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Jun 12, 2011 01:47 |  #1

Lens for full portraits and editorial on a crop body :)

I have a 50mm and want a wider lens for this purpose mainly. :)

Primes and zooms welcome :) Thanks


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Jun 12, 2011 01:49 |  #2

Wow i use ':)' alot. Sorry for that lol


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Jun 12, 2011 01:51 |  #3
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sigma 30 1.4 if you get a good copy....which i did first go :)


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Jun 12, 2011 02:02 |  #4

Any canon substitutes?


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Jun 12, 2011 02:25 |  #5

The 35mm f/1.4L.. It'll run a hole in your pocket, though.

Or the 28mm f/2.8 or if you plan on shooting it in low light get the f/1.8 for double the price. Both of these are a fraction of the 35L


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Jun 12, 2011 02:35 |  #6

Tamron 17-50, f2.8 zoom would be more versatile (number of makes with or without IS are available).

Infact the 18-55 you have, can also give good results. Buy a hood for this lens.


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Jun 12, 2011 02:37 |  #7

Mmm. Its a tough one huh.


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Jun 12, 2011 02:44 |  #8

Depends if you want a prime or zoom... Primes normally have a lower f# which means you can shoot in lower light and not have to worry about shutter/iso too much. Also, if you are using your 430, I wouldn't worry about the f# so much unless you want that bokeh. I'm picking myself up a 17-40L in the morning and have the same idea as you but I want range.


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Jun 12, 2011 02:54 |  #9

I dont too much people distortion but want a widey. Im deciding 28mm 1.8.


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Jun 12, 2011 02:58 |  #10

I would really suggest the 17-40mm but its $840, i got my 16-35 mk I for $900 and its worth every penny.


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Jun 12, 2011 03:00 |  #11

Nikxta wrote in post #12578787 (external link)
I dont too much people distortion but want a widey. Im deciding 28mm 1.8.

Thats not going to be very wide, it'll give you a "normal" fov.

But its a good lens nonetheless if you're looking for a standard prime on crop.

I'd still recommend the sigma 30 over it though, the sigma is pretty much better in every respect besides AF in very low light and MFD.


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Jun 12, 2011 03:02 |  #12

Why not splurge a little bit and buy a used 24-70 F/2.4. Minimal distortion, good for head shots and fully bodies with out having to change up the lens.


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Jun 12, 2011 03:21 |  #13
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"Editorial"???


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Jun 12, 2011 05:07 |  #14

anthony11 wrote in post #12578832 (external link)
"Editorial"???

Editorial usually means documentary style, or photojournalistic. Environmental portraits basically.

"Best" would be 24L mk ii easily on a crop camera, as it ends up being close to 35mm. But obviously out of your price range.

I really like the 35mm f/2 it's very sharp. I do crave wider angles, but 35mm on a crop cam still works for full body portraits. Compare reviews between 28mm 1.8 and 35mm f/2, 35mm tends to get better the last I checked despite not having a USM. Less CA, sharper across the frame.




  
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Jun 12, 2011 05:43 |  #15

Nikxta wrote in post #12578787 (external link)
I dont too much people distortion but want a widey. Im deciding 28mm 1.8.

By going to a shorter focal length, you will tend to get the camera closer to the subjects. Getting the camera closer will induce changes - and potentially even problems - with the perspective in your images.

For more information on perspective and how to control it, please read our "sticky" (now found in the General Photography Talk forum) tutorial titled Perspective Control in Images - Focal Length or Distance?.


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