Which lens for job? 17-55 2.8 or 50mm 1.8

Started Feb 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
PC Wheeler
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Re: Which lens for job? 17-55 2.8 or 50mm 1.8

skanter wrote:

 I'm wondering if IS on 17-55 will make up for less speed on portraits. I don't think IS will help much on action shots. Im also wondering if 17-55 2.8 will generally give me sharper and more contrast than nifty fifty In this situation

For portraits f/1.8 will give you a shorter depth of field for portraits. I prefer the 85 f/1.8 for that purpose.

For sports either may be a bit short. Depends on if you have seats up close or farther back, what the sport is, whether day or artificial lighting, etc. Of course, IS for sports is not too useful -- unless it's a pretty slow sport

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