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Can you use 10-22 for portraits ?

 
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Jan 15, 2012 14:21 |  #16

canonight wrote in post #13707273 (external link)
Question is, can I use it for portraits at 22mm standing 6 ft from the person without causing anatomical distortions?

They say to choose your lens based on the perspective you're looking for. The 10-22's wide field of view makes it a valid choice for a portrait that features the museum setting.

For portraits, six feet isn't horrible but 10-20 feet is probably more typical. So, you can either capitalize on the distortion or settle for looser framing of the subject (RPCrowe's environmental portrait idea) or you can crop heavily.

Do a Google Image search for "Canon 10-22 portrait" and you'll see everything from fun house mirror images to artistic photography that works with the distortion (external link), to fairly conservative portraits with minimal distortion, like Gary Eaton's.

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Jan 15, 2012 14:31 |  #17

Just make sure you'll have enough room with the 50 on the crop body. I had mine on a 60D and almost fell down a hill while I was backing up in the dark, ha!


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Jan 15, 2012 17:58 |  #18

I love shooting environment Portrait, my 17-40L is always with me as backup lens for Portrait shoot out.....


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Jan 15, 2012 22:22 |  #19

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.... but I was a good distance back :)

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Jan 16, 2012 08:52 as a reply to  @ JTX's post |  #20

Great shot! how far were you from her? thanks


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Jan 16, 2012 09:04 as a reply to  @ canonight's post |  #21

You can use a 10-22 on a 1.6x crop especially at the longer end. Group portraits like Gary Eaton's picture for example and one which takes in a lot of the surrounding area perhaps to tell ' a story ' about the subject in the portrait. Remember to keep your distance to avoid distortion and keep the lens level.


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Jan 16, 2012 09:49 |  #22

While the question was inclusive of the 10-22's full range the way it was stated, limiting it to the 22 end (35mm equivalent) is not very interesting. The interesting bit (to me, anyway) would be the kind of portrait shots where you would want to use the 10-14 range.

  • Special look portraits, where the subject's facial or other features are exaggerated.
  • Expansive background portraits, where the setting lends interest or mood


The shot in front of the Lincoln Memorial is another kind of situation, where you just need to get everything in the shot, although that one might have benefited from a bit wider than 22mm setting (JMO, of course, and thanks for the EXIF).

(BTW, I find the lack of EXIF data in the 10-22 "post your photos" thread in the lens forum particularly frustrating, given the very wide range of the 10-22 (from UUWA to moderate WA). I would like to know the FL at least of those shots. What's up with most pics here having the EXIF stripped?)

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Jan 22, 2012 10:51 |  #23

canonight wrote in post #13712600 (external link)
Great shot! how far were you from her? thanks


If I had to GUESS, I would say I was probably 10 feet from her.


...and I had no idea who she was. I was taking the shot of the statue, and she just stepped in front of me so I used her in my photo.


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Jan 22, 2012 11:02 |  #24

RTPVid wrote in post #13712863 (external link)
While the question was inclusive of the 10-22's full range the way it was stated, limiting it to the 22 end (35mm equivalent) is not very interesting. The interesting bit (to me, anyway) would be the kind of portrait shots where you would want to use the 10-14 range.
  • Special look portraits, where the subject's facial or other features are exaggerated.
  • Expansive background portraits, where the setting lends interest or mood

The shot in front of the Lincoln Memorial is another kind of situation, where you just need to get everything in the shot, although that one might have benefited from a bit wider than 22mm setting (JMO, of course, and thanks for the EXIF).

(BTW, I find the lack of EXIF data in the 10-22 "post your photos" thread in the lens forum particularly frustrating, given the very wide range of the 10-22 (from UUWA to moderate WA). I would like to know the FL at least of those shots. What's up with most pics here having the EXIF stripped?)

From what I remember on that shot, I was focused on the statue only. She just walked in front of me as I was taking the shots, as I explained in my other post so, I let her be part of the shot and kept it as she gave a bit of size perspective on the statue. Thats why her feet are cut off a bit.

In the following shot, I'm back out wide at 10mm. You can see the distortion in the people in this. But even so, the center of the photo is pretty good. I was not far from the people in this shot either.

All my images retain EXIF info as well as (c) data by default, as I know when I post photos in here, the data is looked at.

I think in general this lens will produce nice candid shots and if you keep in mind where the distortion will happen, and at what distances, etc you can do very well with it. In most cases, you can see the distortion through the viewfinder if you pay attention and fix it as you shoot with camera position, angle and zoom level of usually only a few mm. Such as using 15mm instead of 12mm.

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Jan 22, 2012 15:13 |  #25

RTPVid wrote in post #13712863 (external link)
While the question was inclusive of the 10-22's full range the way it was stated, limiting it to the 22 end (35mm equivalent) is not very interesting. The interesting bit (to me, anyway) would be the kind of portrait shots where you would want to use the 10-14 range.

Exactly - well maybe. Both of these were taken at 10mm, clearly the first is not exactly a 'classical portrait', but actually if you are careful, you don't have to have silly distortion at 10-14mm even.


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Dec 23, 2012 22:41 |  #26

I used the 10-22 and have some great results for portrait work and shoots just do like DJ BUBU said and "work the angles!"

I wouldnt be selling mine if i didnt go full frame...


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Dec 24, 2012 05:06 as a reply to  @ saaFOTO's post |  #27

I've used the 10-22 as my walkaround lens and use it for portraits without worry. I make an effort to use the long end and stand further back though.




  
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Dec 24, 2012 05:42 |  #28

Portrait as in shots of a person with a background? It's doable. Probably not at 10mm. If you are very close to your subject be prepared for some awkward distortion of their face, unless you intentionally want it:rolleyes: Your DOF control will also be not as good as something like a 50mm or 85mm.


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Dec 24, 2012 07:12 |  #29

bamatt wrote in post #13708806 (external link)
Just make sure you'll have enough room with the 50 on the crop body. I had mine on a 60D and almost fell down a hill while I was backing up in the dark, ha!

I've successfully used 200mm and 300mm lenses for portraits before with a crop body, so I don't think he'll have any issues with a 50mm lens. With the exception of an extremely cramped situation, he'll get much better portraits with the 50mm as opposed to the 10-22mm.




  
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