Home · Register · Search · View Winners · Software · Hosting · Software · Join Upload & Sell

Moderated by: Fred Miranda
Username   Password

  New fredmiranda.com Mobile Site
  New Feature: SMS Notification alert
  New Feature: Buy & Sell Watchlist
  

FM Forums | Nikon Forum | Join Upload & Sell

  

Archive 2012 · nikon lens question
  
 
anorphirith
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #1 · nikon lens question


what's the sharpest nikon lens with the least distortion (for studio work ? portraits mostly)

I need one around 50-80mm for ensembles and another around 80-150 for singles/couples.

zoom/prime/combination which ever has the best characteristics

if it's soft wide open but super sharp stopped down around f/4 it's fine since I'm not going to shoot wide open in the studio



for example I'm coming from Canon and I'm using the 50mm f/1.4 at f/4 or above for max resolution and the 135mm f/2L at 2.8 or above

I hope I made myself clear & thanks



Mar 11, 2012 at 07:01 AM
jlawrence
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #2 · nikon lens question


anorphirith wrote:
what's the sharpest nikon lens with the least distortion (for studio work ? portraits mostly)

I need one around 50-80mm for ensembles and another around 80-150 for singles/couples.

zoom/prime/combination which ever has the best characteristics

if it's soft wide open but super sharp stopped down around f/4 it's fine since I'm not going to shoot wide open in the studio

for example I'm coming from Canon and I'm using the 50mm f/1.4 at f/4 or above for max resolution and the 135mm f/2L at 2.8 or above

I hope I made myself clear & thanks


50mm 1.8G works great after f2. from my experience, any 85mm after f2.0 also works amazing.

technically speaking though, you won't go wrong with a 24-70 and a 70-200 for best coverage- those two are insanely sharp lenses.



Mar 11, 2012 at 07:35 AM
nikt
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #3 · nikon lens question


The 70-200 f2.8 VRII will suit this requirement.

Otherwise,
a 50mm f1.8 G
Sigma 85mm f1.4 (if you want to shoot wide for DOF)
24-70 if you also want something a bit wider (as posted by JL above)




Mar 11, 2012 at 10:16 AM
maleaco
Offline

Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #4 · nikon lens question


Where does everyone get their lenses from for the best prices? Just wondering


Mar 11, 2012 at 02:59 PM
 

Search in Used Dept. 



anorphirith
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #5 · nikon lens question


thanks for the replys !

maleaco wrote:
Where does everyone get their lenses from for the best prices? Just wonderinghttps://www.asdfhacks.com/wp-content/upload/34/j/confused.gif

b&h photo
bnh.com



Mar 11, 2012 at 03:26 PM
joshn
Offline
• •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #6 · nikon lens question


Can't go wrong with the 85mm f/1.8 that just came out, or the Sigma 1.4 version.

And as everyone else wrote, the 70-200 f/2.8 VR II is superb.



Mar 11, 2012 at 07:41 PM
Jammy Straub
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.1 #7 · nikon lens question


On a budget.

50mm f/1.8G
http://www.photozone.de/nikon_ff/631-nikkorafs5018ff?start=1

85mm f/1.8G
http://www.photozone.de/nikon_ff/717-nikkorafs8518ff?start=1

Both are very sharp across the frame stopped down.

If you're not on a budget and size and weight aren't a concern, the aforementioned zooms are sharp and darn convenient for quick changes in framing in the studio. (24-70 & 70-200)



Mar 11, 2012 at 08:49 PM





FM Forums | Nikon Forum | Join Upload & Sell

    
 

You are not logged in. Login or Register

Username   Password    Retrive password