THE BEAUTY OF ZOOM
I love my 85 and it has turned into my favorite lens for the amazing bokeh. But with my 70-200mm f/2.8 lens, being able to get a full body shot and a waist up shot of Sarenity without moving from my location is a huge advantage. As I get older it is not as easy to kneel to capture a photograph. The zoom makes multiple shots so much easier and the compression with shooting at 200mm at f/2.8 has comparable bokeh to the 85.
Similarly, the versatility of the 24-70mm is great. At 70mm you can get great headshots and the zoom to 24 can get that cool look that seniors are loving right now.
THAT STAND IS SAVAGE!
You know how I love the light source close and low power. The Savage Multiplex 10’ stand gives me so much versatility, as the legs all can be set to different lengths and angles. It will stand virtually anywhere. The legs can also be extended so that it will not blow over. The negatives: It is heavy and takes a little longer to set up and take down. It seems a little flimsy and I wouldn’t extend it to 10’ with a 600 or Profoto light at the top. It works great for me though with the smaller, lighter lights. For these of Sarenity, I’m using a Godox AD300 with a Mola beauty dish for the OCF.
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