5D3 Standard Zoom: 24-105L IS OR 24-70L II?

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jayelae Regular Member • Posts: 148
5D3 Standard Zoom: 24-105L IS OR 24-70L II?

I posted this query befiore but it was buried within another thread so I trust that it is OK to re-post for I need help on this.

I have a 5D3 with a kit 24-105 L. I like to shoot interior shots without flash, portraits or groups of people and general scenics or tourist attractions. I don't really do sports, BIF or anything fast moving. Before this, I came from a 7D with a 17-55 f/2.8 (now sold) and, before this, a 40D..

Assuming that budget is not a consideration, would it be better to sell the 24-105 and get the 24-70 L II as my all-purpose, walk around lens? There seem to be so many factors to consider with just the lens themselves -- f/4 versus f/2.8; less distortion both ends with the 24-70; better IQ, color rendition with the 24-70; IS versus no IS, 105 vs 70 tele end (better reach) ....

I also have such questions as -- for portraits, is the 24-70L II at 70MM better than the 24-105L at 100MMM when it has been generally said that the 85MM-100MM range is the ideal focal length range for portraits?

Many thanks for your thoughts and suggestions!

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