Tip of the Day – A versatile lens

Tip of the Day – A versatile lens

When working up close with dogs during a multiple dog session, and the dogs are different sizes, which lens is the best to choose so you aren’t constantly switching?

I find the focal length range of my 24-70mm lens is perfect for working with any size dog up close. With bigger dogs, I zoom right out to 24mm to capture expressive close-range images. With little dogs (and Pippa here is seriously tiny!) I zoom in more to give a more natural view and not overwhelm the dog with a lens all up in their face. This photo was shot at 65mm – very close to the maximum for this lens – and it’s hands-down my very favourite shot of Pippa from the session.

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II, Canon EF 24-70mm ƒ/2.8L II @ 65mm, ISO 800, 1/800 sec, ƒ/2.8

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