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Akulamd

Good lens for fish portraits FF

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Can anyone recommend a good lens for medium range fish portraits? I am doing a little project that has to do with photographing reef fish. I already own Nikon 16-35, Nikon 60 and Nikon 105 VR. 105 gives too narrow angle and 35 is too wide angle for my taste. Any suggestions?

Thank you in advance for the advice.

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Hi Akulamd

 

I found a 60mm on a DX sensor good for fish portraits. Even on an FX sensor it works pretty well. I agree, 105, especially on DX, is too narrow an angle.

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60mm was my "go to" focal length back when shooting DX. However I found the 105 useful too. Especially for smaller reef fish, e.g., those < 10cm (4") in length. Here is an example: http://www.salmonography.com/Aloha/Fish-Portraits/i-DB7S5Gd

This shot was challenging but I managed with the older tech AF in my D2X. This might be a piece of cake with the D500. In general I think that focal length should be inversely proportional to subject size for UW portrait shots. Looks like you already have the lenses you need.

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