Please Recommend a Portrait Lens

Started May 7, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Re: Please Recommend a Portrait Lens
In reply to riden1966, May 9, 2011

riden1966 wrote:

This is really good advice thank you everyone.

The vast majority of her portraits will be indoors to small groups of 2 or 3 (babies too) in a room with A LOT of natural light. So maybe a 50mm 1.4 would be wise.

It sure seems to offer big bang for the money

if I understand you correctly, you even want groups of 2-3 people in the shot.
Then even 50mm can be a bit long - depending on the rooms you have.

a fast standard zoom may be called for then, like 18-50 f2.8 type lenses.

A good image quality one is the Tamron 17-50 f2.8 without VC, though a bit noisy motor.

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