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Postby chaychayolei » Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:55 pm

Are you sure it's the lens? What dont you like about it?
I think those came out great!
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Postby puddingpop » Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:46 pm

I'd go with a prime/ telephoto lens if I was you. Personally I'm having a fight with my self right now about less. This the conversation in my head that goes off twice a day at least.

Self: I need a new lense

Me to self: Yeah! That 50 mm is fun but we need a new lens.

Self: I should start looking into a wide angle or macro.

Me to self: NOOOOOOOOOOO! Get the 85MM :twisted:

Self: But I already have a telephoto lens. We need an assortment of lens. What about a lens baby?

Me to self: No D*m* it! Get the 85MM with 1.4 F-Stop. You know you want it :twisted:

Self: But I really need these other lens for other classes

Me to self: Get the 85MM or less :twisted:

Self: Uh maybe a speedlite would be better. I'll think about it

Disclaimer~ I really am not this crazy but, I can not make up my mind on lens right now. One thing I look at lens is how close can I get to my subject with the lens. Just something you may want to keep in mind with lens shopping.
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Postby victoria_1024 » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:03 am

I use my 50mm for indoor baby or portrait sessions. I LOVE my 85mm to death but I only use it outside. Honestly there is no way I would have space for the 85mm inside.
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Postby blue-eden » Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:36 am

I agree it likely wasn't a lens problem, that lens would work ok for the distance. The 85 mm is WORSE for close focusing (I have to be back further) plus you'll have the problem of not being able to fit the subject within the frame. I use it outdoor, like Vic.

The 50 is good indoor, for portraits, but not full body.

Honestly, if I were to recommend one to you in that price range, I'd recommend the 18-55 or 35-80, which are the ones you already have!

Or you can get the 35 mm, which is a FAB lens. It's my favourite right now!
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Postby **Tasha** » Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:17 am

I'm saving up for the 35mm right now! I do lots of indoor stuff so I need something shorter than my nifty fifty!
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