One of the most popular questions that I get asked is what is your favorite lens to shoot with? In my first year of college I was gifted the best lens I have ever tried. The first time that I used the Canon 85mm 1.8 lens I became more passionate, inspired, and more in love with what I do for a living. There is something about this lens that clicked with me. This tool has allowed me to bring to life the images that I had always imagined. Because this lens is so lightweight and compact it is also great for traveling! You will never find me at a photo shoot or traveling without this lens in my bag. If you are new to photography or have just never tried this lens I highly recommend that you do!
Now, notice that I didn’t say this is an L glass lens? For those of you that do not know, L glass lenses are Canon’s top of the line lenses. I’m a huge fan of Canon’s L glass lenses, but as far as the 85mm is concerned the 1.8 is the best (in my opinion). I’ve tried the 85mm 1.2L lens… it is too slow and too heavy in comparison. Also, you cannot beat the price of the 85mm 1.8. It’s a steal!
Please feel free to leave your feedback in the comments section. What is your favorite lens to shoot with? I’d love to hear what lens makes your heart beat faster.
Here are some examples that were shot with my 85mm f/1.8 Canon Lens: