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In an ongoing series, we talked to professional photographers to discuss the favourite lenses in their bag. Discussing his all-time favourite is Durban-based sports and action photographer, Anesh Debiky.

TechSmart: If you had to pick one lens to shoot with, which one would it be and why?

Anesh Debiky: My all-time go-to lens has to be the Canon 400mm f2.8 IS USM II lens. This is like the ‘Holy Grail’ of lenses for sports photographers. This focal length is one of the most versatile of all the super telephoto lenses in the Canon range. It has fast auto focusing, great for night shoots and with Canon’s range of teleconverters available this focal length can be bumped from 600mm to almost 900mm. I can therefore use this lens from shooting soccer and rugby, all the way up to surfing and cricket. The version II of this lens is extremely light weight and can make hand holding a pleasure if the need arises. This also helps going through airport security.


Image credit: Gallo Images


For more of Debiky’s images head over to his website.

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