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Which lens for close up shots? 18-55 or 18-135

 
orangetoysoldier11
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Feb 22, 2013 23:23 |  #1

I have a canon 7D with a 18-135 lens and I just got a rebel t4i (650d) with a 18-55 lens.

I do 90% video which is why I got the t4i since I read the video is pretty much the same as the 7D so when I film I can have 2 different camera angle shots.

I would like one far shot (full body) and one close up (shoulders to head) and was wondering which lens is best for each shot?

Any advice is appreciated.

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Feb 22, 2013 23:59 |  #2

I say buy some primes. 50mm more your close up and you could use the 18-55 for full body.


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Feb 23, 2013 02:02 |  #3

For close ups you are often looking for a reduced DoF to throw the background out of focus, so use the longer lens at 100mm plus. That way you can also keep your close up camera out of shot with your wide camera.


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Feb 23, 2013 10:38 as a reply to  @ John Sims's post |  #4

Ok, thank you so much!




  
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Feb 23, 2013 21:09 |  #5

Get a 50mm or 85mm, better DOF and also will allow more light.


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Feb 24, 2013 00:47 |  #6

My point was he could use a shallow DoF which comes more readily to a longer lens at the same aperture. A shorter lens will only allow more light if it has a larger aperture.


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