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Staff Recommendations: Our Fave Lenses

Staff Recommendations: Our Fave Lenses

Lens selection is key to what and how you photograph a scene. For landscape photographers, many lean towards wide angle options; for portrait photographers we tend to want to shoot a little longer.

In this post we wanted to share some staff selections. Their go-to lenses and why, covering genres from Sports to Wildlife to Travel and Portraits.

Dennis, is one of the co-managers of our rentals department has several faves, making the point that your fave lens will have a lot to do with what you're photographing.

For Sports Dennis loves the Canon 300mm f/2.8, it allows you to reach farther while maintaining sharpness.

Dennis loves the colors of the Canon 50mm f/1.2, which is a great all purpose lens and allows you to capture anything from people to food and more. And he loves to stretch things out with the Canon 14mm f/2.8 rectilinear lens for moments like these, capturing live shows.


Hilary is one of our buyers, she loves to travel and has lived abroad too. During the pandemic she started shooting long to capture wildlife, specifically birds. Her go to lens on the Sony system is the Sony FE 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 GM OSS which she uses on her Sony A7III.

Check out more of Hilary's Bird Photos on her IG Feed.

Then there's me, I'm Kate, I run the educational programming for Glazer's as well a lot of community engagement. If you know me, you know I'm a Fujifilm owner. If I had to leave the house with only one lens, it would be the 35mm f/1.4 lens (50mm equivalent on full-frame). I spent a few years travelling and living out of a camera bag and suitcase and in that time I used that lens for thousands of frames, from travel and landscape to street photography and portraits.


I cannot express how versatile that focal length is, it's a great way to get a lens allows for a brighter aperture. So if you're in the market for one lens, to walk around with that lets in lots of light, check out the Nifty Fifty equivalent for your camera brand.

See what I'm up to on IG, I love to list camera, lens, lighting, etc... in each shot. 

The ever loved Nifty Fifty

If you want to pick up a Nifty Fifty of your own, we have linked to options from a variety of brands below:

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8
Canon RF 50mm f/1.8
Fujifilm 35mm f/2
Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8
Nikon Z 50mm f/1.8
Olympus M Zuiko 25mm f/1.8
Panasonic LUMIX G 25mm f/1.7
Sony E 50mm f/1.8

Let us know if you have any questions and thanks for reading!

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