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Old 02-23-2007   #1
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I think if you add a 28-75 to that you'll be in good shape. f2.8 or as "fast" as you can afford! : )

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...since we are talking Canon, lets make that the 24-70F2.8L

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Oops, missed that! But I was close? Woo Hoo!
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What about the 80 or 135mm, would they be good too (I don't have either).
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Just about any lens will work. It depends on the scene and what you want to accomplish in the image.

Basically, you figure out how far away you want to be from your model to get the perspective you want. And then you select the lens focal length that will fill the frame the way you want.

Do you want a flat looking image? Step back to 15 or 20 feet (or more) from the subject and then select the focal length that fills the frame the way you want. Longer focal length for a head/shoulders than for a full length.

Do you want to exaggerate facial features or feel like the model is reaching out towards you? Get in close (2 to 3 feet from the model) and use a short focal length lens to fit everything in.

Once focal length is established you need to decide on an aperture. But that's another question/discussion.

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Thanks John, sounds very sensible and logical.
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Just about any lens will work. It depends on the scene and what you want to accomplish in the image.
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thanks guys.

trying my first shoot tomorrow in the workshop environment, so I'll receive some coaching along the way.
When done, I'll have a better idea if the lens I got are lacking or just fine.
I have 24-70 and 50mm ....
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I have settled on an Canon 85mm F1.2 and a Canon 135mm F2 with a 50mm F1.2 for extreme width shots on a Canon 5D for the studio. This has the disadvantage that I have to change lenses if I change perspective but the sharpness is worth it. I don't do much outside the studio but if it is a commercial shot I use a 24-70mm F2.8 which is a great all round lens. Only other lens I think I would like is a 70 - 200 F2.8 IS L again for outside commercial shots where things are not always totally under control.

A friend of mine has a 20D (smaller sensor) and used my 50mm F1.2 to great effect in my studio the other day.
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well, appeared that my sigma 24-70 stopped down and my cannon 50mm 1.8 on a crop body were all I needed. I liked the convenience of the zoom as you can quickly go from a head shot to a full body length shot if needed.
the workshop required to stay with the model for 7 minutes at a time and there was little time to change lens. So for 95% of the time I stuck with 24-70 and it did everything I wished it would. I got home late to sort through but I did fine a lot of great shoots that I will be proud to start my portfolio with.
here is the link to the thread with a few shots

http://www.photocamel.com/forum/fash...irst-ever.html



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