Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Katy, Tx
Dogs Name: Koa, Siri, Hottie & Chloe (shep x)
Titles: Koa-STAR Puppy, RN, CAA, CGC, Chloe-CA,CGC, Siri-AKC Grand Champion, CAX, DockDogs BAJJ, CGC
Dogs Age: 3 years, 2 years, 6months, 4 years
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In my bag I generally carry 3 lenses...none of which is the 50mm. 85mm, 24-70mmL, and 70-200L.
It's not that I don't like it, it's just in a range I've already got covered. I always find myself reaching for the zooms in dog shots so I don't have to be all up in their face.
What I like about the 50mm is that it's light weight and inexpensive. I don't like the hexagonal-(pentagonal?) like bokeh and the plastic body.
You're using the rebel so you've got the cropped sensor which will give a 50mm a bit more reach (1.6x crop factor). Sounds like you want more reach than what a 50mm prime can give you though.
One of my favorite lenses is the 85mm f/1.8...IMO it's the lens that should be an L without the L price. Though I'm not sure how it functions on a crop sensor since I use full frame. At 1.6x it looks like it'll be similar to a 135mm for you.
RIP Kai 3/19/2001 - 11/8/2011
Koa RN, CAX, CGC
Siri AKC GCH, CAX, CGC DockDogs BAJJ-Nationally Ranked
Chloe CA, CGC
Hottie AKC Pointed-singled out
Aero - AKC CH, AKC Dock Junior
Last edited by Dobiewankanobi; 12-20-2012 at 12:09 PM.