Canon 50mm f/1.2L USM – This isn’t the first 50mm lens i owned but it was definitely the first one i fell in love with. This 50mm prime lens is one of my go to lenses and the extreme shallow depth of field makes everything beautiful and working in low light a total cinch.
Canon 85mm f/1.2L II USM – What else can i say about this mid-range prime other than wow. This is once amazingly beautiful piece of glass and you get some of the most striking bokeh that i have seen. The only caveat to this lens is it’s strange and rather slow motorized autofocus. Therefore it’s not a great lens for when your subject is in motion but for static models it’s perfect and that’s why this lens remains a staple in my bag.
Canon 5D Mark IV – It’s not the camera that makes the photographer but my 2 Canon 5D Mark IV camera bodies is the backbone that my work is created with. Nothing against Nikon at all. The first camera I ever owned was a Canon my dad bought me when I was a just a kid and ever since then, Canon has been the choice for me.
Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 – This is my art lens. I just love the softness of the lens and how it makes the subjects pop out of the image. It’s not a lens that I use for everyday shooting since it’s limited to manual focus only but I pretty much try to use it at least once or twice in most of the shoots I do. Hard not to love a dreamy tilt-shift image.
Canon 35mm f/1.4L II USM – This is the newest lens in my bag as Canon just recently updated it and it's my next most used lens next to my 50mm prime. This newly updated version has even higher quality construction as the original and It’s just an all around great lens to work with. It’s not too wide when your model is close up but still wide enough for the wider angle compositions. Probably the newest addition to this update is that it helps capture beautiful detail with minimal chromatic aberration and color fringing thanks to Canon’s new BR optics element.
Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM – I was really on the fence on getting this recently updated Mark II version of this legendary lens. Mainly because I have such a strong connection with the original and it being the first L lens I ever owned it was a back a forth struggle before pulling the trigger on this beautiful update. As with the original this lens just make shooting a breeze and I love the addition of the lens lock to prevent the gravity pull that happened frequently on the original version.
Venus 60mm f/2.8 Ultra Macro – This lens is the only non-Canon lens I use in my line up. This is mainly due in part to me not really wanting to invest a whole lot into a lens that for me is dedicated to just details and mainly ring shots. With that said, I could not speak louder about this Chinese made lens. It's taken macro photography to the next level and the sharpness and amazing detail the lens brings out is just flat out amazing.
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM – This telephoto lens is probably the easiest one to fall in love with. This lens feels as great as the images taken with this lens look. Build quality is just amazing, autofocus is quick and snappy and the optics make for some amazing photos. When working with larger venues its a great option to be able to not be right next to your subject and the stabilization help with the overall sharpness of the images.