« on: October 11, 2011, 07:26:07 AM »
I need some help to pick a wide lens mostly for inside portrait shots (family, child picture inside). I currently shoot a lot with a 50mm and 85mm for my portrait. However at 50mm i find I often run out of space to capture my daughter with other activity in the room. So I need something wider.
I know logically the 35mm 1.4L is a natural portrait lens but given it was so close in focal lenght to my 50mm, I tried the 24 1.4L II instead. I quickly realized it can be tricky to shoot at 24mm because it is so wide that composing the shot is hard, and if you shoot at a vertical angle to your subject, it can deform the shot quit a bit.
Has anyone experienced both the 35mm 1.4L and 24 mm 1.4L II? Given I already have a 50mm and a 85mm, which one should I lean towards? I also tried the 24mm for landscape but I dont do a lot of it... Would the 35mm still be the best choice to give me more room for inside portrait shot and should I keep practicing and learn how to do it with a 24mm?
I noticed I ended up croping almost all my 24mm shots taken over the week-end (at golf for landscape and inside portrait)!
I really appreciate any suggestions/helps guys.