The 24-105mm lens is rarely the one you think about first when the subject is landscape photography. However, this lens is one of my most used lenses and has been for several years.
In my latest video, I share five reasons or tips, if you will, why the 24-105mm lens is a must-have lens. I talk about it from the perspective of a landscape photographer, but as every other photographer, I do mention it is amazing for all-around purposes, such as street, wedding, family, and portrait photography.
For landscape photographers, the strongest feature of this lens is the wide focal length range. At 24mm, you are often wide enough to include everything within the scene and still get that strong wide-angle look, and at 105mm, you can catch most of what is farther away. Having a constant aperture of f/4 throughout the entire range is also a great benefit.
You might ask whether to get a 24-70mm or a 24-105mm. With the different features such as image stabilization, f/2.8, and different optical performance, there are arguments for and against each lens. I cover these thoughts too in the video. The video is also brand neutral so be aware the optical performance from brand to brand and model to model might vary a great deal.
Check out the video above and let me hear what you think of the 24-105mm lens below.