What lens should I buy? 💥Best Pro & FIRST lens to get! 💥

“What lens should I buy?” I answer by revealing two lenses you should own to help take your wedding, fashion and portrait photography from ‘bleh’ to PRO! What’s the first lens you should buy as a beginner photographer? What’s my ‘MUST-HAVE’ favorite lens? I answer both in this vid!

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► What’s in my Camera Bag for Portrait & Engagement Shoots:
► What’s in my Camera Bag for Wedding Photography – Breakdown of all the lenses I use and why:

► Lenses in this video:
Favorite lens: Nikon 85mm 1.4: – Best for photographing portraits and people
Budget lens recommendations:
Nikon 50mm 1.8 D:
Nikon 50mm 1.8 G:
Canon 50mm 1.8:
Sony 50mm 1.8:



Main Camera: Nikon D4

Nikon 24-70mm 2.8 [MUST HAVE LENS]:
Nikon 85mm 1.4 [FAVORITE LENS!]:
Nikon 105mm 2.8 VR Macro:
Nikon 70-200mm 2.8 VR:
Nikon 14-24mm 2.8:
Nikon 24mm 1.4:
Nikon 50mm 1.4:

Camera: Sony A7s
Sound: Sennheiser lavalier
Edited in Adobe Premiere Pro


ABOUT THIS VIDEO: One of the most common questions I get asked is what lens you should buy. So, in this video I’m sharing the two lenses I would recommend: 1. My favorite prime lens + what I consider the best lens for portraits and wedding photography, 2. a great but cheap prime lens I would buy if I were just getting started in photography all over again with a limited budget. This is the perfect FIRST lens to buy for beginner photographers. I use all Nikon lenses, but also share good budget lens options for Canon and Sony photographers (which is what my other half has experience photographing with).

Having the right lenses make a HUGE difference in the quality and look of your photos and will help up-level your photography. So, I hope this video helps answer your question of which lens to invest in. 🙂


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