85/1.8 vs 135/2.0 vs 70-200/4IS for shooting kids / portraits?

Started Jun 24, 2007 | Discussions thread
bad_doggie Contributing Member • Posts: 721
Re: 85/1.8 vs 135/2.0 vs 70-200/4IS for shooting kids / portraits?

Selwin wrote:

So I was thinking, I could start with those using the 70-200/4 IS
that I have anyway, but if it comes short on bokeh and DOF and
sharpness, which of the two primes would you get:

  • 85/1.8

  • 135/2.0

The 85/1.8 seems very good value for the money, but the 135/2.0
gets the best marks from the users. Many regard this as a legendary
lens.

the 70-200/4 IS won't come up short on bokeh or sharpness. perhaps DOF, but you'll find out. make your choice based on the FL that you need: buying a legendary lens that you can't use because its too long is no good; nor is buying a prime that you never use because your zoom is so good and much more flexible.

for indoor portraits, your 50/1.8 should be a good start.

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