Searching for the right lens – part II

Canon 24-70L f/2.8


We left last week with the BIG question: which way to go?!

Well in the meantime I had the chance to go out and shoot with my EF 50mm f/1.8, to have an “on the field” feeling about shooting with primes.

I must admit that this lens, although quite crunchy and ‘plasticky’, performs quite well, if you have the right amount of light and still subjects to shoot at.

I don’t like its autofocus, is slow, noisy, and sometimes totally wrong, but its a 100€ lens in the end.

So for this week-end I rented an EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L, a gorgeous lens!

I’m about to take some indoor shots because the weather is nasty, cold, windy and raining…damn German summer!

Maybe by tonight I’ll be able to go out and shoot on the street, would the rain give us a break.

The first impressions are really good, the lens is first of all, huge, compared to my previous Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 and with my Canon EF 50 f/1.8. It’s heavy but not that much in my hands, the camera with battery grip and the lens feels stable and comfortably handled.

Nothing to share with the wobbly feeling of the same set-up but with the 1.4Kg Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 mounted.

I’ll come back later today with some more impressions and maybe some test shots.