When it comes to a walkaround lens, you generally have two options: a 24-70mm f/2.8 or a 24-105mm f/4 (or something similar). So, which is right for you? Both options have advantages and drawbacks that make them the right fit for different needs and styles. This helpful video tutorial will show you everything you need to know to make the right choice for your camera bag.
Coming to you from David Bergman with Adorama TV, this great video tutorial discusses the differences between 24-70mm f/2.8 and 24-105mm f/4 lenses. Of course, the most obvious difference is the tradeoff between aperture and focal length range, but it goes deeper than this. For example, 24-105mm (or 24-120mm) f/4 lenses are often about half the price of their f/2.8 counterparts. While f/4 is a bit slow for a lot of work, I still find myself gravitating toward those lenses as walkaround companions simply because I always find 70mm a bit limiting on the long end. And with the high-ISO capabilities of modern mirrorless cameras, f/4 is not as much a hindrance as it used to be. On the other hand, if you plan on doing professional work like events or weddings, you might find that extra stop of aperture crucial. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Bergman.