Fall Foliage New York Canon 17-40mm

Autumn in New York

This year, Thanksgiving weekend in New York felt more like early fall than late November. The temperature was around 60 degrees and the sun was shining from the deep blue sky. It was a pleasant surprise to see that even though the fall foliage was past peak, the colors were still a little vibrant in Central Park.

Luckily, I had my camera with me and it was also a perfect opportunity to use my new lens, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L. It quickly become one of my new favorite lenses: It’s sharp, well built (as you would expect from an L lens), and much lighter than my 24-70mm. I didn’t even miss the image stabilization or the limited zoom. Since this is an ultra wide lens, there is a slight optical distortion at the lower zoom range, but I find it less annoying than other lenses, and easy to correct in Lightroom. Overall, an awesome lens for landscapes and architectural photography.

These are a selection of the fall foliage images I captured with my Canon 5D Mark IV and Canon 17-40mm lens.

I hope you enjoy them!

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