|Originally posted by Joss Weatherby |
the 24-105 was the kit lens with the 5D Not a bad kit lens!
Yea, the optics on the 70-200 are stunning, for portrait photos it gives a really soft touch, especially in lower lights and higher ISO. You get it out in bright light and you crank up the aperture and you can get some really crisp photos that brings everything into focus. I love it, even with out the IS. I tend to use it in broad daylight and have never had the need for IS to compensate for the somewhat high f-stop.
Go past that 200mm and the IS starts becoming pretty important
I can imagine it would be be good for portrait shots. I tend to use my 100mm f/2.8 for that, but being a prime lens it's almost TOO sharp. If I'm a few meters away, in good light, and take a pic of someone's face, you can literally see every fucking pore on their skin. Which isn't always flattering Kick-ass for macro shooting though
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