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your go too lens for family photos?

 
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Oct 22, 2017 12:48 |  #16

Totally depends of the distance between you and the subject (the group). So I shoot group photo's with the 16-35L IS, Sigma 35 or the 70-200LII


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Oct 23, 2017 03:58 |  #17

50L




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Oct 23, 2017 06:54 |  #18

EF-s 18-135 STM.




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Oct 24, 2017 10:17 |  #19

85 1.2 L mk2 every time.


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Oct 25, 2017 20:14 |  #20

Shooting on my 80D or M6 I'll use the Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 with or without flash when indoors in close proximity or the Sigma 50-100 f/1.8 outdoors. When I need even more flexibility the Canon 18-135mm IS STM works well.

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Oct 25, 2017 20:20 |  #21

It's usually the 18-55mm STM with flash for parties at home. For family portraits I use the 40mm on 5D3. I like them nice and light.




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Oct 25, 2017 20:24 |  #22

24-70 2.8L. That would be my go to lens for running around with the kids.


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Oct 25, 2017 22:26 |  #23

I'm just learning to take decent photos of people in addition to my usual wildlife photographs (mostly birds). So far, I am enjoying the 70-200 f/2.8 ll... we do most of our photography outside so it seems to work for me. I used it on a 1D IV a few weeks ago at a beach wedding with pretty decent results.

Eventually, I might pick up a faster prime lens. We'll see. If I'm truly honest, I'd rather have a nice birding prime than a lovely people prime.


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Oct 27, 2017 17:03 |  #24

My Canon 800 F5.6 L IS - you haven't met my extended family!
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Oct 27, 2017 17:08 |  #25

Out with the family today with a prime, 135mm, got some great shots. But you know what, I would have go many more with a 70-200, it's gotta be a zoom when you're talking families, they're all over the place.....


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Oct 28, 2017 20:13 |  #26

EF 50 f/1.8 STM or 85mm f/1.8. EF-S 18-135 STM if I am going to need the zoom.




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Oct 28, 2017 20:40 |  #27

EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM on my 7D MkII Its the workhorse that is on my camera pretty much all the time.


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Nov 05, 2017 10:29 |  #28

35L2/6D2




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Nov 05, 2017 15:54 |  #29

You know what, I bought a 70-200 this week, went out today, absolutely slayed the 24-70mm I recommended earlier, for outdoor use, got so many more shots, gutted I didn't buy one before now...


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Nov 18, 2017 07:11 |  #30

Mine used to be a 50L for the Canon side of things. I find myself more drawn to the 35mm view of life so I sold the 50 intending to move toward a 35/85 combo, but the AF threw a wrench into my plan by forcing a move so I haven’t had a chance to pick up a new lens/lenses yet.

That said, for family stuff I use my 24-70 f2.8L II on my 5D4 and default to the 17 f1.8 or 12-40 f2.8 PRO on my E-M1.


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