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Best lens you use for Family/Kids photoshoot?

 
missashleymarieeee
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Hi All!! I just purchased the Canon 60d slr. I also purchased the Canon 18-135 mm lens. Im obvi a newbie to photography and am waiting for the new semester to start(i will be taking photography & photoshop classes) I would like some of the more experienced photographers to give me some input on lenses you feel is best for nautral light photography and what lenses you like for family/kid photo shoots.I dont have too much more money to spend on lenses so If you could narrow it down to three that would be great. THANK YOU:)

Dec 29, 2011 16:41

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Sigma 30mm f/1.4, and the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II is in most bags...

Dec 29, 2011 16:47

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Nic ­ Rapacz
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The 50mm 1.8 is a must have and it'll run you around $100 new. If you can swing it, the 24-70 2.8 is a lifetime lens that you'll never want to get rid of, but it'll cost you around $1k.

Jan 03, 2012 22:25

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As you stated that you are new to this. But as you grow in experience you will come to settle on a certain focal length that would work with your style. What works for some may not apply to others.

I have various zooms and primes to cover focal lengths as wide as 17mm up to 200mm (320mm in cropped). I mix it up as I see fit. Specifying a certain lens would just limit your creativity.

Jan 05, 2012 17:06

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50mm f/1.8 is so cheap and effective it makes too much sense to own one. For family the first thing I'd get is a flash. I'm new to Canon, I only own one lens so far, the 50mm f/1.8 II. I'd rather have this than a kit zoom 18-55.

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missashleymarieeee wrote in post #13616865external link
Hi All!! I just purchased the Canon 60d slr. I also purchased the Canon 18-135 mm lens. Im obvi a newbie to photography and am waiting for the new semester to start(i will be taking photography & photoshop classes) I would like some of the more experienced photographers to give me some input on lenses you feel is best for nautral light photography and what lenses you like for family/kid photo shoots.I dont have too much more money to spend on lenses so If you could narrow it down to three that would be great. THANK YOU:)

While prime lenses are hard to beat optically, if you have young children that don't sit still, a good fixed aperture zoom lens goes a long way.

For your price range, I'd strongly recommend the Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 (non-vc), along with a Canon 50mm 1.8. You could snag both of these for about $500 total...probably <$400 if you buy used.

Jan 12, 2012 11:35

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Canon: 5DIII - 24-70 2.8II - 70-200 2.8II - FD 85 1.2L - FD 50 1.2L
Sony: a7rII - SAL135 1.8 - FE 35 1.4 - FE 55 1.8

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I use my 50 for majority of my children sessions.

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I have a 60D too, and I use my 85mm 1.8 almost exclusively for kids and family shots! Here's a couple with the 85

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ETA: My 2nd runner up is the Sigma 50mm 1.4, and 3rd runner up is the Canon 50mm 1.4
Jan 20, 2012 01:22

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I love my 50mm f/1.4 for kids.

Feb 11, 2012 20:15 as a reply to LemonScent's post 22 days earlier.

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For Solo shots of the kids or family member, the 70 to 200 f4 would be awesome. Group shots, the 50 1.4 would be a nice option. Super Sharp. I also have intro training videos on my website.

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