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Ditching the 50 1.4, Help me with a better portrait lens.

 
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May 06, 2014 23:18 |  #61

Whats the point of being up that close @ 1/4 you can clearly tell one eye is in focus and one isnt.


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May 07, 2014 20:11 |  #62

Went ahead and got a 70-200 F/4 IS


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May 07, 2014 23:43 |  #63

Nissanfairladyz32 wrote in post #16889295 (external link)
Went ahead and got a 70-200 F/4 IS

Good choice!

You will love it on your 6D. I do in mine :)


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May 08, 2014 00:16 |  #64

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Good choice!

You will love it on your 6D. I do in mine :)

Thanks, i was not worried about the extra stop of light, more worried about the bokah difference @ 2.8 and at 4.0 After looking at alot of shots they seem pretty similer if the person is isolated enough from the background @ 180mm -200mm That in it self isnt worth the extra $1,000 i got a brand new IS F4 for 1200


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May 08, 2014 12:02 |  #65

On a 6D you'd probably want something longer than the 100mm f/2 which is excellent on the 1.6 crop body. I am tempted by the 180mm f/3.5 macro on my 5D III. Do you want to lug around a big expensive zoom which is mechanically fragile as well? Do you want a part of the 85mm L stardust...it is a question of feeling...art, not science.
It is YOU who is making the pictures happen, not the lense.

My 2 centimes worth.
Not even that. I notice that you already got yourself the 70-200 f/4. When I had it on the 20D, the combination would not focus inside. Sunlight, only...


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May 08, 2014 15:06 |  #66

there is a saying where i come from, rough translation:

"A bad dancer always complains about his nuts being on the way when dancing"

i got nothing more to say.




  
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May 08, 2014 16:51 |  #67

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there is a saying where i come from, rough translation:

"A bad dancer always complains about his nuts being on the way when dancing"

i got nothing more to say.

Good quote. A good dancer doesn't let his nuts hold him back.




  
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May 08, 2014 21:14 |  #68

not all the bad dancers are men


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May 08, 2014 21:38 |  #69

Nissanfairladyz32 wrote in post #16889709 (external link)
Thanks, i was not worried about the extra stop of light, more worried about the bokah difference @ 2.8 and at 4.0 After looking at alot of shots they seem pretty similer if the person is isolated enough from the background @ 180mm -200mm That in it self isnt worth the extra $1,000 i got a brand new IS F4 for 1200

It's pretty nice for portraits actually although not as fast as most people want for indoor/event shooting so it doesn't get much love as a portrait lens. Bokeh is actually quite decent as is sharpness at f4 if you are not close to minimum focus distance (you can still fill the frame with a headshot and it will be sharp).

Now you can get the 135L and have an extra 2 stops on a really nifty lens and have two lenses that still weigh less than the 70-200 2.8.


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May 09, 2014 07:38 |  #70

ejenner wrote in post #16891742 (external link)
It's pretty nice for portraits actually although not as fast as most people want for indoor/event shooting so it doesn't get much love as a portrait lens. Bokeh is actually quite decent as is sharpness at f4 if you are not close to minimum focus distance (you can still fill the frame with a headshot and it will be sharp).

Now you can get the 135L and have an extra 2 stops on a really nifty lens and have two lenses that still weigh less than the 70-200 2.8.


Yeah ill need some kind of prime for low light, may end up getting the 85 1.8 just to have around.


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