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    Canon portrait lens

    Hi

    I have been looking for a portrait lens for my Canon EOS camera for some time now. I have found three lenses what I would like your comments on.
    they cost about the same. If you have recommendations on other lenses I am open to them, but I primarily want comments on the lenses I mention below.



    I am very keen on the first two, but thinks number 3 is too slow for my use.

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    Morten I'm not familiar with Canon gear but I'd look at the fist one. The F.8 will give you an amazing amount of room over the F2 and as you know the best portrait lenses aren't always the sharpest

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    Hi Morten, I use Nikon and I looooove my 85mm f/1.8.
    Cheryl (Jacobs) uses Canon and has the 85mm 1.8. I think, she could possibly give you some helpful info...

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    Quote Originally Posted by modafoto
    Hi

    I have been looking for a portrait lens for my Canon EOS camera for some time now. I have found three lenses what I would like your comments on.
    they cost about the same. If you have recommendations on other lenses I am open to them, but I primarily want comments on the lenses I mention below.



    I am very keen on the first two, but thinks number 3 is too slow for my use.

    Morten
    Hmmm, tough choice. I would immediately jump on the 85 1.8, but the 100 will give you more of a distance to your subject and put them more at ease...

    MMmmmm....I say the 100 f2. Forget the 2.8 (I use one for portraits and would love the 2.0)

    Actually, I use the 80-200 2.8 L for portraits....So the 100 would be great IMO.
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    I have an 85mm f/1.4 that I just love for portraits, great focal Length and faster glass really helps with natural light.

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    ...and i don't shoot Canon, but use a Minolta 85mm f/1,7 that i think is awesome. it is nice that it is fast enough to use in low light situations. i also have a 100mm f/2.5 and a 135mm f/2.8.
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    I do shoot with Canons but I don't own any of the lenses you mention. I did own an 85/1.8 when I shot Nikons and it was a great focal length.

    To really mix up the pot, have you considered the 135/2L? It's more expensive than the others but I've always wanted to try that lens.

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    I had the Canon 85/1.8 and the 135/2. Both are terrific. I am busy saving for a Contax 85/1.4 now that I've switched, and while it's rarely used I'm quite fond of my Zeiss 90mm for the G.

    For my total use, I got more mileage out of the 85mm.


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    I recently tried out the 135 f2 and really liked it as well. If I were to buy one though I think it would be the 100mm. Just a little more versatile.

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    my main portrait lens...

    ...is the canon ef 50mm f1.8.
    Sharp,short minimum focal distance,and cheap(when I bought it 18months ago it cost me £80)!

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