I think so too, correct me if I'm wrong, but if you set your mode to "P" and zoom all the way out with a zoom lens and focus on something that's quite near, the bokleh effect '"will appear" but of course Av mode is always welcomed.
A 50mm f/1.8 is good lens and because of it's price, i bought one to get a hang of a prime lens as well so i can better plan for another prime (focal length) if i ever need to get a replacement. Just my thoughts..
BTW, are you shooting an adult or a child? I'm learning to shoot candid portraits of my little one so i used my zoom about 70% of the time cos sometimes things don't happen when I'm near..
I don't understand how using P mode helps to achieve subject isolationOriginally Posted by Jolex
What's the difference (in this regard) compared with aperture priority or manual exposure mode, for that matter?
And... There's no need to buy a prime lens just to get the hang of using one. Simply keep your fingers off the zoom ring on your lens can liao
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Voigtlander Nokton 58mm 1.4 AIS but you got to get a F mount to EOS mount adapter since you are using Canon. Manual focus only thou.
I don't favor the Canon 50mm f/1.8. Since you have the budget, the Canon 85mm f/1.8 is the better choice. Of course, your shooting style matters.
Indeed, the 85mm is not meant to be THE lens for every portrait use; this logic applies for every lens.
135 f2 might be out of your budget....how about 200 f2.8? 2nd hand sometimes can get 700+ or below.
After seeing what 18-200IS can do, i think my problem is that I don't appreciate what I have. I will go back to the drawing board and learn to appreciate my lens.
I just borrowed a 50 F1.8 from my friend, it is kind of difficult to shoot whole body frame. seems that it is good for facial feature as we need to get close to the model, correct me if I am wrong
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50f/1.8 or f/1.4
134 f/2 (2nd hand)
These above 3 lens are good and within your budget. Considering your budget, i would vote for 85 f/1.8. you can pair it up with a 50 f/1.8 or even a 50 f/1.4 (2nd hand) if you need something wider and they will still be under 1k.
optimally, it's 85 f/1.2 or f/1.4 (Zeiss ZE mount) or 200 f/2
Playing with M43.
The 50/1.8 gives the same field of view as the 18-200 @ 50mmOriginally Posted by MamboJambo
You didn't need to borrow the prime lens just to figure out that it's too tight for full body portraits.