Please Recommend a Portrait Lens

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riden1966
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Please Recommend a Portrait Lens
May 7, 2011

I just bought my wife a new Canon 50D, the deal was too good to pass up. I planned to get her a 60D body and I was going to get her a Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM Autofocus Lens to go with it. She wants to have a good portrait camera and I wanted to surprise her.

The 50 D came with a EF-S 17-85mm IS Lens, and it made too much sense to me. My wife will never use the video features of the 60 D, we don't even own a 1080 tv.

Now, would you still recommend the Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM for portraits? Would this make a wise combination, or should I know be looking at another lens?

Thank you for your help.

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