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

Started Jun 24, 2007 | Discussions thread
Rick Bucich Contributing Member • Posts: 532
Re: 85/1.8 vs 135/2.0 vs 70-200/4IS for shooting kids / portraits?

I agree that the 50 is a great indoor lens. I own the 1.4 and love it.

I would also recommend the 85mm which is also rather legendary in it's own right.

But, I find the long minimum focus distance and focal length make it better for outdoors.

I often need to shoot one handed as I distract my 8 month old son with one hand and the 50 works much better in these situations.

Given the three options, I'd go with the 85mm
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