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    Default Recommendations for lenses for Studio Photography

    Hey guys, I will be shooting some studio shoots next mth and was wondering what lenses are best suited for studio.
    understandable that there is a maximum range u can use till u've hit the studio back wall.

    looking at lenses ranging from 50mm to 85mm

    any good ones ? CANON user

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    Default Re: Recommendations for lenses for Studio Photography

    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnKohJyhShen View Post
    Hey guys, I will be shooting some studio shoots next mth and was wondering what lenses are best suited for studio.
    understandable that there is a maximum range u can use till u've hit the studio back wall.

    looking at lenses ranging from 50mm to 85mm

    any good ones ? CANON user
    Depends on how you shoot. But usually in studios, you do not really need fast lenses, if you are in control of the lighting. Most people will tend to play with light and shadows in the studio instead of using thin DoF. Why? simply because in a studio environment you can easily isolate the subject using backgrounds and light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Depends on how you shoot. But usually in studios, you do not really need fast lenses, if you are in control of the lighting. Most people will tend to play with light and shadows in the studio instead of using thin DoF. Why? simply because in a studio environment you can easily isolate the subject using backgrounds and light.
    so meaning the f values dont really matter?

    I'm still abit unsure of the entire aspect of the f value
    so it creates bokeh
    other than that a sharper image?
    am i right to say so?

    wat lens would u recomend?

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    Default Re: Recommendations for lenses for Studio Photography

    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnKohJyhShen View Post
    so meaning the f values dont really matter?

    I'm still abit unsure of the entire aspect of the f value
    so it creates bokeh
    other than that a sharper image?
    am i right to say so?

    wat lens would u recomend?
    Firstly lets get the glossary correct. The is no Bokeh that can be created. There is no Bokeh Effect. Bokeh simply means = Quality of the Out-of-focus (OOF) Blur. So you can say the bokeh is good. But you cannot say I want more bokeh...

    Secondly, F-stop value just tells you the size of the aperture opening. But when the aperture is open very wide, it also creates a thin depth of field. You need to read up the basics of exposure. Here is a good tutorial:
    http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tut...a-exposure.htm

    After that, you can read up on depth of field. Here is a good tutorial:
    http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tut...h-of-field.htm

    You should not even look at lenses before you get the concepts right. After you do, you should start reading on studio flash photography and how to determine exposures in a studio environment and how to control lights. Then you think of what lens you need for what shot.
    Last edited by daredevil123; 25th September 2010 at 05:12 PM.

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    thanks

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