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Best Canon L Series Lens Suited for Portait Photography and Action Shots of Children and Family.

 
Aus.Morgo
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Jul 04, 2015 23:37 |  #16

Canon L lens that is;

- Non prime
- For action shots
- For portraits

Best choice IMHO is the 70-200 f2.8 IS II. The only downside is $$$, its expensive.

When I first had a 7D I bought my 70-200 for it to do very similar to what your after and found it to be perfect for me.
The only times I found it too long were inside so I also had the 17-55 which was a great combo.


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Jul 05, 2015 03:29 |  #17

Moved from photo sharing to talk section. Good luck.


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Jul 09, 2015 16:16 |  #18

Aressem wrote in post #17619038 (external link)
No brainer for me. Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art.

I have never been one to stray away from Canon lenses but I have to say I saw photographs taken with this lens on a 70D and they look pretty darn good.




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Jul 09, 2015 16:32 |  #19

JaysLittleOcean wrote in post #17626151 (external link)
I have never been one to stray away from Canon lenses but I have to say I saw photographs taken with this lens on a 70D and they look pretty darn good.

It's magnificent, really! But it does require some fine tuning out of the box. I just expect and accept that with all Sigma lenses. Once they're dialed in though, I swear.... unbeatable. Just amazing. I'm in love with Sigma's new Art line-up of lenses. I personally own the 18-35 f/1.8, 50 1.8, and used to own the 35 1.8 but I sold it once I picked up the 18-35 to help fund the 50. No regrets here!

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Jul 09, 2015 16:41 |  #20

agree with the 24-105 suggestion, it's my family workhorse, but strongly disagree with the 70-200 suggestion, especially on a crop. I've got a sigma 50mm, on a full frame, a lens I love and want to use, but on family days out, even 50mm is too long and it bugs me, 35 is about right, from my experience, so a 24-105m on a crop is perfect really.


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Aug 18, 2017 09:14 as a reply to Aressem's post |  #21

Absolutely beautiful photographs using that lens!




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Aug 18, 2017 09:49 |  #22

Yep, nice shots!

Going off topic here, but is anyone else seeing extremely annoying artifacts in images when using Chrome, but only from some hosts? Aressem's 2nd image above shows an actual stripe (screen-vertical) through the hand. If I view it in Edge, it renders normally.

This always happens with forum-hosted images, and sometimes from other external hosts. SmugMug does not do this though -- If I post an image in POTN from SmugMug, Chrome renders it beautifully.

Anyone else able to reproduce this? This happens on all of my Windows machines (Win7 or Win10), for several years' worth of Chrome versions.


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Aug 18, 2017 22:41 as a reply to waterrockets's post |  #23

I mainly use Firefox for my web browsing/ Chrome for web development tasks. Is the page being viewed at 100%, and are you using any font scaling (using a 4K monitor)? There could be artifacting from scaling (if I post an image link from SmugMug, it's an already scaled 100% image). I've noticed Chrome can be kind of slow in incorporating accepted graphics standards. It has some nice tools for development, but I still like Firefox for viewing. Edit: I have looked at the photo from my Chrome and don't see any issues. Maybe you've got some kind of scaling enabled...


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