Wife lets you get a lens which do you choose?! 24-105 f4L or the 70-200 f4L?

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Which Lens would you choose?!

  1. Canon 24-105 F/4 L IS

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  2. Canon 70-200 F/4 L non-IS

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    28.6%
  3. Other (please comment with other lens!)

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    28.6%
  1. JonathanNYC
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    Yes I know they are both used for different things but if you were me, in my position and your wife gave you the green light to get one, which would you get?

    lenses i have already Kit 18-135 and a 50mm F1.4

    so weighing the facts that I would be shooting mainly for hobby, taking pictures of my kids, and nature and other various assorted things (not shooting a wedding, nothing professional etc)

    which would you jump on?

    this one?
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    or the 70-200 NON-IS F4 L?

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    Hands down 70-200. The other alternative would have overlapped entirely with your existing kit lens in terms of focal length...you would have then been stuck with three lenses that cover 50 mm!
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    Show the wife who's the man and get both!! (just hide one from her) :D
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    :lol:

    next thread I'll post will be in the sub-forum "recent-divorcées due to hobby obsession!"
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    70-200,

    wife should understand that "bigger is better"
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    Both play in a different league than your kit lens. So overlap in focal length range with the kit lens does not exclude any of the two.

    And the 50mm is an altogether different purpose lens, so overlap is not a problem either.

    Get the lens you most need for your kind of shooting, we cannot answer that for you.

    I personally with what you shoot (probably not on a full frame sensor) would go for the 24-105, totally dump the kit lens, and get an additional wider angle well below 24mm.
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    I would get the 24-105 because I already have the 70-200. :lol:

    It would p̶r̶o̶b̶a̶b̶l̶y̶ definitely be the more useful lens for taking pictures of the kids anyway...
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    When I get a new lens it usually costs me double..... I have to buy jewelry to go with it.

    Fib a little on the cost and swing a 2.8 IS II...... ;)
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    what.... "WIFE LETS ME GET A LENS?!?!" go in her closet steal the shoes, then ler her know i'll "let" you have another shoe.

    as for those two lenses... save up a bit more and go for a proper 2.8, you know u want it, you'll just lust after it anyways. Save the cash instead of spending more in the end.
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    It reeeeeeeeeeeeally depends on what you shoot most.
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    get a 2.8.
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    mostly the kids and odd things like flowers, trees, etc

    lol at this rate i'll wind up with a $5,000.00 lens! :)
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    get a 24-70 f/2.8L or 70-200 f/2.8 (non IS to save some $).

    Or just get the 24-105 f/4L, it is a good all around lens.
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    Wait for the delayed Canon 200-400 to come out and get it. :thumbup:
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    I was actually thinkin' about that 200-400. I heard IQ is supposed to be pretty decent eh?
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    Go for the 70-200 2.8 L non IS for $1300.
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    I don't know how old your kids are or their activities, but the longer reach will definitely come in handy for school performances and sporting activities. My vote is solid. Get 70-200mm f4. I plan to replace my 55-250 with 70-200 one of these days, whether it be f4 or f2.8.
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    my journey has come to an end!

    I paid for my lens and KSM CP Filter. (~$125)

    what do you guys think?!

    $640 for this. 70-200 f/4 L build date of August 2011 includes the shipping and its still got 6 months left on the warranty, i get original boxes, cases, and the original receipt from adorama (for the lens) i paid the 3% to ensure the transaction wasnt shady even though the guy had 3 feedback and is pretty active on fredmiranda.com

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    congrats.. what are you planning to use this lens and the CP filter for?
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    mainly outdoor shots of the kids at the park, playing etc, I already have the 50mm F/1.4 so I don't think that having the F4 24-105 will really be any better, plus I have the kit lens 18-135 (for now) until i can get something a bit better, it really does a good job.

    having the 70-200 gives me a better reach and is perfect for outdoor use especially on super sunny days over the summer. I think it may be my carry around lens when I go to the park with the kids. I can always lug around my 50mm just in case i want to do some close up portraits since it's fairly small and light.

    the kids are young :) they are only 1 and 2! but I plan on shooting lots of pictures of them and other things, mainly outdoors, nothing in studios or indoors.

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