08-08-2013 07:13 AM
I am totally new to Photography.
Bought Canon 600d with 18-135 lens. But it has lowest firstname.lastname@example.org.
please suggest a lens for portraits
Budget ideally at close to 400$
Maximum stretched budget 600 $ only if it makes significant difference to a very amateur basic photographer like me.
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08-08-2013 08:15 AM
The Canon 50 mm f 1.4 lens is most likely what your looking for. On a crop body it will act like an 80 mm lens with a shallow Depth of Field (DOF) when shot wide open or near wide open
08-08-2013 10:38 AM
08-08-2013 11:01 AM - edited 08-08-2013 07:01 PM
+2 for the 50 1.4
Canon has them in refurbished for $319, you can save a bit of cash:
And + 1 for just about everything else Scotty said. Lightroom, and off-camera lighting should be in a portrait photographer’s arsenal. I would certain go third-party for the flashes if you’re on a budget. Get Yongnuo flashes and triggers; you can have a standard portraiture 4-light setup for less than the cost of a single Canon 600ex-RT. You don’t need ETTL for portraiture, manual flashes and triggers.
08-08-2013 02:17 PM
Thank you. for the quick and conscise reply. I think I will go for this one.
I had checked the 50 mm and also 85 mm lens. Was not sure which one to buy until I saw your reply.
08-08-2013 02:26 PM
Thanks for the reply. I was not sure between 50 mm and 85 mm lens. I think after reading the posts, I will go for the 50 mm.
Rest of equipment... will try out the lens first and then buy. want to go slow on the purchases as I know there can be no end to this.
But really found your reply and tips helpful.