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Apr 17, 2012 17:25 |  #31

gotaudi wrote in post #14282626 (external link)
you want to blur everything? Pick up a Canon 200mm f/2 L and blur away

Is or none is


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Apr 17, 2012 17:30 as a reply to  @ pkilla's post |  #32

^^It only comes with IS. It's predecessor, the 200L 1.8 didn't have IS


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Apr 17, 2012 17:33 |  #33
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85L/135L or any longer lens demolish the background that can't be matched by shorter lens such as a 35L/50L....

Personally I use 135L and 70-200mkII @ 200mm on ff.


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Apr 17, 2012 17:44 |  #34

Do you want totally one colored bg or nice blurred bg? For former longer focal lenth you can get and with distance betweens ubject and bg would help. Even slower lens ok. Here is an example of 1000mm f11 and the tree behind the bird is not that far, maybe couple of feet.

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But I think you asking not for above, more like this:

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Here you need faster aperture, these ones with cheapy sigma 30mm f1.4 at f1.4 on 1dmk2.

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Apr 17, 2012 18:20 as a reply to  @ bobbyz's post |  #35

You can get good blur from the 50mm too

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Apr 17, 2012 18:48 |  #36

RustyHammer wrote in post #14282311 (external link)
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I think a lot of us would like to believe that we had just done 'the truly remarkable' nasty :lol:

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To address the OP question, aperture size decreases what zone is 'in focus' (DOF), and also blurs more what is outside the zone of focus (what is 'out of focus').
BOKEH, which is the quality of the out-of-focus blur, is dependent upon the lens design, number of aperture blades and the shape of the aperture, but has nothing to do with the amount of focus blur.
A longer FL increases the amount of blur, so all of the 50mm will have more blurry out-of-focus details than the 35mm FL.


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Apr 17, 2012 19:00 |  #37

Save your money and grab the sigma 50mm f1.4 and have money left over for more gear. Like the EF 200mm f2.8L II




  
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Apr 17, 2012 20:10 |  #38

Nice pictures bobby and rocky yea is tough I'm ether going try the sigma 50mm1.4 or something similar


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Apr 17, 2012 20:55 |  #39

BobbyZ, you hit the nail on the head about longer focal lengths and distant backgrounds. I can melt the background away with my 300mm f/4L IS given sufficient distance between my subject and the background. It's not a fast lens, but it does the trick!


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Apr 17, 2012 20:59 |  #40
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It all depends on whether you have the working distance. For outdoor, a longer lens is preferable.

Example, 60D + 85 1.8 -

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Apr 17, 2012 21:17 |  #41

@Kin2son nice that's what I'm talking about..


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Apr 17, 2012 21:21 |  #42

Get an f mount adapter and use the nikon 300/2.0


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Apr 17, 2012 21:24 |  #43

RobDickinson wrote in post #14283942 (external link)
Get an f mount adapter and use the nikon 300/2.0

Interesting lol


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Apr 17, 2012 21:24 as a reply to  @ RobDickinson's post |  #44

200 2L!!!!




  
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Apr 18, 2012 00:32 |  #45

85L f1.2 II




  
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