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| p.2 #5 · Jump on this 24-105L deal? |
70-200 versatile? I dunno about that. I'd hardly call a 2.85x zoom "versatile."
Great for events, portraits and compressed landscapes? Sure I'll give you that, but I'm not sure many people would consider it a "walk-around", whether crop or FF body.
Then again, you gotta realize a LOT of photography is purely subjective. Maybe some people really do like walking around with a long, incredibly conspicuous white lens hanging off their camera as a walk-around - I guess if the bulk/weight didn't bother you, and you took a lot of event-like shots, portraits, and compressed landscapes, it would be perfect .
Me, I'd probably use something like a 24-105, which seems much more of a walk-around solution IMO, whether crop or FF body.
I actually used a 24mm + 70-200/300 as a walk-around pair often and the 70-200/300 often get used rather a lot of the time, more than the 24mm by a good deal. For nature/outdoorsy stuff 70mm+ isn't rare at all.
True, but in such a situation I'd think a 28-300 would be more useful
I think we just have differing ideas of what constitutes a "walk-around" lens - nothing wrong with that!
Yeah but show me a 28-300 that delivers top corner to corner quality on FF. We never even had any zoom on the sub 70mm range alone that even did that until now.
(I think those also weigh like 3x what a 24-70 or 24 1.4 + 70-200 f/4 IS/70-300L do and take up even more space.)
I don't know your definition of "top corner to corner quality", but mine gives top quality and corner to corner sharpness at f/8. It's not a 100L or 24 TS-E, but it is plenty sharp enough if you saw any of my recent Shuttle move in LA photos. I've seen other photographers post their sharp images on FM using this lens. It's a great all-in-one lens, the downside being its size and weight, but that is far less than all the individual primes it would take to replace with IS throughout its range.
a different definition then
I tried three and all three looked like mush to me at the edges and corners on 5D2