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What is in my camera bag


What is in my camera bag

This post was suppose to go live on Friday, on the last Friday of the month as a part of my Photography series. Sometimes things are not going to a right direction and  plans get changed. So today is Sunday, and I usually do not post on Sundays, but I really wanted to share this photography post with you all. If you missed any of the recent photography posts, be sure to check them out below:

How to organize your digital photos

Tips for interior photography

Tips for food photography

Some readers were asking what camera I use, so I am going to tell you today

What is in my camera bag

My first DSLR camera kit was bought about 5 years ago. I got myself a NIKON 5100 kit. In the kit I got the camera body and two lenses.

Nikon 51000

 It was a great kit to start off with and I really enjoyed learning photography with it. Couple years later someone talked me into getting a prime lens.

That’s when my photography jumped from taking good pictures to taking AMAZING pictures.

Have you heard of Prime Lenses yet?

They are amazing and worth every penny!

Since I got my very first prime lens, I only use prime lenses.

The lenses that I got with my KIT are covered with dust on my shelf. No kidding! I don’t think I used them ever since I purchased my first prime lens.

My prime lenses currently are:

– AF-S NIKKOR 35mm 1.8G

– AF-S NIKKOR 85mm 1.8G

-AF NIKKOR 50mm 1.4 G

The Nikkor  35mm was my first prime lens and It was somewhere in the $200 range. I have to tell you, that it’s a very reasonable price for this lens

 I am loving it!

prime lenses

Few things I love about prime lenses:

– they are much lighter than zoom lenses

– you can achieve a beautiful Bokeh with them

– they are amazing in low light situations

Disadvantages of prime lenses?

– really nothing…the only thing is that you have to get use to walking towards your objects because you can not zoom with these lenses

Just a few images that were taken with a prime lens:

Images taken with a prime lens


…and of course all the others:-)…

 I love creating the softness in the background with using shallow dept of field on my images.

Last year, I invested in to a Nikon D600 camera, which is  a full frame camera and great for my photography business.

(update* they don’t make D600 anymore..I am using now Nikon D610)

nIKOKN d600

For shooting food and projects, I am still using my Nikon 5100 with the AF-S NIKKOR 35mm 1.8 G lens most of the time.

Well, these are the items in my camera bag.

I LOVE  these lenses and I am really encouraging you to get your prime lens if it fits in your budget!

Have a wonderful rest of your Sunday!


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  1. I shoot Canon & I have to say the 85mm is my all time favorite lens. I wish I had more space in this house to use it more for food. I end up resorting to my 40mm pancake lens. But since I’m shooting on a full frame it gives a nice wide shot. I so wish we could get together for photo talk – I think it would be so much fun.

    1. Full frame makes such a difference. ♥ it!Photo talk! YES! I would love to! I so wanted to go to SNAP but unfortunately I could not go. Will you go to Heaven in the summer? Would love to meet you, Gina!Have a great rest of your day!

  2. This post is so timely because I recently bought my first non-kit lens and I have been wanting to get another but not sure where to go next. I have a 50mm 1.8 – does a 35mm let you get closer? That’s the main problem I have with the 50. I’m always standing on chairs and in corners to get far enough away.

    1. I have been thinking abou this too! I have 50mm 1.8 and cannot decide between getting a 35mm 1.8 and a 85mm 1.8. I mostly do food shots and jewelry picture… but we also have 3 three kids.

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