Sell/Trade 28-70L for 25-105?
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mspringfield
Registered: Nov 02, 2003
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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



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
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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.



mspringfield
Registered: Nov 02, 2003
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Exactly my thinking Jim. Have you found yourself missing the 24-70?



matt4626
Registered: Feb 16, 2004
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Same here. Sold a 24-70 and kept the 24-105. No regrets...the longer range just gets used a lot more.



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
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mspringfield wrote:
Exactly my thinking Jim. Have you found yourself missing the 24-70?


No.



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
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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.



mspringfield
Registered: Nov 02, 2003
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You guys are making this a pretty easy decision.

Thanks!



kmkime
Registered: Mar 02, 2009
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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.



mspringfield
Registered: Nov 02, 2003
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Seems like a unanimous consensus here. I guess I am off to the B&S and to look for 24-105.



jj_glos
Registered: Apr 11, 2010
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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.