70-200 f4 not enough for full body photos?

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Paul Liukas
Paul Liukas Regular Member • Posts: 362
70-200 f4 not enough for full body photos?

Hi friends,

I want your advice on people photography as I am not really good on this topic.

Today was first day out with Laura ( 4 weeks). I took some photos with my lenses, they are great, but just lacking something.. some more more blur?

I want to have a nice blur for full body + some background. As seen here Nikon 70-200 f4 (200 @ f4) is not the best? Or maybe this is not bad as background can be recognized, not blurred away?

If I had:

Nikon 70-200 2.8
Nikon 85 1.4 or Sigma 85 1.4

Could I get much better photos? or I need to go 135, 200 f2, 300 2.8 or similar way? (too expensive?)

I tried with my 50 1.8. Not the best solution for such object.

For images with close object, 70-200 f4 is perfect. But for such scenes is not the best.

Please advice how to get full body portraits at really nice bokeh. Which lenses you recommend?

Thanks. Paul

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I still don't believe that my new 70-200 f4 beats Zeiss 100 f2. But this is true!


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