Looking For Good Upgrade Portrait Lens From Kit

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  1. RickyD

    RickyD TPF Noob!

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    Hello!

    I'm going to be getting myself a Canon EOS Rebel T5i soon. It comes with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens. I really want to take some great portraits and was wondering which lens, without breaking the bank, would be best to upgrade to?

    I am also hoping someone here might be able to tell me if one of my older lenses would work with this camera. It is a Tamron 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 Tele-Macro (1:2).

    I've never used a dSLR that does video and was also curious if I need to pay specific attention to lenses that are compatible in regards to video.

    Thanks!


     
  2. beagle100

    beagle100 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    it will probably work but the newer IS and STM lens work better with video
    For portraits look at the 50mm 1.8 STM or 100mm 2.8
     
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    spiralout462 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Canon ef 85 f1.8
     
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  4. RickyD

    RickyD TPF Noob!

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    Oh that's good to know. I can't imagine I will be using this lens for video. I have it really just for getting those really far shots of landscapes/wildlife.
     
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    For the price, the newer STM 50 f/1.8 is impossible to beat and pretty much a must have for almost every Canon shooter. With your crop sensor, it would do great for portraits as well. For a bit more money, the 85mm f/1.8 is a great portrait lens too. With my 70D, I have used the 100mm f/2.8 macro for portraits with great success as well...
     
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    another vote for 85 1.8
     

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