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Great post, thank you.
As with anything, I think at some point a new "toy" is always fun. While not rich by any stretch of the imagination, and definitely I have other things I could've chosen to spend some disposable income on, I'd been eye balling this for awhile.
With that said, there's a few reasons for it. You are absolutely correct in that I enjoy my zooms and they are very good at that. However, they have their short falls. While I consider anything faster than f/4 fast, f/1.4 is incredible comparitively.
I've been in some church situations lately where the lighting was 1/30 at 2.8 (iso is meaningless in this equation but 6400-12800). That's too slow for hand holding the 24-70, and even with IS the f/4 of the 24-105 is too slow.
I have the 35 f/2, and have used it to help before.
Optically, the 24 1.4 is going to be much better than the 24-70/105 as well.
Focusing at 1.4 is going to be a new challenge or excitement too. There is always the argument that I could just do that with my 135 f/2, but as great as that lens is, I just don't use it. I really am thinking I should've bought an 85 1.2 instead.
Lastly, the 24 also provides a suitable backup for my 24-70.
I am thinking that perhaps I should've bought the utility of the 16-35 again first, before the "novelty" of the 24. Like I said though, it was just some bonus money, and it came at the right time of me being tired of waiting for a refurb, too lazy to take pictures of my 7d that I put up for trade for one, and unwillingness to buy this used.( I've done well with used, with only my 5d being a problem buy and am due for a strike out soon lol).
I shoot mma, portraits, events, stills and more and more children lately.
I shoot 1div's, have 35 f/2, 50 /2.5, 24-70, 24-105, 70-200. I think that's all, I don't remember lol.