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    hi guys, i haven't joined any model shoot who's location is in some hotel. i have both 105 f2 DC and 50 f1.8 and I am not sure which one to bring (maybe both to be safe ). i have no problem using the 105 outdoor as space is not an issue but for this case, do you think 105 will do good considering the space? will it be too "tight"? or 50 f1.8 is better to use?

    also, i have no idea how big the hotel rooms are (but at least i know space is limited), maybe someone can give me some tips? btw, im using dx body.

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    Default Re: Lens for hotel portrait shoot

    to be frank, both are quite tight, u might pass by using your 50mm but definitely not your 105 (especially if the room is too small). why not try using those lens in your rm and imagine u are in the hotel room? its the same except hotel rm may be slight bigger then your rm.

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    105mm lens on DX body you can shoot only body parts in a confine area .......
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    Default Re: Lens for hotel portrait shoot

    50 will be tight... likely chop off body parts... :P unless you're on FX.

    24 or 35 for the environmental shot...

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    Visualize the shots you want to take. Test the 50 and the 105 and note down how far you have to be from subject to get that kind of composition. Then think if it is achievable in a hotel room.
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    105mm is definitely too tight.
    the 50mm might do it, a wider lens would be good, unless you are not looking at full body photos

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    105mm lens on DX body you can shoot only body parts in a confine area .......
    Sounds like a right lens for the right job for some kind of shoot....
    Sorry, just joking....
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    Default Re: Lens for hotel portrait shoot

    thank you for all your responses

    i tried it inside my room, quite ok for tight head shots. so im assuming the hotel will be a lot bigger so I was thinking of a decent upper body shot.

    yeah i guess i needed a wider lens, as bro wmayeo mentioned either 24 or 35. so 24 is enough for full body shot? hmm already thinking of renting 24 1.4G
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    Your kit lens can do the job pretty well

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    Quote Originally Posted by r0n1n View Post
    thank you for all your responses

    i tried it inside my room, quite ok for tight head shots. so im assuming the hotel will be a lot bigger so I was thinking of a decent upper body shot.

    yeah i guess i needed a wider lens, as bro wmayeo mentioned either 24 or 35. so 24 is enough for full body shot? hmm already thinking of renting 24 1.4G
    I'm not sure what size of room shoot organizers book.
    If it's a "standard" room (I think most hotels call it deluxe or something) in a 4- or 5-star hotel, it should be at most 10-15% larger than the master bedroom in a HDB apartment.
    I'd imagine that 24/1.4 would do very nicely!
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    Default Re: Lens for hotel portrait shoot

    For hotel room shoots, usually is small room one, because shoot organizers need to make ends meet also. So 24 or 35mm on crop, 35mm or 50mm on FF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    I'm not sure what size of room shoot organizers book.
    If it's a "standard" room (I think most hotels call it deluxe or something) in a 4- or 5-star hotel, it should be at most 10-15% larger than the master bedroom in a HDB apartment.
    I'd imagine that 24/1.4 would do very nicely!
    24 f1.4G is very tempting indeed


    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    For hotel room shoots, usually is small room one, because shoot organizers need to make ends meet also. So 24 or 35mm on crop, 35mm or 50mm on FF.
    i hope not, the ratio might be 8:1, though not sure yet. bigger room would be nicer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Levis View Post
    Your kit lens can do the job pretty well
    hi levis, not using kit anymore. but i do have 16-85. i prefer to use prime for portrait
    Last edited by r0n1n; 19th September 2011 at 11:29 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by r0n1n View Post
    24 f1.4G is very tempting indeed
    35/1.4 on an FX cam should be more ______

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    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    35/1.4 on an FX cam should be more ______

    BBB
    cannot poison me, no moolah i might just rent, the rental price for both 24/1.4G and 35/1.4G is the same
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    Default Re: Lens for hotel portrait shoot

    just get a 10-20 uwa and your 50mm

    u dont want to get confused changing lenses during a shoot
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    I think a 105mm macro will do, depending on what you wanna focus on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Kwok View Post
    I think a 105mm macro will do, depending on what you wanna focus on.
    full body shot will be very difficult with this lens in a hotel room packed other photogs and equipments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    full body shot will be very difficult with this lens in a hotel room packed other photogs and equipments.
    You must read the invisible text that he wrote with
    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Kwok View Post
    I think a 105mm macro will do, depending on what you wanna focus on.
    you need about 10-11m distance in PORTRAIT MODE (add more distance if you shooting LANDSCAPE MODE) (without anyone getting in your way in between u and subject ) to go full-body ..... hope the TS is working in a Presidential Suite lolzzzz.....

    not saying NEVER use LONG lenses ....... in actual fact, a 70-200 works GREAT vs a fixed focal length 100mm ...paired with a UWA zoom ..... a fixed focal length 100mm telephoto is tough to deploy with the feet

    up to u guys ..... we all live and learn
    Last edited by ed9119; 19th September 2011 at 03:38 PM.
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