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

Started Jun 24, 2007 | Discussions thread
montereyphoto Senior Member • Posts: 1,386
Re: 85/1.8 vs 135/2.0 vs 70-200/4IS for shooting kids / portraits?

Without a doubt you would be better served by either the 24-70mm f2.8 or the 24-105mm f4 IS lenses. I would pick the 24-105mm which covers the most frequently used 35mm "portrait" lenses, the 85mm and the 105mm. Most people are happier with the 24-105mm, and there are many who have owned the 24-70mm and got rid of it after dealing with constant back focus problems and bought the 24-105. I have yet to encounter anyone who has sold the 24-105mm to buy the 24-70mm lens.

Outdoors the 70-200mm will work quite well and at f2.8 provides a pleasing bokeh.

Indoors have the ability to zoom for groups, couples, full body, half, etc. is a necessity unless you have an enormous studio.

Bruce

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