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Old Dec 3, 2008, 8:54 PM   #11
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I have lenses from 18mm all the way to 500mm and have about decided to stay in the 50mm - 150mm range. Opinions and advice is welcome. Studio lighting is to be used indoors and my family room has 13 foot ceilings and is 20X30 feet in size so the distances is not an issue. Plenty of room there.

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You have got me. I have not done any full blown studio portrait at all. I have been trying to get some portrait that I like with almost (but not quite) studio quality without the gear and fixed equipments.
For you setting with a huge room (20x30) , I will try something between 50mm -100mm (35-60mm in film).

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Thank you very much for two super portrait type photos. I don't know that they reallyhelp BigDwag a lot, but they are/wil bea challenge for him.

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Old Dec 4, 2008, 9:22 AM   #13
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Thanks Daniel.

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Old Dec 4, 2008, 9:24 AM   #14
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Another thing Dawg, the backdrop is important. See the November Monthly Challenge. My Grandson is in front of some cheap cotton sheeting, almost 3 metres wide by 4 metres long. Cost $30, and i'm rigging up a roller whereby I can store it and convert room to studio in a couple of minutes.

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BB2 the daughter is providing a backdrop and will leave it after the shoot. Thanks for the info though!

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Thank you very much for two super portrait type photos. I don't know that they reallyhelp BigDwag a lot, but they are/wil bea challenge for him.

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That's what I need Sarah...more challenges..LOL

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Hi Dawg,

With that much room you might want to try the 135mm. you have enough room for foot zoom. Another thought would be to use one of your 50mm with a 1.4-2.0 teleconverter.

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With that much room you might want to try the 135mm. you have enough room for foot zoom. Another thought would be to use one of your 50mm with a 1.4-2.0 teleconverter.

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Thanks Rudy...I'll probably do them all.

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With that much room you might want to try the 135mm. you have enough room for foot zoom. Another thought would be to use one of your 50mm with a 1.4-2.0 teleconverter.

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I'm really not convinced about using a TC for portrait work or for any reason really apart from not having long enough glass.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"Dawg as enough of a selection of glassto cover what is needed without dropping a TC on it.
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Hi Dawg,

With that much room you might want to try the 135mm. you have enough room for foot zoom. Another thought would be to use one of your 50mm with a 1.4-2.0 teleconverter.

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I'm really not convinced about using a TC for portrait work or for any reason really apart from not having long enough glass.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"Dawg as enough of a selection of glassto cover what is needed without dropping a TC on it.
Softness with a TC can be a + when shooting portraits, especially if the lens being used is very sharp and contrasty.

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I'm really not convinced about using a TC for portrait work or for any reason really apart from not having long enough glass.
Softness with a TC can be a + when shooting portraits, especially if the lens being used is very sharp and contrasty.

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The softness with a TC only comes with less dynamic range which for portrait will result in it being almost slightly washed out . The reduction of dynamic range can readily be seen in the histogram. With higher X factor (like 2X or 3x) the washed out effect is more pronounced. With quality prime lens it is less noticeable.

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