24-105 or 24-70? Advice/guidance needed please...

Started Jul 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
Liberty555
Regular MemberPosts: 380
Like?
24-105 or 24-70? Advice/guidance needed please...
Jul 13, 2012

I'm stuck in the infernal battle between head and heart... money isn't really the deciding factor. I shoot full frame on the 5D Mark III.

The 24-105 offers lighter weight, IS and longer reach at the expense of speed.

The 24-70 offers twice the light at the expense of reach and weight.

Realistically speaking, I can't see a place for both in my kit - I'd either have one or the other. I already have the 50/1.4 so its not a that I don't have something already for low light.

I've read the reviews, and just as I think I've come to a conclusion I'll read something like "Before considering the f2.8, look seriously at the f4 first..."

There is no doubt that they are both great lenses, its more a question of whether the weight trade off is worth the speed trade off... Practial advice appreacited!

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
If you believe there are incorrect tags, please send us this post using our feedback form.
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow