Which of these lenses?
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Hello all, Thanks for such a great videos and this community, I just bought a new D3500 Nikon and not sure which of these lenses fits with it and is a good one for modelling photo shoot, would you please kindly let me know? NIKON 135mm f2.8 AI lens
Nikon AF Nikkor 70 - 300mm 1:4-5.6G Lens
Tamron 70-300 4-5.6 Di macro zoom lens for Nikon
Tamron AF 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 lens for Nikon-AF
TOP-MAX 420-800 mm Super Telephoto lens for Nikon NIKON AI-S 100-300 5.6 MANUAL FOCUS ZOOM Thanks a lot for your help.
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jara
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Jul 13, 2019
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rshveyda
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Jun 20, 2019
Those are vastly different lenses. Some of them are fast manual focus lenses and some are slow, variable aperture lenses that won’t be that sharp, plus you even have a few superzooms in there more suited to outdoor photography. Are you shooting indoors or out doors? How far will you be from the models? Full body shots or partial? Will you be able to move or stuck in one spot? Is this a fashion show where you have no control of the model or a private shoot? How are your manual focus skills? Low light? Controlled lighting? Lighting kit? Single flash? All those factors and many more dictate what would be a good lens choice. I think ultimately you need to read some introductory articles on how lenses work and what various focal lengths and max apertures do for you so you can choose the appropriate tool for your particular shoot. Short of that, the best lens I can recommend to cover a variety of shoots would be something like an 80-200 f/2.8. Most of those lenses you listed have fairly low image quality and will need a lot of light. The 135/2.8 will have wonderful image quality even wide open, but is an older manual focus lens that may not even meter right on you camera. like I said, do some reading until you understand what different lenses do and then you can answer your own question.
DC-Irwin
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May 26, 2019
Generally a 85mm is used for portraiture. Out of your lens selection, the Tamron AF 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 would probably be the easiest to use. Remember to multiple your lenses by your crop factor, hence another good reason to have a wide option. The D3500's AF is reasonably good, so having an AF lens will be useful. Hope that helps.
Demoknight
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May 24, 2019
The 135 has the widest aperture at a great portrait focal length. That will give you the most bokeh, which is pretty desirable for portraiture.