emitecaps wrote in post #11164699
Studio portraits are usually shot stopped down so any prime is fine. With outdoor portraits people have a tendency to want to obscure the background by using a small dof so a large aperture is required, usually under f/2. And portraits consist of more than head and shoulder shots so are you after full or even half body shots? Any lens can be a portrait lens, it just depends on what conditions you will use it under.
^^^^ this + 1.
I mean a portrait lens can range from 35mm to 200mm.... depends on what kind of portraits your trying to take and what your style is.
My 35mm is great for environmental, group and full body portraits. My 85mm is great for full body, head and shoulder, group and 3/4 portrait shots. A 135mm is great for head and shoulder shots, higher compression portraits for a different look, etc.
^^^ It all depends what your trying to achieve.