Ok I’ve narrowed my lens choice down...

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  1. GorillaJJitsu

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    I’ve decided i want to go with either the canon 24-70 ii 2.8, or the 70-200mm iii. They both have sharp quality but man the 70-200 iii sample images i saw were INSANE.

    What I love to shoot:

    Portraits and candids
    Jiu jitsu (sports)
    Landscape
    Concerts (rarely)

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    So with that said I feel like based on what i own at These focal ranges, if i really Wanted to shoot wider i can Just use these...but I’m not sure?

    I own: 24-105 (too slow for low light)
    50mm 1.8 (use it sometimes)
    85mm 1.8 (use it majority of the time for everything)

    Hopefully this helps! I love the feedback on here and you guys are always so awesome! So yea! I narrowed it down! Let me know what ya think!


     
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    I know for me it would be the 70-200 as that is what primarily lives on my camera. Really the only time I break out the 24-70 is if I am working in tight spaces where I can not back off to use 70mm.
     
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    I think the 50 f1.8 is a good little lens that will, in most cases, produce better results than the 24-70.

    So another vote for the 70-200 as it adds new capability where you'll need it.
     
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    With what you have if you want to go wider on landscape you could take several shots and do a pano the 70 200 is a nice lens to have. I had the std 18 55 when I started and when at Bath I found it was not wide enough so I a block of images think of tic tac toe or naught and crosses grid these I stitched together to give the image I wanted
     
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    Yea man the 70-200 images look unreal. I use The 85mm all the time so i feel Like i don’t really shoot much that would require me to need all that space....ugh such a tough choice!
     
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    I like This vote!! The image quality is nuts!
     
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    Nice! So you’re saying you vote to get the 70-200mm?
     
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    A good 70 to 200 F/2.8 will be with you until nearly mid century. I would get this lens and not look back. There are a number of good wide-angle solutions including the 35 mm F2, for very little money or the 50 mm F1.4 . Either of those two single focal length lenses are substantially faster in low light than the 24 to 70, and are small and light, and are extremely versatile. I would definitely buy the 70 to 200 for your stated areas of interest: while the 24 to 70 is a nice lens, it is also fairly heavy and fairly obnoxious, shall we say.
     
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    Derrel to the rescue as always! Haha! Yea man have you seen Jared polins review of this lens? He said it’s literally one of the best lenses he’s ever used ....

     
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    yes, I am saying buy the 70 to 200! it is known as a truly exceptional zoom lens. No I had not seen Jared's review, but he is a pretty much hands-on guy ,and if he gives something enthusiastic endorsement you can bet your bottom dollar that he knows what he is talking about, and he is not a sellout or a shill. Jared is a straight shooter, despite his curly hair, (lol) which is a large part of his web icon for his site which is called,FroKnowsPhoto.com
     
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    Yes I am saying the 70 200 lens if you can the l series. I use the older f4 non is If I had the cash I would change to the f2.8 I am doing a lot of photography of the local fox and am always pushing the limits of failing light
    As said above a good lens will last you a long time provided one does not drop it into the river, I have said in the past most of us will change camera bodies before we change glass.
    Let us know how you get on.
     
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    I watched the video from Jared, and his enthusiasm is remarkable. I'm quite surprised that the Mark III is only $2100, when the Nikon is $2700, and the Tamron G2 is $1300.
     

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