RX1 vs. Canon 5D iii

Started Jun 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
wazu
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Re: DON"T BUY THE 24-70 !
In reply to halfmonkey, Jun 13, 2013

halfmonkey wrote:

DFPanno wrote:

In my opinion the 24-70 is an overrated lens .. Way over-rated. Get the 24-105 kit and keep the difference or spend it on a RX100! (or get a 40mm STM)

Does this image look deficient to you?

I bought and then returned the 24-70 II. IQ was only slighter better than my 24-105 and then only at the corners. Slightly less distortion at 24mm. Slightly better contrast.

No disrespect but are you sure it's not user error or maybe you just got bad glass? From everything that I've read, if you compare Canon's 24-70 ii to other lens in that range, it's always comes out being the best. The biggest complaint that I hear is that although it is a great lens, people aren't sure that it necessarily worth the $1k more that it's asking over the 24-70 i.

The 24-70 2.8II is far better than the 24-105! First look at the busy bokeh in the image from the 24-105. Then consider the exceptional sharpness corner to corner and this at wide open 2.8. Lastly the distortion on the 24-105 is terrible. The only thing the 24-105 has going for it is IS, which in my opnion is moot since the extra stop with the 24-70 and the better sharpenss more than make up for the lack of IS.

While I will concede the 24-105 is better value for the money and suits better for casual walk-around photography where the extra reach may result in having to crop for framing.

Since I do have both lenses I sometimes also use the 24-105 for a mid-tele zoom on an APS-C DSLR. If you are mainly interested in getting the best IQ the 24-70 wins hands down.

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