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    Default Budget Portrait lens

    Good day,
    What lens would be suitable for portrait/weddings on a budget at around R6000

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    Canon / Nikon / other?
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    Default Re: Budget Portrait lens

    Your profile says you are a Canon shooter

    Zoom lenses - Canon 18-135IS f3.5-5.6 or Canon 24-105 f3.5-5.6 or Sigma 17-70 f2.8-4
    Prime lens - Canon 85mm f1.8

    not really wedding quality but that's all your buck will buy I'm afraid. I would take the 85mm of these 4

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    Default Re: Budget Portrait lens

    If you shop for a good used Canon 24-105 f4 L IS, they can be had sometimes from R6000 upwards.
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    Default Re: Budget Portrait lens

    Been looking all over for a Canon 24-105 f4 L IS (skaars soos hoender tanne)

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    Default Re: Budget Portrait lens

    Found a 24-70 f4 L

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    Default Re: Budget Portrait lens

    You should think about Canon 85 1.8. It is a great lens!
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    Default Re: Budget Portrait lens

    Quote Originally Posted by compasiune11 View Post
    You should think about Canon 85 1.8. It is a great lens!
    I've been playing around with my Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8, and i'm very impressed

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    WELL DONE - nothing wrong with the 60mm lens for portraits.
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    Default Re: Budget Portrait lens

    The wider the aperture and longer focal length, the lens becomes better for portraits.
    Lower distortions and better diffuse background.
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    Default Re: Budget Portrait lens

    Yes, I've often used my EFS 60mm f2.8 for portraits, it's great

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