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Old 08-26-2005   #1
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Default TS-E: 45mm vs 90mm

Which one to start with? I'm interested in portraiture and product photography with these.

Anyone have sample shots from either/both?

Thanks.

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Old 08-27-2005   #2
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I have had the opportunity to use both the 90mm and 45mm TS/E lenses and they quickly moved to the top of the next to buy list. I do mostly landscapes so that is what the samples are from

http://www.pbase.com/snoyes/image/44859937

http://www.pbase.com/snoyes/image/44855935

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Why would you use it for portraits? The aperture is fully manual. So you're focusing at full aperture, then stopping down to working aperture.

What format?

A 90 is a good focal length for portraits on 35mm film. But for many it might be a bit long on a 1.6 crop sensor.
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I have had the opportunity to use both the 90mm and 45mm TS/E lenses and they quickly moved to the top of the next to buy list.* I do mostly landscapes so that is what the samples are from

http://www.pbase.com/snoyes/image/44859937

http://www.pbase.com/snoyes/image/44855935

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Thanks, Steve. I'm going to get my feet wet with the 90. Will post pictures when I have some.
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This one was from the TS-E 45mm, which I am desperately trying to re-acquire. I can't really say how it compares to the 90mm, though I have heard nothing but praise heaped on the longer lens. The problem for me is that a 90mm lens is just too long to do much of what I like to do. Perhaps if I had a full frame camera, I might be able to justify it, but even then....

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Nice shot, arka. BTW, I can sell you my 45 ts-e for $1350, friend-to-friend price.
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Nice shot, arka. BTW, I can sell you my 45 ts-e for $1350, friend-to-friend price.* *
Albert, you're such a giver! :-D

Thanks for your kind words.

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Considering that one of the big effects benefits of TS is exaggerating the focal plane against the out-of-focus plane, 45mm may give you the option of a wider field to do so. Granted you still can't get as close as a macro, so even 90 would leave a good bit showing, especially on an APS-C body, I'd really be tempted to go for the 45. Plus, the 90 pretty-much narrows the photog out of the architectural field of view.

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