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85/200 or 135?

 
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Oct 17, 2010 20:50 |  #1

For indoor portrait/studio work, using a FF (5D) would you rather have a 85 f/1.8 and 200 f/2.8 or just the 135L? I'm selling my 70-200 to fund lighting equipment and trying to get into people shooting to generate revenue. I don't know how big my studio is, because I am not that far along yet. I would have the 24-70 as an option if I need a wider option to the above.


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Oct 18, 2010 18:58 |  #2

Well?


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Oct 18, 2010 19:05 |  #3

Only you can decide. Look through your photos and see if you shoot more around 85/135/200. If 85 I'd suggest the new Sigma 85 f/1.4 over the 1.8 from what I've seen. If I were you I'd sell the 24-70 and pick up a 35L and 135L and use the rest for light modifiers.


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Oct 18, 2010 21:57 as a reply to  @ ni$mo350's post |  #4

I could never part with the 24-70!


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Oct 18, 2010 22:07 |  #5

haha that's why I said I would :) I'm on a prime kick right now. I'd still go through and see what you shoot at more but if I had to choose I'd say 135L. That's my next lens anyways


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Oct 18, 2010 22:49 |  #6

24-70 should cover most things indoors unless you doing head shots or bigger studio. Then 85mm more than 135mm.


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Oct 25, 2010 08:21 |  #7

I wouldn't want a 135mm inside a studio in case space got tight. Loved my 85mm though, right up until someone walked off with it.

Now I'm thinking of replacing that range with the 24-70, for those of you who have chimed in for it, would you say the 50-70 range, can do as good of a job as the 85mm prime for portraits?


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Nov 02, 2010 08:29 |  #8

I would pick up the 85 or the 135. Since you don't know what size your studio will be, it is probably best to stay away from the 200 unless you know for sure you will have plenty of room.

If at all possible, I would hang on to the 70-200 or consider trading it for the f/4.0 version. That combined with your 24-70 gives you any focal range you could want. It's not likely you'll miss the f/2.8 if you are shooting in a studio setting.


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