Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
Forums  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear
Forums  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear
Register to forums    Log in

FORUMS Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon Digital Cameras 
Thread started 23 Aug 2009 (Sunday) 22:01
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links (only for non-logged)

Best Portrait Lenses

197 posts
Joined Mar 2009
Aug 26, 2009 18:00 |  #31

I swear by this 2 lbs brick I strap on my camera any chance I get. Its slow to focus, stupidly expensive, has only one switch, and has no feel to the focus, and cant be stopped beyond f16, but it absolutley kicks fkn ass any time i use it and its called a 85L 1.2

http://www.garibaldiph​ (external link)
I love the images I get from my camera phone

Senior Member
318 posts
Joined Apr 2007
Aug 26, 2009 20:12 |  #32

will-san wrote in post #8528381 (external link)
I really like the 24-70 2.8L for portraits on a cropped body

24-70 was my bread and butter lens when I shot canon.
Though since switching, the 35 and 50mm focal lengths have become my primary lenses.

both these with a 50mm...just gotta use your feet moar :)



Switched to the "dark side" but I like these boards.
Digital: Nikon D200
Lenses: Nikkor 50 1.8D, Nikkor-P 55 macro 3.5, Nikkor 35 1.8G Nikkor 85 1.8.
Film: Canonet QL17 G-III, Bell&Howel/Canon Dial 35,

4,448 posts
Likes: 4
Joined Apr 2006
Aug 26, 2009 20:16 |  #33

On 1.6X crop - 50 1.4 or 85 1.8.

On FF - 100 f/2, or my favorite the 200 2.8.

Even my Sigma 105 is a very nice portrait lens on FF.

Gear List


justaf ­ IREMAN
1,148 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Feb 2009
Location: Henderson, NV
Aug 26, 2009 20:28 |  #34

I like the 85LII on a crop and FF.

current gear...1DIII, X-E1, X-PRO 1, X100, Lumix LX5, Fujinon 35 1.4, 85LII, 430EXII, 430EX....
past canon gear....XS, 7D, 2 5DII, 2 1DIII, , 18-55IS, 24-70L, 85 F1.8, 85LII, 35F2, 35L, 24L, 200 F2L, 580EXII....

sponsored links (only for non-logged)

6,944 views & 0 likes for this thread, 28 members have posted to it.
Best Portrait Lenses
FORUMS Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon Digital Cameras 
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Forums   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset   •  Home

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!

COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.

POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.58forum software
version 2.58 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©

Latest registered member is Dave_M_Photo
1066 guests, 188 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15,144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018 Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.