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I'm sure some of you know my ongoing saga with trying to do intimate indoor med/low light portraits/body shots in a small room.... I just finally got a great deal on the Ti3, + the default 18-55 + Tiffen 58mm UV Protection Filter + EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS II for $570. It was a package deal so my question is, should I keep and use the 55-250 for my project and more, or should I flip it and try to get something else more useful to me? I heard it is bad for sports and is a bit soft on the 250 end (which kinda sucks for a zoom lens I guess) and soft on the edges on all lengths, but right now all I care about are my portraits so...
If I should flip it, what else within a $100 price range of the 55-250 should I get that will do me a lot better? If I can I would love to keep a zoom lens to make life easier, but if you really think there is a fixed lens out there that will do a whole lot better for the price for my purpose, please advice... but please keep in mind my MAX shoot distance is about 7-8 ft. Thanks!
You're Not Get Much In That Cost Bracket, except The Excellent Very Sharp 50Mm F/1.8.
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For indoors you need something fast and the 50mm 1.8 fits the bill if you have the space.
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I have a max shot distance of about 7ft.... will the 50/1.8 still do?
For a full length body? Probably not, 35mm maybe... trouble if you go too wide is you'll be faced with distortion which isn't very flattering...
At 5ft i'm looking at 20mm to get a standard length bed in, not sure even 35 would be wide enough at 7 feet for full length
What would the minimum shoot distance required be for the 50/1.8? Maybe I can take the tripod right outside the doorway and get an extra couple of feet.