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jonnyginese

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what should be my next purchase..,
« on: July 16, 2012, 01:41:33 PM »
I'm trying to plan out my next purchase. Im looking for a sharp lens that is a zoom. I've been looking at the Tamron 24-70 with VC(aka IS)to help out with run and gun type shooting. I do mostly concert/take away show shooting but would like to venture into short film work.

Here is what I have:

Canon T3i wth ML
Sandisk 32gb class 10
Rode video mic
Basic 72inch tripod with pistol grip and quick release.

Canon Lenses
Canon 18-55 II IS
Canon 50mm f1.4

Vintage Nikkor full manual lenses
24mm f2.8
35mm f2
50mm f2
105mm f2.5

Any advice would be great. I don't have mo eyes right now to buy something. This will be a "save up to buy the right thing" purchase. :-)

Thanks!
Cameras: 5D3 | 60D
Prime Lenses: Samyang 14mm 2.8 | 24mm 1.4 | 35mm 1.4 | Canon 50mm 1.4 | Nikkor 105 2.5
Zoom Lenses: Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC | Canon 80-200 2.8 L

Malcolm Debono

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Re: what should be my next purchase..,
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2012, 05:16:35 PM »
I find the 24-105L pretty good as a run'n'gun lens for weddings & events. The only limitation is the max. aperture of f/4, which might be kinda slow in certain situations, but I usually manage to get a good exposure at ISO 1600. Previously I had the 24-70L but decided to replace it with the 24-105L due to the lack of stabilization.

The Tamron 24-70 seems to be quite good (2.8 and IS), though I haven't tried it.
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jonnyginese

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Re: what should be my next purchase..,
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2012, 06:44:45 PM »
yeah.. for $1300 the Tamron 24-70 f2.8 with IS seems REALLY tempting.  I do a lot of hand held shooting... almost all of my shooting actually. With that lens on my T3i it would be like having a 40-115 f2.8 with IS on a 5d in terms of viewing angle.

I've heard mixed reviews on the 24-105L about not being a consistent lens... meaning if you have 3 of them each one will look different.  And also that its not very sharp for what it is.  Unless I could get a 24-105L for like $400-500 i'd probably rather the 24-70
Cameras: 5D3 | 60D
Prime Lenses: Samyang 14mm 2.8 | 24mm 1.4 | 35mm 1.4 | Canon 50mm 1.4 | Nikkor 105 2.5
Zoom Lenses: Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC | Canon 80-200 2.8 L