Best Portrait Combo?

Started Aug 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
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MediaArchivist
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Re: Best Portrait Combo?

Chris Malcolm wrote:

A smaller lens is less intimidating & easier to hand hold and move around quickly with.

This is true, but there are many portrait situations where the exact opposite is desired: a big intimidating lens. Your subject may feel more comfortable if the photographer and camera are closer to their expectations of a "portrait session". If their impression (regardless of its truth) is that "pros have big lenses" or "wear a beret" or whatever, they may have doubts about the session.

It's nice to have a variety of lenses!

BTW-- I have found focus peaking makes MF really easy, even with a razor thin DoF. Don't dismiss the STF for event shooting (but also don't depend on it the first few times you try it).

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