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What's your favorite pet lens?

 
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Jul 20, 2013 08:56 |  #16

t60p - I like the sound of that. Gene


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Jul 20, 2013 11:26 |  #17

I tend to use the 85 f/1.8 or 135 f/2L for anything in a more controlled environment but outdoors the 70-200L comes in handy.


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Jul 20, 2013 11:40 |  #18

My most used lens easily is 70-200...

But I love using a variety of primes, whenever possible. 28/1.8, 50/1.4, 85/1.8, 100/2.8 macro, 135/2, 300/4, 300/2.8, 500/4... At one time or another I've used them all. I'm currently test driving a Tamron 60/2.0 Macro (crop only), to see if it can substitute for both the 50mm and 85mm.

I really like 24-70/2.8 on crop cameras... but not so much on FF for most portraiture.

This is with "pets" ranging in size from mice to horses.


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Jul 20, 2013 15:59 |  #19

70-200 2.8 IS ii. Such a great lens for pics of the dog.




  
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Jul 21, 2013 03:24 as a reply to  @ El Pedro's post |  #20

135L by far if I have the space, or the animal is small. The shots I take I often don't have the luxury of choosing the background, and even when I don't want minimal DOF, that lens is most likely to result in a nice background.

Second would be the 85 1.4, but the AF is not as reliable, but then I usually get enough time to get the shots I want.

First time I use the 135 in earnest was taking shots of a friends cat and it was also the first time i ever loaded the images on my computer and thought 'WOW, I took those?'.

Having all shots with just one eye in focus is not good though - I have to remember to stop it down on occasion.

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My most used lens easily is 70-200...

But I love using a variety of primes, whenever possible. 28/1.8, 50/1.4, 85/1.8, 100/2.8 macro, 135/2, 300/4, 300/2.8, 500/4... At one time or another I've used them all. I'm currently test driving a Tamron 60/2.0 Macro (crop only), to see if it can substitute for both the 50mm and 85mm.

I really like 24-70/2.8 on crop cameras... but not so much on FF for most portraiture.

This is with "pets" ranging in size from mice to horses.

I never would have thought of a 500/4 as a 'portrait lens', but i bet it can produce some great portrait shots with a different look! Maybe that will be my excuse for getting one - better shots of the kids and pets!


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Jul 21, 2013 07:03 |  #21

Outside, I use my 200mm 2.8, but any lens over 100mm works great. Indoors I sometimes use a 50mm. I certainly don't understand how someone can use a wide lens (like a 10-22mm) for pets. A longer lens allows you room between you and the pet. With a wide lens, you'll be right in the animals face. Also, the distortion with a wide lens when shooting a dog with a long snout would be humorous at best.

I think the 500mm f4 would produce some great pet shots. I'd like to see some samples.




  
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Jul 21, 2013 09:37 as a reply to  @ nightcat's post |  #22

Testing a 100mm macro f2.8L outside my local camera shop. This guy walked by. I'm sold on this lens.

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Here I'm testing my new 24-105mm F4.0L 5D3III combo. Nice lens for pets.

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Jul 21, 2013 17:22 as a reply to  @ Lucy Brown's post |  #23

Out of my lenses, my 70-200/4L IS is my fave pet lens (assuming i have the room). Otherwise, i just use my 15-85, as room becomes a non-issue.. real quickly. :)


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Jul 22, 2013 13:18 |  #24

I use either my 50 1.8 or my 70-210 F4 for most of my pet pictures.


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Jul 22, 2013 13:24 |  #25

I am using 100mm IS macro and 135mm f2 for outdoor. 100mm IS and 50MP for indoor.




  
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Jul 22, 2013 15:18 |  #26

For the website shots I take for the husky rescue I volunteer for, I use the EF 28-135mm f3.5-f5.6. Huskies are almost always moving so I need the range. I want to upgrade to a 24-105 f4L at some point though.




  
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Jul 23, 2013 18:51 |  #27

I used a 50mm 1.8 on a 5d iii. Ya cheap lens on an expensive body, just wanted to test it.


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Jul 23, 2013 19:59 as a reply to  @ milleniumking's post |  #28

Looks soft. :(




  
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Jul 23, 2013 20:16 |  #29

Action shots and portraits too, I love my 70-300L for pets :)


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Jul 24, 2013 00:00 |  #30

Lucy Brown wrote in post #16147917 (external link)
Looks soft. :(

agreed! just wanted to show off my cat! LOL




  
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