Good Canon lens for Landscapes/Portraits?
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07-07-12, 06:31 AM
Join Date: Mar 2012
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While the 17-40 and 17-55 are undoubtedly fine for landscapes (some may want wider, but these should be OK) are they long enough or fast enough for portrait use?
Probably not, no. I started taking portraits recently with an aperture of f5.6 rather than wide open at f2.8 on my lens because I wanted increased focus on facial features so f4 would be fine. However, for the most part I think I'd prefer a faster lens for portraits and a longer focal length than 40mm too. It is a compromise though having one lens for both.
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