#beinspiredby: My Favourite Focal Length

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If you are like me you’ll have a favourite wildlife photography lens, that lens that is always the first one to go in your bag when you pack for a trip.

My first choice has always been the 70-200mm focal length and it is still the first lens to go in the bag but I have been shooting in the 24-70mm more and more.  Still, I think I would probably still say that the 70-200mm is my go to lens.  Actually, the 200-400mm range is also very handy for wildlife but no, still going with the 70-200mm as I seem to be attracted to the lower end focal lengths of that lens.

What is your favourite focal length?


Those are the questions I would like you to answer and the theme for in tomorrow’s #beinspiredby theme on the Wild Eye Facebook page.

My choice will probably be in the 70-200mm range.  Here are a few images taken with this lens.

Gerry van der Walt - Focal Length

Gerry van der Walt - Focal Length

Gerry van der Walt - Focal Length

Keen to share your images?

Here’s how it works for this week.

  • Look through your images and filter all the images according to your favourite lens.  
  • Process them like you normally would using your favourite post-processing software.
  • Go to the Wild Eye Facebook page and post your image there using with this heading: #beinspiredby:  My Favourite Focal Length 
  • In the description of the image tell us what focal length the image was shot and why you like the image.
  • If you want to share more, also tell us what software you used to process your image.
  • Check the Facebook page throughout the weekend to see some of the other images that people are uploading.
  • Next Monday I will then choose 5 of my favourite images and share them on the blog.
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Quite easy yeah?

Gerry van der Walt - Focal Length

The look and feel of any given lens becomes more evident you use it and in time you will find that your style of photography and the images you create will benefit from this understanding.  Knowing this is just another tool in your photographic toolbox that you can use to create your own images.

So there you have it.

I look forward to seeing your images on Wild Eye Facebook page tomorrow.

Happy sharing!

Until next time.

Gerry van der Walt

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