Lens Suggestion for Portraits in Close Quarters

Discussion in 'Canon Lens Discussion' started by aBull_8, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. aBull_8

    aBull_8 New Member

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    Hey There Everyone!

    I'm preparing to do newborn portraits for twins. I love using my nifty fifty for portraits, but with two newborns in a small room, I don't think I will be able to get far enough away to keep them both in frame comfortably. Does anyone have a go to lens for shooting portraits in tight spaces?
     

  2. johnsey

    johnsey Site Moderator Staff Member Site Supporter

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    You may want to try a 35mm if you are having concerns about getting two of them in the same frame, 35/50/85 are the three most common primes for portraits. I would try using the 50mm first I have shot my 1.4 in tight spaces you may be alright.
     
  3. aBull_8

    aBull_8 New Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion! I'll look into a 35mm.
     
  4. Craig Sherriff

    Craig Sherriff Well-Known Member Site Supporter

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    My suggestion is not on what size but take your camera to your local camera store and request to try out the lenses they have there on your camera, any good camera store should let you do this.
    It will give you a actual feel for the lens and if it suits you.
    My next suggestion is rent the lens, this may be a cheaper option.
     
  5. aBull_8

    aBull_8 New Member

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    That's a great suggestion! I was able to find a local store that allows you to rent lens for a reasonable price. I had no idea lens rentals were common practice. Thank you for suggesting this!
     
  6. Craig Sherriff

    Craig Sherriff Well-Known Member Site Supporter

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    That is ok, I am please that it has worked out for you.
     

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