Why I dumped my 24-70 GM

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terryreid Senior Member • Posts: 2,795
Why I dumped my 24-70 GM

When SAR mentioned a series II 24-70 GM I decided to sell/sold mine due to little usage and while the prices are optimal.

I don't think I will buy a series II even though it is a super versatile FL range but if it small enough and good enough I might.

I greatly prefer primes and being able to go out with high MP cameras using my 20G or 24 GM and my 50 1.2 GM make more sense. I capture images with better IQ and rendering with them, have more speed and better bokeh options.

The overall weight and balance is much better the 24-70GM is a pig. My 2nd lens is usually in my fiancé's purse, the front pocket of my cargo shorts, my jacket or on my belt so I have a much more user friendly set up in my hands at all times.

If the series II is "lights out" excellent at 70mm and it balances better that might change things, but it has not even been announced and those are two big if's.

I sold mine because it got me thinking about why I still had it.

I am sure there will be times that I wish I had the flexibiliity to zoom for changing scenes but I'm not willing to bet on it.

I have borderline too many lenses now but truth be told I do not have one at present that I would be willing to part with. I have not used my 100 STF in almost a year but when I did got some amazing images I need to pull it out more often. Other then that I pretty much use them all enough to warrant keeping them.

Gone are the day of keeping a lens because I might use it, you either are using it enough to keep it or not.

We all know we could dump half our lenses and still be able to do pretty much whatever we need to. It is a plus and enjoyable to be able to use precisely the right lens for the occasion but not a necessity.

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