What do you use your 24-70mm f2.8 primarly for?
I have been tinkering with the idea of getting a stantard f2.8 zoom (around 24-70mm) lens but am still rather hesitant. I am using the 300D. My current lens include a EFs 18-55mm, 28-200 f3.8-5.6 and 50mm f2.5 macro. Both my zoom lens are rather soft wide open, and I am looking for a good all rounder lens with moderate zoom and really crisp images, to bring along for vacation photos.
My question here is, does the f2.8 matter greatly to you when you take pictures? How often do you use your lens at max apperture? Other than canon L lens, I read the the sigma/tamron/tokina f2.8 lens in this 24+ to 70+ zoom range are rather soft with the apperture wide open. Price vs performance comments? is it obvious, say on a 8" x 12" size print?
Havent actually used any zoom lens in this range with f2.8, I can only speculate that it will come in handy during low light conditions, perhaps even without the use of flash with high iso?
After reading some reviews on the net, I get the impression that the f2.8 lens are generally more "pro", with better quality glass and sharper images when compared to varying appertures zoom lens. how true is this?
Love to hear from you; especially from those with a tamron 28-200 XR lens and 24-70 f2.8 lens combo, on the comparison of the two lens between their common range.
Perhaps some day, canon will invent the all in one ultra compact 18-200mm wonder lens designed for the DSLR users.