Thursday Tips & Tricks | Favorite Lenses (of today)

Today’s I wanted to share what some of my favorite lenses of today are. As a photographer with each new year that passes by our gear changes, grows, expands, and sometimes decreases. I have a laundry list of lenses that I would LOVE to have. But as a we all know that if you get everything too soon you really won’t ever learn to use what you have and make it work. I am a firm believer in learning to use a piece of equipment to it’s fullest before upgrading.

(That is unless a piece is broken and needs replacement asap.)

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These are my most used lenses today.

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The Pancake. The 40mm 2.8.

I love this little lens. It is fast, small, and a great length. I have this lens on the camera if we go out somewhere and I want to take photos of what is going on around us. It is great for street photography or just the everyday.

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The 50mm.

I recently upgraded to the 50mm 1.4 from the 50mm 1.8 (the nifty fifty).

At first I was a bit hesitant to upgrade because I loved the 40. But I do have to say I really love how open this lens can get. It does work some magic.

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The 24-70. My workhorse.

I use this lens at least once on every photoshoot. I love this lens. It has the best use out of all of my lenses. It is quick, has a great size and since the day I put it on my camera it hardly comes off. I love this lens. I will be upgrading to the II when the time is right.

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The 70-200.

She is a beauty. I don’t use it as much as the 24-70 but she is a valuable lens. You can’t compete with the amazing compression this lens can give. It rocks.

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So what is on the list to get next??

The 35L.

The 85 1.8.

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What are your favorite lenses??