February 17, 2018
Attention all of my 2018 and future brides! I have some super exciting news!!
Recently, I was fortunate enough to be able to add a new baby to my camera bag! Allow me to introduce the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro Lens!! My fellow wedding photogs out there know why I’m so excited about this, but for my brides, this is the lens that allows for those STUNNING, stop you mid-scroll, super close up ring shots that I’m sure you’ve come across on your online wedding planning ventures! This lens has been on my radar for years, well before I knew I wanted to be a wedding photographer. Now that I’m starting to book more and more weddings(!!!), I knew I had to add it to my bag ASAP to be able to deliver the best of the best ring shots to my brides. Your engagement and wedding rings are the physical symbols of love between you and your soul mate and they deserve just as much attention as the dress you wear, the flowers you carry, and the shoes you’ll be walking in towards your future spouse!
I absolutely can not wait to use this lens on a real wedding day!! It may sound silly, but I got my rings cleaned specifically to test this bad boy out, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint! I have been drooling over other photographers close up ring shots for over a year now, just dreaming of the day I can create my own. Well that day was today!! Check out the seriously gorgeous work this lens is capable of producing below!
Now for my “official” review – I LOVE IT. The speed is about a 9 on a scale of 1 (slow) to 10 (fast), the bokeh is soft and beautiful, really allowing the subject in focus to almost “pop” off the background, and the overall feel of the lens is such good quality. Although it is most popularly used as a Macro lens for impressive close-up shots, it is also extremely capable of serving as a lens you could use to get a good shot from a further distance away due to it’s longer focal length. If this lens is on your wishlist, I would highly recommend taking the plunge. No buyers remorse here!! 🙂