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PPN is run by two experienced photographers:

Marco Larousse (founder, producer and show host)
Scott Bourne (founder and show host)

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Jul 25, 2017

The More Gear Show topic this month is: Lenses - How to choose them and what to use them for.

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On this month’s More Gear Show, Scott invited PPN  co-founder Marco Larousse to talk about a very important photography gear topic: Lenses

  • The lens is probably the most important- and could be the longest lasting gear investment that you can make in photography. We discuss these topics regarding lenses on this show:
  • Lens philosophy - Should you buy fixed focal length primes or rather go for more versatile zooms? And what would be the reasons to choose either one?
  • Creativity - What are the creative reasons that you should consider when choosing a new lens? Consider changing perspective or using unusual focal lengths for an extraordinary look in your images.
  • Focal lengths - When to use what and how to get more use out of each lens for landscape, architecture, portrait, sports or bird photography.
  • To image stabilize or not to image stabilize - There are good reasons why your lens may not need an IS.


Marco’s favorite lens picks:

  1. Fujinon XF 16mm f1.4 R WR with optional LH-XF16 metal lens hood
  2. Fujinon XF 56mm f1.2 R
  3. Leica Summilux-M 35mm f1.4 ASPH
  4. Canon TS-E 24mm f3.5 L II Tilt-Shift-Lens


Scott’s favorite lens picks:

  1. Fujinon XF 90mm f2 R LM WR
  2. Canon EF 14mm f2.8 L II USM
  3. Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm f4 IS PRO
  4. Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f1.8


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