Nikon D80 lens help

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  1. photographedmemories

    photographedmemories TPF Noob!

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    Hi,

    I've been a long time lurker and am finally posting here.

    My question is this; I have a Nikon D80 and am looking into purchasing a new lens. I mainly shoot studio portraits. I would also like a lens that is good for wedding portraits as well as wedding photojournalism.

    Any suggestons?

    Thanks in advance!

    ~Lilly
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I really like my 85mm f/1.8. Had I researched more and the extra money, I may have gone with the f/1.4 instead.
     
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    Jus7 A Phas3 TPF Noob!

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    You could go really cheap but still a awesome lens and get the 50mm 1.8. I got mine of of B&h for 115, its really nice buts its not really a portrait lens well some people say it is, i like to think it is but most people you zooms for portraits. It can also be used as a walking around lens if you want.
     
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    Budget?
     
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    Umm... no real budget. I just want a really GOOD lens.
     
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    85mm f/1.8 (outdoor portraits) AND 50mm f/1.4 (indoor portraits)
     
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    I'm actually buying a used 85mm f/1.8 lens from a friend of mine, so I'm glad I decided to get that from her, seeing as it is a good lens.

    I'm going to look into getting the 50mm f/1.4 as well. Thanks for the advice!
     
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    I have both these lens on a D80, they are nice. Hope you enjoy them as well.
     
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    17.55 2.8 this is Really Good lens a little pricey but GOOD.
     
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    if your friend is giving you a good deal on the 85, resell it higher and buy the 1.4. or, if you say there's no real budget, go for it. it's a nice freaking lens.
     

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