- Jul 25, 2012
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What is your go to lens & why?
texkam said:85 1.8 shoots some sweet pics.
pgriz said:Much of my shooting is stuff for my contracting business, in the field. Low light is "usually" not an issue, but when it is, I generally can get by with on-camera fill flash. So for my purposes, the 24-105mm f/4 lens is my go-to lens. It's sharp enough, and has enough zoom range for most of my needs. When doing my "hobby" shooting, I almost always have the camera on a tripod, just because it allows me time to compose and review the scene, so low-light performance is not an issue. Family shots are usually indoors, and then I'm shooting f/5.6 to f/8 with bounce flash, so again, low-light performance is not a strong requirement for me. As for sharpness, that lens is reasonably sharp and again, there are many other things that will diminish sharpness (slow shutter speed, imprecise focus, subject movement, etc.) that are not related to the lens itself. When getting the maximum resolution is key, then I go to my Tamrom 90mm macro for close-up stuff, and my 70-200mm f/4 for more distance subjects, with the camera on a tripod, etc.
On full frame, my 70-200 2.8 is my go to for shooting people. The 24-70 2.8 is my general purpose, shoot-everything option.
Haven't had the opportunity, but wouldn't rule it out.Do you ever do a family session with this lens? I just got this lens and so far have used it for single portraits, but it's so sharp, I really am thinking about trying jt out on a family session...