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| p.1 #15 · 24-70 f2.8 MK2 test at my website |
Scott Stoness wrote:
First of all thanks for all the work. Much appreciated.
For me, for landscape, the real comparison is the 24-105 f4 is vs 24-70 2.8 v2.
There is no doubt the 24-70 is a high iq lens. But I am yet to be convinced that it is a great landscape lens as compared to 24-105.
Based on thedigitalpicture at f8 the 24-70 is marginaly better at 24 but similar at 70mm and the 24-105 woops it at 105mm Your tests are hint at the same results.
But the 24-105 is lighter, has IS, and is considerably cheaper. The IS is a big deal when hiking and trying to get a good quick shot. The iighter is a big deal when you hike 20km - it permits carrying TS17. The $1000 is significant to my wife .
Unless I am missing something, I would prefer my 24-105f4 for landscape and prefer the 24-70 if I was shooting indoors. When I have time, at 24mm I use a prime (17TS, 25 Zeiss) and when I am in a hurry the IS and 105mm means more than corner sharpeness. And the weight savings is significant, because I prefer a prime and bring the zoom for walking and shooting.
I realize everyone has a different usage preference. And I am not saying I am right, just saying tell me what I am missing.
Yep, we obviously have different approaches. I never expect a keeper without a tripod and I shoot for as long as 30 seconds on a tripod. I am a big vista guy and do a lot of stuff at 14mm and 17mm. But never do landscapes above 70mm.
Corners and edges are so important to me that I spend an extra $1000 to get them, and it only matters at f8.
I sold my 24-105 because it did not meet my expectations for edges and corners. Fine elsewhere of course, but not in the critical edges and corners. This lens is the very first zoom I have ever owned that met this requirement. I also had the 24-70V1 for a brief period but returned it.
I also want to lighten my bag by deleted some primes. I hope to have the Zeiss 15, the 17TSE and the 24-70 as my entire landscape bag, I will use the 14 Samyang until I can get the Zeiss.
Now if Canon had a 14-24 in the Nikon class I would rethink my kit.
One mile in is about my limit for hiking anyway.