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    Guys i would like to know what are the lense you all using to take portraits.
    Need to know before i get one.

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    50mm f/1.8 and 85mm f/1.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenng
    Guys i would like to know what are the lense you all using to take portraits.
    Need to know before i get one.
    Anything above 60mm and under 300mm :P..... depending on what type of portraits you are talking about.

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    actually i am looking for one which can take portriats and close-up. which i think the tamrom fit very well but i would need a tele lense cos i going oversea soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenng
    actually i am looking for one which can take portriats and close-up. which i think the tamrom fit very well but i would need a tele lense cos i going oversea soon
    Yes, in that case, do you want the background to be thrown out of focus? If you do, you can :

    a. Pay for a lens with very wide aperture
    b. Pay for a long lens and stand far away to take the close up of your subject (Take bokeh into consideration too)

    Whichever that might be, chances are 1 x 50mm f/1.8 (cheap lens) + 70 - 300 mm lens should be good enough ..... You can get the Tamron Macro Lens too, but remember Macro picture are meant to have a flat surface output.

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    i have a 29-80 f2.8 lense now. i thinking of adding one more lense.
    taking into consideration the 70-300 sigma marcos.


    but temp to get the 90mm marco of tamron.

    actually this lense is good enough but i am wondering if i need a zoom lense.

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    I used the following before:

    AF 35 f/2
    AF 50 f/1.4
    AF 50 f/1.8
    AF 85 f/1.4
    AF 85 f/1.8
    AF 18-35 f/3.5-4.5
    AF-S 17-35 f/2.8
    AF-S 24-120VR
    AF-S 28-70 f/2.8
    AF 180 f/2.8
    AF 80-200 f/2.8
    AF-S 80-200 f/2.8
    AF-S 70-200VR f/2.8

    All are good, which leads me to want to say, BUY BUY BUY

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    For portraits and poses, can use any focal length from 20mm to 200mm.
    However, if u are beginner, its better to shoot at focal length 50mm-135mm.
    For me, I mainly use 50mm and 85mm prime lens nowadays, got to move and walk a lot though.

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    Thumbs up .

    Nikon AF 50mm f/1.8 and 85mm f/1.8 - cannot go wrong!

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    AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED
    AF-S VR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF ED

    Also not bad... see which one you wanna pay for...

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    Lens that I've used before for portraits:

    1. 28-135 f/4.5-5.6 IS U
    2. 17-40 f/4 L U
    3. 50 f/1.8
    4. 70-200 f/4 L U
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    I have used:
    • 50mm f1/8
    • 70-200mm f2/8

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronkong
    AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED
    AF-S VR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF ED

    Also not bad... see which one you wanna pay for...
    err... 70-300 f/4-5.6... i dun feel its suitable
    comments?

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    18mm
    35mm
    85mm
    300mm

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    hehe.....50mm, 19-35, 28-80, 80-200

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    85mm f1.2 and 135 f2. easily my favourites.

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    Me join in the fun too

    For portraits, I use...
    (i) Canon EF 50mm f1.8
    (ii) Tamron 90mm f2.8 macro

    Used to mount my Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 for portraits too... but it's on the heavy side... need strong arms leh...
    Jia Wang... "A photo is only as beautiful as the photographer's eyes can see."
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    70-200/2.8

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    28-70 f2.8

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    ef 50mm f1.4 has good bokeh.


    Quote Originally Posted by allenng
    Guys i would like to know what are the lense you all using to take portraits.
    Need to know before i get one.

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