I am really itching to get a new lens. My 100mm (and my small living room) make it nearly impossible to get a full head shot! I would love to hear what your favorite portrait lens is and how much it cost. I love this lens but I think I am ready to try something new! Anyway, here is a cute one I got of Owen yesterday. I had to brighten it and clone out a booger , but here are my settings:
aperture 4.5, ss 1/200, ISO 400
Aw, wow, look at those chubby cheeks! Fantastic eye contact and those cheeks are super pinchable. I wonder if in resizing for posting it may have lost a bit of sharpness? It looks like the eyes could be just a touch sharper?
Married Anthony April 2, 2005
Nora born Feb. 14th, 2007
Micah born Jan. 20, 2009
Not sure what body you use, but a 50mm is typically a great and affordable lens for use indoors and in low light. I have the 50mm 1.4, but the 50mm 1.8 is great too.
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Oh wow is he adorable!!!! Great photo! I love the "clone out a booger"
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I agree with the 50mm. I have the 1.8. Your photo of your son is just adorable!
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Thanks for all your input, ladies! I've been thinking about it for a while, and I think $120 is a very fair price. Let's see, we've got mother's day coming up, then my birthday in August...I may have to drop a few hints, but hopefully I'll have a new lens within 6 months!
I would LOVE to just go for the 50 mm 1.4...but we are on a tighter budget these days, since I quit my job. Maybe someday...
I'm sure you'll be plenty happy w/ a 50mm f/1.8! And that focal length works pretty well indoors, especially if this example is with your 100mm.
I hope you get it sooner rather than later.