My Favourite Lenses For Portrait Photography

by Staff May 17, 2017 at 2:52 pm

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  1. For the Rokinon 35mm, I know it's manual so does that also mean that the light meter on my canon 70d won't read the exposure even with the AE chip?

  2. I'm doing my first shoot with someone, it'll be outside. I'm using the Canon 85mm f/1.8. When doing a test shoot with another friend I learned that AF focus and then recompose does not work at all at f/1.8 so I want to learn how to use manual focus properly and the live view tip seems to be a pretty good place to start. I'm kinda nervous though that the person I'm shooting with will become a little impatient since I'll probably be fiddling with the settings a little longer than you would.

    I was also thinking about going down to f/2.8 but since I got to be quite a distance away with the lens(I'm on a crop body) I'm little worried I might not get good blur. I'm still testing things out.

    Would it also be okay to shoot in AV priority mode?

  3. I'm just starting to move towards going all manual for focusing because I'm just not happy with how my photo's are turning out. I'll play around with using the LCD screen and see how it goes! Thanks for the tip.

  4. I am certain you would still take great shots with other lenses!
    Most photographers on you tube say the 85mm is the go to for a professional look
    I have a different opinion,for me the 35mm gives the real professional look.
    Photographically speaking you are more Russian than Canadian(I am sure you know what
    I mean)love your photos.

  5. Hey Dutch,What mirrorless system are you looking at? Sony Full frame like the A7 series or crop like the A6xxx? or even another brand maybe? I have the Nex-7 which i have had for around 4 years now and yet it still produces outstanding pics and as you said the versatility is unmatched for Legacy lenses.

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