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The minimum focal distance of the 70-200mm vs 85mm might be a factor if the photographer wants to get in closer to the subject.


Two reasons that jumps right out at me are size and weight. A 70-200 is pretty big, especially with a hood. To a new model, I bet it's downright intimidating. Hold that 70-200 for long, and you'll start to feel it in your hand and wrist, too. An 85mm easily solves both of those problems, assuming you want to shoot at 85.


Primes nearly always outperform zooms for distortion and sharpness at a given focal point as their construction is generally simpler with fewer optical elements in the light path. Zooms are, by nature, compromised as they have to be able to provide different focal lengths with as low distortion as possible, and this entails some fairly complex optical ...


Well, if you're using monolights, backing down to speedlights might be the best way to reduce power, particularly since you're working with a subject so close to the backdrop. If you're working with the lights in very close, say for macro/food/product shooting, possibly switching out to LED panels would make even more sense. The second thing to try would be ...


I think the aproach will depend on several things, if the light is soft or harsh, if the overexposed ilumination is over all the scene or just a part of it. ND Filter If it is over all scene you can try using a ND filter. If you use a 4x ND filter you can reduce the exposure from f22 to f11 or with a 8x to f8. Probably a polarizer filter will do if you ...

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