Best DSLR lens for creative artsy photos of my wife & I with historic monuments in the back?

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Re: Best DSLR lens for creative artsy photos of my wife & I with historic monuments in the back?
In reply to Denton Taylor, Feb 18, 2013

Denton Taylor wrote:

I always thought those kinds of tourist pix should not be done by serious photogs. Take nice pix of the monuments, and take nice pix of your wife. Not together. Personally i would use an iphone if you insist, save the real camera for real photos.

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That's my thought too. Using a 20+MP dslr for landscape without a tripod, for example, is pretty much a waste. Not sure of an iPhone but a good 5x-10x zoom p&s is more than enough to take great pictures most tourist will ever want. The only limitation is the person behind the camera.

However op did say he wants to have creative artsy photos with blurry effect.  A prime like 35/2 probably will do the job.

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