I recently suffered the set back that my favourite EF lens (17-40), having been damaged a few weeks previous with what looked like on minor damage was going to cost near £400 to repair! Tragically the lens is not covered by my insurance…..

For this reason I decided to look at the 24-70 as a new opportunity for landscape photography. This location is my general test area for cameras so I pretty much gauge performance on expected output.

You can see a few other photos of Oxford Island here and here.

I generally assumed that to take landscape photographs you need to have as wide as lens as possible but with this set I actually found the advantage in the reach of 70mm. Given the lens is on a full frame body 24mm seems to meet my landscape needs and offering both the speed of a 2.8 aperture and 70mm reach if and when I need it.

There are a few more of this series over on flickr here.