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    What lens

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    do you prefer for shooting outdoor portraits...camera ladies.





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    I only have one lens, unfortunately. I wish I could afford to get a new one. I'd love an f2.8 70-200mm, but they're incredibly expensive. I have an f4/5.6 18-70mm. I ALWAYS use the lowest aperture and typically shoot fully zoomed to 70mm. Never less that 50mm to avoid awkwardness from the wide angle.
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    For kids and animals, I use a 70-300 zoom lens with tripod or other form of stability. It works real well for getting nice close up/facial shots without being noticed by camera shy subjects. The only real thing you have to watch out for is stability of the camera and lighting.


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    Any focal length can work. 85mm and 50mm are great choices. Same for 70-200mm.
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    I only have two lenses... my kit lens which is an 18-55 and my 35mm 1.8 that I just got. As of now..the 35 doesn't leave my camera. I'm absolutely in love with it.

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    Here's what I have:

    12-60mm, 50mm, 14-45mm, 25mm, 8mm Fisheye, 70-300mm, 40-150mm and a 9-18mm Wide.

    The 12-60, 50mm, and 8mm are my "high grade" level lenses. My 70-300 is a standard grade but still has some great quality. I shake really bad when the lens is so heavy so for a good "still" I would have to use a tripod. I still shake with a monopod BUT my monopod has an optional "three legged foot" that comes out of the tube and attaches to the bottom so I can use that too.

    I'm excited to be attending a workshop next weekend on getting started in my own photography business so I'm looking forward to having someone with me to help me through some of my issues. .





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    I really love my 50mm, but don't underestimate the value of the kit lens. There's a reason why that is the one they put on there when you buy the camera. It's a GREAT all purpose lens.

    I also have a 55-200mm that I love because I don't always want to be right in people's faces when I am shooting them. It makes them uncomfortable.


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    Usually my 55-200mm ones bc with my kids, i just chase after them while shooting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sindorella View Post
    I really love my 50mm, but don't underestimate the value of the kit lens. There's a reason why that is the one they put on there when you buy the camera. It's a GREAT all purpose lens.

    I also have a 55-200mm that I love because I don't always want to be right in people's faces when I am shooting them. It makes them uncomfortable.
    Mine came with three, the 14, the 12 and the 40.

    I am just going to have to play and see which I like best.





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