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35L as a portrait lens?

 
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Sep 10, 2009 11:07 |  #1

what do you guys think of using the 35L as a portrait lens, at an indoor (potential low-light) and space-limited event?
Given that i have a crop camera.. using the 50mm may be too much "zoom".. and there shouldn't be too much distortion using 35L on a crop camera right?

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Sep 10, 2009 11:38 |  #2

I love using my 35L full frame for portraits. Sure there is a bit of distortion but I like the in your face look. I posted this one earlier in the year:

http://www.flickr.com …3/sizes/l/in/ph​otostream/ (external link)

On your crop the distortion will be much less and very acceptable if you back off just a touch more than I did in this photo.


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Sep 10, 2009 11:40 |  #3
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The 35L pic thread said its great/useful for full body shots. Head over there =) read some of the posts.


Thinking about picking mine up in December ^_^




  
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Sep 10, 2009 13:40 |  #4

I just ordered a 35L (in the mail as we speek) so i cant comment on it exactly. However i have been using the 28 1.8 and LOVE it for portraits. Been able to do everything from full body to head/should shots with it with excellent results. So, lets just say i am very excited to get the 35L


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Sep 10, 2009 13:44 |  #5

It's worth wading through the 35L thread in the lens sample archive section above. Pat's portrait work in particular really blows me away. If I ended up with just half that guy's skills with the 35L someday I would consider myself damned lucky. :)


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