Best budget prime?

Started Mar 31, 2014 | Discussions thread
Vlad S Veteran Member • Posts: 3,751
19mm and shallow DoF

jamiegoldsworthy wrote:

I like shallow DOF, love it in fact, however I cannot afford a lot, and take my camera everywhere so having a lens that works in different situations is perfect.

The 19mm at f/2.8 does not have a particularly shallow DoF, and even 20mm f/1.7 needs care to create a blurred background. It's enough for some people, and not enough for others. I suggest you search Flickr for images made with the Sigma to see if it would work for you and the images that you would like to create. If you want the blur, you might want to go with something longer, like the Olympus 45mm f/1.8. It's not as general purpose though...


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