Portrait + Bokeh?

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  1. zeto88

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    Best Nikkor lenses for it?
    ... That isn't $1,000. :)
     
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    50 1.4, 50 1.8
     
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    I have the 50mm 1.8 and love it.
     
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    I have the 50 1.4 on my D40...LOVE IT!!!

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    I feel the better way to achieve shallow depth-of-field in portraits is with a longer focal length rather than maximum aperture. So, depending on your camera format (not the brand), chose a lens that is about twice the normal focal length.

    -Pete
     
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    Yes, I reckon the 50mm F1.4 / F1.8 or maybe the 85mm F1.4 / F1.8
    They're both pretty cheap too.
     
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    Yea, $1250.00 is pretty cheap eh?
     
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    hehe yeah that is the more expensive lens.
    Well, as i'm not a professional, i'd probably take my chances with a good second hand lens, which you should be able to grab for under $1000
     
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    I just wanted to add.. this little man has beautiful eyes!! = )
     

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