Questions about my camera & lenses are a frequent occurance…and so I thought it would be a lot easier to just create a post about them all. That way, when someone asks about the stuff in my camera bag, I can say “I think I blogged about that one time…say hi to the sidebar search engine for me”. Not that I would say that. It would be snarky. I might want to say that…but I wouldn’t. I was homeschooled afterall. Gotta represent.
So here’s my current camera studs…
I LOVE this camera. Not that I didn’t love my other camera. I did. I still do. But upgrading to this puppy from the Rebel XSi
was the up there in ‘Katie’s best days of her life list’ securing definitely a spot in the top five. I can only liken the results to this very masculine analogy – the Rebel was like DVD…Markie Mark (what I call the Mark II) is like BluRay. The Rebel was like nosebleed seats at a little leagues football game…Markie Mark is like sidelining it with the Steelers at the Superbowl. Of course they win. Duh. The Rebel was like regular viewing of The Biggest Loser. Markie Mark is High Def viewing of The Biggest Loser…where you can see each dimpling cellulited roll upon roll and each dramatic drop of sweat and then each perk of a promising little muscle and then each bit of confetti as it lands on Jillian’s spandexed bootie.
When I upgraded cameras, I also upgraded 50mm lenses. I started with the nifty fifty lens (the 50mm f/1.8 ) and loved it. I rarely took it off the camera body. But I heard such great reviews about the brother (the 50mm f/1.4 ) that I had to give it a whirl…and let me tell, love this piece of glass. It’s now my go-to lens for portraits and photoshoots. As long as I am not shooting running children or am in a confined space, I will pick this lens every single time.
Lastly, when I switched to Markie Mark, my kit lens (18-55mm f/3.5
) from the Rebel would not work…the type of lens wasn’t right for this camera (it was a EF-S and the Markie Mark takes EF only). So I stashed all my christmas money, I socked away all the money I could from photoshoots and we sold a few things….and I saved up for this GORGEOUS little lady.
It’s the 24-70mm f/2.8. Thud. Woosh woosh wooosh.
Yeah that was me, dying and going to heaven. I have decided that this puppy is my workhorse lens. It works like a dog and a couple of camels. It’s awesome. VERY versatile…and the 2.8 fstop is perfect for low lighting shots. Plus it’s perfect for me because I am constantly running around and want to shoot everything from a screaming child to a close shot of a leaf to photos of our house for the blog.
Okay – so I hope you enjoyed crashing my camera bag….and I’d love to hear about your camera situation…is it a point-and-shoot? maybe you are just starting your journey in DSLRs? Or perhaps you just want to celebrate the joy I get out of these tools? Because I do…consider me the queen of celebration….imagine me right now shaking my hiney in the mirror…yes, it looks like a velociraptor eating dead prey…but all that weird movement is all for the joy of photography!