08-15-2014 10:33 AM - edited 08-15-2014 11:17 AM
Check this out: EF 24-70mm f2.8 L
5D Mk II
f2.8 @ 1/60
There did I break enough of the so-called rules for you?
08-15-2014 10:37 AM
That's all good news to me, kinda spent enough already on the two lenses so I will see how they work out for me, so far I have been very impressed with the canon L lens 24/105 and the 70/200 iS II
You're used to APS-C sizes... 70-85 is a great FL for portraits on full frame. Really, 70-200 is a great FL for portraits when you have the space. 200mm with IS is fantastic for outdoor portraits, lots of compression and buttery smooth bokeh on distant trees and whatnot.
Personally I don't care for using the 24-105 for portraiture, but that's because I have sharper and faster primes. However, the 70-200 IS II is truly that great of a lens that it can compete with primes in sharpness, and 2.8 is fast enough for most uses.
As we discussed above, some people like myself like to work with primes, others with zooms. And there are some things that primes can do that zooms can't but that gap has been shrinking, especially with the 70-200 II. You're setup is extremely good. There might be some nitche things that new lenses can do better, but your setup isn't going to hold you back, not for some time anyway. Go out and shoot and have fun.
08-15-2014 03:33 PM
08-15-2014 04:49 PM
Hush, Bob from Boston, I don't want everybody to see that. This was a cull so the young lady did not take this one.
You didn't notice I used the wrong lens? I used a very wide open aperture? And the worse sin, I was at 43mm !
08-15-2014 06:47 PM - edited 08-15-2014 06:48 PM
What I am trying to point out, is to use what works. The rest is just numbers and primes are no longer king.
Things are getting pretty gushie around here and someone's been drinking a little too much magic zoom koolaid...
Name a single manufacturer of lenses whose finest, most optically perfect lens isn't a prime. ....primes are no longer king my ...
08-18-2014 10:32 AM
The main reason to get a prime lens for portraits is to get better bokeh. The 85mm f/1.2 comes to mind and is my favorite portrait lens.
So that's true for you. But I'm guessing that the greatest consumers of portrait lenses are studio photographers, and I doubt that they care much about bokeh.
08-18-2014 01:53 PM