If you see a professional news, sports, or documentary photographer in the wild, there's a very good chance they're going to be carrying a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. With a focal range that extends from wide-angle to short telephoto and a relatively wide, constant maximum aperture, it's a lens that can get the job done in the vast majority of shooting situations. For anyone whose livelihood depends on getting the shot at a moment’s notice, that kind of flexibility is irreplaceable.
|Maximum Field Coverage||35mm Full Frame|
|Minimum (Wide) Focal Length||24 mm|
|Maximum (Telephoto) Focal Length||70 mm|