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    Default Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

    Any photographer uses this lens? How was it?

    BTW, most of the time I'll be at home (sometimes outdoor) to take kids' photographs. Is it suitable for me to get this lens? As you know, our HDB flat hmm.. quite restricted.

    Please advise, thanks
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    unless u plan to take only your kid's face, i don't advise getting it.

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    Oh I see.

    Do you have any recommendations?
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    Default Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

    Can consider the 50 F1.8 for a start... fast lens, good value.

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    Default Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

    Or the 50mm F1.4
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    Hmm... I got that 50mm f 1.8. But do you think it's sufficient enough for the kids'/group portraits? What's your other lens recommendation for indoor photography?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mummyjoys View Post
    Oh I see.

    Do you have any recommendations?
    35mm f/2. good for indoors. interesting perspective for candids.

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    agree with flip 35 f2 cost bout the same as 85mm, able to take wider perspective. Only problem is that it's a little noisy (compared to f1.4L which I'm using). But excellent lens, 85mm is no way to be used in hdb, unless ur taking from the coridoor

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    Quote Originally Posted by satch View Post
    Can consider the 50 F1.8 for a start... fast lens, good value.
    OT but i think i saw u last weekend at haji lane.

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    if you don't mind a 3rd party lens, can also consider the sigma 30 f/1.4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    35mm f/2. good for indoors. interesting perspective for candids.
    I read about this lens' review at the-digital-picture.com too, pretty good. And it's cheaper too! Anyway, thanks for the reply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dennisc View Post
    agree with flip 35 f2 cost bout the same as 85mm, able to take wider perspective. Only problem is that it's a little noisy (compared to f1.4L which I'm using). But excellent lens, 85mm is no way to be used in hdb, unless ur taking from the coridoor
    noisy with higher ISO? ISO 200-400 indoor, alright?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mummyjoys View Post
    I read about this lens' review at the-digital-picture.com too, pretty good. And it's cheaper too! Anyway, thanks for the reply.
    yeah. as what was mentioned earlier, it is noisy. not digital noise but af motor noise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desibelle View Post
    if you don't mind a 3rd party lens, can also consider the sigma 30 f/1.4.
    hmm... i still prefer the big C. HOHO. C fan.

    Thanks for the response anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    yeah. as what was mentioned earlier, it is noisy. not digital noise but af motor noise.
    Oh.. *pengz*
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    Default Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM

    Quote Originally Posted by mummyjoys View Post
    Hmm... I got that 50mm f 1.8. But do you think it's sufficient enough for the kids'/group portraits? What's your other lens recommendation for indoor photography?
    The Sigma 30mm f1.4. My only lens for photographing my boy

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    Quote Originally Posted by mummyjoys View Post
    hmm... i still prefer the big C. HOHO. C fan.

    Thanks for the response anyway.
    Ooops. Didn't read this. Sorry, just ignore my previous reply. Go for the C. It gives better photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndroo View Post
    Ooops. Didn't read this. Sorry, just ignore my previous reply. Go for the C. It gives better photos.
    It's ok..

    Just went to your website.. your boy so adorableeee just like mine. hoho
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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    OT but i think i saw u last weekend at haji lane.
    Yups, I was at Haji lane on National Day lol... saw quite a few other photogs there as well

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    I'm also using 35L to shoot my kids. The MFD is short so I can do closeup. 85 is definately out of the question unless you are shooting them outdoors. If you thinking about shooting groups photos during birthday parties etc, than I would suggest Tamron 17-50 or Canon 17-55 with ext flash.

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