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Is this Canon lens a good choice for the studio ?
Old 10-24-2005, 02:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I think this is what I want for the studio but I want to be sure there is nothing I over looked. Canon lens info

I am going with the 20D and this lens for the beach* EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM *

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Yep!
Old 10-24-2005, 03:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I know several studios who use that lens with their 20D..

Another possibility is the Canon 28-105mm USM lens... it's an f3.5 to f4.5,..but in the studio, I'd guess you'll be at 5.6 at least anyway..

I don't own this lens, but I have hears great reviews from friends who own several L lenses, who swear by this lens in the studio... great bang for the buck! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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Old 10-24-2005, 03:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi JP,

I thinking on getting the lens in question is that I might find myself shooting outside sometimes and thought the faster lens would help. But for the most part it would be used with mt lites inside.

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Re: Is this Canon lens a good choice for the studio ?
Old 10-24-2005, 07:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This is my favorite lens Mike. If you look at my recent work at http://www.pbase.com/hmetal/pad it was mostly all done using this lens.

While I find it isn't quite as sharp as the 17-40mm F4L, it is IMHO the zoom with the best focal range for glamour; especially if you're working in a semi-confined space or want to stay close enough to your model for her to hear your directions without being right in the model's face.

That 2.8 maximum aperture is nice too, for separating your model from the background.
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Re: Is this Canon lens a good choice for the studio ?
Old 10-24-2005, 09:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Lot's of wedding guys I know love that lens, for the pricetag on it though, the tamron 28-75 2.8 Di lens is a frugal alternative. But the 24-70 is quite the workhorse lens, other good L series lens of note

16-35 2.8L
17-40 4.0L

not for a studio but i just love this lens
70-200 2.8 IS L series lens...i would marry if it you could legally


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Re: Is this Canon lens a good choice for the studio ?
Old 10-24-2005, 09:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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the tamron 28-75 2.8 Di lens is a frugal alternative

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Mike,

This is super lens for both studio and outside work. Here are a few samples.







One thing to keep in mind, the 1.6 crop may limit you in a confined space. Therefore JP's suggestion may work better for you.

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I love mine, usually my first choise provided the space is there. second choice 28-70 2.8. Here's my samples






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Old 10-24-2005, 10:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Great Lens, love mine, but unless you can be about 15 feet back, get the Canon 24-70 2.8...
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Mike I have the 24-70 2.8L. A few others which are ok also is the Tamron 28-105 2.8 and the Canon 28-135 3.5-5.6
I have bought both because at the timme couldnt fathom buying a lens of this cost when I started getting serious with shooting, now I will only buy L series lenses or damn near equivalents. Just a note if it means anything to you the 28-70L is a fraction slower then the 24-70L but it may not mean anything to you if you are using strobes but in low light it is a great lens... I too am going after the 70-200 IS 2.8L, and am going to sell my other 20's-135's lenses and my Sony F828 to get the money to justify that purchase but i am sure the money made fromm the usage will be of no comparison. i used to buy cheaper lenses cause i didnt think it made a difference, but from all the opinions along with mine, i think they are well worth it if serious about what you put out...
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