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canon 50 1.4 or something else for that price for portraits?

Started Dec 7, 2009 | Discussions thread
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Gene L.
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Re: canon 50 1.4 or something else for that price for portraits?
In reply to lukx, Dec 9, 2009

lukx wrote:

Basically I'm usually standing 5m, (16 feet) from center of the court (squash). So for this case 85 or 50 ?

At 16-ft., 85mm will make a fine portrait lens. It won't give enough field of view for team shots, but should be about right for isolated shots of individual players.

My 85 f/1.8 does not get much use because it is too long for indoors. The last time it got used was for some baby portraits. I was around 8-ft. away for full-length portraits of a 6-month old. Outdoors where there is more room, the 85mm focal length works well.

-Gene L.

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