HWM (Malaysia) - - APERTURE -

An­other im­por­tant as­pect of portraiture is sharp­ness. Even if I get my com­po­si­tion and light­ing cor­rect, the de­ter­min­ing fac­tor of a us­able photo (dur­ing a pho­to­shoot) is sharp­ness. For­tu­nately, my 24-70mm lens has never let me down in terms of sharp­ness.

Some may ar­gue that a prime lens like a 50mm f/1.4 or 50mm f/1.8 would be bet­ter, but I dis­agree. Shoot­ing with a prime wide open and in an out­door en­vi­ron­ment, you’ll def­i­nitely see some ghost­ing, or even chro­matic aber­ra­tion. De­creas­ing the aper­ture may ad­dress this, but this may af­fect your light­ing and amount of bokeh. With a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, I get sharp pic­tures even when I shoot wide open.

Here are some im­ages to drive my points across: face­ face­

Be­ing ver­sa­tile, the 24-70mm lets you take close ups as well!

As you can see, the amount of bokeh from a 24-70mm is just nice – not too much and not too sub­tle.

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