Originally Posted by Maeiourk
I was going to get the 5DMkIII with 24-105 f/4 IS as the kit lens but didn't as I'm really aiming for the 24-70/70-200 combo. It would be a waste if I did. Plus, I need/want a larger aperture.
Gotcha, that's pretty much the reason why I went with the 24-70 f/2.8 as well. That extra stop of light is really handy. Plus, I never really shoot video so the IS would be wasted. I have the older 24-70 f/2.8 and its a workhorse of a lens. It's solidly built and has yet to fail me in any situation. The newer mark II is much sharper and better in every single way. You will NOT be disappointed!