One week, one lens round 6: 24-70 2.8 • Wakefield RI Photographer

The lens that got the most votes for this round of my One Week, One Lens project this go-round is the 24-70 2.8.  This is a lens that many photographers LOVE (or lust after if they don't own it).  I'll let you in on a secret:  this is my least favorite of all my lenses.  I've probably committed photography blasphemy by admitting that.  This has nothing to do with the performance of the lens itself; I shoot Canon and have the version II of this lens.  It is EXTREMELY sharp (as sharp or even sharper than all my primes), fast-focusing, has very good color and contrast, and has a versatile focal range...all the things one wants in a lens.  It's just not LONG enough.  I primarily shoot people (which sounds really bad, huh?  But it's great!) and I like long portrait lenses with lovely compression.  And I love wiiiiide, wide apertures.  I was kind of dreading having to use only this lens for a whoooooole week.

But you know what?  It was a good experience shooting with this lens all week.  I do appreciate the range of this lens, and I like that it can go wide for some nice big landscape shots.  There were even some things that I wanted to do with it that I didn't get to fit in but will be working on in the near future.  As usual, I didn't get to shoot all the things in my head because I am Way Too Ambitious and I was also sick for two days out of the week.  However, don't be afraid...we have the usual One Week, One Lens suspects in this post:  my perpetually unimpressed cat, my feet, the beach (multiple beaches!) my (still so very) Enthusiastic Assistant, and a couple of self portraits.  In the backyard.  In the dark.  Yes, I reaaaaally am a barrel of monkeys in real life (but I don't always look like I just broke out of a locked psych ward, I swear...or I hope).  Scroll through to see the results of the week.