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Low light/fast lens for hotel shoots?

 
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Jun 04, 2016 18:36 |  #1

I asked a question previously about boudoir shoots but need to clarify my location. I don't have a studio and currently shoot in hotels. What lens will get me both close ups (lets say upper body) and then full length body shots when the model is laying down of course.

I understand I run the risk of some blur shooting with to low of aperture?

Bottom line is there a lens that will allow me to work in such close quarters and accomplish both those shots?

Before everyone gets off on lighting I truly do understand that makes all the difference but right now I just need your advise on a lens based on the above please.

I appreciate any advise on a lens.

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Jun 04, 2016 22:05 |  #2

on full frame, something like the 35mm or 50mm 1.4 would be good for full body or a bit tighter, 85mm 1.8 for half body or tighter. To avoid having too shallow a DOF, which can be a problem at close quarters, you can opt for a lens thats slower but has IS, or use a tripod. your subject shouldnt be moving too fast so motion blur shouldnt be too much of a problem.


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Jun 04, 2016 22:07 as a reply to  @ telephoto500's post |  #3

I am sorry I should have clarified I will be shooting with a T5i for this shoot. Same recommendations?


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Jun 04, 2016 22:11 as a reply to  @ mike62's post |  #4

well with a 1.6x crop the 85 might be too long for your shoot, the 35 and 50 can still be useful. IS will allow you to handhold at very slow shutter speeds, whats your budget?


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Jun 04, 2016 22:27 as a reply to  @ telephoto500's post |  #5

I would like to keep it as far below $600 as possible.....if possible.

Also, do I have to worry about distortion shooting with a 50mm or 35mm due to the confining space of a hotel room when trying to get full body shots?


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Jun 04, 2016 22:34 |  #6

mike62 wrote in post #18029418 (external link)
I would like to keep it as far below $600 as possible.....if possible.

Also, do I have to worry about distortion shooting with a 50mm or 35mm due to the confining space of a hotel room when trying to get full body shots?

read this: https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=672913

plus, full body laying down requires much more DOF so since the lens will be stopped down the particular lens aperture doesn't make a huge difference.


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Jun 04, 2016 22:39 |  #7

You can get full body with a Sigma 30 1.4A on crop without bad distortion, especially if you're paying attention to your and your model's angles. f1.4 will let in plenty of light and the bokeh from it is very nice. DOF is pleasingly shallow but not razor thin. Well within your price range.
Keep in mind, a 17-50 2.8 of some brand or another will give you all the ranges you need. Don't underestimate being able to use flash, especially if the walls are white/neutral. Heck, gaffer tape a white sheet to the wall and now you have a huge bounce wall ;)


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Jun 04, 2016 22:45 as a reply to  @ BrickR's post |  #8

I kind of thought about the 17-50 and it might span the distances I am looking for. I guess the 24-70 maybe even better? However, I think they may be out of my price range possibly.


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Jun 04, 2016 22:46 as a reply to  @ mike62's post |  #9

sigma 17-70mm 2.8-4 dc macro has nice range and is within your price range.


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Jun 04, 2016 22:50 as a reply to  @ telephoto500's post |  #10

Forgive the dumb question but I also associated the macro's shooting primarily close up so they have the range to shoot nice full body images at lets say 5-7 feet with good detail?


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Jun 04, 2016 22:55 as a reply to  @ mike62's post |  #11

Lenses with macro in their name doesnt mean they only shoot macro, all macro lenses function just like a normal lens, but with the ability to focus extremely close to the subject. you dont have to use that function if you dont need it.


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Jun 04, 2016 23:00 as a reply to  @ telephoto500's post |  #12

Thank you so much.

If given the choice for my needs would you pick any of these?

Tamron 17-50mm
Canon 24-70mm f/4L IS (open box)
Sigma 30
Sigma 17-70mm Macro
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens

Or any other I am not considering?


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Jun 04, 2016 23:07 as a reply to  @ mike62's post |  #13

the canon 24-70 is pretty nice, it has IS which will allow you to use a slower shutter speed ( also lower ISO, less noise), it is also made compatible with full frame cameras so if you decide to upgrade down the line to a full frame body it would still be useful, whereas the other lenses in your list are made for crop sensors i believe.


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Jun 04, 2016 23:12 as a reply to  @ telephoto500's post |  #14

Correct. I think if I upgrade I will go with the 7D Mark II which has a lot more features than I have and it would allow me to keep my current lenses. That 24-70 is really more than I wanted to spend its around $739 but I figure it is a great lens but is it worth the money over the 17-50 or 17-70 for an avid photographer rather than someone who will never aspire to be a professional?


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Jun 04, 2016 23:19 as a reply to  @ mike62's post |  #15

Honestly the sigma 17-70 is a great deal, you get more range than the canon, its stabilized, and it does macro, it's also cheaper. Oh and it also has a wider aperture at 17mm than the canon (f2.8 vs f4). If you think you will stick with crop sensor for the near future the sigma gets my vote.


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