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03-13-2008, 08:49 PM   #1
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Hmm...What's a good lens for fashion photography?

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I have a Pentax k10D w/ Kit lens. I want to invest in a new lens, but I want to hear what you pentax guru's know about what lenses are best for fashion shoots. Thanks

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Try looking at the shots posted by Benjikan on various threads. His latest post in the lens forum is under a thread about returning his second DA* 16-50, and shows a shot taken with his DA 16-45.
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QuoteOriginally posted by fashionista Quote
Hi....

I have a Pentax k10D w/ Kit lens. I want to invest in a new lens, but I want to hear what you pentax guru's know about what lenses are best for fashion shoots. Thanks

I would highly recommend the Pentax 16-45 f4.0 lens. Sharp even wide open. Even better stopped down 1 or 2 f's.

Another lens that is brutally sharp is the Tamron 28-75 f2.8 lens, if you get a good copy. One of the sharpest zoom lenses on the market. A bit long for my style however.

As to which lenses are good for fashion. There is no such animal. It depends on what and where you are shooting. I often shoot in cramped quarters and love ultra wide lenses, thus my use of the Pentax 12-24 as well. Perhaps a nice combination would be the Pentax 12-24 and the Tamron 28-75. Shooting Ultra Wide takes some practice though.

Good Luck.

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Perfectly shot, as always!

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QuoteOriginally posted by benjikan Quote
I would highly recommend the Pentax 16-45 f4.0 lens. Sharp even wide open. Even better stopped down 1 or 2 f's.

Another lens that is brutally sharp is the Tamron 28-75 f2.8 lens, if you get a good copy. One of the sharpest zoom lenses on the market. A bit long for my style however.

As to which lenses are good for fashion. There is no such animal. It depends on what and where you are shooting. I often shoot in cramped quarters and love ultra wide lenses, thus my use of the Pentax 12-24 as well. Perhaps a nice combination would be the Pentax 12-24 and the Tamron 28-75. Shooting Ultra Wide takes some practice though.

Good Luck.

Ben

Sample shot with the Pentax 12-24 f4.0 lens.
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