Every photographer has a go-to lens or two. I figured I would share with you my two favorites lens. Both the lenses featured below are made by Canon. I have yet to venture in the world of Sigma or Tamron or other third party brands. I’ve heard tons of great things and have seen endless of beautiful photos using them. But for now I’m committed to getting to know the gear I own.
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
My all-time favorite lens at the moment if the Canon 50mm 1.8. They call this the “nifty fifty” because you can really do so much with this lens. This is the lens that is always attached to my camera body. I bought this lens because like most photographers I wanted to create creamy blurry backgrounds while keeping my subject in crisp focus and this lens does just that. I highly recommend this to anyone who doesn’t have a 50mm yet, especially beginners. For beginners I would recommend buying this when you first purchase your camera and start using this in place of your kit lens.
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Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III
Second to the 50mm I’ve really enjoyed the 75mm. Now, I will admit this isn’t the best lens to work with. It doesn’t come with image stabilization (IS) so it’s probably best used on a tripod but I have yet to do so. I first bought this lens because the price was affordable $199 brand new or cheaper used/refurbished. I paid about $75 refurbished. I thought I would be able to do some landscape photos with this but have been unsuccessful thus far. But I was blown away when I attened a recent studio workshop and shot some AMAZING portrait shots you can check out the recap blog post or view the gallery to see what I’m talking about. I was confused when they were asking us to bring a telephoto lens to class. But after taking just a few frames I was pleasantly surprised. I’ve already started to incorporate this into a few of my sessions.
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