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Old Dec 6, 2004, 7:37 AM   #1
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I will be purchases an Canon 20D in the near future. I would like to get a body only and a quality lens thatwill be used primarily for portraits. I have been investigating the Canon Zoom Wide Angle Telephoto EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM Autofocus lens, but it is very pricey.

Besides the lens above, what other lenses would you recommend for portraits in a slightly lower price bracket. Please consider your experience with any other makes of lense, ie, Tamron, Sigma, etc.

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Old Dec 6, 2004, 9:08 AM   #2
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The inexpensive EF-50 f/1.8!
... or the EF-50 f/1.4, EF-85 f/1.8 which both have USM
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You might also want to consider the Tamron 28-75 2.8 Lens. It is much lighter than the Canon 24-70L and about 40% of the price. It is also much lighter.
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Old Dec 14, 2004, 3:44 PM   #4
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The inexpensive EF-50 f/1.8! ... or the EF-50 f/1.4, EF-85 f/1.8 which both have USM

I agree, I have used the 1.4 many times. With the crop factor, it is an excellent lens for portraits. I especially like experimenting WIDE open and using the massively shallowdepth of field to bring out the eyes! The Canon EF 28-135 USM IS is also a great lens for portraits....good luck!
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