The Very Best Lens to Match My Photography Style

Your favorite lens, or the lens you use most, defines your style.

My favorite lens has always been the 50mmf/1.2. I never thought much about why I liked it until now – it was simply the lens I most often naturally gravitated toward using.

A few reasons why I like the 50mmf/1.2:

– It picks up most accurately what I see with my natural eyes, so the photos look more intimate.

– It allows me to be closer to my subjects.

– It’s not too bulky.

– It is a prime lens so it forces me to physically get up, move, and get creative.

– The AF (auto focus) is fast.

– Low aperture allows for low light photos without flash

– Photos taken with the 50mmf/1.2 look most organic and natural to me.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Christine

    Thanks for sharing! I love every single one of your posts and you inspire me everyday to practice and get better at photography.

    Hoping to get your advice on lenses as you mentioned above: What are your thoughts on the 50mm f/1.4 and how big of a difference is there to the f/1.2? Also, if you have a 50mm, do you think that covers mid-range well enough or would you suggest still needing a mid range like the 24-70mm?

    Thank you!

  2. Farly

    Hello,wanna ask about the comparison between 50mm 1,8
    do u had an experience..?

  3. Wil

    I don’t use it as much but it is by far my most favorite lens; Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS MK2. I love shooting action shots and this lens is very sharp even for portraits.

    Thanks for your tips/comments about the Canon 50mm f1.2L. I’m looking into getting that or the Canon 100mm f2.8L IS Macro.

  4. Christine C.

    If I could have one lens and one lens only, it would be the 50mm1.2. With most things, I think spending the extra money for better quality is worth it. The 1.8 is a great starter lens but if you plan on going further I would invest in the best. 🙂

    Christine – If you prefer more flexibility I would suggest the 24-70. I shot with that as my primary lens for a few years!

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