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What lens to get next? Baby on the way.

 
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Feb 04, 2010 15:23 |  #1

I currently have:
24-105 f/4
50 f/1.4

on a 5D mk1

I'm thinking about:
17-40 f/4
85 f/1.8
70-200 f/4 IS

I have a baby coming soon, so I figure he'll be the main subject of my photos for a while.




  
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Feb 04, 2010 15:27 |  #2

Well, I just had a baby 3 months ago, one thing for sure, baby and UWA don't mix well. I would invest in a good flash if you don't have one since most of your picture will be indoor. I use my 50 or 24-105 with bounce flash most of the time. I would think that the 70-200 is going to be useful at toddler age.


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Feb 04, 2010 15:28 |  #3

agree on the flash.


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Feb 04, 2010 15:34 |  #4

I also advice to bring a good P&S to the delivery room so you can let the nurse take a picture of you and your baby.


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Feb 04, 2010 15:35 |  #5

forgot to mention that I have a flash.




  
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Feb 04, 2010 15:37 |  #6

does anyone find macro lenses to be useful to get close-ups of the baby's features? or is it acheieved also by cropping?




  
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Feb 04, 2010 15:38 |  #7

ahendarman wrote in post #9541517 (external link)
I also advice to bring a good P&S to the delivery room so you can let the nurse take a picture of you and your baby.

good tip. maybe i can just have them shoot in green box mode.




  
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Feb 04, 2010 15:40 |  #8

well, to be honest you don't need another lens. The 24-105L and 50 1.4 are both adequate for your needs. The 24-105L is a great general purpose lens, and the 50 1.4 is great for shallow DOF/Portrait. Now in 2-3 years your needs might change, but for now, both lenses you have are fine.

I second the suggestion for a flash.


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Feb 04, 2010 15:56 |  #9

BigBlueDodge wrote in post #9541557 (external link)
well, to be honest you don't need another lens. The 24-105L and 50 1.4 are both adequate for your needs. The 24-105L is a great general purpose lens, and the 50 1.4 is great for shallow DOF/Portrait. Now in 2-3 years your needs might change, but for now, both lenses you have are fine.

I second the suggestion for a flash.

I appreciate your honesty. You're probably right. I'm always looking for an excuse to get new gear :)




  
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Feb 04, 2010 15:58 |  #10

byunts wrote in post #9541684 (external link)
I appreciate your honesty. You're probably right. I'm always looking for an excuse to get new gear :)

Lol, with a new baby, you will need all the money you can save.


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Feb 04, 2010 15:59 |  #11

24-105 and 70-200 are the lenses I use most for my grandchildren.


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Feb 04, 2010 16:00 |  #12

My grandson just turned 2 so I've been at it for that long so far. The 24-105 and a flash (with a diffuser) is perfect. However, I turn to my 35L quite often particularly as the outdoor light goes down (their house is well lit with window light). Have fun with the "babty".


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Feb 04, 2010 16:03 |  #13

themadman wrote in post #9541700 (external link)
Lol, with a new baby, you will need all the money you can save.

My baby gave me a $6,000 tax return...woowoo


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Feb 04, 2010 16:42 |  #14

plasticmotif wrote in post #9541737 (external link)
My baby gave me a $6,000 tax return...woowoo

:rolleyes:




  
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Feb 04, 2010 16:45 |  #15

plasticmotif wrote in post #9541737 (external link)
My baby gave me a $6,000 tax return...woowoo

Thats a drop in the bucket if you consider the cost of raising a child (not including college) over the life of the child [0-18] is OVER $200,000


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