I often get emails from readers asking what I shoot with and what lenses I use.
I started with the Rebel, then 20D (which I still have), then the 40D. And YAY! I just pre-ordered the 5D Mark II from Amazon! If you are looking to pre-order this lens, you now can. Could I be any more excited?
As far as lenses, this is where the real investment comes in. Investing in good “glass” will make a HUGE difference in your photography. It certainly took mine to that “next level.” Plus if you change your mind, lenses often retain much of their value (unlike cameras).
I urge every one of you to try a prime lens, if you are a zoom shooter. For many years I resisted getting primes. I was lazy, did not want to “zoom with my feet” and felt I would miss shots. Well after a few years with prime lenses, I am in love. I rarely ever put my 24-105L on my camera (my former favorite lens). The prime lenses and being able to shoot wide at apertures of 1.4, 2.2 2.5… really changed the way my photos look and feel.
So what is my favorite lens now? I would have to say it is a tie between my 35L (most used lens for sure) and the 85L (which I suspect when I get my full frame I will use much more). The 50 1.4 lens is great too. I hope to buy the 135L and likely will sell my 70-200 2.8IS. Anyone looking for one?
Hope this was helpful information. If you have more questions, let me know. And if you click through and purchase from amazon using the links below, you will be supporting the time and money I put into the MCP Blog, which I appreciate!