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tavm 14 31 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2008 5:03PM
I had a quick flick on the forum and can't find many opinions..
Any users..?. I have been looking at a few lenses and deciding against investing in more dx kit. This would be to a view of getting the 28-70 2.8 as my next lens.. but thats a LONG way off.
I have an 18-200 which I will sell as I only really use it below 100mm. But I have a decent telephoto that covers that. Also, doing more and more portraits I would like some faster glass.
SO basically anybody got any experience for or against?
Cheers guys.
User_Removed 17 17.9k 8 Norway
29 Jun 2008 5:23PM

Quote:and deciding against investing in more dx kit


Which camera do you have?

Even at 35mm, you'll be too short for head 'n shoulders stuff (by about at least 20mm) in DX terms. You need 85mm for FF ideally.

(Optically, it's a fabulous lens btw...)
tavm 14 31 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2008 5:59PM
Sorry mike,
D80 but might go d90 or d700 depending on next week Wink..
I use a 50mm prime and 105 2.8.....
i thought about the 24-70 but its 1100.. bit much in one hit.
I tend to go quite wide and do a lot of childrens portraits in small spaces (living rooms).
User_Removed 17 17.9k 8 Norway
29 Jun 2008 6:08PM

Quote:I tend to go quite wide and do a lot of childrens portraits in small spaces (living rooms).


Ah!! 'fairey snuff as they say Wink ( The 50 and the 105 - wonderful though in more normal circumstances... )

Grab a copy of this - PT Lens to correct some of the inherent distortions that will always occur with the wider viewing angles Tim.

D700 for me btw... Wink

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