Intrigued by the 24-70 2.8L?

Started Jun 11, 2010 | Discussions thread
Daffid
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Re: Intrigued by the 24-70 2.8L?
In reply to js20D, Feb 9, 2011

Had them both and used them on 5D and 5DII - ditched them both for primes, while I wait patiently for a 24-70 II.

24-70, sharper, closer focus, definitely the better lens - but not great for the price you pay. Cheaper, but way out-gunned by its Nikon equivalent.

24-105, f4 too slow for me and not that sharp. I mostly shoot moving subjects so IS useless. Plus IS very slow to kick in, if I left it on and grabbed a shot without giving it a second to steady itself, it'd be totally shaky even at very fast shutter speeds. Again, not up to the mark of its Nikon equivalent.

So I'd expect a replacement for both these lenses sometime in the next 12-18 months... but how long to wait? I'm actually considering buying a 7D with a 17-55 2.8 instead of a 24-70, as a complement to the 5DII - doesn't cost that much more and gives me lots more options.

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