A Riches of Lenses

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  1. brokenhat

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    I'm having a really hard time deciding whether to keep my 24-105 f/4 and hopefully (of course) will get some good advice here. :D

    I now have the 17-40 f/4, 70-200 f/2.8 IS and 50 f/1.4. I want the 5DMKII but it will probably be at least a year before I can afford it, so do I keep the 24-105 for if and when I make the move? It would be a great walking around lens on a FF. For the sake of argument if I can sell it for $900 could that money be spent on something I might use now? I only want FF compatible lenses so have no interest in the 10-22 it the like so I don't think so. It would probably go into the new body pool but then I would have it sooner but without the great walking around lens. Oh my head... :confused:
     
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    What I wanna know, is with all that glass, where are the pictures?!?!?! ;)
     
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    Who has time to take pictures with all the shopping I'm doing! Got 3 great looking books in the mail today:

    Best Business Practices for Photographers
    Light Science And Magic
    Skin

    But who has time to read! :o

    I'll post a maternity shot from last weekend now, just for you to Tanya!
     
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    I can tell you if/when I pick up a 24-105 I will be keeping my 17-50 and 70-200. I like the idea of a general walk around lens for vacations and days when I want it to be simple. :)
     
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    Word is that a MK II version of the 24-105 will be announced in the next 2 months. If you are thinking on selling I would sell before the prices of the MKI version drop like a stone.
     
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    Ah yes I did hear that, wonder what will be better/different...
     
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    It is a fantastic lens to begin with...god knows what they would change!

    4 stop IS?
     
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    Thats my biggest problem with getting rid of my 28-135, its the right focal length for a one-lens walkaround, if there was a 28-135 f2.8 (or similar) I'd switch in a minute.
     
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    Boy would that be a heavy and expensive lens, look at the 24-70 2.8!!
     
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    The 24-70 is a heavy pig

    I love my brick.
     
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    OK, thanks for playing everyone, I'm gonna keep the 24-105 EOM. :)
     
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    The beauty of L lenses is you can always change your mind later and it'll still sell. :)
     
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    Hey, everything is light, cheap and has great optics in my head! :)

    There's some good ~28-75 f2.8 options out there which I've considered though.
     
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    I did enjoy my old 28-75 when I had it back in the day.
     

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