Obsolete Lenses


mrjester

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Hey all, looking for some input...

Though it's not strictly a Canon topic, the lenses I'm talking about are Canon, so I'm putting it here haha.

I just upgraded my kit to include a 24-70 f2.8 L MkII, but should I sell my 24-105L f4 MkI?

I have 16-35, 24-70, 24-105 and 70 to 300 f4... So the 24-105 is kinda cover by the new lens and the 70-300, right? Or should I keep the 24-105 to overlap more?

I rarely use the 24-105 actually, and tend to travel with the 16-35 and 70-300, so arguably I don't need it just from under-use...

Thoughts?
 

Ah Keong

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Usually it is not recommended to have zoom range that would be duplicated in other lens unless you are using for different purposes.

In your case, the 24-70mm f/2,8L mark II maybe for low light while the 24-105mm f/4 maybe for travel, general purpose all-in-one lens.

May I ask your usage in the 70~300mm range? if for lowlight or portraiture, maybe a 24-70mm f/2,8L and a say 85mm f/1,4L IS would be sufficient.

 

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mrjester

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I tend to use the 70-300 for getting close to people or architecture that I can't physically get close to.

I shoot events and travel, so the reach of the 300 gets me those candid people shots, but also the street photo portrait crops.

I haven't taken enough shots with the new lens, but people report its sharpness, so maybe I can crop the images instead of zooming with the reduced iso noise I'd gain from a faster lens...?
 

Ah Keong

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I see,

there is no right or wrong, but if I am in your case, I may get a 100-400mm IS II and sell the 70-300mm....

 

thoongeng

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I tend to use the 70-300 for getting close to people or architecture that I can't physically get close to.

I shoot events and travel, so the reach of the 300 gets me those candid people shots, but also the street photo portrait crops.

I haven't taken enough shots with the new lens, but people report its sharpness, so maybe I can crop the images instead of zooming with the reduced iso noise I'd gain from a faster lens...?
Since you're comfortable using 16-35 and 70-300 just keep using them. When you keep hitting against the lens's limits then you'll know what to look out for your next upgrade

Theoretically you get one stop less noise from the 24-70f2.8II, however you also lose quality when you crop more, so I don't think that should be an important point to consider. 24-105f4L does have the advantage of having an Image Stabilizer, so if you don't need a fast shutter speed to stop action you can get away with a slower shutter speed and thus lower ISO. However since you do events keeping shutter speed up may be a more important consideration.

So up to you, probably just keep 1 of the 2 lenses to save cost.
 

mrjester

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Thanks all for the input! I might see how I get on front now and if I don't use the 105 for a long time, might swap/sell for some new accessories..
 

mrjester

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As it goes, I love the image quality from the 2.8, so travel with that too haha
 

thoongeng

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Good to hear that. Many times only you, with experience, know what you need. Enjoy your new toy :)
 

auden09

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If I may add, just keep the 24-105. I had that lens when I was on Canon. Very versatile and useful for travel or lazy days. I regretted it when I sold it. Ended up buying another one.
 

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