I need a lens (or lenses) for outdoor beach portraits (ranging from candids of 1-2 people or up to 15 people for a group shot) with and w/out flash. Most shots taken an hour before sunset.
These are my current lenses:
Canon Kit lens - 28 - 135mm IS 3.5 - 5.6
Canon 50mm f1.8
I'm debating over whether to purchase a Canon 85mm 1.8 lens. I've had good success indoors with the 50mm in low light w/1-2 people in the shot. I really like the high quality that the fixed lens produces. I also don't want to lug around a heavy zoom lens or spend a lot of money since I'm just starting to build my portfolio before I go freelance.
I've used the 28-135mm for some beach portraits, but the quality just doesn't come close to the 50mm. I haven't tried the 50mm yet for beach portraits, but I don't think it's the best option.
Any suggestions, would be most welcome. Thanks!