24-70 lens help!!

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    Don't get the 24-70, get the 28, 50, and 85mm f/1.8G's. They're faster, sharper, lighter, smaller, a helluva lot more interesting, and all three together are cheaper than a 24-70.


    24-70.....especially on a crop sensor camera is just excruciatingly boring and devoid of character.


     
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    Message in BLUE.

    Mark
     
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    Well if you have Money to burn by all means get the 24 -70, and while you are at it pick me one up also. Great Lens to have!
     
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    "Boring" is a state of ones mind.
     
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    I have never heard such a statement. You are certainly in the minority.
     
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    The 24-70/2.8 range is boring in general. Even on a FF camera IMO. It just lacks character and originality. It's a convenience focal range with a relatively large aperture. Most of the time, it generates a yawn fest for my girlfriend and I.
     
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    I agree with the boring part.

    Many's the hour I have sat at my desk, the 24/70 adjacent not saying a damn word!

    Nothing, no jokes, no comments, doesn't care what music I play, inert to anything I do.


    The only time that lens is any good is when I put it on a camera and shoot with it; then it's really terrific.

    I guess I'll just live with the boring times.
     
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    Which is solely your opinion. As the lens/focal length/max aperture is boring to both Switch and I.

    IMO it produces middle of the road images with decent image quality.
     
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    I don't believe in a generalization that a lens can be boring. Stating that it is boring, is just like confirming your own inability to create.


    EDIT:

    To clarify, I'd say that a lens as a object can be boring. Just like looking at a light post could be boring if you do it for 8 hours a day for 3 months. However, using any particular lens to create photos, doesn't automatically make the photos boring. It's all a matter of your vision and skill.
     
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    No, it's just boring. I have plenty of ability to create. I just don't like using "convenient" lenses. I don't like using the "go to" lens because it's the "go to" lens. I like mixing it up and not using such pedestrian glass. It makes for more intriguing images.
     
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    I find we use our 17-55 f/2.8 far more than our 28-75 f/2.8, but im still a bigger fan of our 50mm f/1.4, or 35mm f/1.8.
    our fast zooms are Tamrons, due to budgetary reasons, but I think they still deliver good results. eventually we will replace them with Nikkor.
    I imagine a good and creative photographer can produce great results with whatever lens they are presented with. everything else becomes a matter of taste and/or convenience.
     
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    I find lenses and camera bodies pedestrian and boring.
    Even senors bore me.

    I shall create images strictly through the power of my mind, directed by my enormous creative spirit, by causing various voltages to align themselves in suitable patterrns on a cf card.

    I am also working on a strictly cereberal raw converter.
     
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