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    Good portrait lense?

    Usually I do mostly nature and outdoor photography and stuff but Im looking to start getting into portrait photography some too and I was wondering what lenses do you guys use to take portraits and what would be a good lense to get for portrait photos? I was thinking of a 50mm f/1.8 or a 105mm f/2.8...What do you guys think?
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    I would say the 50mm
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    50mm.
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    50mm. You cannot go wrong with an 80 dollar lens that works great. If you dont like the results then you pocket book wont hurt. I have it and no complaints.
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    i suppose the typical portrait lens is the 85mm 1.8 or 1.2 depending on your budget but since you have a crop factor on most digi slrs anyways the 50mm works great and it's dirt cheap.

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    Sounds like the 50mm is the way to go then. Thanks guys
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    85mm f/1.8 FTW. Not quite as baller as an f/1.4 but still super sharp. In fact, I still think my Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 is still the sharpest lens in my bag right now. The 50mm f/1.8 is great for the price and quality, but the range is a little short and you run the risk of violating your subject's personal space

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    Quote Originally Posted by Verdugo View Post
    85mm f/1.8 FTW. Not quite as baller as an f/1.4 but still super sharp. In fact, I still think my Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 is still the sharpest lens in my bag right now. The 50mm f/1.8 is great for the price and quality, but the range is a little short and you run the risk of violating your subject's personal space
    Nice...I hadnt even looked at those and they are basically in the same price range as the 105mm f/2.8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScreamnRex View Post
    Nice...I hadnt even looked at those and they are basically in the same price range as the 105mm f/2.8.
    The 85mm f/1.8 is less than the 105mm f/2.8. The 85mm f/1.4 is more. ~$400 - $1000 range.
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