what do you reckon? upgrade my 400d or go for a new lens eg one that did a range such as 24-105?
Lens without a doubtOriginally Posted by britchick, post: 204670
Too many reasons to even list unless you REALLY want but lens will be the better investment, allows you to do new things etc.
well i need something wider that is better quality. Was going to go for a prime 30mm but am thinking that the 24-105 would be more useful. I originally wanted the 24-70 but the reports are variable and it's a heavy lens, I have trouble at the best of times keeping still enough to get a sharp shot. I love the creaminess in the skin that my 70-200 gives my portraits so thought i'd go for another L. Am open to suggestions thoughOriginally Posted by Keith, post: 204677
The 24-70 yep, I hated mine.
the 24-105 is a really nice walkabout lens. It does have some barrell and pincushion distortion at the wide end. Nothing you can't fix but worth knowing about.
The 17-40 is a great wide lens (the 10-22 is stunning on your 400 as long as you never go to a full frame)
If you REALLLLLY want to talk about portraits though, 85mm 1.2 ;-) is quite incredible and used extensively by Bambi Cantrell for her dreamy portrait/wedding style. Even a cheapy 85mm 1.8 is nice although 85 gets a LITTLE long on an APS-c camera but its a better focal length in terms of look than a 50 for portraits.
The Canon 35mm f/1.4 L USM lens is just beyond amazingly good as well.
Yeah! A new lens, that's so exciting!
Well many people use 85 or even 100 for family shots, but yeah, you have to have the room to be able to back up sufficientlyOriginally Posted by britchick, post: 204712
The problem with going really wide for portraits is that whereas with a longer lens you get a flattering compression, the wider you go, the more exaggerated features like noses become
People seem to ignore that these days but it's still a very true effect
Skywatchers right though, the 24-105 is a very nice lens :) I sold mine ages ago and bought another recently because I missed it