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| p.2 #14 · Portrait lens for babys and kids |
Well, more great advise. Only problem is now I'm getting more options, and more logical responses telling me to stick with what I have.
For those suggesting a 35mm or 24mm, do you not find them too wide (causing distortion)? I wouldn't have guessed they'd be good for portraits, but then again, I've never been much into taking photos of people so what do I know? but I typically try not to go that wide when shooting people.
The 85 f/1.8 is attractive to me because it gives me a fast lens at a very affordable price. I just don't really think I can justify the other options (35L, 24L, 50L, 85L, Sigma 85 f/1.4, etc.). But since so many are recommending that I stick with what I have, maybe I'll just get the flash for now, and see how things go. Then buy something else later if I'm not happy. I just hate to miss shots because I didn't have the right lens.
If I do buy a new lens, I'll probably end up buying used anyway. If it doesn't get used much, I can always sell and get my money back, or close to it, and consider it a long term rental... Although the 85 f/1.8 is only $358 at B&H with no tax and free shipping. That's barely more than used ones are going for on the B&S board... Quite tempting, even with all the advise telling me to stick with what I've got.
I guess I shouldn't have brought up the topic if I wasn't going to like the results...
Ah, the big decision... Give in to logic and use what I have? Or use this a the perfect excuse to buy new gear? (rhetorical question)
Thanks again to everyone for all the great advice!