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Best lens for portrait/headshots?

 
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Mar 25, 2009 22:04 |  #1

The title says it... Though I am somewhat on a budget, but name all good options.


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Mar 25, 2009 22:05 |  #2

Canon 85mm 1.8


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Mar 25, 2009 22:06 |  #3

Bendel wrote in post #7599705 (external link)
Canon 85mm 1.8

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Mar 25, 2009 22:08 |  #4

What they said^^ although you dont own a camera yet do you.?


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Mar 25, 2009 22:17 |  #5

I will once I get it in the mail. ;)


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Mar 25, 2009 22:51 |  #6

85mm f/1.8, 100mm f/2. Possibly 60mm macro. $350-400 new.




  
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Mar 25, 2009 22:53 |  #7

I have the 50 1.8 and I love it! It's super cheap too ;)




  
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Mar 25, 2009 23:00 |  #8

ericab wrote in post #7599995 (external link)
I have the 50 1.8 and I love it! It's super cheap too ;)


That one is coming my way soon. Have you tried it for portraits?


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Mar 25, 2009 23:03 |  #9

dont rule out something like the tamron 17-50, i use it for my studio shots and quite often for portraits and i love it, it always gives me versatility as a everyday lens.

Edit: i forgot to mention, they are very reasonably priced!




  
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Mar 25, 2009 23:04 |  #10

Yeah, I use it for my 13 months old daughter all the time! I don't have any pics on this computer to upload I don't think.




  
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Mar 25, 2009 23:05 |  #11

135L, 85L, 24-70L, 17-55 IS.

You only said "somewhat of a budget". ;)


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Mar 25, 2009 23:37 |  #12

85/1.8 or 50/1.4 - both do well for portraits on crop bodies.




  
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Mar 25, 2009 23:44 |  #13

I just received my 50 1.8 today. Amazing lens as too its capabilities, as I only had the kit lenses. Within the day of bugging the crap out of my family, I found that primes are a lot more fun than zooms, and like you are also looking for something more for portraits, such as the 85mm or 100mm


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Mar 25, 2009 23:50 |  #14

JenniferKailey wrote in post #7600042 (external link)
That one is coming my way soon. Have you tried it for portraits?

50mm is fine for portraits in general, but if you want a headshot, you need something a little longer so you aren't five inches from your subjects face (and making his nose look big). That means 60mm, at absolute minimum. 85mm or longer is preferred.




  
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Mar 26, 2009 00:04 |  #15

100mm f2 ...basically same lens as 85mm


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