Canon 24-70 F/2.8 vs Canon 24-105 f/4 IS

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PhasmatosOculus Junior Member • Posts: 47
Canon 24-70 F/2.8 vs Canon 24-105 f/4 IS

Hi guys,

I am after some honest feedback in relation to these two particular lenses to be used with my 1DX Mk II.

Canon 24-70 F/2.8 mk I


Canon 24-105 f/4 IS mk I

Firstly the Canon 24-70 F/2.8 mkII is way out of budget and I do not want to look at 3rd party brands as I have had bad experience with their lenses.

At the moment I am struggling to decide between the two lenses. The Canon 24-70 f/2.8 I can get in a good condition from £650ish onwards where as the 24-105 f/4 I can get in near mint condition for almost half that cost, around £300

This lens is for general walkabout, family photos, whether that be static portraits or chasing my little one around in a playground, on the slides etc.

I already have the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 which is amazing, but I would like some versatility.

How does image sharpness compare between these two lenses?

Does the one stop extra with no IS trump one stop less with IS?

Personal views and experiences?

Many thanks

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