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06 February 2014 19:00
Catuaba
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It will definitely be my next lens, and by the time I can afford a 24-70 maybe the i.s version will make itself known.


Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
07 February 2014 02:41
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It makes sense that the lower the zoom factor, the better quality the lens and the 24-70 is no exception so it's a trade-off between convenience and quality (certainly at wide apertures). And I think it's safe to say that anything with a zoom factor of up to 3x is going to be pretty damn good, anything beyond that is going to be hit/miss depending on the lens design.

I've said it before on these forums but I'll say it again... I just wish the manufacturers would make something like a 50-150 f2.8 (for full frame). It would be a very nice compromise between using a 24-70 or 70-200 (my main zooms), the low zoom factor (3x) would ensure quality and f2.8 would be a sensible aperture to design into it. I'd be willing to bet good money these would sell by the boatload. A 35-140 would also be popular as a 4x ratio lens (just like the 28-105 is roughly 4x) but with that extra bit of reach (and I'd be quite happy with 140mm as I seem to take most of my best shots at ~135mm according to EXIF data)
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Christopher Vian-Smith is off-lineSilver Member
12 February 2014 12:39
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I'm looking at getting the Canon EOS 6d with the 24-105mm lens.

Can anyone tell me how good the auto-focus is on that combination?

The place I usually shoot in doesn't have very good ambient light and the various Pentax bodies and lenses I currently use have trouble focussing before the remote flashes fire giving very unsatisfactory results.
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