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What’s in my bag? 50mm 1.4

A lot of people have been asking me about lenses and gear recently, so at the urging of my husband I decided to blog about what is inside my camera bag. I am going to write individual posts about the items so that you can get a better understanding of the pros and cons of each item.

I am a Canon girl all the way, so all of the gear that I show will be Canon. First off is my favorite lens to shoot with. My 50mm 1.4. This lens is simply amazing. The focal length is perfect and the bokeh is gorgeous, and it focuses fast. Every Time someone asks me what the first lens they should purchase is I tell the a 50mm, because they are so versatile. I prefer prime/fixed lenses over zooms because the clarity and quality is just outstanding, and I love shooting wide open so a lens like the 50mm 1.4 is an amazing lens that really defines my style. I would say that about 75-80% of the photos I take on a wedding day are with this lens. I have plenty of other lenses which I usually use for specific things, but I am really just in love with the 50mm. Don’t get me wrong I have been eyeing the 50mm 1.2, so if anyone feels the need to buy it for me, I would not mind a bit.

Here are a few shots of Rick and Bethany taken with my 50mm…

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Would love the 50mm 1.2 as well, but Nikon has not come out with an auto-focus 1.2 yet. Boo :-( One point for Canon, I guess!

I love my 50mm 1.4!! :) Such gorgeous images it produces!

Beautiful pictures! Love the 50mm 1.4!

Paige Sanchez

Is this Rick McDonald ????


Yes it is. If you look under weddings you will see Rick and Bethany’s wedding photos!

I love mine too.
Magic : )
Hey, love you forever if you could come over and leave a comment for the girl I interviewed today. She is pretty nervous. I don’t like when people are nervous!

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