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Postby Christina-BFPinMT » Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:58 pm

What lens are you using in your siggie? I really want to get a new lens for my Nikon D90 but I'm not sure what I want. I want a good portrait lens. with good bokeh and that is super crisp. i know it's not all in the lens but right now I just have a 55-200 and a 18-105.

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Postby Babydreamer1326 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:01 pm

My siggy photos were taken with a wide angle lens ;) LOVE it!
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Postby Babydreamer1326 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:10 pm

I would go with a 50mm lens ;)

I LOVE LOVE my 50mm 1.4.

You can't go wrong with a 50mm lens ;)
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Postby blue-eden » Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:09 pm

I don't have pics in my siggy. My favourite lens is my 85 mm 1.4.

The 50 mm is good, but soft wide open (just due to spherical aberration, nothing you can prevent unfortunately) and I tend to shoot WIDE open, as wide as the lens can go.
I also like my 35 mm 1.8 :)

Are you looking for a close up lens, or full body for portraits. Outdoor or studio work? The 35 is great for full body, the 50 is better for semi-close ups and 3/4 body shots from a normal distance.
The wider angle you use, the more distortion you get. This is why the 85 is so great for really close up shots, you get them all in the frame without being in their faces. With wider angle, you have to be really close to get the shot, and their noses look big or other body parts start to warp :lol:
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Postby AmandaP » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:51 am

Im a HUGE fan of the wide angle, but you have to buy good expensive glass to not get the distortion. I agree with blue an 85mm is a fantastic portrait lens if you have a bunch of room, or a 50mm is a good start. If you want to go really wide, and get a good lens, consider a 24mm.
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