Use dof calculator
Use dof calculator
But he still need a slight longer focal length lens to achieve this effectively. Though his lens arsenal is more than adequate for that. I feel the 35mm F/1.4 is for scene portrait with human subject in it with a slightly blur background for his purpose in traveling.Originally Posted by pinholecam
Are you using 35mm onto a FF body? That would be wide angle portrait already. FF should pair with 50mm lens where as DX pair with 35mm for your full body portrait photo.
Generally, most people will think of 85/135mm when talking about lens for creamy portrait. 35mm is more of a walk around lens, one which you can still use when there is space limitation, e.g. a night market.
Wide angle primes are good for giving thin dof while capturing the environment, like environment portrait. The environment here could refer to the general environment (like a market, scenery or back alley) or a famous landmark(some famous tower or statue).
If you want the creamy background, just use a long lens. That is, a 135mm @f/2 will give more background blur than a 50mm f/1.2 at the same subject size in the frame. You will get more dof with the 135mm too. Of course, we might not always have the luxury of space to stand so far away to use the 135mm, so that is where a shorter lens is useful.
5D III l 14/2.8 l 24/1.4L II l Σ 50/1.4 l Σ 150/2.8 macro l 28-75/2.8 l
Exactly. The right tool for the right job. It is not always the case u can play with distance. So larger format camera still can offer something unique.
But of course a good portrait does not have to be a bokeh one, or in proper but longer terms, a portrait with shallow dof. Wa so long leh... Thirsty liao.. I now know why ppl come out with short names...
Agree. But since he has a 24-70mm and a 70-200mm, he can employ those lenses for a creamier bg compare to a 35mm while using brenizer method. Like u said he probably dun need a new lens.Originally Posted by pinholecam
For those who use crop factor APS-C, 35mm f1.4 will probably still not be enough to satisfy that bokeh-backgroundblur-hunger.
My recommendations are simply; save up and go to full-frame. There are plenty of a selections for 50mm and various 85mms that will exhibit their full capabilities.
After using 35 f1.4 for a while, my conclusion is that it still has insufficient depth and too much bg blur for certain purposes. This is the big trade-off and difference when wanting more light and ISO performance in full-frame.
you want cheap and shallow depth of field, get samyang 85mm f/1.4. google it, seems like a gd performer and inexpensive.
no point talk and talk ... can someone show some pics illustrating the difference between a good, average and poor bokeh .... i.e. different lens taken at the same F-stop, FL & lighting condition on the same subject?
A 35 gives a different "feel" as it takes in a wider fov while maintaining the size of your subject in the photo as compared to a 85. It should be a great addition as a "touring" lens.
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Not bad. But none r full body. ff is still better lah...
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I did state in first post what.
I have to dig real deep to find these few photos.... not many who bought a 35 prime are doing thin dof portrait shots.
It is so happen that I am looking at for photos taken with a 35/1.8 that I found these.... I think 35/1.4 may still be possible on a cropped sensor body... probably get the person to curl up. lol
Actually even with ff, the dof will still be wider than using 50 , 85. It is no big deal, most know it. But I dont in the beginning n spend so much time researching on samyang 35 mm ... Straining my eyes.. Checking price .. All the while forgot this basic fact that longer focal length give narrower dof.. Hence I post this to remind others..
it depend on your shooting distance from subject and preference. anyway, that is what the bns here is for.[