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Favorite lens…?

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted and for that I apologize.  Our season is in full swing now and I’m going a million miles an hour.  This is normally how I go, but my past couple of weeks have been a bit crazier than normal.  We made a few small trips followed with family in town followed with…and…this…and…;)

I’ve received quite a few questions from some of you and I am anxious to get some of those answered.  Feel free to email me if there is something in particular you would like to learn.

Some of you have asked about the lenses I use.  Honestly, it varies.  For kids, I try and keep it simple.  I focus more on the children and less on my equipment because I realize how much faster I have to move with them.  My lens of choice is the 50mm 1.2.  I loooove that lens.  It does require me to work a lot harder because I am the one zooming in versus the lens being the one that zooms for me.  However, it doesn’t take long to get used to being the one that moves.

Another bonus to the 50mm is the depth of field.  People have asked me how I get the background so blurry.   There are several reasons for the blurred background (it would be a looong post if I shared all the details)…one of them being the fact that the 50mm is a fixed lens vs. a zoom lens like the 24-70mm.  I’m trying to keep the details to a minimum…not wanting to confuse anyone.

Depending on what camera body you use, there are a few other 50mm lenses that are less expensive: the 50mm 1.8 and the 50mm 1.4.  We also have the 50mm 1.4 (Jeremy uses this one on occasion during a wedding) and it is a great lens.  The image above was taken with the 50mm 1.4.  Choosing the right lens for you is based more on your price point and the kind of camera you use than anything else.  These two lenses will do a great job capturing moments for you…it’s just a matter of preference.;)

I hope this helps…have a happy Monday!;)

Kendra Beutler - Thanks, Mel! Will have to pass this info on to Jason. Miss you!May 7, 2010 – 8:04 am

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