I got an early birthday present of a Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM "pancake" lens. A co-worker had gotten one a few years back and I've admired it since. It's small, lightweight and has a low profile, making it easy to carry around.
A Ken Rockwell review of this lens gives it good marks. He summarizes that
The optics of this lens are superb, and its size make it a complete winner. For $150, you can't go wrong.He's right.
As a side benefit, the lens is classified as a Macro, but I haven't really taken much advantage of that at this point. I ought to work dandy with a lens extension tube.
So, here's the moment of truth. One of my first shots with this lens:
It's the back of Woodburn Hall on WVU's main campus. This is an uncropped hand-held shot, but I did apply lens correction in PhotoShop. I also ran it through Topaz Labs' DeNoise AI. For the B&W, I ran this through one of Tim Shields' Lightroom Presets (Cold Tone).
Post a Comment