studio lens?

stevetassi [deleted] 3:35pm, 14 January 2011
Do you use the Nikon 70-200 VR 2 lens in your studio work? I know it's a great lens but it's also heavy and big. Do you find that your clients are intimidated by it? Would I be better off purchasing a couple of primes instead? What are your thoughts?
mausgabe PRO Posted 7 years ago. Edited by mausgabe (member) 7 years ago
Instead? ;-)

You'll probably need both -- just a matter of which one(s) first.

EDIT: Also, you don't have to start at the top. There are lots of budget options for primes. And you might not need the latest 70-200 model -- the earlier 70-200 VR or even the 80-200/2.8D (use support or keep shutter speed high) may suffice.
THINKPOD [deleted] Posted 7 years ago. Edited by THINKPOD (member) 7 years ago
In studio settings, VR is useless, also, high shutter speed is not require to stop motion. Remember, flash freeze moving objects.

I like zoom in studio settings, b/c you can zoom in and out very quick, especially when you have limited space.... with studio settings, you typically shot with small aperture, therefore, optical quality between prime and zoom is reduce! Distortion is the main factor that makes prime standout in such settings, IMO.

70-200mm is mainly for head/head+shoulder portrait, unless you have huge studio.... in fact, 70-200mm is very good for full body shoot!
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