good lenses to shoot with studio strobes at small apertures

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James809 Senior Member • Posts: 1,326
Re: good lenses to shoot with studio strobes at small apertures

brownie314 wrote:

I am wondering - which lenses are recommended for shooting with strobes at f/8 through f/11 or even smaller? When you do a web search for best portrait lenses - all you get are the hit list of f/1.4 primes. But - in a studio with strobes - you don't typically shoot at large apertures. I know most lenses perform much better as they are stopped down - but there must be some that are better than others. Or maybe - at least some to stay away from. Or - are all lenses good at these apertures?

Depends how much object seperation you want (which is another aspect of f-stops). Most lenses perform well at f/8-f/13. But your subject may get lost in your background at those settings.

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