« on: July 16, 2013, 07:34:20 AM »
I'd like to share a photo shot by a pal on another forum:
He used 200mm f2 to do this shot: tell me if any shorter lens can ever achieve this effect:
hint: subject distance: 17.6m
35 1.4? pfff, not even close
Well, my vote is for 200/1.8 (first page). What I meant with 35/1.4 is that 500/4 is very impractical for what we are discussing here.
Contrary to popular belief, in order to get most background blur (isolation), you shoot head/shoulder with wide angle (35), half body with medium (50/85) and full body with telephoto (>200), not the other way around.
Wide for full body, tele for close up just gives you flat and boring snap shots.
Yes, I agree .