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Just bought a 5DMKII.. what are my portrait lens choices?

 
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Feb 03, 2012 21:32 |  #1

I have been shooting indoor portraits with a Canon 60D and a Tamron 17-50/2.8. Outdoor portraits has been with the 70-200 F4L/IS.

I just bought a 5DII. I know that the Tammy 17-50 won't work... What is my choice at that range?

Is it the Tammy 28-75/2.8 or Canon 28-70L or Canon 24-105L?

I would like a cost VS benefit discussion please..


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Feb 03, 2012 21:41 |  #2

I would use that 70-200 f4 IS since you already have it, and it should be great on full frame for portraits. Of course you could upgrade to the 70-200 f2.8 IS II. You could go with primes for more shallow DOF such as the 85 f1.8 or 85 L II, 100 f2, 100 f2.8 L or 135 f2. If you are concerned about cost, I would go with the 85 f1.8 or 100 f2, then consider complimenting it with a 35 L.


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Feb 03, 2012 21:41 |  #3

Why not use the 70-200 you have?


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Feb 03, 2012 21:46 as a reply to  @ shmoogy's post |  #4

I do plan to use the 70-200 F4L all the time... That is the sole reason I bought the 5dMkII.. That is going to be my choice lens whenever possible.

I am just asking about a lens for portraits, when I need to shoot below 70mm.. such as a large group...


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Feb 03, 2012 21:48 as a reply to  @ shmoogy's post |  #5

If you want to emulate a similar FoV as your 17-50 on ff, then the Tamron 28-75 would be the your best bet(bang-for-the-buck wise).


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Feb 03, 2012 21:53 |  #6

If your looking for a change, I find the 50/85/135 focal length great for portraits, depending on how tight you want to crop.


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Feb 03, 2012 21:55 |  #7

70-200 2.8L IS II and 35L. 70-200 4L IS is also a good choice.


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Feb 03, 2012 22:10 |  #8

shankarhokie wrote in post #13822237 (external link)
I do plan to use the 70-200 F4L all the time... That is the sole reason I bought the 5dMkII.. That is going to be my choice lens whenever possible.

I am just asking about a lens for portraits, when I need to shoot below 70mm.. such as a large group...

How large of a group? With enough distance, your 50mm should suffice.




  
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Feb 03, 2012 22:11 |  #9

Get a Prime, any prime ;)


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Feb 03, 2012 22:12 |  #10

frugivore wrote in post #13822349 (external link)
How large of a group? With enough distance, your 50mm should suffice.


12 people this time...That might grow..

I am talking indoor


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Feb 03, 2012 22:13 |  #11

x_tan wrote in post #13822355 (external link)
Get a Prime, any prime ;)

Why??

I do have a 50mm/1.8


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Feb 03, 2012 22:15 as a reply to  @ shankarhokie's post |  #12

try the 100L macro.....it ain't just for macro work. ;)




  
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Feb 03, 2012 22:28 as a reply to  @ MCAsan's post |  #13

35L,135L and if you have the money 85L


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Feb 03, 2012 22:30 |  #14

shankarhokie wrote in post #13822237 (external link)
I do plan to use the 70-200 F4L all the time... That is the sole reason I bought the 5dMkII.. That is going to be my choice lens whenever possible.

I am just asking about a lens for portraits, when I need to shoot below 70mm.. such as a large group...

For groups you don't need a very wide aperture. The 24-105 f4 IS makes a good lens to compliment your 70-200. If you shoot in low light, the 35 L is also a good choice.


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Feb 03, 2012 22:44 |  #15

I say 135l will win all.


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