Currently the 24-70mm f/2.8E and 70-200mm f/2.8E lenses are on sale here in Australia till 31st with 20% off + $200/$300 cashback (costing around 1750USD and 1900USD respectively). At the moment I have a few f/1.8 primes (20, 24, 35, 50, 85) along with the 70-200 f/4 and I am consider to either:
- Sell 20mm + 70-200 f/4 and purchase 70-200mm f/2.8E or, - Sell 20mm and purchase 24-70mm f/2.8E or, - Sell 20mm + 70-200 f/4 and purchase both 24-70mm f/2.8E + 70-200mm f/2.8E (probably shouldn't!)
Which upgrade do you guys think would be most worthwhile in the long term? As an enthusiast, I mostly shoot landscape panorama (on a tripod) and travel photos while on the go. Previously I was considering to eventually add the 24-70mm f/2.8E for travel usage mostly however 1900USD (much less after trading in 20mm and the f4) seems a great deal for the 70-200mm f/2.8E so now I am not sure if I should upgrade the tele instead. Thoughts?
Also, when picking up either of these lenses, what are the things should I check in-store and at home to ensure that I have a good copy?