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  1. epaige

    epaige TPF Noob!

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    hey guys i was wondering what your favorite nikon lenses are for full body portraits?


     
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    robbins.photo Yup, It's The Zoo Guy Supporting Member

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    My favorite?

    Nikon 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR Lens 2205 B&H Photo

    See, I really hate people. Especially listening to people, being near people, etc. So I like to be as far away from them as I possibly can.. lol.

    Ok, but seriously I'm not a pro photographer at all but my favorite lens for full body portraits is actually my Tamron 17-50 2.8. I prefer the 70-200 mm 2.8 for face shots, by far.. but for a full body shot I've found the Tamron does a pretty respectable job overall.
     
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    For a single person full-body shot, I favour the 85 if space permits. If not, then I'll use my 24-70 at the longest possible length. Worst-case scenario, 50.
     
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    Yup, the 85mm if you've got the room to back up. Should be in the range of 20 to 25 feet, but check it out.
     
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    85mm 1.8g followed by 17-50mm 2.8

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    depends on space but 85mm, 50mm, 35mm.

    if you can swing the 70-200mm at 200, its wonderful
     
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    If the OP was shooting DX, would you all give the same answers? Just curious.
     
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    robbins.photo Yup, It's The Zoo Guy Supporting Member

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    Since I shoot DX.. umm.. Yes?
     
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    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    No, any 50 would be the 85 equivalent - and so on.
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    DX, wee-x-schmee-x. Focal length is focal length.
     
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    robbins.photo Yup, It's The Zoo Guy Supporting Member

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    In related news, Nikon announced it's new schmee-x format today. When asked to comment, head of product development Yuki Tanaka replied simply, "Oy Vey".
     
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    Sure why not. Longer lenses for portrait work is fine and typical. I used the 25/50/85 on my DX prior to shooting FX
     

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