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Loving back my primes 50 1.4A & 85 1.2L (background blur vs 70-200 II @ 200mm)

 
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Aug 30, 2016 17:32 |  #1

Mostly I do fashionshoots on a nice location, so for most shots I don't like to blur out the background completely at f1.4 or f1.2.
Last week I did again a shoot with 24-70 2.8L & 70-200 2.8L II, and I can blur out the background also at 200mm f2.8 for closeups.

I didn't want the hassle to switch too many lenses as I like to concentrate on the shoot too.
I think i'm losing my love for the best primes ever, help :(

Would you shoot with a 24-70 & 70-200 and even take some time to take some relaxed pics with a Sigma 50 1.4Art (halfbody/fashion) and/or a Canon 85 1.2L (portrait) on top of them ?
Switching 3-4 lenses seems a bit much... maybe I forgot the special wow effect of the primes, I don't know :(

I used the 24-70 for the 24mm (to have some shots of the model with a big abandoned train next to her) and the 70-200 for the close-ups at 200 2.8


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Sep 01, 2016 17:35 |  #2

I'd say that if you're shooting fashion on seamless and outdoors and never going past 2.8, keep the zooms. If you find yourself needing f2, f1.4, go with the primes. I will generally grab my 24-70 and 70-200 for seamless shoots because I'm usually living around f5.6.


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Sep 07, 2016 01:09 |  #3

A second body perhaps.


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