Thursday, January 9, 2014

Camera Bag Addition!

I am happy to introduce the new addition to my camera bag the Canon 50mm f/1.4. Buying this lens has been at the back of my mind for a long time. I choose the 85 mm f/1.8 that I bought a little over a year ago over this lens. So I am very excited to get this lens. It will be a lot of fun playing with the lens for my Project 52 this year. For me this is my smallest focal length lens and the largest aperture in my camera bag.

I decided to go with the f/1.4 over the f/1.8 because I think that having the f/1.4 will give me more range. Also I like that the mount on the f/1.4 is metal instead of plastic. The quality feels better. However, I have heard great reviews of the f/1.8 and I think that it would be a great lens to have. I just felt like I would invest more money into the lens instead of buying the f/1.8 and then in a couple of years buying the f1.4.

The little black dot on the lens cap is a cap catcher. I also have one of these on my 85 mm and it is a life saver. I am always putting my lens cap in a jacket or jean pocket and forgetting where it is so these are great. Another accessory I already placed on the lens is the circular polarizer filter. I like to have filters on my lens to protect them. I bought my lens through Amazon and then bought a accessory kit separately on Amazon here. There were options to get the lens and a kit all together and I found that if I bought the lens and the kit separate I saved money (this is with Prime membership). The kit has three different filters, the cap catcher, lens hood, cleaning cloth, and extra lens cap. 

I can not wait to see if this becomes my favorite lens over my 85mm. What is your favorite lens in your camera bag? 


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