Jun 12, 2013

What's in the Bag - Volume 5


Allow me to introduce you to my new love. My 24-70mm 2.8 lens is my new favorite sweetheart lens. It is such a useful lens for portraits and particularly rocks in a close-up, full frame head-shot style portrait. It captures rich, stunning color and has been an absolute treat to add to my kit. This lens is absolutely an investment (around a thousand dollars) but is worth its weight in gold.

To be honest, I'm still in the honeymoon phase with this lens so I haven't yet found anything I don't love about it. The only challenge I've had so far is that (after forgetting to order a UV filter when I bought the lens) I am still filter-less and the local camera shop which is closing, so that stresses me out when I'm shooting. Need to remedy this ASAP!

  • sidenote : I use a UV filter on every single lens I own. Especially because I hate lenscaps so the filter protects the glass of the lens. That's it.

Now, I ought to tell you that this is one of two lenses in my bag that is not a Nikkor lens. I actually bought a Sigma. I decided to do this knowing that this lens was going to spend most of its life in the studio and not being used & abused outside in the elements thus rendering the Nikkor casing overkill. Plus it saved me about a thousand bucks.

Do you have this lens? How do you use it and what do you love or hate about it?

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