At the end of last year, I took a big step that may have been long overdue. I made a commitment, in investment form.
I purchased a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens.
While the camera body is usually a photographer's first investment, good glass makes a world of difference. In many ways, I think the lens matters even more than the body. To an extent. The most important factor of all, however, isn't in a photographer's camera bag at all. It's in how they use it.
But the equipment does matter.
And I love this lens. It is a BEAST.
When I made the decision to invest in this lens, it was also a commitment to myself to take my photography to the next level. So I set a goal for myself: to use the lens for a photo shoot at least monthly. At least. I don't want this to be a substantial purchase that just sits in my closet. It is a tool for me to use, to improve the work I do.
Earlier this month, I put the lens to use for the first time. And what better way than to photograph the great band, Mission South, at their first concert of 2013 at Black Cat. The show was amazing. The lens was amazing. I mean, I was swooning whilst shooting, audibly even...
I'll be sharing some more pictures from the concert and about the awesomeness that is Mission South next week, so stay tuned. (I'm waiting on and hoping for my film shots that are being developed!)
For now, here's a little teaser, compliments of the 70-200mm...
I can't wait to put this bad boy to work even more and share the shots with you all! And if anyone wants to know more about my thoughts regarding the lens (technical talk and what not), happy to share that as well.