I just got back from a beautiful sunny weekend at the Oregon Coast. I brought with me two of my favorite walk-around lenses.
As a Canon user, the two most versatile and amazing L series lens I think every photographer should have in their camera bag are the Canon 24-70 and Canon 70-200 zoom lens.
|You can tell they are "L" series because of their red bands.|
Whether you go with the heavier and more expensive 24-70mm f/2.8 II USM and Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM or the lighter and less expensive Canon 24-70mm f/4L IS USM and Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS USM, you won’t be disappointed. They are all super sharp, well built, and have amazing customer reviews.
|Canon 70-200mm F/4L IS USM|
|I shot this one with my 24-70 lens at 70mm at f/5.0|
These lenses work well on both a full-frame sensor and crop sensor DSLR camera body.
I have the two lighter version lenses, and couldn’t be happier. There are times when the low f stop number would be a nice addition in low light shooting, and for that dreamy bokeh we all love, but for my everyday use when I’m hiking and sightseeing, a lighter lens to carry around is far more important to me. I do however use a low f stop prime lens for my portrait shooting.
Once you own one of these lenses, you’ll never go back to your kit lens again!
|The newly renovated Yaquina Head Lighthouse (1872) on the Oregon Coast|