A photographers kit tells a lot about his interests and preferred subject matter so we thought it might be interesting to give you an overview of the team’s current kit(s).
In the past we wrote several “The Team’s favourite lenses articles which might be interesting to you, if you would like to track the development of our interests.
- The Team’s favourite lenses – April 2017 Edition
- The Team’s favorite lenses – October 2017 Edition
- The Team’s favorite lenses – May 2018 Edition
|Lens||Number of Pictures||Share|
|Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG DN||429||24%|
|Sigma 35mm F2 Dg Dn||292||17%|
|Zeiss Loxia 2.4/25||105||6%|
|Voigtländer APO Macro 2.5/110||99||6%|
|Samyang 1.8/75 AF||58||3%|
|Sony FE 4/16-35 ZA||34||2%|
Breakdown of my three star images taken in 2021 by lens used
Voigtländer 1.2/40 (most used lens by some margin)
It has been my most used lens for years now. It got some competition by the Sigma 2/35 and TTA 1.4/50 but it at least outcompeted the Sigma for me.
In early 2021 my daughter was born and that has of course changed my life and with it my photography. Maybe 50% of the images I take are of her and here the compact Voigtländer again showed its versatility. For portraits the bokeh is almost always very smooth. If I focus very close I sometimes like the softer look caused by much increased SA and when I don’t I stop down to f/1.7 to get rid of it.
Before my daughter was born and when she was very young and sleeping a lot, I did many photo rides. Most often with the 1.2/40 and the Sigma 100-400 in my sling bag. I would like to bring my Loxia 2.4/25 as well but that doesn’t fit in the bag so I am happy to stitch when the 40mm are too narrow.