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Old 20th of July 2010 (Tue)   #1
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Question what lens that covers full length body shot for fashion photography ?

what lens that covers full length body shot for fashion photography ?
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Default Re: what lens that covers full length body shot for fashion photography ?

What camera-to-subject distance do you want to use when filling the frame with the subject?

How much extra space around the subject do you want in the images?

Can I safely presume you intend to use this lens on an APS-C format camera?

Without answers to these questions, nobody can give you usable advise.
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depends how far away youre standing BADAMPAM PSSSHHHHHH!
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depends how far away youre standing BADAMPAM PSSSHHHHHH!
First time I wished this messageboard had a 'Like' button for certain comments, but yeah: some more info on the above would be good.
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what lens that covers full length body shot for fashion photography ?
I just realized that YOU can easily figure out what lens to use. You already have plenty of lens choices and you can stage someone at the appropriate distance to emulate the fashion show (or whatever the event is) and figure out what focal length to use.
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Default Re: what lens that covers full length body shot for fashion photography ?

I have the 7D camera.
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I have the 7D camera.
We still need to know A) how far away you will be from the model, and B) how tightly/loosely you want the model to be framed

For example, I could use 100mm lens from 30' and capture a 6.7' tall area, or use 100mm from 40' and capture 9' tall area (both Portrait orientation) or I could use a 50mm lens from 20' and capture a 9' tall area or...(ad infinitum set of circumstances)
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We still need to know A) how far away you will be from the model, and B) how tightly/loosely you want the model to be framed
8ft

what do you mean by tight or loose shot ?

I want to do make the model comfortable. I don't want it to make the shot too tight.
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8ft

what do you mean by tight or loose shot ?

I want to do make the model comfortable. I don't want it to make the shot too tight.
Do you want a 6' tall model within a 7' x 5.6' portrait orientation frame, or within a 9' x 6' portrait orientation frame, or within 8' x 12' landscape orientation frame, or within a 10' x 15' landscape orientation frame, or...?

The models' comfort has nothing to do with nothing in this question.
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Do you want a 6' tall model within a 7' x 5.6' portrait orientation frame, or within a 9' x 6' portrait orientation frame, or within 8' x 12' landscape orientation frame, or within a 10' x 15' landscape orientation frame, or...?

The models' comfort has nothing to do with nothing in this question.
hmm. I want 9' X 6' portrait frame.
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The 1200mm f/5.6L. An example:http://www.the-digital-picture.com/P...03-31_16-42-41
A great full-body portrait lens with amazing bokeh.







Recommended for outdoor use; walkie-talkies, cell phones, ham radios, morse code using vuvuzelas, or other long-distance communication methods are also recommended
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Default Re: what lens that covers full length body shot for fashion photography ?

you have lenses in your sig that covers what you need...

you need a faster lens? for better dof and low light? iq? your 18-200 would do it, not great but itll do it. the sigma 10-20 would work too but youll get alot of everything else. your 70-200 would work if theyre far away
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you have lenses in your sig that covers what you need...

you need a faster lens? for better dof and low light? iq? your 18-200 would do it, not great but itll do it. the sigma 10-20 would work too but youll get alot of everything else. your 70-200 would work if theyre far away

I want lens to do shoot low light and better DOF.
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hmm. I want 9' X 6' portrait frame.
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I want lens to do shoot low light and better DOF.
20mm lens on APS-C at 8' gives 9' x 6' frame
25mm lens on APS-C at 10' gives 9' x 6' frame
50mm lens on APS-C at 20' gives 9' x 6' frame
100mm lens on APS-C at 40' gives 9' x 6' frame
200mm lens on APS-C at 80' gives 9' x 6' frame
400mm lens on APS-C at 160' gives 9' x 6' frame

...all with about 6' of DOF zone at f/4 (at the 25mm FL and 10', it is about 6.5' DOF zone; at 20mm and 8', it is about 6.8' DOF zone)
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better DOF.
1200mm. Throws everything but the subject ridiculously OOF.
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