anyone using the 28-70 f2 as a regular lens ?

Started Sep 23, 2019 | Discussions thread
RLight Senior Member • Posts: 2,952
Re: anyone using the 28-70 f2 as a regular lens ?

It's mounted 90% of the time on my EOS R, and I take it out frequently. If I get tired of it or it's inappropriate, that's where my EOS M6 comes in. It's VERY capable and produces results otherwise not possible.

I'll second others with the heavy, but, I don't mount a flash; it makes a big difference. The lightweight EL-100 mounted on my R + RF 28-70 f/2L pushes it over comfortable. Likewise, any camera bag with the R + RF 28-70 f/2L pushes it over comfortable. However, by itself with the R, it is comfortable. I'll have it slung around me for whole events with a single fully charged battery without complaint and shoot ambient light.

It should be noted, the weight distribution of the RF 28-70 f/2L being rear-centric makes it in fact in my book, easier to handle than a 5D Mark III with EF 24-105 f/4 mounted (I handled a counterpart of mine's alongside my R + RF 28-70). The latter is more front heavy and thus "pulls on you" more than the heavier R + RF 28-70 f/2L. I often half-sling it across my body though, not the just over your neck though, which will just "sit" and be "heavy". I use the stock EOS R strap. After trying several third party straps, I found the stock is the best when slung across your body with R + RF 28-70 f/2L only.

I have a Flickr Album just for the lens if interested.

Pretty much SOOC RAWs converted to JPEG with automatic lens corrections, picture profile swaps to taste or a couple but most are in fact the default "standard". I've done some automatic lighting tweaks via DPP4 > TIFF > LR on the last couple shots posted though. Playing with LR again. I probably will not re-up my subscription and may "downgrade" to LR 6 via B&H, while I still can.

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Canon G1 X III Canon EOS R Canon RF 28-70mm F2L USM Canon RF 35mm F1.8 IS STM Macro Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3
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