Absolute Must-Have Lens for Fashion?

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  1. gabelimom

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    Hi all-

    I am getting more fashion work (yay!). Prob is, I'm working with a kit lens and an 80 mm lens for my tighter portrait work. What's the best lens to have for shooting full-length fashion as well as shots from the head to mid-thigh? I'm looking for a lens that won't distort, as I primarily shoot celeb maternity images. I have a D70, if that matters, and a Mamiya Pro-TL, with a kit lens and a 150 mm lens.

    Thanks to all in advance!
     
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    Hi Jennifer, a Nikon 17-55mm f2.8 would be nice but a sigma in that same range and aperture would probably do.

    You didn't mention budget but if you are on a tight one the 50mm f1.8 and a larger room would do.

    Try seeing if your lens at either 24, 28 or 35mm focal lengths would do. If so then you could get a prime in that focal length in a F2.8. I probably wouldn't go lower than 28mm though (35mm would be better) but that's just me.
     
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    you want to stay in the 80-105 focal length area probably....anything TOO small, or TOO long...will distort the face and make the models look funny.
     
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    any 50's on your DX format will do this job very well, and won't cost you a lot.
     
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    Thanks everyone! Good advice! :mrgreen:
     

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