports.

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Re: 24-70 MK II or 70-200 MK II?
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2012, 02:10:26 PM »
You can find 24-105 F4L from 2nd hand pretty easily and bit cheaper, so if you want it so badly just look for ebay or some other 2nd shops. 8)
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Re: 24-70 MK II or 70-200 MK II?
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2012, 03:57:28 PM »
By the way, may I ask a non related question?  Should I upgrade from 24-70 MK I to MK II?  I have 24-70 MK I and 70-200 MK II.  I have 24-70 MK I on my 7D all the time.  70-200 MK II when I am shooting stage performance when I can not get close.  70-200 is too heavy to carry all the time. 
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Re: 24-70 MK II or 70-200 MK II?
« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2012, 10:13:02 PM »
I've been asking myself a very similar question: get the 24-70mm II or the 70-200 2.8 II? I've never had prior versions of both, and my current collection of L lenses includes the 17-40 f/4, the 50L and the 100L macro 2.8 IS.

After hearing all sides of the responses, I can surmise that it really depends on your subjects, expected shooting distances and typical lighting conditions vs available light.

Here's a question to throw into the mix: if the OP wants flexibility of the 24-70 with some extra reach but without the needed bulk, what about investing in the 24-70 II + a 3rd party extender like the 1.4x or 2.0x (Canon's own extenders are not compatible)?  ::)

I'd of course presume that with this combo, the excellent sharpness, lack of CA and slight distortion of the new 24-70 will all be degraded slightly with the extender, but the penalty's not that severe hopefully. Extenders from makers like Kenko or Sigma are suggested. Anyone has actually tried such pairings before?  :o

Cheers, Joe