Survey: Canon 24-70 2.8L or 70-200 2.8L


dlareg

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Hi,

I'm a bit confused about this 2 lens...

just want to make a Survey for this 2 lens Canon 24-70 2.8L or 70-200 2.8L...

WHICH One You Prefer to BUY????

Use this for PORTRAIT???

Hope to hear from your suggestions
 

Rashkae

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Both are totally different lenses. To answer this, you would need to determine your photographic style. Personally I'd get both, or just stick to a 50mm f/1.8 for portraits.

In most situations, the lens i'd use would depend on the location I'm at, and how much space there is.

If you don't know how differently these 2 lenses behave, don't buy, rent first.
 

dlareg

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Both are totally different lenses. To answer this, you would need to determine your photographic style. Personally I'd get both, or just stick to a 50mm f/1.8 for portraits.

In most situations, the lens i'd use would depend on the location I'm at, and how much space there is.

If you don't know how differently these 2 lenses behave, don't buy, rent first.
Thanks for your reply...

Well actually I have a 50mm 1.8 already but im not satisfied with it...

Talking about space... if i want to capture whole body shot for 70-200 I need to go far away compare to 24-70....

I just want to know most of the pro and cons of having one of them....

thanks again
 

Sispecho

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They are totally different lenses and how you use them is quite different. So how to compar Apples and Oranges? Its like comparing a commercial jet to a BMW, for which its quite obvious their difference. Surely you can buy a BMW to travel all the way to China but would you? it really depends on you.
 

AnsQ

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:confused:

Depending on the camera body you have and your personal shooting style, 24-70 can be a great general purpose lens. Wide enough at 24mm and with just enough reach for nice portraits at 70mm.

70-200 f2.8 is not something most people will mount on their camera for walkarounds though.
 

dlareg

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They are totally different lenses and how you use them is quite different. So how to compar Apples and Oranges? Its like comparing a commercial jet to a BMW, for which its quite obvious their difference. Surely you can buy a BMW to travel all the way to China but would you? it really depends on you.
hahahaha... thanks

:confused:

Depending on the camera body you have and your personal shooting style, 24-70 can be a great general purpose lens. Wide enough at 24mm and with just enough reach for nice portraits at 70mm.

70-200 f2.8 is not something most people will mount on their camera for walkarounds though.
you've got a point there... 24-70 is quite ok for walkabout.. Thanks
 

shellshox

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Am using 24-70 as my main lens, cos the range is quite good for most things. 70-200, i would use it more for sports, car races, aeroplane shows etc, generally where u need to zoom in a lot more. Have been wanting to get the 70-200 for awhile but at the end of the day i hardly shoot something with that range...
 

dlareg

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Am using 24-70 as my main lens, cos the range is quite good for most things. 70-200, i would use it more for sports, car races, aeroplane shows etc, generally where u need to zoom in a lot more. Have been wanting to get the 70-200 for awhile but at the end of the day i hardly shoot something with that range...
Thanks.. I think ill go for 24-70...
 

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If I have a 50mm, i will go for the 70-200mm for sure. But still, that depends on how you like to shoot and where the location is. For me, its 50mm/85mm for indoor and 85mm/70-200mm for outdoor most of the time when i am shooting portrait. Just my 2 cents :)
 

Reportage

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actually prefer the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 for this sort of job.

uses 67mm filter and only 510g compared to the 24-70`s 77mm filter and 950g weight.

the Tamron also comes with 3 year warranty and is like a fraction the pricetag of the 24-70.
 

candyyam

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indeed completely about the focal length, u may go back and check what's your usual focal length.

I do think at the end u will buy both haha

I personally didn't get the latter one coz of the weight
 

surrephoto

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Best way is to rent a 70-200 f2.8L IS for a shoot...

If you realize you're mainly shooting at 70, this lens is certainly not for you. :bsmilie:
 

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