Klifton Keplinger: My Favorite Lens - 12-24mm Zoom-Nikkor

Nikon 12-24mm Lens

"My favorite lens is the 12-24mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor," says Klifton Keplinger.

"I shoot mainly child and wedding photography, and surprisingly this lens works into both. I use it along with the 50mm f/1.8 and 85mm f/1.4 to make my perfect kit."

"Even though I shoot more with the 50mm and 85mm, the 12-24mm adds a dimension to the compositions that really makes things look out of the ordinary. Instead of thinking 'traditional portrait' when I view a photo made with the 12-24mm, I tend to think 'National Geographic.' It also leads more to the environment the portrait was taken it, making you feel more involved in the photograph and what is going on."


To tell us about your favorite lens, all you have to do is send an email to derrick@thedigitalstory.com with "Your Name: My Favorite Lens" in the subject line. Provide a paragraph or two about why you like your favorite lens so much. Include the brand, focal length, maximum aperture, and camera body you mount it on. If you have an anecdote about your lens, please include it. You may also submit a picture you took with the lens to illustrate why you like it so much.

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