Suggestions for a 24-70mm Canon substitute?

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Suggestions for a 24-70mm Canon substitute?
Dec 20, 2012

Hello! I'm a photographer, still growing my business and I'm buying lenses at a slow pace. I always try to find which are the ones that I really need and start saving to get them.

However sometimes I need to find a substitute (read a cheaper substitute) for some lens that I really need. I'm now fighting the need for a 24-70mm, because as a wedding and similar events photographer, this is really needed for its flexibility.

The thing is that the new one from Canon is hugely expensive and there's no way I can afford that one now! And I cannot find the old one in stores, not even in second-hand.

So my question is - which one should I buy that it's great in quality and doesn't cost me over $2000??

Suggestions?

Thank you!

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