A&P Has anyone settled the 24-70 vs.24-105 debate?

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  1. Devin

    Devin New Member

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    Because, I am at a fucking loss with which one to go with. I have a friend who works for Canon in HK and is telling me the 24-105 copies are all for the most part good copies. With the 24-70's there is a 50/50 chance of getting a good/bad copy.

    Also, he told me the 24-105 is sharper and has more contrast. Any of you guys have this problem of deciding? Halp
     
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    I had that debate for a long time, ended up with the 24-70 f/2.8.. happy I did.. At the end of the day, faster glass FTW.. the extra range is nice, but not really enough to make it a viable telephoto, so you are going to have to break out another lens anyway if that's what you need.
     
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    Right… I have the 70-200 so why the hell do I want an over lapping lens. I am just worried about a crap copy and sharpness. I've heard it both ways as far as which one is sharper.

    The 24-105L has 3 layers of aspherical glass compared to the 2 the 24-70 has. I agree with having 2.8 over a F4 though. I myself just don't trust IS all that much. Fuck... I just don't know.
     
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    Well..the more I look into it and if an asian canon rep tells me 24-105 … I start to believe it. The 24-105 has more elements of glass, it's newer and I have a feeling the are going to drop the 24-70 sometime soon. Thoughts?
     
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    They may drop the current 24-70 but there will be a replacement if it happens. I have the 24-105 and I love it. I wish I had a 24-70 sometimes but only because I want one and not because I actually need one. Ive never had a lens I could throw on and do so much with.

    The only time Id want a 24-70 over my 24-105 is ... well ... I dont really know haha. Id say low light, but then Id rather just have a 35 or 50 f/1.4. Or Id just use my 16-35.
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    personally for what you do devin i would go 24-105, you will have better range, and the color contrast is the true difference.
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    i love my 24-70, but have thought about ditching it for the 24-105.

    :hs:

    who knows, though. IS would be nice, but 2.8 is great too.
     
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    I'd go 24-105. You do lots of strobed stuff right? If thats the case, 2.8 is of no use, and the 24-105's range is excellent. For low light stuff, I'd rather have a prime. I'd be hesitant as to the QC of the 24-70 too..
     
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    I had the 24-105, and sold it for the 24-70. The image quality seems to be almost the same, but I'll admit, having 2.8 is nice when you need it. Whenever I could only go f/4, I always wanted 2.8. I'm thinking about just selling the 24-70 tho, as I don't really shoot much at the moment and am looking to buy an s2k - it'd be nice to have the extra money.

    If I had to do it over again, I'd probably buy the 24-105. It seems like I shot more with it. It could be due to the timing and how into photography I was at the time that I owned it, or maybe that lens made me want to go and shoot more, who knows.
     
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    Thanks for the info guys. I also think the contrast would be more suited for me as well. I'm going to try and pick that bad boy up soon.
     
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    24-70 So I can keep all 11ty focus points.
     
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    I only use 1 focus point :hs:
     
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    I love my 24-105 and the IS works great. I don't do any live action with it...but for a daily lens to travel and walk around with, its great
     
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    brasheye Rotary Crew

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    let me guess, 5D owner :mamoru:

    More focus points on the 1ds2 then I have had had hot dinners. :wtc:
     
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    I use 1 myself, pretty much 99% of the time.

    Quick toggle controller FTMFW.
     
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    MkIII :hs:
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    yes sir!!! thats what i do...

    and when AI Servo i use center with tracking.
     
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    IS is badass, I did a test on the 24-105 at low lighting on a recent thread that I posted here.
     

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