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

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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
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