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EF 24-70mm f/2.8L vs EF 24-105mm f/4

post #1 of 12
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Needing a new work horse. My 15-85mm is truly fantastic, but I love a constant aperture.

Soooo question is, which one and why?

Currently leaning towards the 24-70...
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post #2 of 12
24-70 is definitely a good lens..

24-105 would be about a stop slower compared to the f/2.8 of the 24-70. you get more focal range. depends on what you shoot, either one is good.

if you dont need the extra stop of light, the 24-105 is a cheaper alternative to the 24-70 as well
 
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post #3 of 12
Between those two I'd get the 24-70L, as I'd prefer the extra stop over the extra reach. Have you considered the Sigma 17-50 or Canon 17-55? Those are likely better options on a crop unless you don't need you walk around to go very wide.
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post #4 of 12
We need more info than 'you need a new workhorse'. You need to examine what deficiency in your gear you're trying to identify; then we can help you decide between those (or other) options.

In certain cases, the 24-70 wins hands-down just for the low light handling, but if you're shooting during ideal conditions where light isn't an issue, then the 24-105 may be more useful depending on what you're primarily going to be shooting with your new lens.
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post #5 of 12
The 24-70 is still a better lens than the 24-105. I've used both and the extra stop sure does come handy. Plus it was a tad sharper.
    
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post #6 of 12
the 24-105 does have IS so it does negate some of the advantages of the 24-70. but the 24-70 range is a very good range to use (24-70 is my workhorse lens).
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post #7 of 12
24-70 is the best! been abusing it for 3 years and i just love it.. biggrin.gif
post #8 of 12
24-70 isn't a very versatile range for APS-C. Not very wide nor long. It's really best suited on FF. For crop, look for a 17-55ish lens, like the Canon 17-55 for example. Easily as sharp as the 24-70, has IS, and is cheaper. It was my most used lens with the 7D.
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post #9 of 12
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Opinions?

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=451501950

And not on the local length. This is just more a "what is your take on the auction and lens condition from what you can gather" question.

EDIT: I currently lead @ $205 NZD, making that $171 USD to you guys - Just giving it perspective I guess.
Edited by swindle - 2/23/12 at 9:12pm
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If it weren't damaged, maybe. Canon charges a lot for even small repairs, so you should consider that (might be really expensive in your location). Dude might know an actual figure or if it's DYI.
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