renaissance_myth wrote in post #18503936
Would like to ask some noob questions here so please bear with me.
My daughter is growing up real fast and I would like to Capture portraits and moments that are all too fleeting. I currently using a 1D4 and have no immediate intention to change to a Ff camera.
Looking at the magical pictures here I have 3 options:-
1. Sell my 50L and 300L is mk1 for the 200 f2
2. Buy the 135L
3. Use the 300 for portraits
I would like to hazard a guess that the 200 f2 would be the best but charts and dxo stuff aside, how discernible is it in the real world?
Thank you for helping this excited new father!
P.s stalking this thread is not helping my resolve
If you really want to be with your daughter and capture moments and memories, you want to be up in it, connected, part of it, and be able to hand it to someone else so you can have yourself with your daughter too. Keep your 50L. You'll use it more than any other lens with a child that you currently have.
Or, you can run 20+ feet away all the time just to get an obliterated background. Babies don't like being outside without a parent holding them for quite a few years. You'll spend a LOT more time inside, in close quarters. Keep that 50L.
In 2~3 years, you may want a telephoto when she's walking and able to do stuff outside.
By all means, get a medium telephoto, like the 135L or 200L, they're awesome and for formal portraits you'll love what they render, but they are not going to do much for you for the first 2 years of your daughter's life. You have plenty of time!
Come over to the Family Photojournalism Thread, see what it looks like to have kids. Changed how I shoot completely for every day memories. We still do formal stuff that is nice, using things like the 135L, etc, but still, that's not every day. And you will want to remember the special every day stuff, not just the posed stuff.