Lens preference for a studio headshot

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quattro88 Contributing Member • Posts: 657
Lens preference for a studio headshot

Hello, I am a new Nikonian having recently acquired D750, Nikon 70-200 f2.8 VR G2, Tamron 24-70 f2.8 VR and Nikon 50mm f1.8. I also bought a Godox 685 with XT-1 trigger.

I need an advice. I had experience with portraiture using my Pentax K-1 and Pentax lenses, but these were not portrait lenses. I decided to get a Nikon gear specifically for a studio portraiture.

I have two upcoming headshot sessions, one tomorrow with a man and another one in a week with a woman. I have a lighting setup (2 large LED softboxes and a Godox off camera for hair) but I am wondering what lens would you consider the best for this job. Sometimes it's easier to have one lens and not be forced to make hard choices. All three lenses are excellent, I tried them on two reluctant models (my wife and son). I am going to bring all three lenses with me to the studio (and my Pentax K-1 with a lens as a backup).

Should I just pick one of the three lenses and stick with it or try all three?

Thank you.

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K-1, K-3, K-5, K20D, *istD, Z1-p, SF-1n, Super Program, K1000
D FA 28-105 DC WR, HD DA 55-300 WR, DA 50mm/1.8, FA 28-70/4.0, FA 28-105/4.0-5.6 Powerzoom, Pentax M 28/2.8, Pentax M 50/1.7, Pentax A 50/1.7, Pentax M 200/4, Sigma 15mm Diagonal fisheye, Sigma 10-20/4.5-5.6, Tamron 70-300 macro 1:2 f/4.0-5.6.

Nikon D750, Nikkor AF-S 70-200 F/2.8 G ED VRII, Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD, Nikon AF-S 50mm F/1.8.

Web: http://www.rightonphotography.com

 quattro88's gear list:quattro88's gear list
Pentax *ist D Pentax K-3 Nikon D750 Pentax K-1 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II +9 more
Nikon D750 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 Pentax K-1
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