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Dec 16, 2011 14:19 |  #1

i usually shoot portrait and landscape, as much ppl would. on my 30D, my 17-55 is my go to lens for everything that i shoot.

but on the 5D2, if i get the 24-70, it wouldn't be wide enough. i rented the 16-35 II for my trip to Utah and Antilope Canyon and I LOVE IT. then using it indoor in natural lighting to shoot my daughters at 35mm.. LOVE IT!

so i'm wondering does anyone use it for portrait?


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Dec 16, 2011 14:24 |  #2

Wow, even at 35mm you are subject to some unflattering perspective distortion unless you are framing very loosely. Maybe for environmental portraits where you are showing a greater environment.




  
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Dec 16, 2011 14:25 |  #3

at work, one of my colleagues usually do all the corporate pictures

distortion is quite present despite software correction

not the best lens for portrait

unlike the 24-70 which is excellent for this kind of picture


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Dec 16, 2011 14:31 |  #4

No, too much barrel distortion and soft corners.


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Dec 16, 2011 15:10 |  #5

35 mm isn't the greatest on the 16-35


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Dec 16, 2011 15:39 |  #6

doh~! then i guess this lens would be mainly used for landscape then :(


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Dec 16, 2011 15:40 |  #7

the 70-200 is very nice for portraits


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Dec 16, 2011 15:41 |  #8

bespoke.. yes i have that too.. :) i love the 70-200L f2.8 IS. :)


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Dec 16, 2011 15:44 as a reply to  @ EOS mE's post |  #9

Why is the 24-70 not wide enough on the 5DII? 24mm on full frame is wider than 17mm on crop.

16-35 would be a great lens for environmental portraiture, but not ideal for headshots, etc.


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Dec 16, 2011 15:48 |  #10

24-70?? humm... i've always shot lens with IS.. that one doesn't have IS.. so I'm worried about camera shakes. i know i know.. many will say just go work out.. haha

canon rumor said the next 24-70 II won't have IS either.. :(


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Dec 16, 2011 15:51 |  #11

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24-70?? humm... i've always shot lens with IS.. that one doesn't have IS.. so I'm worried about camera shakes. i know i know.. many will say just go work out.. haha

canon rumor said the next 24-70 II won't have IS either.. :(

I was only responding to your comment about the 24-70 not being wide enough. IS is a different issue, but it hasn't stopped plenty of others from loving the lens. Just my opinion.


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Dec 16, 2011 15:53 |  #12

yeah, but why is the 24-70 not wide enough for you?

you'd have to be shooting at a pretty darn slow SS to worry about shake with that lens.


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EOS mE wrote in post #13555768 (external link)
24-70?? humm... i've always shot lens with IS.. that one doesn't have IS.. so I'm worried about camera shakes. i know i know.. many will say just go work out.. haha

canon rumor said the next 24-70 II won't have IS either.. :(

IS on a wide lens is less critical. 1/70th is not that tough to do handheld and it just gets better wider.




  
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Dec 16, 2011 16:07 |  #14

to short for standard portraiture without perspective distortion on FF. Full length on Crop.


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Dec 16, 2011 16:07 |  #15

^^ i haven't tried the 24-70 before, especially for shooting landscape. so that's why i rented the 16-35.

when i came home, i find most of my photos are in 20-21mm range for landscape. which i thought of getting the Zeiss 21mm for landscape.. but want something versatile as well. :( guess i'm too greedy.. haha


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