Just acquired a E500 - Any portrait lens to recommend?


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Petf69

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just entered the realm of Olympus........:)

looking for a good portrait lens, preferably with nice bokeh...

anyone has any good recommendation? and price range?

tks in advance
 

drakon09

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Can't speak for the Sigma 30mm, but the 50mm ZD is an excellent piece of glass.

It is a little on the expensive side though. You also might want to consider the 35mm ZD as a cheaper alternative. From the shots posted by fellow Olympians using the 35mm, I'd say it is pretty capable itself.

I think raptor1 was selling his 50mm ZD, not sure whether it is still available.
 

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drakon09 said:
Can't speak for the Sigma 30mm, but the 50mm ZD is an excellent piece of glass.

It is a little on the expensive side though. You also might want to consider the 35mm ZD as a cheaper alternative. From the shots posted by fellow Olympians using the 35mm, I'd say it is pretty capable itself.

I think raptor1 was selling his 50mm ZD, not sure whether it is still available.
Thanks a lot for your input. :)
 

OlyFlyer

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chii said:
hi,

wait for sigma's 30mm F 1.4 or get the ZD 50mm f2;)
30mm for portraits? I would say never less than 50mm unless you want to stick the camera into the subjects face. And I would also state that 50mm is the minimum, around 70mm gives the best result.
 

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