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I like it a lot. As part of my "conversion" to Canon, I just picked up the 24-105mm f4L lens, but I was thinking I might want to get one fixed focal length that would have very shallow DOF and less weight than the zooms, for exactly this type of headshot. I was thinking more of the 100mm f2, or even the 135mm f2 though, any reason why you picked the 85mm? (And any of the three will be my third rebate item, qualifying me for the triple rebate on all items!).
Andy Pearlman Studio
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Thank you Andy! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
I was using the 100mm f2.8 Macro before this shot,..but switched to the 85mm f1.8 because the wide open dof was shallower, and I could manual focus easier on Troy's eyes with the brighter f-stop of the 85mm.. The 85mm has a closer minimum focusing distance than does the 135mm f2.0 L,...and quite frankly, I didn't get a chance to try out that lens on Troy.. However, tomorrow..(Sunday) I am shooting with Mandy, and I look forward to trying out that lens on her to see if it's any better, different..etc.. I would have used the 100mm f2.0 if I owned it.. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] That is one lens I actually could have used twice today with various poses,...unfortunately, if I buy that lens this week, I'll have to redo this photo which I took tonight..with the help of my friend Dan's camera & lens:
(besides, I'm running out of room) [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Big is cool.. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]