|Tara in Greece on Nikkor 50mm f1.4 lens|
'I just take the pic and blur the background in Photoshop'
Do they want to be photographers or graphic designers?
Besides, they waste countless hours sitting on their bot-bots in front of their screens.
But if you choose the right lens the results are superior and far quicker.
So what makes a really great portrait lens for a DSLR or mirrorless cameras?
There are probably three key elements for a great portrait lens:
- A very large aperture (f1.2, f1.4, f1,8)
- A focal length between 50mm and 135mm
- Quality glass producing irresistible bokeh
|Nikkor 85mm f1.4|
|Tony Dunkley - Zimmers Apprentices on Nikkor 85mm f1.4|
2. Nikon 50mm f/1.4
For many years the 135mm focal length was considered the 'perfect' focal length for portraiture. This focal length maintains the most distortion-free representation of facial perspective. It keeps the face the right shape. It also enables the photographer to work at a greater distance; could also double up as a short telephoto sports lens.
|Jane on Nikkor 50mm f1.4 lens|