I shot this image over the weekend, just as the last light of the day was fading on this old red barn near Bozeman, Montana. I’ve been using the newer 24-70 2.8L II for the better part of a year now and I’ll have to say that I’m very impressed with this lens. I’ve used the older version for years, matter of fact I’ve had a couple of them, and it was a great lens in itself. The newer one however, improves a lot in the edges and corners. When shooting at 24mm, in my opinion, it’s one of the sharpest wide angles I’ve used, right up there with Canon’s 24mm 3.5 tilt shift.
I love using the 24-70 2.8L II for walk around, general stuff. This was perfect for this barn, allowing me to go wide enough, but also getting in tight if I needed to when experimenting with different compositions. Unless I’m doing ultra wide landscapes, I really prefer to have this on my camera for those unexpected moments, where having some flexibility in your focal length range as well as some of the sharpest optics in a Canon zoom makes a big difference.
Canon 5D markIII 24-70mm 2.8L II f16 1/180 ISO400 (handheld)