24-70mm vs 70-200mm??

1 year 4 months ago #747904 by Dana Leeson
In terms of popularity, which of these lenses is widely used more with photographers?  In my photography meetup group discussion today, a few of use had a little friendly debate on which focal length was used the most, or most popular rather.  

Is there any hard data on this? 


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1 year 4 months ago #748053 by Little Kate
My guess would be the 24-70mm, you get more use out of it.  You can do landscapes and portraits.  


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1 year 4 months ago #748123 by Amy Porter
100% 24-70mm, much more used and useful IMHO


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1 year 4 months ago #748177 by Baydream
but if you shoot objects more than 50 feet away you will want the longer lens. I am using my 24-105 for indoor and landscapes and a 100-400 for most others. (I do have a 150-600 for wildlife).

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1 year 4 months ago - 1 year 4 months ago #748190 by Wyrick Photography
I always have both with me.  Both have completely different uses in my workflow.  Wouldn't head out without having either or in my camera bag 

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1 year 4 months ago #748192 by Hassner
If I look at the shots in Flickr, YouPic or other photo sharing sites, 90% of images would have been taken with a short lens or zoom.
When you come to Africa where there is a lot of animal and bird photography, it might be somewhat less. 
I always carry my 70-200 with me, but hardly ever use it. 


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1 year 4 months ago #748237 by Colorado Mike
Same here, my 70-200mm is used the least out of all my lenses.  When I do use it, it's awesome, but it's hard to not to have the 24-70mm on my camera nearly all the time.  It's a great lens, and fast.  


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1 year 3 months ago #748371 by Pat White
It depends on the specific needs and preferences of the photographer. Both the 24-70mm and 70-200mm lenses have their own strengths and weaknesses, and the best lens for you will depend on the type of photography you want to do.

The 24-70mm lens is a versatile standard zoom lens that is ideal for general photography, including landscapes, portraits, and street photography. Its wide-to-standard focal length range makes it a great all-around lens that can handle a variety of shooting situations.On the other hand, the 70-200mm lens is a telephoto zoom lens that is ideal for sports, wildlife, and event photography. Its long focal length allows you to zoom in and capture distant subjects, making it a great choice for capturing fast-moving action.So, the 24-70mm lens is better for general photography and the 70-200mm lens is better for specific types of photography like sports, wildlife, and event photography. Ultimately, the best lens for you will depend on the type of photography you want to do and your personal preferences.


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1 year 3 months ago #748427 by JaneK
24-70mm is used most by me.  Kind of an all purpose lens.  


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1 year 3 months ago #748475 by Tristan R
+1 24-70mm 


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