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What's your favorite pet lens?

 
frantifan91
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Jul 19, 2013 13:38 |  #1

Just curious what is everyone's favorite lens are to capture those furry friends of yours? New to photography, I don't have a ton of lenses but I've been using my 60mm macro lens for dog pics as of lately. Lovin' it.


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Jul 19, 2013 13:44 |  #2

i like shooting with my 10-22, love the perspective a wide angle lens gives pets.


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Jul 19, 2013 13:51 |  #3

Well there are pet portraits, and then action shots....

For portraits I use my 24-70/85L
For action shots i'd prefer something longer like a 70-200.


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Jul 19, 2013 13:57 |  #4

RickRandhawa wrote in post #16135178 (external link)
Well there are pet portraits, and then action shots....

For portraits I use my 24-70/85L
For action shots i'd prefer something longer like a 70-200.

same here!


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Jul 19, 2013 14:12 |  #5

I usually grab my 50 f1.4 but anything smaller than a cat or action I'll use my 70-200.


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Jul 19, 2013 14:32 |  #6

85mm F1.8


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Jul 19, 2013 14:47 as a reply to  @ jefzor's post |  #7

For the budget conscious like me, I think the 55-250mm is a great 'out running around in the park' lens. And on the rare moments when we can get our doggy to sit still, the 40mm pancake makes a very good pet portrait option!


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Jul 19, 2013 15:58 |  #8

I like using my 85 1.8... excellent AF to catch action.


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Jul 19, 2013 16:26 |  #9

We breed German Shorthaired Pointers. On my 40D:
Puppy pictures: Sigma 30 f1.4
Action Shots (running, Agility outdoors, Hunting, catching the ball): 70-300L
Agility indoor arenas: 85 f1.8




  
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Jul 19, 2013 16:29 |  #10

I either like wide 24-70 at 24mm on full frame for distorted dog noses or 300mm so I don't interfere with their thought process. Get a lot of crazy shots both ways!


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Jul 20, 2013 02:20 |  #11

Bounce between 85 1.8, 100mm macro or 70-200 f/4. Mostly depends what i have on the camera when my dog decides to be photogenic :)


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Jul 20, 2013 03:16 as a reply to  @ The F stops here's post |  #12

100mm L IS macro


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Jul 20, 2013 07:39 |  #13

dnauer wrote in post #16135564 (external link)
We breed German Shorthaired Pointers.

Awesome, my dad was a GSP breeder when I was a kid. I have a Weim and a Brittany now though. I was thinking about rescuing a GSP after the 13 yo Weim goes.

I can't really say which lens(es) are my favorite pet lenses. The 24-105 sees probably the most use with them.


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Jul 20, 2013 07:48 |  #14

My cats are outdoor (only) cats. I only use one lens at one aperture (f/2) on a crop body. I love the perspectve, colors and working distance. Far enough away to not affect what they are doing but not so far that I lose contact with them. Leica 180/2 APO. Even though it is a heavy lens, no monopod or tripod, I have to be able to move quickly. Beffore I sold it I even tried my EF 135/2 out one afternoon. Not the same at all. I was too close, colors were not right, and a lower keeper rate even though I then had AF. Gene


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Jul 20, 2013 08:03 as a reply to  @ gasrocks's post |  #15

Previously, zeiss 100 makro f/2 @ f/2 now, zeiss apo 135 f/2 @ f/2.




  
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