New Portraiture Lens


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Hey guys,

Just wondering on an opinion....I'm looking at doing a few portraits to get my portfolio up, and I was deciding on a lens. I don't have a lot of money, so I can only buy one lens. I'm trying to decide between a 35mm wide angle, a 50mm standard lens and an 85mm telephoto. I need this lens for all round portraiture, and was just after opinions of some people who have done this before.

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My opinion of these lens are

35mm f2 = $400++ (1.6x = 56mm , sharp; good built for a non-USM lens; good for indoor portrait; can take as close as 0.25 cm)

50mm f1.8 = $140++ (1.6x = 80mm , sharp; plastic built & noisy ; good for indoor portrait; can take as close as 0.45 cm)

50mm f1.4 USM = $650++ (1.6x = 80mm, sharp; good built & quiet ; good for indoor portrait; can take as close as 0.45 cm)

85mm f1.8 USM = $640++ (1.6x = 136mm , sharp; good built & quiet ; good for indoor/outdoor portrait; can take as close as 0.8 cm)

I own 35mm f2 & 85mm f1.8 USM and I like them very much.

the rest is depend on you ...
 

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megaweb said:
My opinion of these lens are

35mm f2 = $400++ (1.6x = 56mm , sharp; good built for a non-USM lens; good for indoor portrait; can take as close as 0.25 cm)

50mm f1.8 = $140++ (1.6x = 80mm , sharp; plastic built & noisy ; good for indoor portrait; can take as close as 0.45 cm)

50mm f1.4 USM = $650++ (1.6x = 80mm, sharp; good built & quiet ; good for indoor portrait; can take as close as 0.45 cm)

85mm f1.8 USM = $640++ (1.6x = 136mm , sharp; good built & quiet ; good for indoor/outdoor portrait; can take as close as 0.8 cm)

I own 35mm f2 & 85mm f1.8 USM and I like them very much.

the rest is depend on you ...
think the 50/1.8 is pretty decent value for money~

and mega the min focus distances you mentioned should be in metres instead of cm? :dunno:
 

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and mega the min focus distances you mentioned should be in metres instead of cm? :dunno:
ya :embrass:

35mm f2, 0.25m

50mm f1.8, 0.45m

50mm f1.4 USM, 0.45m

85mm f1.8 USM, 0.8m
 

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God this is a hard choice. I'm still not sure. There's a 100 dollar price difference on both lenses, so I don't want to waste money getting a lens that I wont use. I'm swaying more to the USM 50mm, but I'm still not totally convinced. The 35mm would be good, but whats the difference between a USM and a non-USM lens? What would be the pro's and cons of each size?
 

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The 5 Famous Canon Cheap Primes are.

28mm F2.8 $330

35mm F2

50mm F1.8II

85mm F1.8

100mm F2 $720+

Now you can choose two combos,

28mm & 50mm & 100mm set. (Landscape)

35mm & 85mm set.(Street and Portraits)
 

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