Probably every photographer gets questions about their gear. Me including. So, today I want to share with you what lenses I use in my photography. Lets start with my favorite one.
Over a year ago I was thinking hard whether to buy Nikkor 105mm/f2.8 mm or 24-70mm zoom lens and then desided to go with macro. It`s not a secret today that I truly fell in love with this lens right away when I took the first photo with it. I made the right decision to buy this lens.
It`s super sharp, high quality lens and according to what it can do – it is very affordable. I take almost all of my photos with it. Even most of my self-portraits. I don’t have a very stable hand when taking photos, but even though it is slightly heavy lens I am still able to take sharp photos by handheld if I want to here in the northern light.
On a bright days when there’s light available I always keep shutter speed faster to achieve great, sharp photos by handheld. On gray days I can sometimes need my cameras ISO help. (You should always find out what is the highest limit of your cameras ISO value you can use, not to get too grainy images.) I am not afraid of having a little noice in my photos (only prints are exception). In some photo styles it even suites great. That been said, my personal starting point still is to always keep the ISO value 100, if I possibly can.
Even though I love this lens, there’s still situations when I go with my 50mm f/1.4 lens. 50mm is the lens that so many photographers starts with and then never completely stop using it. Yes, it is a perfect everyday lens for almost any situations. I would recommend that lens to every beginner. In winter, from November to February, here in Finland it is very dark. At that time there’s days when it`s impossible to use macro. There’s also areas when 50mm is just better to work with. Flat ley photos for example `cause it do have a fairly long focal length.
Every now and then I’ve dream of 200mm. I love to capture details and to photograph birds is something I also desire. So, every now and then I dream of having a 200mm. But at the moment my 105mm and 50mm will work great for me. I would love to know if you use 105mm yourself?
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