24-70 2.8 VS 24-105 4.O FOR WEDDINGS

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  1. lusalem

    lusalem TPF Noob!

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    I need to buy either a 24-70 2.8 or a 24 –105 4.0

    I tried the 24-105 but I missed the background blur of the 2.8. So I returned and got a 17-55 2.8 IS. It was great for my 30D but I got a 5d. Now I only want to use my 5d and 30D is a backup so the 17-55 is collecting dust.
    I took a look at the pictures that I took with the 24-105 and they are sharp and with great contrast. I haven’t tried the 24-70 2.8 but people say its great.
    I also have a 70-200 2.8 IS that is a sweet lens with the 5d.
    I should mention that I do mostly weddings, and I am interested in portrait and journalistic photography.
    So I am thinking I can get my bokeh with my 70-200 and possibly buying a 50 1.4 or 85 1.8 and get the 28-105 4.0 for everything else. However, I heard that the 24-70 is sharper, freezes action much better (2.8) and is better in low light.
    To use as main wedding lens (80% of time) what do you recommend?
    Do you know any website where I could see photos taken with both lenses?
    I thank you in advance for you answers
    LU
     
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    24-70. It brings in double the light as the 24-105.
     
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    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If you plan to shoot weddings with it you should stick wit the fastest lens possible. Having the 70-200 2.8 you will never miss the 105 you will get in the slower lens.
     
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    Typical wedding Canon Zoom:
    24-70 f2.8L and 70-200mm f2.8L
     
  5. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum.

    The 24-70 F2.8 on your 5D and the 70-200 F2.8 on your 30D. How does that sound? You could add an ultra fast prime like the 50mm F1.4 or the 35mm F1.4 (or even the 85mm F1.2), for when you want to shoot really wide open.
     
  6. 24-70 f/2.8 on a 5D - my favorite SLR combo.
     
  7. soylentgreen

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    Yep, it's a landslide decision. Get the 24-70 f/2.8. As good as the 24-105 is, it does have it's difficulties in less than ideal lighting situations. Unless you shoot weddings at high noon on a cloudless day. :)
     
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    I will pile on to the landslide. 2.8 with a 1.4 50mm in your bag.
     

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