Hi, i was wondering if anyone could tell me what canon or third-party for canon lens you guys think is best for portrait and sceneries...my friend was telling me to get the 17-40 f/4L lens...but i wanna get opinions from you guys too...TIA =)
oh and what do you mean by complement?For portraits, the 17-40 is OK at the 40 end, but you should consider a 50mm 1.8 II or a 85mm 1.8 to complement it.
i would agree with frijj,
generally prime does the best for portraits, 50mm if you are on FF, 20-30mm if you are on cropped, if you just want to play around get the 50 1.8II cheapest lens around. generally look for aperature with f2 or lesser deliver good enough bokeh, moreover they are good in low light conditions.
for zoom lens, basically they are better with walk around purposes.
if you are looking for walk around + portraits, there's a few threads debating on that.
if you are asking for street candid portraits, you should be looking for the f/2.8 zooms.
17-55 f/2.8 is (if you dont plan to go ff)
16-35 f/2.8L (alot of debates on this)
note: they all cost more than 1.5k if you are looking for cheaper ones, do a little research with the 3rd party lens.
i have my 18-55mm f/4.5-5.6 IS already...so i dun tink i really need a f/2.8...but will it be better if i get the 50mm f/1.4?Is it worth the money for that little bit bigger aperture? I have read reviews but i'll appreciate opinions from you guys too =) also...is there a gd lens for both portraits and landscape? and i also like to take pictures of random pple doing things or playing, what lens do yu all recommend?
24-70 f/2.8L and 70-200f/2.8L for street candid portraits? Have you tried lugging these lens for long hours? These are bricks.....
For TS, please consider the weight of the lens to suit your need as well....
ok but budgets aside, which one do yu tink i shud get? i mean for the long run...the f1.8 or the f1.2L?