Current lens selection or maybe purchase new lens?

3 months 2 weeks ago #675838 by cichy1012
Question, I have a friend that recently has asked me to take some photos of her precious newborn. Well, im not quite the indoor, infant photographer. At least Ive never tried to. Nevertheless, I have 70-200 mm 2.8*** 85 mm 1.8,*** 17-50 mm 2.8 in my bag. Will any of these be adequate for that session, or should i be on the lookout for something else? I was thinking about selling my 85mm 1.8 and 17-50 mm 2.8 and grab the 50 mm 1.4. oh and i use a d610 and d7200 anyways thanks in advanced.


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3 months 2 weeks ago #675839 by Screamin Scott
I would think you could cover it with the 17-50 F2.8 (on the D7200 since that is a DX lens)

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3 months 2 weeks ago #675842 by Nikon Shooter
The small size of your subject — even in the arms of the
mother — make me believe you could pull it off with the
eighty-five… gracefully.

Stepping back a bit will allow for cooler and tighter com-
position.

Put a teddybear in the arms of someone to have an idea.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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3 months 1 week ago #675985 by garyrhook
The 85 and the short zoom are more than adequate for your needs. And use a window for light.

The zoom will allow close-ups (to a point).  A longer macro would be helpful for that.

You can use the zoom on the D610 and just crop, too. The D610 will probably handle low light better. Or maybe not.

Frankly, the Nikon 50 f/1.4 kinda sucks IMNSHO... lots of CA, boring focal length. But each to his own.


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