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The 24-70 can feel a bit long on a 1.6x but it is as a previous poster said a workhorse. I probably have 150K frames with it mounted, and it's been dropped and dinged and slammed and continues to work. It's not the sharpest lens, and I have had to deal with microfocus adj with it on every body I own, but the colors are as good as it gets IMO. I do wish I had IS on it, because it's the lens I often pull out when light starts to disappear.

I also like the black barrel - it does not draw much attention to itself, which makes it a good walkabout lens.
post #12 of 23
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Damn.
I was gonna come in here and smash the 24-70 but now I feel like I needa defend my baby.

Sure she doesn't have internal zoom; Can get soft wide open around the edges; is an odd focal length offering on canon's 1.6 bodies.

But it is a workhorse of a lens for photojournalists, wedding photogs, portrait work, and much more.

Still everyone here is right, 16-35mm or the 17-55 2.8 would probably suit you much better and are great lenses.
Agreed, the Canon 24-70 is a decent lens if you look past just sharpness. I've been toying with the idea of selling mine for a 16-35L II, but it's just so useful for event photography.
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I know a lot of people are saying it's a strange focal length for a crop sensor, but I am currently using a 28mm prime and it is certainly wide enough for me.
You're in for quite a surprise when you stick that 28 on a FF sensor, then. The 24-70 is a poor choice, especially at current market prices. That being said, I'm not a particular fan of the 17-55 like the rest of these guys -- I think it's overpriced, and I'm not much for a "normal" zoom.
post #14 of 23
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The 24-70 can feel a bit long on a 1.6x but it is as a previous poster said a workhorse.
I would be amazed if I ever saw a paid professional shooting anything with a 24-70 mounted on a crop.
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I would be amazed if I ever saw a paid professional shooting anything with a 24-70 mounted on a crop.
Why should you care? At the end of the day nobody but us thinks about the gear behind a beautiful photograph.
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Why should you care?
Huh? My point is that the people shooting for pay wouldn't use this combo; that's not to say it's off limits, but it's a good yardstick for its popularity and potential usability.

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At the end of the day nobody but us thinks about the gear behind a beautiful photograph.
It's not about gear, it's about useful focal lengths for X person's style. Hell, not many people shoot 135mm on a crop -- but that's not stopping me. Take opinions with a grain of salt.
post #17 of 23
24-70 on crop is beast yo. Trust me. 35-105 f/2.8 and sharper than something very sharp? I'll take it.
post #18 of 23
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24-70 on crop is beast yo. Trust me. 35-105 f/2.8 and sharper than something very sharp? I'll take it.
Well keep in mind the perspective is still that of the 24-70mm on a 35mm... so the focal length doesn't effectively change, only the viewable portion that is captured by the camera. Other then that the composition is unchanged, 24 doesn't become 35.

Another reason lenses made specifically for crop body cameras are a good choice is that they require less glass to reach the same f number. Ie they weigh less.
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Well keep in mind the perspective is still that of the 24-70mm on a 35mm... so the focal length doesn't effectively change, only the viewable portion that is captured by the camera. Other then that the composition is unchanged, 24 doesn't become 35.

Another reason lenses made specifically for crop body cameras are a good choice is that they require less glass to reach the same f number. Ie they weigh less.
One advantage of using FF lenses on crop is the sweet spot effect. For example, if the Canon 24-70 is used on crop, it has far fewer corner flaws, by virtue of seeing less of the image circle.
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The 17-40 f/4L is fantastic, I have it. Very sharp and incredible contrast.
    
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