Some things never change. One thing that hasn’t for me is my love of lenses.
Maybe I was impressed when I was 18 by my then college photography professor, Karl, who was from Germany, had a thick accent and scared the hell out of everyone with his booming voice and tall presence.
He would photograph grizzly bears, racing cars and motorcycles with his Leica 35MM camera and his images we’re stunning.
I naively asked him back then: “If I get a Leica will my pictures look like yours?”
Hey, I was young. What can I say. I really, really wanted to create sharp, high quality images.
I still love a high quality lens. To me this is where it all starts.
Obviously the camera and lens make not the photographer. But it helps.
Way back the seeds of appreciation were planted in my somewhat fertile brain that a good lens was a valuable tool. Hence, my appreciation for the Zeiss line, which I currently use 100% in all my photography.
The Batis Zeiss line is my main go to. Either the 85MM or my all time fave, the 135MM.
Images shown here all shot with those lenses.
Whatever brand one runs with, the main thing that matters most is the quality if the sharpness and resolving power of the lens. This, for the most part seems to show up as the price of the lens rises. You get what you pay for.
Of course there are exceptions to the rule. I’ve seen stunning results from a good old fashioned standard 50MM lens. I knew a commercial/industrial photographer who used a $30.00 lens he found at a yard sale. Who knew?
It works if it works. I like doing my research and testing. And when settled in on a lens system that works will use and profit from for many, many years. And I treat them like my own children.
I refer to exact lenses used in my monthly lighting mastermind presentations. Last month’s replay is 1.5 hours, loaded with gold, and in the forum for members. HERE
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