Used my first DSLR ten years ago when I started at that new job which required me to do event photography and the occasional employee portrait. I …
Used my first DSLR ten years ago when I started at that new job which required me to do event photography and the occasional employee portrait. I already had experience with lighting and lenses due to my former job as a 3D animator. That interest grew tremendously during the following years and finally I gave in to GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) and bought my own Canon 6D. Kit lens first, growing number of glass now. The end goal is to have the minimum amount of lenses which cover every task with maximum quality and minimum weight.
My workhorse lenses are a 70-200mm f/2.8 L or if I want to travel lighter the 70-200mm f/4.0 L (which is half the weight but almost the same quality) and the 16-35mm f/4.0 L wide zoom for most landscape and outdoors shots. Apart fromt that I use a small number of fast prime lenses for their low light superiority and image quality. The 100mm f/2.8 IS Macro, which is insanely sharp and I also like to use it for portraits, the 85mm f/1.8, gorgeous bokeh wide open, the 35mm f/1.4 (older version made of metal, not plastic; it's a classic and I got it at a huge bargain) and a 20mm f/2.8 for those special wide shots where the 16-35mm won't do.
What I love about photography is that you learn something new every time you go out and shoot. A never ending process which manifests itself in the pictures you take over the years. I can clearly see a progression in quality and knowledge when I look at my photographs.