Best Lens for Canon 30D?

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  1. mschroeder

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    I recently bought a 30D and was wondering what a decent lens would be for me to purchase for the camera, I currently have the cheap kit lens 18-55mm, 70-300mm and a 35-80mm. I am wanting a more general purpose lens of better quality, wanting to get into a larger aperture such as 2.8 or anything less than the 3.5 or 4 that I currently have with the cheap lens. Purpose for the lens would be mostly for shots of people, and blurring the background of images. Any advice is greatly appreciated. I would like to not spend a ton of money but looking at the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM. Let me know what you canon users like to use as a general choice of lens!
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    135mm would make shooting people very hard. Unless you're a stalker that it :)

    For portraits I would look at the 50mm or 85mm fixed focals. Although I heard canon's 50mm fixed is crap though I can't confirm this.
     
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    Thanks, Yeah I was hoping to get the 85 or 135 just cant decide what one would be a better all around lens based on the cheaper ones I currently have. Thanks for the advice though!
     
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    Portraits with great blur/bokeh, it sounds like the 85mm f1.2L would be perfect. I have this lens and it is fantastic. I, also, have the 30d by the way.

    If 85mm is to tight, you might consider the 50mm 1.2L. I don't have this lens, but I have read some good stuff about its bokeh.
     
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    Yeah sounds like the 85 is the way to go. I love the wide aperture it has. I think I might look into ebay and see what they are going for.
     

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