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

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gipper51 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,296
Re: Canon 24-70 F/2.8 vs Canon 24-105 f/4 IS

While I don't own both lenses you mention, I do have the 24-105 f/4 and also a very good 3rd party 24-70 f/2.8 (Tokina). Just based on the merits of each lens, I grab the Canon for most outings. The Tokina comes along only if I know it's going to be just people shots at a specific destination (like somebody's house). The 24-70 is not a lens I enjoy lugging around for a day trip.

The Tokina is better optically than the 24-105, but most times it doesn't matter for me. The versatility and weight savings outweighs the image quality loss.

Overall, I tend to find 24-70 f2.8s lenses...uninspiring. At least for me anyway. Both lenses serve a purpose and I like having the option to pick which one comes along for the day. But if I had to keep only one it would be the 24-105.

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