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Which prime lens for full body nude/glamour?

 
Ledrak
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Nov 01, 2008 22:46 |  #1

I'm looking to buy a prime lens for my nude/glamour style work. I'm looking for the lens that will best allow me to shoot full body and 3/4 body shots indoors (in normal size rooms). I was thinking of getting the 50mm, but then thought the 50mm might be a bit tight since I'm shooting on a crop sensor. So perhaps the 35mm might be a better choice? Or should the 50 not be a problem?

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Nov 01, 2008 22:54 |  #2

35mm 1.4!!! :D




  
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Nov 01, 2008 22:59 |  #3

From my experiences the 50mm might be a 'bit tight', Ithink Taxsux is right, try the 35mm.


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Nov 01, 2008 23:03 |  #4

What kind of price range are you looking at? The 50 f/1.8 is excellent and inexpensive. It is my main lens, and I highly recommend it. It may be difficult to frame full body shots indoors with the 50, but if you have any other lenses to try out at 50mm, you could get an idea for how it would work. For around $200 used, the 35 f/2 or 24 f/2.8 are great, and for twice that is the Sigma 30 f/1.4, a very capable lens for full-body shots. Good luck!




  
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Nov 01, 2008 23:05 |  #5

If you can afford it, I hear the 35 f/1.4 is well worth its cost.




  
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Nov 01, 2008 23:13 |  #6

and the 28 1.8 is supposed to be a good lens too.


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Nov 01, 2008 23:41 as a reply to  @ iqbal624's post |  #7

Ok, seems I was right in my feelings about the 50mm. I was originally leaning towards the 35mm anyways, but started second guessing myself. Would love to get the 35 f/1.4.... but can't afford it just yet, so unless I find an incredible steal on one, I gotta go for the f2.




  
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Nov 01, 2008 23:46 |  #8

iqbal624 wrote in post #6606375 (external link)
and the 28 1.8 is supposed to be a good lens too.

I suppose I could swing the 28 1.8, but at the same time I don't want to end up going a bit too wide.




  
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Nov 02, 2008 00:19 |  #9

Ledrak wrote in post #6606505 (external link)
I suppose I could swing the 28 1.8, but at the same time I don't want to end up going a bit too wide.


You'll be far enough away from the subject that being "too wide" won't matter at 28mm, especially if you're on a 1.3 or 1.6x crop. The 28mm f/1.8 has really bad corner sharpness though, which could be quite detrimental to full-body portraits.


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