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Feb 26, 2014 09:46 |  #1

ok, i sold my 28mm, which was too wide, too much distortion for portraits.

i need some kind of zoom for indoor work to supplement my 85mm.

its mainly for indoor studio work, portraits.

tamron 28-75, canon 24-105, canon 17-40, looking to keep the price low, or else id just go for a 24-70/2.8

thoughts for a 5d2?


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Feb 26, 2014 09:48 |  #2

Upwards from 85mm is too long so I would say next one down.. 50mm 1.2


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Feb 26, 2014 09:49 |  #3

id prefer a zoom, primes can be difficult indoors with not much space to move.


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Feb 26, 2014 10:06 |  #4

Nick_Reading.UK wrote in post #16719017 (external link)
Upwards from 85mm is too long so I would say next one down.. 50mm 1.2

I don't think that qualifies as cheap. Get the 50 1.4 (Canon or Sigma).


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Feb 26, 2014 10:13 |  #5

Not terribly cheap, but still a good value. I love the 24-105 for the studio. Its plenty sharp, gives you enough range for full body to headshots, and in a studio f4 isnt an issue.




  
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Feb 26, 2014 11:04 |  #6

I use the 28-75 which is my "studio" lens . I get great images from that

ps... I had the 24-70 , sold that and got the Tamron 28-75 instead along with 2 AB800's


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Feb 26, 2014 12:37 |  #7

For studio work, controlled conditions, lots of time to shoot, I never understood the need for a zoom. Portraits? Look toward Leica, Zeiss 50/1.7, and so many other choices I cannot think of them all. Look at my gear list. I have or have had all the best portrait lenses ever made.


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Feb 26, 2014 12:52 |  #8

I used to use a Tamron 28-75 in the studio, and now use a Canon 24-105. The reason I changed lenses was to get faster focusing for outdoor action shots; the 28-75 doesn't have USM. I also wanted weather sealing.

Had it not been for those two factors, I would have kept the Tamron. It does a wonderful job in the studio - terrific images, and a very useful range. The Canon, too, does a wonderful job. I would say image quality is comparable; neither lens really outperforms the other in a studio setting.

You'll be using the lens on a full frame camera whereas I have a 7D. In this case the added length of the 24-105 might be an advantage.


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Feb 26, 2014 15:17 |  #9

i used to own the 28-75 on my crop but i got rid of it when i got my 5d2. i figured it would be good for portraits since the outer edges tend not to be too important.


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Feb 26, 2014 15:22 |  #10

cannot beat the tamron 28-75 for CHEAP STUDIO shots


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Feb 26, 2014 15:28 |  #11

gasrocks wrote in post #16719505 (external link)
For studio work, controlled conditions, lots of time to shoot, I never understood the need for a zoom. Portraits? Look toward Leica, Zeiss 50/1.7, and so many other choices I cannot think of them all. Look at my gear list. I have or have had all the best portrait lenses ever made.

The counter argument is there isnt much reason not to have a good zoom either. Stopped down many of the standard range zooms are plenty sharp enough. And why change lenses when you dont have to?




  
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Feb 26, 2014 15:30 |  #12

24-105 works great on FF or crop for studio


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Feb 26, 2014 15:34 |  #13

for indoor studio, correct me if I am wrong, you would mainly use from f5.6 - f8.0 or even f11.00 anyways. 50 1.8mm II or 40mm 2.8 would be good enough.


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Feb 26, 2014 15:36 |  #14

How big is the studio and are full length frames being shot?


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Feb 26, 2014 15:40 as a reply to  @ windpig's post |  #15

While not exctly "cheap" the 70-200mm f/4L (non-IS) is an all around studio performer on my 1.6x cameras. I would expect that it might even be more versatile on a full-frame camera. I use it at all focal lengths between...
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Although I prefer the IS version for all-around shooting, the non-IS model would be fine for studio work using flash. A used non-IS version sells for $450 to $550 U.S. Dollars on eBay...

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