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Old 05-16-2013, 02:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A good or great canon portrait lens

Hi everyone

I am doing some group shooting this weekend and I was wondering what is a good portrait lens that can handle low light to rent?


Currently I have this:

Product no longer available | George's Camera & Video Exchange[name]=Canon-EF-70-200mm-F%2F4L-USM-Lenses---SLR-%26-Compact-System&catalog[product_guids][0]=381046

and the Canon Pancake.

This is the list that I can pick from:

http://georgescamera.com/files/rental_list.pdf

Cost is not much of an issue, but I want to get the best bargain vs. quality.

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If it were me, I'd look at a fast prime like the 85 f1.2, the 100 f2 or the 135 f2. At 2.8 they're nice and sharp and would work well in low light.
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For group is look more to the 50 1.2L. The 17-40L is super nice but you'd probably be better off with the 28-70.
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I guess I should have fill in more detail:

I am not too concern about the group photo, I think I can use the pancake for that and call it a day.

My main focus is the couple's photos after the group photo. I am shooting around 4 PM - San Diego time and 7 PM (still bright out).
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Well then exactly what duke said.
What body will you be using?
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I just picked up a 50 f1.4. I really like it so far and it works great it low light. Cheaper to rent than a 50 f1.2.
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I use a 50 1.4 or 50 1.8 for my portraits. I would like a 85 1.8 or 85 1.4 for portraits.
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The 85 1.2 is a GORGEOUS lens especially on the MKII, I rent it all the time for beauty shots and interviews.
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