Possibly a stupid question - Lens selection

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Snaphappykiwi
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Possibly a stupid question - Lens selection
Aug 22, 2012

Ok, I've jumped donkey deep into photography and by talking to many people and reading info on this site have ended up with a range of lenses. You can check out my gear selection in my profile. Important to note that I am amateur, actually more like umateur!

I was asked to take some photo's of a friend's daughter before her ball last weekend and ony had a few minutes so everything was in a hurry. I decided on the 85mm 1.2 which performed well (apart from running down the battery before it finished focusing). I took the photos outside on a tripod which was a pain as I was playing Mr Zoom (back and forth) which leads me to my question...

Am I best to use the 85 prime in a studio like environment where there is much more control and use my newly purchased 70 - 200 for more difficult shooting. By the way, this 70 - 200 is everything I'm told is was - wow!

There's a few cross overs in my lens department so really what dictates which lens and when... or is it where?

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Canon PowerShot G1 X Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM +3 more
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