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11-16-2018, 01:08 PM   #1
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I have the 15-30 2.8, 28-105 and 70-200 2.8, should I get the 24-70 2.8?

So I have found a great deal on a D FA* 24-70 f2.8 WR. My question is, do I really need it? What does it give me that the 15-30 and 28-105 don't? I get the larger aperture and better bokeh (I don't do much portrait shooting).

Is it really that much better of a lens than the 28-105?

Should I let it go and save the money?

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hi to you, i have the same 3 lenses as you plus a few others and having used the 28-105 for a couple of years now i would not bother with the 24-70 invest your money in a portrait, macro lens in stead, regards ian
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Save the money. What you have is good enough. If it wasn't then you would know already. There will always be another bargain later on. Maybe you might be interested in the upcoming D FA 70-200 mm f 4 that is road mapped for release next year?
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Hi Craig
It seems the concentious is no and buy something else.
The something else.....150-450..or..31,43,77...or 15.21.40.70....or..50 macro,100 macro....or...well whatever YOU want really.

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If you don't need f2.8, the 24-70 is no better than the 28-105. The 28-105 is an excellent general purpose lens.
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This is not the lens you are looking for...you can go about your business...move along.
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In your position I'd go for the FA 40 ltd and DA* 55 1.4 and DFA 100 macro. Cover with zooms, specialize with primes.

Or, to keep things simpler FA 35 F2 macro and DFA 55 1.4. That's two special lenses with all kinds of potential.
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I have a similar kit, and also was thinking of "upgrading" the 28-105 to 24-70 for a holy trinity of zooms. But, the 28-105 is so damn good, and 24-70 seems to have issues on the edges of the frame up to like f8-11, which kind of defeats the purpose for me (I mainly shoot landscapes and need edge to edge sharpness). Decided to stick with what I have and wait for dfa 70-200 f4, and save sheckles for dfa 50 1.4

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I have the same 3 lenses like you but I also have the DFA24-70. The reason I bought the DFA24-70 is to complete my DFA trio ranging from 15 to 200mm. Since you mention that you find a great deal I would buy it and sell the 28-105. I use the DFA24-70 as my walk around lens.
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I think you really need the new D FA 50 1.4.
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I have those three lenses as well, you might like the new 50mm D FA 1.4 if you really need a new lens in the middle, other than 2.8 aperture , I can't see a need for the 24-70. Depending on your own shooting preferences, maybe the 100mm macro or the 300mm tele could be options to deliver some new fun. If you would like a budget trial you could always pick up a cheap manual focus fast fifty to see if it would work with your subject matter before shelling out for the D FA.
Good luck with your choice
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Your 15-30 and 70-200 are best-in-class, professional standard optics. While the 28-105 is a step down technically, it makes a marvellous, compact and versatile default lens.

If you have the itch to shell out for something top-notch to bridge the gap between 30 and 70, I would suggest the DFA*50/1.4 to provide real speed, ultimate resolution and unexcelled bokeh.

The DFA24-70 is a very good lens, but mine only gets a spot in my bag for event shooting. It hasn't made the cut for my impending big trip, but the 28-105 and *50 are definitely coming along for the ride.
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I took too long to draft my response. What Steve and Gary said
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I'll go against the grain a little here. I have all of those lenses and if I were taking just my K-1 and one lens to shoot landscapes, I would definitely prefer the 24-70 over the 28-105. My reasoning is that my 24-70 IQ is at least as good as the 28-105 and I definitely shoot a lot of landscapes at 24 mm. There is quite a difference in FOV between 24 and 28. I've checked my focal length use and 24 mm is my most common landscape focal length. Having said that, if I'm just taking a single lens for shooting more than just landscapes, I'll take the smaller, lighter and more versatile 28-105, unless the amount of light will be low. Good luck with your decision.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dave2k Quote
I'll go against the grain a little here. I have all of those lenses and if I were taking just my K-1 and one lens to shoot landscapes, I would definitely prefer the 24-70 over the 28-105. My reasoning is that my 24-70 IQ is at least as good as the 28-105 and I definitely shoot a lot of landscapes at 24 mm. There is quite a difference in FOV between 24 and 28. I've checked my focal length use and 24 mm is my most common landscape focal length. Having said that, if I'm just taking a single lens for shooting more than just landscapes, I'll take the smaller, lighter and more versatile 28-105, unless the amount of light will be low. Good luck with your decision.
+1 to this entire response - except I keep my 28~105 as my one-lens solution with KP.
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