Need Lens advise -- 24-70 II 2.8 vs 24-70 IS F 4.0

Started Feb 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
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LensHood New Member • Posts: 7
Re: Need Lens advise -- 24-70 II 2.8 vs 24-70 IS F 4.0

I have a 24-105 and it is a good lens. Versatile in case you lack time to switch lenses. If you want better: go prime. I love every of my primes. It has this utter sharpness to it. And if you zoom with your feet, you will get much more consious about your framing. These zooms make you lazy. I just bought my 100mm macro L f2.8. Even my wife is over the moon of the quality, altough I already had that range covered by my zoom. Nothing beats a prime.

I also looked for a long time to get better zooms. But listen to what "the old school" guys tell you: get a 50 mm (or 35 or 28) and get out there. I blocked that message for years thinking they were old fashioned. You know what: they are right. Get a nice prime and create magic. Nothing beats extreme sharpness, shallow DOF and creative framing because of the lack of zoom.

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