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 Post subject: Which len u advice to me
PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:03 pm 
Hi, i was looking a len but doesnt know which brand or model i choose is good for me.

Right now, i m using canon eos 40d, with i hv canon 55-85mm and Tamron 70-200mm, well wat i looking is something such as close up, portrait..

Any advice about Sigma APO DG macro? or canon?


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With a crop-frame body, the 50mm lens is often considered the ideal focal length for portraits.

Whether to buy the f/1.8, f/1.4 or f/1.2 depends on how much you want to blur the background and of course, how much you can spend.

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Or the Canon 50mm 2.5 Macro :wink:
Pretty sharp but it doesn't get as much light as the others. 1:2 macro is quite nice, too.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:52 am 
Thx for u all reply, i already double check what kind fo len i hv in here

1. canon 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6f (original come with the camera body)
2. tamron 55-200mm Macro

do i still need going to next len F2.8?


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Whether you need an f/2.8 lens depends on your requirements. Using the Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 lens as an example, if you're shooting in low lighting conditions and it's not practical to use a tripod or your flash doesn't illuminate the subject as you would like, the f/2.8 aperture of the 17-55mm lens will allow more light in at a given shutter speed than your 18-55mm kit lens, so you can shoot at a faster shutter speed and take in as much or more light than your kit lens while at the same time reducing the likelihood of image blur.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:31 pm 
The 50mm f1.8 is THE cheapest lens available for Canon's. It will be ideal to experiment with and is an ideal portrait length. With the addition of some extension tubes it will also fit the bill for macro.

If your not sure what you want it's worth experimenting with best value options


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