Sacrificing Months for Minutes - Reportage lenses??

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savethejourney Forum Member • Posts: 77
Sacrificing Months for Minutes - Reportage lenses??

I was photographing professional fighter, Fabian Edwards leading up to one of his fights. It was a full 'behind the scenes' reportage style photography. Pretty successful guy in his field and younger brother to UFC star Leon Edwards. (Photos here)

I used the following lenses for the photos and the short film:
Samyang 12mm f2
Samyang 21mm f1.4
Fujifilm 56mm f1.2 R

And I used two Yongnuo 560IV flashes.

My question though is, what lenses would you have used? The focal lengths I used seem kinda weird on paper. I just wonder if a different combo would have been better?

I had so much fun doing this, even if I was stuck in the middle of a pre-fight scuffle. And the Fujifilm gear is just ace for this kind of stuff! Just super reliable and a fun to use with all of its dials. The silent mode was great too for the weight cutting photos where tempers sometimes get a little flared.

Here's one of many favourite shots from this project. Do check out the link above for more though, I can't post them all here. But look forward to your feedback and opinion.

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