GHS Yearbook Lens Guide

A quick guide to the lenses in the photo cabinet and what to use ‘em for! #

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM aka Fat Man #

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This lens is heavy as hell, but is worth it’s weight in gold. The f/1.2 aperture is amazing for portraits and nighttime photography, such as for a school dance. #

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM aka Pancake #


This lens is a wide angle lens, and is good for getting group photos or photos in classrooms. This lens has more creative flexibility and can be used in many situations. #

Tamron AF18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD AF aka Zoom Zoom #

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A great multipurpose lens. Has a MASSIVE range of zoom. Best used in already decent lighting (avoid for dark rooms, etc). #

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM aka Longshot #


An extremely sexy piece of glass. This lens captures crisp photos, and is ideal for use in portraits or grabbing unique angles of lunchtime/brunchtime activities. Also good for sports which take place on the field. #

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM aka Nifty Fifty #


A great lens to use for just about anything. Though it doesn’t zoom, it captures nice photos, and the f/1.8 is great for dark shots or portraiture. #

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II aka Denise #

This lens is a jack of all trades lens. It should work well, but usually delivers lackluster photos due to its lack of specialization. Doesn’t handle gym lighting or dark areas well, doesn’t get incredibly sharp photos, etc.


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GHS Photographer Guidelines

Checking out equipment # 1. Cameras # Use the 60D bodies, not the T2i or Rebel XS If you’re going to take cameras overnight, let me know Every time you use a camera and put it back, charge up the batteries 2. Lenses # Keep as many lenses... Continue →