A&P nikon crew what lens is always on your cam..?

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  1. fukijama1

    fukijama1 OT Supporter

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    nikon crew..what lens do you find on your camera alot.. i have a 50mm 18-200mm vr. looking for something good for portraits.
     
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    Nikon 28-70 2.8
     
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    whenever possible 80-200 2.8

    love separating the subject and bkgrd with dof.
     
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    18-200VR

    I'm really happy with the Tamron 90 f/2.8 for portraits thus far.

    The 50 f/1.8 has also be reallly good.
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    tamron 28-75 and nikon 12-24 share equal time..I SERIOUSLY WISH I could get a nikon 17-55 right now, that would be perfect
     
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    the 18-200VR is the one always on

    I only switch to the 10-20 or the 50 when I need them.

    The 18-200 is not the best for quality (it's not a prime 2.8) but at least I can catch everything if I don't have time to switch lenses.
     
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    400mm f/2.8
     
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    nikon 35-70 2.8
     
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    80-200 af-s

    mainly because I'm always shooting sports.
     
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    Fits into your pocket nicely, I'm sure!
     
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    either the 17-55 2.8 or the 85 1.4
     
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    18-70 3.5-4.5 walking around but i recently picked up a 28 2.8 that i see myself using a lot more

    and 70-200 2.8 when im at the track or auto cross.
     
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    twinturboteddy Bling Bling!

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    50mm f/1.4.
     
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    The Tamron 17-50 stays on most of the time because it fits in my bag nicely but it is either that or my Tokina 12-24.

    I really need a good zoom lens.
     
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    Tamron 17-50, most of the time.
     
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    barto you and your...third dimension

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    50mm 1.4
     
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    Tokina 11-16 f/2.8
     
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    same here
     
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    thanks for all the responses...now my question is...is using wide angle lenses good for portrait shots? or is my 50mm 1.8D gonna be good enough
     
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    twinturboteddy Bling Bling!

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    50mm is good. Longer the better.

    Definitely not a wide angle unless you know what you're doing.
     
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    going back through some of my exif data, I shoot 75+% of my portraits - studio, wedding, etc - between 90 and 150mm.

    that's kinda interesting... I never realized that before...

    Even the full body stuff, I still shot between those focal ranges, I guess I was just further away...


    Hmm.
     
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    twinturboteddy Bling Bling!

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    The way I look at it. The closer you get the ears get small and the nose gets bigger. The further you are the nose and ears are in better proportion and the eyes aren't as crossed eyed as to having to look at a lens that close to their body.

    Plus most lenses distort, especially zooms. That's why portraits are usually taken with a prime. But with say a 70-200. I think around 135 is the sweet spot for portraights. Zoomed out it would barrel distort making you wider and pincusion as you zoomined in making you thinner. But at 135 for that lens I think is where there is 0 distortion.
     

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