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Portrait/video lens recommendation

 
jonnie
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Aug 24, 2012 03:36 |  #1

Hello all,

I'm starting to do a lot of people photography (large and small groups as well as individuals) for press releases so I'm looking to get something a bit more substantial than my 18-55 kit lens for my 550D.

I also do a lot of video work, so I'd like it to be suitable for that too - something that I can open up to about f2 for use in indoor situations with poor lighting.

I sometimes have to use my kit lens at the 18mm end for large group photos, so focal-length-wise I'd really be looking for something in the 18-100mm range.

Any thoughts?

Many thanks,
Jonnie.




  
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Aug 24, 2012 03:44 |  #2

I saw some video shot with a 24LII the other day. It was amazing. Maybe out of your price range?


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Aug 24, 2012 04:08 as a reply to  @ lancebroad's post |  #3

Sorry I should've mentioned budget. I'll consider anything really, but I'd like the lens to be EF fitment as I'm also thinking about upgrading to a full frame body.

I'd also rather it wasn't prime, so I have the flexibility to alter shots without having to change lenses.

Thanks again.

Edit: Something like this would be perfect:

http://www.google.co.u​k …QWItYDoAQ&ved=0​CGgQ8wIwAQ (external link)

Except it's only f4 which isn't really good enough for indoor video shooting.




  
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Aug 24, 2012 04:12 |  #4

For a decent zoom, the 24-105 is about the best you will get. If you want quicker lenses then the option is only primes I am sorry unless you go a 24-70 f2.8


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