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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Sell/Trade 28-70L for 25-105?


I have a nice, sharp 28-70 2.8L that rarely gets used wide open. When I am shooting indoor sports I am using either a prime or a 70-200 2.8 IS so I don't really need the short 2.8 zoom. Most of my close up shooting has become portraits at F8 or so. I am also finding that the 28-70 is either not quite wide enough on the short end or not quite enough reach on the long end. I am thinking about trading it for a 24-105 F4. I am not sure I would miss that much since I am stopping down the 28-70 anyway.

Thoughts from someone who has done this or who has both lenses?

Thanks



Jan 03, 2012 at 10:45 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Sell/Trade 28-70L for 25-105?


I've done something similar, for very similar reasons. I sold my 24-70/2.8L and kept my 24-105/4L IS. I used the 24-70L so infrequently that I figured it was worth more to me as cash, than as a lens sitting on my shelf.


Jan 03, 2012 at 11:05 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Sell/Trade 28-70L for 25-105?


Exactly my thinking Jim. Have you found yourself missing the 24-70?


Jan 03, 2012 at 11:42 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Sell/Trade 28-70L for 25-105?


Same here. Sold a 24-70 and kept the 24-105. No regrets...the longer range just gets used a lot more.


Jan 04, 2012 at 12:12 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Sell/Trade 28-70L for 25-105?


mspringfield wrote:
Exactly my thinking Jim. Have you found yourself missing the 24-70?


No.



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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Sell/Trade 28-70L for 25-105?


matt4626 wrote:
Same here. Sold a 24-70 and kept the 24-105. No regrets...the longer range just gets used a lot more.


I'm very happy in many circumstances shooting with a 24-105L on 1DsIII and 70-200/2.8L IS II on 1DIV.



Jan 04, 2012 at 12:32 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Sell/Trade 28-70L for 25-105?


You guys are making this a pretty easy decision.

Thanks!



Jan 04, 2012 at 12:51 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Sell/Trade 28-70L for 25-105?


I'm doing the same thing--just bought a 24-105 refurb from Canon during their recent sale and like it so much that I've decided that I don't have much use for my heavier 24-70 2.8. Won't miss it much, as it sat in my bag most of the time. Will be selling it shortly.


Jan 04, 2012 at 01:29 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Sell/Trade 28-70L for 25-105?


Seems like a unanimous consensus here. I guess I am off to the B&S and to look for 24-105.


Jan 04, 2012 at 10:40 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Sell/Trade 28-70L for 25-105?


If you're not using the f2.8 and would like wider and longer then it's a pretty easy decision

I'm going through the "wide open" phase at the moment, apart from airshows and motorsports panning shots I rarely shoot over f2.8.



Jan 04, 2012 at 10:55 AM





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