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What I’ve learned about lenses so far

  • When photographing indoor sports you really want the fastest possible lens you can afford (and a camera that can handle high ISO). I’m using a 24-70/2.8 and a 70-200/2.8 - if possible I also like to use a flash.
  • For portraits I like something in the 90-150mm range, I use a 90mm/2.8 and the zooms above. And a couple of flashes when there isn’t good natural light.
  • For travel, as light as possible - in most cases you want to go with a zoom that can go wide. I don’t have any wider than 24mm but I’m really interested in getting something as wide as 14 or 16 mm. But having a fast lens isn’t that important. Also a mini tripod like the Manfrotto Pixi.
  • For conferences and similar events, fastest possible lenses you can afford. You also need something wide and also a tele … in other words, the same lenses as for indoor sports. And a camera with a quite shutter.
  • Flowers. A macro lens, I like the 90mm range. Also, photo stacking is great … and a sturdy tripod !!!
  • For daily carry. Something like a 24-70 zoom on a small camera.
  • For walking around and challenge yourself, a 24mm or 40mm or something similar.
  • For nature, a wide lens and probably also a huge zoom if you want to take photos of animals.
Up next Eventful week so far, traveled almost 900km, taught the same course in three different cities, the house were my sister have/had her apartment burned “down”, first day at office today … after 2 months away, created a huge list of todos from the emails - will take quite some time to check off that list, spent my first real day at home for two weeks, got angry at people who writes emails and think that I can read their minds. Eventful week so far, traveled almost 900km, taught the same course in three different cities, the house were my sister have/had her apartment Back home after unusually many days on the road
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