Which lens - 24-70 GM II vs 50 1.2 ...

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Which lens - 24-70 GM II vs 50 1.2 ...

OK, so the 24-70 GM ii is not even here yet - and 24-70 2.8 and 50 1.2 are very different use lenses, so why the question?

Well, because.

I now shoot the A1 and have:

Sigma 14-24 for UWA/Landscape

90 2.8 Macro

24-105 GM for compact general use shooting

70-200 GM II (on the way)

200-600 compact birding

600 GM main use lens for birds (I mostly shoot birds)

Given that I MOSTLY do avian shooting but see myself starting to do a bit more general photography and landscapes... as I see it I can either:

a. Be content with the 24-105 GM @f4 as my main mid-range lens and buy the 50 as a special shots/middling portraits and general use prime

b. Forget special uses of the 50's 1.2 and have better quality mid-ranger lens in the 24-70 and sell the 24-105. (I know, I could buy the 24-70, sell the 24-105 and pony up for the 50 as well - but that's not likely).

So, which would you do and why? Or, third options?


 shotguns's gear list:shotguns's gear list
Sony a9 II Sony 1.4x Teleconverter Sony FE 200-600 F5.6-6.3
Sony a1 Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM
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