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05/15/2006 12:42:15 PM · #1
Hello all!
I'm really having a problem making a decision. I have a portrait client that designs marketing stuff, etc. Her client has a line of dresses she is doing a catalog for. They asked me to take photos of the models for it. I explained I had not done anything like that before but the designer is a repeat client of mine for portraiture and said her friend liked my stuff and wanted me to do it.

Here's where my indecision lies. I have suck lens except my 50mm which I adore. I know I can use that indoors but it is a tight squeeze in my space. I have a Tamron 28-75 due to arrive today which I think will allow me to take full body shots in my indoor space and outdoors of course. However, I'm considering buying another lens as well. I read about the 85mm 1.8 on another forum and people raved about how wonderful it was for outdoor portraiture. Do any of you have an opinion on this.

Do you have a reccomendation on another lens? My budget is not huge, I would like to not spend much more than $500 if I get another lens and would like the lens to shoot at least as sharp as my 50mm 1.8.

Any advice on shooting fashion too?
(they know the poses they want, have the make up artist and everything else chosen, I just need to shoot!)

05/15/2006 12:45:00 PM · #2
Originally posted by Picture This:

I read about the 85mm 1.8 on another forum and people raved about how wonderful it was for outdoor portraiture. Do any of you have an opinion on this.

Great lens, but it REALLY going to cramp you indoors.
05/15/2006 12:48:34 PM · #3
make it with a good zoom wide between 1 and 50, but the trick is not wich lens to use, is how do you iluminate your subject
05/15/2006 12:48:50 PM · #4
Just use the 50mm, it will be plenty, I used it for this kind of shoots when I used a 1.6 crop camera all the time, now I use more the 85mm and the 50mm for full body shots.
05/15/2006 12:50:50 PM · #5
full size censor rulz!!,.... i envide you 5D,
05/15/2006 01:32:50 PM · #6
Thanks for all the input. Yes, the 85 I wouldn't plan on using for indoors, I already back myself up to a wall using the 50mm on full body shots, lol.

I'm just wondering if it does take awesome outdoor shots and would be worth getting. (I would get use out of it later as I'd like to start doing senior shots soon)

Indoors I could use the 50mm or if I needed some zoom use the new Tamron I'm getting today.

As for lighting, I have a SB800 with a Lightsphere, also a reflector. (indoor I have strobes)

I just really want to increase my chances for a successful shoot by choosing my lens wisely :)

Message edited by author 2006-05-15 13:43:20.
12/29/2006 04:46:19 AM · #7
I shoot most if not all of my fashion using an 17 to 55 nikon 2.8 You must take care with you shoot hight as in dont shoot too close and dont shoot high or low position.

Take a look at my work.

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12/29/2006 04:48:25 AM · #8
Sorry about time date on this. i just foundthe thread on a google search..

Hope your shoot went well.

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