Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) has announced its selection of the best gear for 2020. It ranges from cameras and lenses, all the way to accessories such as smartphone lights, memory cards, and even prints.
So I’m down at the dock at the cottage and I decided that I wanted to snap a photo of my coffee to post a fairly typical, quick and easy Instagram banger.
Since the purpose of this photo was straight to social, I arranged the composition and then pulled out my phone to snap the picture (because why would a manufacturer build a camera with Android to be able to do this on an actual camera…).
After snapping the photo, I decided that it actually looked pretty decent – nice enough that I had to run back up to the cottage to grab my DSLR with an 85mm f/1.4…because, well, you know…bokeh.
Thinking of buying a new lens, but not sure which one you’d like? There’s a new fun website called What the Lens, and it helps you choose the lens based on the photos you like. After the fun website that helps you find your film soulmate, this one pairs you and your camera with the perfect lens.
Photographer Willie C created the website to help undecided photographers pick out the lens that would be best for them. It analyzes the exif data of the photos you choose and suggest a lens based on them.
So, after last week’s post “5 Wedding Photos you Can’t Take With A 24-70 (Also, Why the 24-70 is a Crap Lens Choice” and the
smack down enlightened discussion that followed, I thought we’d do a one-eighty this week and look at why a 24-70 f/2.8 could just be the best lens ever made.