Happy Thursday, friends! Today we are bringing you another installment of What’s in Our Bag. We’ve been doing these posts for a few weeks now to pay homage to our very favorite lenses; the one’s that we feel suit our shooting style and fit really well with what we do (wedding photography).
Today we are going to be talking about our 24-70 – which is kind of ironic because it may or may not have gotten run over by a car at a recent Wedding. But you guys – and I swear to you this is true – this friggin’ lens is built so well that it got run over by a car and we were still able to use it for the rest of the day. Let me say that again just in case the people in the back couldn’t hear. IT GOT RUN OVER BY A CAR AND THE THING STILL WORKED.
Which is why I will never again complain about how big and bulky this lens is (it’s both of those things, but apparently it’s also indestructible).
**insert serious plug for equipment insurance here**
This not-easy-on-the-pocketbook lens is really fabulous when you aren’t quite sure what’s going to happen next. In a super cramped room capturing the Bride getting ready (with 37 of her closest friends and family)? This baby is a great go to. In the middle of the celebratory circle during the hora? The 24-70 is perfection. It allows us to capture the scene and tell a full story with an image even when we can’t stand back as far as we would like (sometimes, even though our feet are ready to zoom, we find ourselves up against a wall). It creates some pretty noticeable distortion around 24, so we have just found that we have to be careful where we place people in the frame when we are shooting wide with this puppy. It’s great for exteriors, too.
So, in short, we love our 24-70. Incredibly versatile, very reliably sharp and fast. As soon as it gets back from the Nikon Hospital, we will probably throw it a party. You’re all invited, of course.