Q : This question is from Shaleena.
Hi.. I am a new Michigan based Photographer. I was looking at your work and I love
it. I was looking into buying a micro lens..what type do you use?? Looking at your
pics, it looks like you use a 50 mm lens for portraits.. what is your typicla lens
Sorry for all the questions, but I love photography and I am trying to grow my
business and I really want great equipment.. I shoot with Canon.. do you?
A : Yes, we shoot with Canon. We use canon 5d’s, 30d and 7d. We are not sure about a micro lens ? But for macro lens, we use Canon 100 mm 2.8. And our typical lens for weddings are Canon 70-200 2.8 IS, Canon 16-35 2.8, Canon 135 2.0, Sigma 12-24 4.5, Canon 50mm 1.4 , Canon 24-70 2.8 .
We love using the 50mm 1.4 for portraits and focus mostly on the eyes. But this varies depending on the feel that we want to see in the image. We use our other lenses too for portrait work.
Good luck on your business Shaleena ! =) And to the rest of you, you can check our her work Leosage Images Photography at http://leosageimages.com/ .
Q : This question is from one of our dearest friends who happen to be just one amazing photographer as well ! Portia =)
One more quick question. I was looking into getting a new lens to do portrait shots. I had a prime lens in mind. I already have a 70-200mm but it’s really too big and heavy and requires a steady hand to get sharp shots.
What I really want is to get a good bokeh and if it could serve as both a portrait and macro that’s ideal. If I should just stick to a non-macro prime lens, then so be it.
A : That would be ideal to get a multi purpose lens. But we noticed that Canon really builds a particular lens for some particular shots. So we bought a macro lens Canon 100 2.8 and a portrait lens. We use mostly Canon 50mm 1.4. We would love to get the L lens Canon 50mm 1.2 but it’s a little bit too pricey for us at the moment with the .2 increase on the bokeh. So go for the one you were looking at Canon 50mm 1.4. Pretty sure you’d love it. And even if you don’t, it’s just about $350.00. So not too bad. And then get another for your macro lens. But then if you find one that works well for you, let us know! We’d like to check it out.
Please check out our dear friend’s website, Portia is one amazing photographer! http://www.portia-soderberg.com/ . We’re a big fan !!! Love you girl !
- pam and ritchie