I decided to rent a lens that I’m considering purchasing to test and see if it would really work for me. It’s the Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS. A friend of mine has the 24-70 f/2.8L and it’s a nice lens. But more and more, I keep hearing professional photographers say the 24-105 is their everyday, walk-around lens. I would gain more reach in the longer focal length but lose one full stop of light if I bought this one over the 24-70. I do a lot of zooming and I’m thinking I’d rather have the reach. I don’t know how often I’d need f/2.8 and I can always use ISO 3200 (the max on my camera) in low-light situations. After waiting all day yesterday for UPS to arrive with the lens (it requires a signature so they won’t just leave it on the porch), it finally came at 3pm.
Here are my first two trial shots.
Considering the cardinal was shot through the window, so far I’m impressed.