Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Photography Wish List - Lenses

The best photographers are those who make do with the camera that they have on hand, that much is true. However, being human, I know that I can dream of having something else. Currently, I use a Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS USM lens. It is a spectacular lens and I use it about 85% of the time. For those other times, I use either a Canon EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM lens and the cheap but still very nice Canon EF 50 f/1.8 lens.

The shot below was made using the 24-105 lens and a Canon 5D Mark II. The sharpness and clarity of the photos produced using this lens is unmistakable and the shallow depth-of-field produced by an f/4 aperture is great for making your subjects pop from the background.

However, and since this is a wish, I would like to use a different set of lens. If I were given a choice, I would like to use the Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L USM lens for daily use and a Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L II IS USM lens for portraits and for those times when I need a telephoto lens. The f/2.8 aperture would be great in low-light conditions and the shallow depth-of-field would make for a more interesting shot. Both of these lenses are shorter than the one I am currently using but I really don't mind that. Cameras now a days have a million megapixels so cropping the pictures up would still produce a sizable shot.

Ok, I'm exaggerating there but 20 megapixels for the Canon 5D Mark II is already a big picture. If you crop the picture in half, 10 megapixels, you could still get an 8x10-inch print out of it. So, the focal length of the lens is not my primary concern; the bigger aperture is. And if I were to choose, I'd get those two lenses in a pinch. :)

Photo made at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Shot made with a Canon 5D Mark II with a Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS USM lens. Want a great backpack for your DSLR? Check out my review of my favorite bag, the Lowepro Versapack 200 AWhere and here. Photo was post-processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.

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