Favorite lenses for 2015!

Now it sounds pretty cliche to talk sorta in the beginning to mid wedding season and shooting season about lenses you prefer. I have tried so many lenses and I have a sweet spot for all of them in my heart but some more than others for what I shoot. I have gotten m camera bag down to three lenses for weddings and engagements that seem to fit perfectly and then mix and match other lenses for newborns and portraits. The last lens I have purchased was the 100mm F/2.8L macro lens from canon, reviewing this lens, the best way to describe it is... Phenomenal! There are 50mm macros and lenses above and in between, but this one from canon being the L series lens is superb. The other two lenses I use is the 24-70 F/2.8L (first generation) and also the 70-200 F/2.8L (also first generation). You're probably wondering why such expensive lenses? Well here is an analogy for purchasing them.

  • The aperture 
  • The build quality
  • The spherical elements (more in the L series or higher end lenses than kit lenses) 
  • Full frames only fit the high to mid level lenses
  • Warranties for these lenses tend to be a bit better
  • Sharpness 
  • The image quality is awesome! 
  • Fits on every camera I own (full frame and cropped) 
  • The dynamic range is much more pronounced in images based on more glass inside and more elements

Lens Line up

  • 24-70MM F/2.8L- The lens I tend to use most of the time, Some call it the lazy person lens some people don't. I get a lot of variety with this lens, granted it isn't a wider apertured lens like most of the primes, but..... It does well in low light and image quality for what I photograph.

  • 70-200MM F/2.8L- Antoehr great lens, yet I don't use it as much as I should. I tend to gravitate towards the 24-70 more than this lens, but equally as good lens if not sharper. Much heavier but the quality is there for images and even the build of it.

  • 100MM Macro F2.8L- This lens is neck and neck for the the amount of use compared to the 24-70. But in aspect to what I shoot, I use it a tad less due to space where it is a prime lens. Mostly for Ring shots or close detailed shots like eye lashes on babies or even some small hand or lace details. I tend to not use it for portraits but if need be is still a great lens, in comparison to the 135mm F/2L from canon, they are both outstanding lenses.

 

Now no one is required to have name brand lenses, but remember, The Canon, Sony, Nikon brand lenses are designed for the gear you have and should always have a warranty on it. Yes Sigma, and Tamron make awesome lenses as well. but that is for you to choose which to buy. 

 

Happy reading!