View Full Version : Portrait lens for Nikon d50
10-29-2006, 10:31 AM
I know many of you talk about a 50 mm lens for Canon. Now I heard of a 80 mm too..
I have no idea what I'm looking for,so maybe someone here can be kind and tell me whats the same for Nikon?
Maybe give me a link or two to a good portrait lens for Nikon?
10-29-2006, 12:36 PM
For you, the 50mm would be a great start, and its not a bad price either for a nice piece of glass~
50mm Lens (http://www.ritzcamera.com/product/541533329.htm?bct=t13031003%3Bcidigital-cameras-and-accessories%3Bcilenses-for-digital-cameras%3Bcislr-lens%3Bcilenses-for-nikon)
When I got my camera last Christmas, this was the lens I requested with it, and I've used it 95% of all my pictures this past year.
It's great for portraits b/c the aperture opens nice and wide to blur the background and keep your subject nice and crisp. Here are some examples from my 2Ps Photog gallery, so you can see pics taken with a 50mm lens~
Seth, 2 yrs old (http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=996728)
"S" Children Shoot (http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=904481)
Tea for Two (http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=882874)
10-29-2006, 12:53 PM
Ooooh, I am so excited for my lens to get here!!! I'm getting this very lens and I'm SO hoping some of my photos turn out half as good as yours!
Maybe I'll take the kids out for a stroll and get some Autumn shots (sure wish I had the courage to go up the mountain and get those fabulous leaves up there!)
10-29-2006, 01:10 PM
Thanks for the link,Andrea!
Wow,those photos are beautiful!
I wonder if that lens is good inside in a little less lightening?
10-29-2006, 01:17 PM
And a really stupid question...sorry...
What's the difference between a 50 mm and a 85 mm lens?
10-29-2006, 03:47 PM
50 mm is shorter distance than 85mm. The 85 mm will make far away things apear closer, and it is MUCH more expensive!
Here are a couple shots of mine with the 50mm taken inside, low light, all natural light~
Manual Christmas (http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=732712)
April 06 (http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/album_display.asp?album_id=39017)
So see? Good for indoors and out! Just open that aperture and shoot away!
10-30-2006, 05:38 AM
Unless you have a lot of room indoors, the 85mm is probably going to be too much of a zoom for you. The 50mm 1/8 is PERFECT for indoors in low light... and honestly, there are times when I find the 50mm too much of a zoom in a tight room.
You really can't go wrong with the 50mm though, especially for the price!
10-30-2006, 05:51 AM
I agree, Ellen :) I use my 50mm for almost all of my portraits. LOVE it!
10-30-2006, 10:01 AM
Thank you for great answers.
Andrea,your gallery is SO beautiful! And both of the Kim's. LOVE your photos! Can't get better photographers for the advice! So I think I'll go for the 50 mm,since it's a much better price:D
Meybe someone else would like to show me photos taken with a 50 mm lens??
11-05-2006, 01:50 PM
Love the 85mm 1.4 lens - it's my next one I'll be getting hopefully, either that or the 18-200 VR lens oooh I would love that one too, both pretty pricey pieces of glass :). My current favorite lens that I acutally have is my 24-120VR.
11-18-2006, 12:07 PM
I did it...YEAH! I bought the 50mm 1.8d today for my Nikon D50! Everyone has recommended it and boy was everyone right. Even at my local camera shop, Samys, they said it was the best buy with superb quality! LOVE IT! Merry "early" Christmas to me!
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