22/07/2009 6 lens from 10mm to 300mm

My equipment starts to look like very nice even if I'm still dreaming of a Canon 5D MKII. By now, I have 6 lenses for every use and I don't plan to buy some more soon ... the next target is the 5D MKII!

My first lens is a Canon EF-S 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 IS. It's an ok lens sold as a kit with my Canon 450D. I don't think that I'm going to use it anymore actually because my others lenses overlap its uses with higher quality.

My second lens is a Canon EF 70-300mm F/4.0-5.6 USM IS. Very good price for the quality, I'm using it mainly for animal pictures, portrait when far from the subject. I bought it right after I bought my camera and did my first macro pictures because of the nice depth of field but require to be at 1.5m minimum to take the pictures.

My third lens is a Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM. I become in love with fixed focal lenses with this one. The use of fixed focal lenses bring life to picture because it implies that the protographer need to be more dynamic. The large aperture brings such a nice depth of field blur. Very nice for low light.

My forth lens is a Canon EF 28mm F/1.8 USM. I use it for full portrait pictures or two persons portraits pictures. The apperture is very nice for low light and the focal makes it great in house lens.

My fifth is a Canon EF 100mm F/2.8 USM. My macro lens... 100mm at F/2.8, that a crazy beautyful depth of field! Despite the USM motor, autofocus is quite slow so the subject better not to move too much. Pictures are very sharped with a minimum focus distance at 31cm, perfect for great macro pictures!

Mu sixth is a Canon EF-S 10-22mm F/3.5-4.5 USM. My very wide angle lens, many for landscapes! It can be used for fish-eyes portrait. The only issue with this lens is that it can't be used on full frame camera like every EF-S lenses ...

With a Canon Speedlite 580EX flash, an Opteka Battery Pack Grip and other accessories, it makes me a happy photographer!

I did a little experiment using all my lenses taking pictures for the same positions to show the effect of the focal distance.

50 000 pictures later, my passion for experimenting with photography is still on and lot of new projects are on they way! There is never enought photography projects so if you have some ideas and topics for me, just let me know!

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