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.