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Apr 27, 2014 13:58 |  #1

All - Looking for some recommendations on indoor/new-born lens (want to avoid using the 580EX2)... The Sigma 17-50 F2.8 AF is slow, and not as sharp as I would like it.

I don't own a FF body yet... Maybe one day!

Glass I am considering:
Sigma 30 1.4 ART
Canon 24 1.4L

Looking for thoughts/suggestions on the above glass or possibly other suggestions....


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Apr 27, 2014 14:01 |  #2

I would recommend the Canon 24-70 2.8 II. I have it and love it. I would actually recommend the Canon 70-200 2.8 IS II, but either one would be great.


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Apr 27, 2014 14:21 |  #3

I had the 24-70 2.8 (the brick) sold it a couple years ago... Wouldn't be fast enough for low-light IMHO (without cranking up the ISO).

I own the 70-200 2.8L and love it!


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Apr 27, 2014 14:25 |  #4

If you need something faster than a f2.8 look at the 50mm f1.4, the 85mm f1.8 or a 35mm f1.4 lenses.


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Apr 27, 2014 15:11 |  #5

Sigma 35 art would suit best i guess...

Id say the 24L canon is too expensive and where it shines mist is on FF. So sigma gives you a nice FOV and is superb sharp


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Apr 27, 2014 15:27 |  #6
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EF 24mm f/1.4L II, 35 f/2 IS USM, get creative with the flash.




  
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Apr 27, 2014 16:21 |  #7

on a crop, the sigma 18-35mm f1.8 would make more sense to me than the 24L, or 35 f1.4


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Apr 27, 2014 16:41 |  #8

DreDaze wrote in post #16865375 (external link)
on a crop, the sigma 18-35mm f1.8 would make more sense to me than the 24L, or 35 f1.4

Agreed. Yes it's 2/3 of a stop slower then a f1.4 lens but it is still fast and very sharp through out units full range. A range that will cover 24mm and 30mm as well as many more.

On a crop camera it is I feel it is THE choice for a fast lens in the wide-normal range.




  
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Apr 28, 2014 02:27 |  #9

My 24L was great on my T4i wide FOV at 38mm and f1.4 aperture. And I love it on my 6D.
Yes it is expensive, yes there are other options, but it is an excellent lens, great contrast and colors too.


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Apr 28, 2014 04:33 |  #10

DreDaze wrote in post #16865375 (external link)
on a crop, the sigma 18-35mm f1.8 would make more sense to me than the 24L, or 35 f1.4

I concur.


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Apr 28, 2014 07:47 |  #11

I have an 18 month old. I use my Canon 35mm f/2 is for indoor shots and my Canon 85mm 1.8 for my outdoor shots. I think 30ish range is great length on a crop for taking baby pictures indoors. When I was shopping for a 35 it came down to the Canon 35mm f2 IS, Sigma 35mm 1.4 and the Sigma 18-35mm. I chose the Canon because I didn't want to deal with focus problems and ended up having to get a replacement because of front focusing. I love the replacement.




  
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Apr 28, 2014 08:28 |  #12

jtalerico wrote in post #16865099 (external link)
All - Looking for some recommendations on indoor/new-born lens (want to avoid using the 580EX2)... The Sigma 17-50 F2.8 AF is slow, and not as sharp as I would like it.

I don't own a FF body yet... Maybe one day!

Glass I am considering:
Sigma 30 1.4 ART
Canon 24 1.4L

Looking for thoughts/suggestions on the above glass or possibly other suggestions....

Go with the 30mm Art. 50mm equivalent is perfect for this task imo. I just did a series of shoots for a friend's newborn twins using my Fuji XF 35mm and they came out great.


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Apr 28, 2014 08:44 |  #13

Just remember, in ~ a year that newborn is going to be walking. I've found that primes and kids is a huge challenge...zooms and kids are a lot easier :)

Properly bounced and diffused I wouldn't be too worried about using your flash either in the correct situations.


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Apr 28, 2014 11:24 |  #14

Fast prime/zoom used wide open = very thin depth of field.

Are you sure that's what you want?

If you don't want razor thin depth of field, then any lens will do, and just use a decent flash.


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Apr 28, 2014 12:42 |  #15

PH68 wrote in post #16867154 (external link)
Fast prime/zoom used wide open = very thin depth of field.

Are you sure that's what you want?

If you don't want razor thin depth of field, then any lens will do, and just use a decent flash.

That's really only true if you're shooting really close with a crop sensor.

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