In the above im comparing the Nikon 85mm f1.8 to the similar one from Canon.
Yes i would much prefer to use the Canon one. I find that built wise its much more refined than the bulky look of the nikon 85.. Apart from that, the canon one is also a USM lens, you dont have to put up with the noisy focusing motor of the nikon one. I have both.
If you are talking about higher end 85mm lens.. then of course no doubt the 85f1.2L is king. Esp when used on a FF body.. The best you can get with nikon is just 851.4 with a 1.5X body..
But 50mm wise i like that from the nikon much more. the canon 50f1.8 just feel so much like a toy..
Hi, just sending my congrate to you.
Bet they must be sweet and chubby
Congrats! I used to use the 50mm 1.8 to capture my baby's moments, but had to change to 1.4 as he started to get more active, and unpredictable. Now a 28mm f2.8 will do, as I can use flash.
Just bear in mind that, 50mm is actually about 75mm in digital, so 85mm will be about 128mm!!!
I could only take headshots, sometimes needing to arch backwards, at the restaurant table sitting opposite my baby. Don't think I'll need a 85mm to shoot my baby. He's now about 20 mths old.
Got my 50mm f1.8 on Sat from a nice lady. Already taken lots of shots over the weekends. Lucky gotten the 50mm, as I already having abit of problem in getting the shots in with the confined space. So far, happy with it man!! I also feel now 85mm will be too long for me, 50mm suits me fine, maybe will upgrade to a f1.4 soon.... cheers to happy fathering!!! Huat ah!!
I read somewhere that that Nikon 105 VR macro is a good portraits lens too. I'm keen to try macro photography, at the same time wanted the take newborn shot. Can this lens double up both a macro and newborn shot?
Bounce the flash lor... Don't blast it at full power into the baby's eyes.
Congrate bro to your new born twins. They do grow very fast, so shot them often, once they grow, you miss that time frame....I shot my son almost once every other day....he is 10months old now.
I would suggest 50f1.8 or if you can afford f1.4. I use an f1.8 to shoot my son when he was really young. I use f1.8 as I do not 1 2 risk his eyesight with flash and my home lighting is not strong enough. I would not take chance on such action that will affect my son for his entire life....