Is a 24-70mm F/2.8 the BEST or WORST Lens for Street Photography? Pierre T. Lambert Tests It Out

What's the ultimate lens for street photography? What's the worst lens? Could the 24-70mm F/2.8 be both good and bad for shooting street? All these questions (and more) are answered in the below video from photographer Pierre T. Lambert.

In the clip, Lambert hits the streets of Antigua, Guatemala with his brand-new Sony 24-70mm F/2.8 to see how it fares while offering street photography tips and tricks along the way. The lens test is a follow-up to his video from last week on whether you can shoot good street photography with a 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom lens, which is "massive" and draws a lot of unwanted attention.

"Well, the 24-70 looks way bigger than I thought," he observes. "In my mind I thought it would be a little bit smaller, a little bit more compact. When you put it out at 70, it's actually really big. It's hard to go unnoticed with that kind of lens but it's also because it's a 2.8 version."

On the good side, he's notes that there's a zoom lock button on the Sony 24-70mm, which isn't available on his 16-35mm lens, so it doesn't accidentally expand when he's carrying through the streets.

Watch the video below to see his other pros and cons about shooting street photography with a 24-70mm f/2.8 and then go visit and subscribe to Lambert's excellent YouTube channel.