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Top 8 Reasons I Would Date My 24-70 If I Could

One of the traps of photography, in my opinion, is allowing your gear (or lack of gear) to define you as a creative. The honest truth is: if you have nothing to say then no amount of gear will fill that void.
A constant in my career is to be as unobtrusive as I can be with what I bring with me and on me for a shoot. It’s funny to think about but clients, especially those not very camera tech savvy, can become very uncomfortable with a big old long lens shoved in their face! I have literally watched my clients’ demeanor change after chatting with them and working hard to get them comfortable, and then I pick up my Nikon D4 with a 70-200 on it and it’s as if I am armed with a weapon instead of a camera. My takeaway? When I can get away with it, I pack light!

The most helpful lens to help me with packing light but not losing the focal length muscle of a wide and the needed distance and compression of a longer lens is my most favorite lens; my go-to, my ride or die is hands down my Nikon 24-70 VR 2.8. This lens is incredibly versatile, and gives me a level of confidence that I won’t miss my shot when it’s super important! And trust me, it is ALWAYS super important!

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