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

Started Jul 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
Michael Lane
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Re: 24-105 or 24-70? Advice/guidance needed please...
In reply to Liberty555, Jul 13, 2012

I own and very much like both lenses. Each has its place. Let me note an issue to ponder.

I just took my new 24-105mm f/4 on a three week-vacation to France as my walk around lens. I used a Camdapter sling strap ( a great item), so the camera faced down most of the time. The problem was that the lens would rapidly creep to its full length.

I was so worried about it bumping into things that I held it under the lens to prevent creep, which partially defeated the point of wearing a sling strap. On my next vacation, I will take the 24-70mm f/2.8 just to avoid that issue. FYI, most of my vacation photos were taken in good sunlight, and I used the 24-70 range much more than the 70-105.

PS I took a tremendous amount of great photos with the 24-105mm f/4. It is a great lens, as is the 24-70mm f/2.8.

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