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May I suggest you try out Nikon's lens simulator, then you would be able to make an informed choice: http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/lens/simulator/
If you're worried about overlap, you could always go for the Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G AF-S instead! Seriously, overlap should not be an issue if the lens in question offers something you desire that your other lenses don't offer. In this case it is focal lengths shorter (wider) than 24mm. There's a huge difference in the field of view you get between 16mm and ...
The wide end of the 16-35mm lens is very wide, but if or how frequently you use it depends on your individual way of seeing and taste. The overlap between 24-35mm is not a problem, having some overlap means that you don't have to change the lenses so frequently. For landscape, ideally, you would want a range of focal lengths at your disposal so that you ...
Why are you wanting to use a macro lens for a portrait shot? Maybe you have considered this but why would you not use a 200 f2 or a 135 dc or a 70-200 f2.8? These will give the distance, sharpness, and be flattering to the person. I understand you are also showcasing product. What is your end goal? How will this be used? What size will the print be?
Your coverage area is 2,46 by 1.46 meters is almost an exact match of the aspect ratio 16:9 – the current standard for HD TV. I attempted to find the published angle of view for your unit which is likely model C905 720P. I was able to find that manufacture stated the diagonal angle of view is 75⁰. Now the lens labeling tells me that the focal length is 3....
The distance, camera to subject determines the perspective of the image. Consider, things close to the camera reproduce large, and things further away, reproduce small. If you work in too close, the nose reproduces too big and the ears too small. We are taking distortion. It is mainly distortion of the facial features that causes the subject to say, “I look ...
Because it is a macro, you can go closer than usual. You can use it for things like jewelry, wristwatches etc. Consider if 70mm equivalent is not too wide for headshots, though. I believe fashion photographers usually prefer flat look that is typical for longer focal lengths.
Focal length is focal length, macro or not. What makes a macro lens special is that it is designed to have a small closest focusing distance. This allows to take images 1:1 the size of the subject (or 1:2 in this case). Other than that, it can be used like any other lens. Is 71mm focal length too short for use cases that I am doing to shoot all of them ...
If you need to retain infinity focusing capability, one solution might be using lenses with longer focal length, like 135mm or longer. At least some will have the rear element far away from the sensor plane. It does not even have to be native Canon lens, Canon bodies can adapt lenses from other brands, like Nikon, Zeiss etc. - with appropriate adapter.
You could use extension tubes, that add directly their length to the focal distance or you can buy macro negative lenses and you can mount them on the front lens. Also inverting the lens could be a solution, but is less used because you lose AF and aperture.
I'm looking for a lens for fashion street photography which covers all the body in the pic. Whether or not you'll get as much coverage as you want depends entirely on your working distance and framing choices. Nobody can absolutely tell you what focal length to use, because everybody tends to frame differently and to have varying degrees of comfort in ...
The 35 mm will include more background. Decide if you prefer more context in the image or more isolation. There will be a bit more distortion with the wider lens. It will be more apparent in head shots than full body shots though. Otherwise, 35mm and 50mm are close and it is a matter of personal style and preference. Also, when you buy a lens, think about ...
Do you recommend the Nikon 50mm 1.8d or Nikon 35mm f / 1.8G for my D3300 camera body? Get the 35mm. Assuming "fashion street photography" means that you're relatively close to your subject, the wider lens will do a better job covering a person-sized subject. The 50mm would work too, but you'll need to stand farther away. Using this dimensional field of ...
An easy to demonstrate "bar bet trick" is to ask someone what object held at full arm's length most closely just covers a full moon/the sun - a coaster, a bottle cap, an aspirin? It's the aspirin! We mentally enlarge the object in our primary focus with the naked eye, and even though our broad field of vision is considered equivalent to 35-50mm lens ...
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