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  1. Love this! I just got my first DSLR a couple of months ago and already know that I need a telezoom lens – Norwegian mountains and wildlife kinda require one. Haven’t decided what other lens I’m going to buy though so I’ll bookmark this 🙂

  2. I had no idea lenses were so expensive!!! Holy cowwww! I need to start saving my money 😉 How nice that there is a refurbished website though!

  3. So many lenses!! I’m jealous – believe it or not, I mostly just travel with my trusty lil iphone! I used to have an amazing DSLR (Nikon) that I loved, but I left it on a ferry boat in San Fran :'( and since then I haven’t gotten the courage/funds up to purchase another one. Someday the time will be right! I still love reading about other peoples’ photography, though… keep those lenses safe!

  4. Your pictures are so gorgeous! I am definitely going to have to check out some of your lenses.I’m still majorly learning how to use my camera haha!

  5. I’m so jealous of your 5d mk ii. Although with all of the additions to the line of 5ds, this camera might drop low enough for me to purchase at some point in the future.

    I use the canon 60d and have mostly zoom lenses. My favorite is the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L. I can’t remember if I have the first version or the second with IS or not. Either way, we had saved up a bunch of points on our credit card and added a few amazon gift cards for me to make the purchase. When I got it, I was disappointed that it wasn’t wide enough. Can you imagine? So I purchased a cheap Sigma along with it. I think it was 8-16mm F/4-5.6. Anyway, I’ve loved both lenses. The canon is really stable and a work horse. I use it almost all of the time. I love the zoom and low light capabilities of it. And the wide angle, I’ve just about killed. I took it on the beach and got sand all up in it. *sigh* And then I got a filter stuck onto it. I’ve been really mean to it… But now that I’ve had such a wide range of options, I don’t think I could ever go back to just the nifty fifty.

    I love what you are doing with your prime lenses, though. I feel like prime are much better for obtaining sharper images.

    Can I ask what bag you use? I use a book bag we got from Costco for $30, but it ends up feeling extremely heavy, and the zipper just broke. 🙁 (It will still zip, but the zipper is split in half if you know what I mean?) I’d love to know what you use and if you recommend it. I imagine you’d want to use a very light weight bag that is easy to carry considering you have so many lenses and travel so frequently!

  6. Thank you Sara for your lens reviews. Though I no longer shoot in the Canon system, your observations about focal lengths are valid in any system and have certainly helped me assemble my travel kit of prime lenses. I hope you are faring well in 2020 and look forward to reading more of your articles

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