This is my buddy Jerome from the photo walks group. I shot this with his Canon 85mm f1.8 lens, which he graciously let me borrow. It’s an outstanding portrait lens, although for my money I’d go with the Canon 100mm f2.8 IS macro L glass, which costs around $1,100. It’s only worth it if you plan to shoot portraits for a living. Some would rightfully argue that you’d be better off with the 70-200mm f2.8 IS L glass, if you want a great portrait lens. That’s about double the cost but gives you a nice zoom range. But you can pick up this terrific 85mm lens for a mere $500 bucks (give or take). Just look at the out of focus area behind him. Lovely silky bokeh. That’s what you get with a lens like this. And this was shot at f1.8. Stop down to f2.8 and it gets even sharper. For portraiture, you’re going to want a lens with a focal length of anywhere between 85mm and 135mm, as these longer focal lengths have a slimming effect on your subject, which is typically more flattering. One of Canon’s sharpest lenses is the 135mm F2 L Glass. It’s supposed to be simply amazing. Anyway, enough shop for one night. Hope you like it.
Dave, The Lazy Photographer
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