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Old Apr 29, 2009, 12:12 PM   #1
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Name me a lens for a nikon d 90 camera for portrait photo . Also has anyone used the jobo gps receiver. Please send reply to [email protected]
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Old Apr 29, 2009, 2:33 PM   #2
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Almost any lens can be used as a portrait lens. The traditional "portrait" focal length is 85mm. So a 50mm f1.8 or f1.4 would be the closest match. The 85 f1.8 is still good, but will be a bit longer. Since you'll typically be shooting at wide apertures, any of the pro level f2.8 zooms will work as well, although they will cost much more.
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how about the new 35mm 1.8?
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how about the new 35mm 1.8?
The 35 is probably a bit short to be used as a traditional portrait lens. You like to be on the telephoto side to create a real separation between the subject and background. Despite this, it like any other lens can be used as portrait lens under the right conditions.
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Old May 28, 2009, 1:10 PM   #5
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I'm actually deciding between 50mm 1.8 or the new 35mm 1.8. I've tried the 50mm 1.8 and i found that sometimes i need to back up a lot more as i compose my pictures. I like to get some background with my pics with my subject. For headshots yes the 50 is great. The 50 is already proven as i've read a lot of good reviews on it already. However, the 35mm may give me more useable view but need to read more reviews on it since it's fairly new.
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