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Thread: 24-70 2.8 or 28-70 2.0 or 24-105 4.0???

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    Senior Member Fast Glass's Avatar
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    I've owned the EF 24-105 and used the II. First one got stolen, glad to be out of that crime infested city! Augh.

    But having owned the 24-70mm f/2.8 II for a while now and previously the old Sigma version the f/2.8 is more useful or than the 105mm for me with portraits. I think the 24-105mm range is excellent for a lot of other stuff though. As far as cropping, I normally just use the correct focal length for the job. But most times for portrait work I use my 85mm f/1.2 and the 24-70mm for looser shots and typically the f/2.8 is fine for that. Still need a fast 50mm prime really badly though for when I want more separation for other shots.

    For landscapes though, 24-105 range was nice and I think the better general purpose lens if thinner DOF is not of prime importance. IQ I think is fine for both in my eyes, the way I used the 24-105mm for general purpose shots and landscapes ect. I was stopping down for DOF anyway. But that being said the 24-70mm is still sharper.

    I have thought about getting the 24-105mm again in my kit it was still a much loved lens till it got stolen and didn't want to sell it. It is still a very nice and useful lens and cheap enough that it can be worth owning both.

    I really like both the 24-70mm and 24-105mm lenses.
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    Senior Member Fast Glass's Avatar
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    I have not used the 28-70mm f/2.0. I would love to get my grubby mits on such a beast though, especially with my propensity for fast lenses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Busted Knuckles View Post
    Ooof. Not going to do 2 in the range. You felt the 70 cropped was a lessor image than the 105?
    70 cropped to 105 is not bad, 105 cropped to 150 is not bad. 70 cropped to 150 is not good.

    A broader lens zoom range that doesn't sacrifice IQ is a good thing. Trading a stop of light is ok in a walk around lens, for me at least, although having something fast for low light indoors is often useful.

    I view the 28-70/2 a less of a zoom lens and more of a collection of fast primes.

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    I noticed the 28-70 at 50mm was pretty stunning.

    I guess my GAS will have to be tempered.
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