Using EF-S lenses for paid work?

Started May 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
Eric Sorensen
Eric Sorensen Veteran Member • Posts: 4,641
Pro equipment can get you shots you can't get...

with a standard camera and lens. No matter how good of a photographer you are. Super-shallow DOF, super-high ISO for low light work. Big telephotos for sports, etc.

But you can get close with what you have. My old 50 f1.8 was fine on a crop camera - F1.8 was a bit foggy, but could be sharpened up in photoshop. When I put that cheap lens on a 5D, it was horrible.

Get those jobs and use the money to buy better equipment. Sell your stuff on Ebay and replace it better used stuff. You really can get better shots and more keepers with a FF camera and faster lenses. When I mean better, I mean shots that wow the customer and couldn't be taken with the customer's regular camera.

Seriously - as soon as you can, you should sell your EF-S stuff upgrade to a used 5D from 2008 and an EF 85 F1.8. Here's some shots from 2007 when I was just starting out:

Then add a 24-70 f2.8, and finally a 70-200 f2.8

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