Photography 101: Lens Versatility vs. Lens Boredom


Check out Photography 101: Lens Versatility vs. Lens Boredom from this post on Stephen Dennstedt’s blog.

Expat Journal: Postcards from the Edge

Stephen F. Dennstedt

The most versatile lens I own is the excellent Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM zoom lens. It’s also the most boring lens I own even though it covers a really important focal length range (24-70mm on a full-frame body). It is a must-have lens.

I’ve been a Canon shooter since 2009 (Nikon, Leica, and Rolleiflex before that) but I’m not specifically talking about brand preference—I’m talking about focal length. Also, I’m talking about zoom lenses and not prime lenses. There’s a reason why.

I love good prime lenses but I travel internationally full-time and have certain weight and size constraints to deal with. So in this post I will be talking about Canon zoom lenses but my comments could just as easily be applied to Nikon or Sony (or any other brand for that matter). Additionally, I’m talking about lenses used on full-frame camera bodies so…

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