I often get emails and messages asking about the equipment I use to take my photos. I’m happy to share my camera and lens with you but I must say that I am a firm believer in content and editing over expensive equipment. Though my husband and I are not professional photographers, I hope that you will find this post somewhat helpful.
Our current camera is the Canon 70D. This is a good base camera. I love the touch screen and wifi access. The autofocus is pretty good and I like the flip out screen– these are all basics you’d find on any dslr nowadays (Image below is with the 18-55mm which is the lens that was included with the camera aka the kit lens).
The 50mm lens is a good beginner lens. The image quality is very good. It offers a good bokeh (blurred background) when the subject in the photo is close to the camera. Theres really nothing bad about this lens. It is the most user-friendly, the easiest to learn from and the lens I recommend to anyone just getting into photography or for someone looking for a budget friendly good lens.
We use the 85mm lens mostly for outfit photos and any close up shots. It captures great details and offers excellent bokeh but it took us a little time to get used to it and learn how to use it. The downside to this lens is that the photographer will also have to stand pretty far back to take a full body outfit shot as the angle is more narrow (I am standing about 25 ft away from my husband who is taking the photo). You will not be able to take flat lays with this camera. But if you learn how to use it, it can take some amazing photos
This 24mm wide angle lens is flat in shape which is why it has the nickname, “pancake”. The photographer can get a decent shot of the background while standing near the subject (I am standing about 5 ft away from my husband in the image below). The downside of the lens is that there is no bekeh and image quality is not as sharp and clear.