The other day in my Simple Tips to Help you Capture Memorable Photo of your Disney Vacation post, I shared my favorite lens with you, the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. It’s certainly an investment, so I had a few questions from readers asking if I could recommend any alternative lens choices and I wanted to share some of the discussion that was had on the Simple as That Facebook page about this topic.
First of all, let’s chat about the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8. This is my go-to lens right now, I love it and use it almost exclusively. Ever since I purchased it for my trip to Australia in 2012 I haven’t looked back! It’s the only lens I took with me on that trip and it shot beautifully allowing me to adapt to so many different photography situations seamlessly.
The above image was shot with the 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, as were all of my recent Disney photos. I was sitting directly beside my daughter and could have never gotten this shot if I’d packed along a fixed lens.
I love this lens for it’s versatility, it’s why I shoot with it ALL THE TIME. It rarely leaves my camera. I shoot with it at home, outdoors, during styled photoshoots. You name it, it goes with me everywhere! It’s great in low light, not as bulky as other large zoom lenses, has just the right amount of zoom that I need and the wider angle is so great to have!
“I also shoot with a Canon 24-70 2.8. My 24-70 is almost always on my camera, worth the investment every time!”
“I want that lens badly. I currently have the tamron 28-75 and it does get the job done. It’s no L glass but the quality for the price point is fantastic. In use it often for all the reasons you mentioned you use the 24-70.”
“Love, love, love this lens. Stays on my camera too!”
“I have the canon 24 – 70 mm 2.8….. It is with every cent! Always on my camera!!!”
If you’d like to take a look at some of the images I’ve captured with my Canon 24.70mm f/2.8 you can have a look at these posts:
I realize the Canon 24-70mm f/2.L is quite an investment and certainly isn’t in the budget for everyone. When I asked some of my Simple as That Facebook followers what alternative lenses they’d had experience with we got some great feedback that I wanted to share with you. Since I haven’t used these lenses myself, I can’t honestly recommend them, but I think hearing these people’s personal experiences with each of these lenses is so helpful when shopping around and can you make a decision on the right one for you!
This is one lens, similar in capacity to the Canon 24-70mm. You can read more specifics about it at the link above. Here’s what people on the Simple as That Facebook page, who use this lens, are saying about it:”
“I currently have the tamron 28-75 and it does get the job done. It’s no L glass but the quality for the price point is fantastic.”
“I have the Tamron on my 6D and love it. Haven’t touched my other lenses since I got it.”
“I have the tamron 28-75 and i ABSOLUTELY love it!! just got it!”
“I have the Tamron version and use it 80% of the time. No complaints.”
“Tamron 28-75 stays on my camera 99% of the time! I’m saving for a 24-70 though.”
This lens is another viable option, if you’re looking for something similar to the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8. People who shoot with it had this to say on the Simple as That Facebook page:
“I have the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8. I also have the Sigma 50mm f/1.4. I LOVE them both. I have no doubt that the Canon lenses are amazing, but I have never shot with the comparable Canon version. (I own a Canon 5D Mark III and love Canon) The Sigma lenses were just more affordable for me, and I still love the results.”
“I have the Sigma 24-70 and love it. I don’t notice any difference from the Nikon. It’s just half the price. I love my lens and use it all the time.”
I hope that gives you some great info when shopping and comparing these lenses! If you have any other thoughts please chime in in the comments below!
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