Full Version: Should I switch from 24-105f4 to 24-70f2.8
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As simple as that

I am using 24-105 f4L on 5D, nothing to complain about quality, just it is too slow, IS allows you gain three f stops yes, but I do mostly portraits and I do use flashes

In my shoes, would you switch ?

If you want an affordable test, get a used Tamron 28-75/2.8 ... that will

pretty much tell you if the shorter focal length in combination with one stop

more does any good to you. (if that is not the case, sell the lens without too much



Personally I find  70mm is a bit short for portraits... but ymmv.

Have a look at your old photos and see how many of them were taken >70mm. As another consideration, could a prime be of use here instead?
Here's what I have.

Canon 30D plus 17-55 f2.8

Canon 5D plus 24-105

plus some primes most used 50mmf1.4 and 100mm f2.8

My aim is to carry less equipement on me.

When I need f2.8 I am using my 30D with great result.

When switching to 24-70f2,8 I am afraid to be having to switch lenses during shooting which is worst than switching cameras