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Shooting with Canon’s EF 24-70 f/2.8L lens

One of the great things about SLR cameras is the ability to use different lenses on the same camera body. It gives the photographer a great amount of flexibility, variety, and creative options for shooting, whithout needing to carry around completely separate camera systems.

I own a Canon 5Dmk2, and over the years have accumulated a number of different lenses. By far my favourite of the bunch is the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens. It’s a big, heavy, expensive lens, and it performs great. It’s versatility and durability are unmatched, and I’ve really put it through its paces. Freezing it north of the Arctic Circle in Iceland, covering it in mud and grime in the jungles of Peru, and knocking it around constantly fighting through the subways in New York City. The lens consistently performs spectacularly.

Jupiter, Florida

Recently the blog Digital Photography School came out with a piece detailing the versatility and visual range of the lens – and I’ve got to agree – it really is a spectacularly versatile, wonderful lens.

As you can see, the 24-70mm f/2.8 allows you to capture a wide range of subjects. It’s a great walk around and travel lens. I often get asked “I want to get one nice lens, what do you recommend?”. My answer is this one every time.

Dave Powell, Digital Photography School

Below are a few shots I’ve taken over the years with the Canon 5Dmk2 Camera and Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Lens..

Vik, Iceland


Mt. Wilson, Colorado

Near Aguas Calientes, Peru

Macchu Pichu, Peru

2 comments

  1. francesco marchetti says:

    Hi I am new to this lens and would like some information. I was shooting lastnight in low light and no matter what setting I chose pics came out very dark. Even in Av and TV settings they were dark. Any suggestions would be appreciated. A newbe here.

    Thank you

    Francesc0

    • Jeffrey says:

      Try:

      Decrease shutter speed
      Increase fstop (smaller number)
      Increase iso

      these three things will all let more light into the camera

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