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    Default Filter and lens(portrait)

    Hi, this is my first post here and I'm very, very new to DSLR. Recently, I bought a Canon EOS 400d Kit II, which includes the 17-85mm lens.

    My questions are:
    1. is it really necessary to get a filter? If so, which kind(s) and brand(s)?

    1. what affordable(less than $1000) lens is good for portraits?


    I'd really appreciate your kind advice. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Filter and lens(portrait)

    Quote Originally Posted by aladynna View Post
    is it really necessary to get a filter?
    No.

    [*]what affordable(less than $1000) lens is good for portraits?
    For starters, the 17-85mm kit lens.

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    Default Re: Filter and lens(portrait)

    Quote Originally Posted by aladynna View Post

    1. what affordable(less than $1000) lens is good for portraits?

    depends on wat type of portraits (full/half/indoors/outdoors) u wanna take, here are some recommendations:
    1. 50F1.8
    2. 50F1.4
    3. 85F1.8


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    Default Re: Filter and lens(portrait)

    Thanks for the input guys. I'm trying to make full use of my 17-85mm AND bought the 50mm f1.8 yesterday.

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    Default Re: Filter and lens(portrait)

    u should use a UV filter to protect ur front lens element...

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    Default Re: Filter and lens(portrait)

    portrait lenses recommendation
    1. 50mm f/1.8 - value for money
    2. 50mm f/1.4
    3. 85mm f/1.8

    All below 1k and need a UV filter to protect the front lens element. =)

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    Default Re: Filter and lens(portrait)

    UV filters can buy Hoya or Tokina ones, low price.

    High end UV filters would be B+W.

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