Camera Lenses

It is that time in my life that I upgrade my beauty camera with a lens.

I am looking at a few options and here is what I have narrowed them down to.

What I want from a Lens: A lens that will allow me to zoom in and take portrait pictures and close-up shots of my surroundings.

1. Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens – Retail Price $125.00



Description: The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II  is a compact and high-performance, standard telephoto lens. Its Gaussian optics  provide sharp delineation from near to far focusing distances. The color balance  is excellent for a standard lens

2.Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens – Retail Price $420.00


Description: This Standard and Medium Telephoto Lens  provides you with the image closest to how your eye perceives the subject and  are excellent for portraits and for giving images a natural depth of field. The Canon EF85mm f/1.8 USM is a highly practical  medium telephoto lens with superb delineation and portability. The lens provides  images that are sharp and clear at all apertures. Through computer simulations,  the lens has been designed to give beautiful background blur. Since the front  lens group does not rotate during focusing, special filter effects are not  affected.

Anyone of you have a Canon DSL camera? What must have lenses do you recommend?



*All images were taken from Google. I do not own any of the images shown in this post*

5 thoughts on “Camera Lenses

  1. Both of them are fixed-focus lenses, this means, you will not be able to do the zooming in you wanted. However, I do have a 50mm 1.4 lense of my own and love it for any shooting in low-light conditions or whenever the space between me and the object or the person is managable.

    Also, the size of your camera’s sensor makes a difference. While a lot of people recommend an 85mm lense, they have a full-format camera. If you don’t (meaning, your sensor is smaller), the 50mm’s picture is nearly an equivalent to the 85mm full-format shot.

    What I would recommend is something different, though. If you want to do portraits, you can also look for a lense which has something like a 70-200mm focal length. A lot of portrait photography is done with 100mm+ focal length, and I do like to do mine in that, too. In addition, you are able to shoot something a bit further away, so you have the possibility to have close-ups without stepping on a person’s toe.

    Since I am from the evil guys (Nikon), I can’t tell you, exactly which lense is recommendable, but look for something like a 70-200mm f2.8 lense and have a try.

    Hope, I could help 🙂

    1. Thank you! I appreciate any suggestions I receive. I will look into some of the lenses you mentioned. I honestly think it’s funny that people are so two sided when it comes to camera brands. I like to think of all of us as a happy family with two different takes on art, but can still come together to help each other and celebrate photography!

      1. Haha, I don’t really care, if someone is a fan of either two brands. Or has a Sony or anything else. It is not only the equipment (from my point of view, your equipment is not even the major part), but what you do with it. After all, chances are high, your picture is the only one capturing that moment. So you need to make the best out of it, whether with a lense that is worth a couple of thousands of dollars or a cellphone 🙂

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