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Photography Gear Week Day 4 of 4: Canon 5D Mark III With Canon 70-200mm F2.8 Lens

Canon 5D Mark III - Canon Professional Lenses

UNEDITED image shot by John (assistant)

Dueling Cameras 
The Canon 5D Mark III with the Canon 70-200mm L F2.8 lens pictured to the far left along with the Canon 24-70mm L F2.8 are two of my core go to lenses especially for corporate event photography. Since I have a second Canon 5D Mark III (not pictured), I can use a dual camera strap to have one lens on each side.

I kept the small lens pictured which is a Canon 50mm F1.8 to give some perspective on the size of professional lenses. However, the 50mm (nifty fifty) is hard to beat for around $125.

Focal Range For Photographers
Whether you are shooting with professional or consumer photography gear, the 24mm to 200mm range will cover most anything you shoot from wide angle to telephoto needs. That's a key reason why the two larger lenses on the left are likely covered by most professional photographers pending there exact shooting needs of course. (Soccer and football are two quick, potential exceptions that come to mind.)

The Nifty Fifty
I got my first real camera for Christmas in 1981 which will be 35 years ago this Christmas. It came with a 50mm F2.0 lens. The core kit lens with film cameras of that time period was a 50mm lens which is also known as a prime lens because it has one focal length and doesn't zoom. Even today, it's a good idea to pick up a 50mm prime to keep in your bag. *Canon has 3 versions: 50mm F1.8 for $125, 50mm F1.8 for $349 and 50mm F1.2 $1,349.

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