Portrait Lens

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  1. Tyson

    Tyson TPF Noob!

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    I want to buy a good portrait lens for my E500, I am buying a beginer studio set. Lights and back ground set. I would also like to buy a lens that I can freze action with in low light situations what should I buy?

    I have a 14-45 thats it.
     
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    get around an 80mm to 130mm (doesn't need to zoom between these numbers, just something around this number) with a max apurature as high as can be(low number).
    Then you'll be able to blur the background and make your subject stand out.
    Here are 2 pics I took to explain.
    Aperture of f/4:
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    And then a lens set at aperture of f/1.8:
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    Just to clarify, that's a good range for a 35mm sized capture area.
    It sounds like the E500 has a 2x "conversion", so you'd be looking for something between 40mm and 65mm.
     
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    The ED 35-100mm F2.0 looks pretty damn sweet, but comes with a $2200.00 MSRP
     

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