This past weekend, I attended a conference with fellow Shutter Sister Tracey Clark. At one point in the conference, an attendee approached us:
“I have a question: I’m about to buy a new lens. What’s your favourite lens to shoot with?”
Both Tracey and I both hesitated before answering. The truth is that my “favourite” tends to move around a lot — sometimes, when I’m in portrait-taking mode, my 24-85 mm is all I can see. If I’ve been tapping in my inner photojournalist, I adore my 70-200mm lens. And when I’m all about getting in close, my 60mm Nikkor Micro is the only one that gets any air time.
Finally, Tracey spoke: “You know what? I’m really enjoying my Lensbaby,” she said.
And then I added, “Recently, I’ve dusted off an ancient, fully manual 50mm f1.4, and I’m loving the images that it can capture (like the shot above).”
What about you? What’s your favourite lens these days?