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    Default Recommend me a portrait lens, thx

    hi, can anybody recommend me a portrait lens for my D40x, a entry level is good enough, thanks,

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    Default Re: Recommend me a portrait lens, thx

    sounds like this place is turning into an askjeeves search box. repeated asking of basic questions with no form of courtesy what so ever. hey, bloke, go fetch me a bone. get the rift?

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    Default Re: Recommend me a portrait lens, thx

    here's one: 50mm.
    sigh.

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    1. Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G
    2. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G

    Both will auto-focus on the Nikon D40x dSLR.

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    Default Re: Recommend me a portrait lens, thx

    1. Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G
    2. Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G
    3. AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED
    4. AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
    5. AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED
    6. AF-S VR 200mm f/2G IF-ED
    7. AF-S VR 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED
    8. AF-S VR 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED

    All will auto-focus on the Nikon D40x dSLR.

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    Default Re: Recommend me a portrait lens, thx

    it really depends on your shooting style
    WA can also shoot nice portraits

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    Quote Originally Posted by hacknet View Post
    sounds like this place is turning into an askjeeves search box. repeated asking of basic questions with no form of courtesy what so ever. hey, bloke, go fetch me a bone. get the rift?
    ya you are right, but he did end off with a "thanks" didnt he?

    dont know what hit you this morning... but relax.... it is a forum after all isnt it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quincy2007 View Post
    hi, can anybody recommend me a portrait lens for my D40x, a entry level is good enough, thanks,
    any budget?

    50mm 1.8 cheaper
    35mm 1.8
    50mm 1.4
    80mm 1.8
    80mm 1.4 less cheap
    135mm 2.0?



    shooting style is important

    budget also very important
    Last edited by slooow; 18th June 2009 at 09:48 AM.

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    Default Re: Recommend me a portrait lens, thx

    Quote Originally Posted by hacknet View Post
    sounds like this place is turning into an askjeeves search box. repeated asking of basic questions with no form of courtesy what so ever. hey, bloke, go fetch me a bone. get the rift?
    haha relaxxxx.
    to quincy: hey dude, i'm a newbie here too. same as you, using a d40x.
    however, i do my own researches online, check the forum threads which are related to my questions and doubts. to clarify some enquiries then i post threads to ask for opinions.
    just please refrain from asking directly recommendations before you even did any researches or whatsoever.
    and this is just my 1cent lol.

    good luck! *peace*

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    Default Re: Recommend me a portrait lens, thx

    i think the 35mm is good

    because you have a crop factor

    so 35mm will account to about 52.5mm

    so it will imitate the effects of the 50mm f/1.4
    Pentax K-x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quincy2007 View Post
    hi, can anybody recommend me a portrait lens for my D40x, a entry level is good enough, thanks,
    you should get 85mm f/1.4

    alternatively, 600mm f/4 vr also very good


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    Default Re: Recommend me a portrait lens, thx

    i would recommend the 200 f2

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    Default Re: Recommend me a portrait lens, thx

    Don't listen to Ortega. Get 200 f/1.8 instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reim1o View Post
    Don't listen to Ortega. Get 200 f/1.8 instead
    LOL *fighfight*
    kidding

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    Default Re: Recommend me a portrait lens, thx

    Quote Originally Posted by Quincy2007 View Post
    hi, can anybody recommend me a portrait lens for my D40x, a entry level is good enough, thanks,
    depends how much of the background you want to blur...if you want them in focus then actually the kit lens is pretty much okay.
    You wont see me much less remember me but i am the guy who makes you look good.

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