Here on dPS, we’ve covered this topic in previous articles. For example: How to Choose the Perfect Portrait Lens.
In the following videos, see which lens these photographers chose and why.
85mm versus the 70-200mm f/2.8
Portrait photographer, Manny Ortiz takes you to a live shoot in this video. Watch as he shoots the same subject, in the same location with both the 85mm f/1.4 and a 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses.
See how they differ and watch all the way to the end to find out which is his favorite lens and why.
Is there such a thing as the “best” portrait lens?
In this next video, Gabriel Sanchez (Gabe) talks about the four lenses he uses most often for portraits and which are his go-to and favorites.
He goes over the 24mm f/1.4, 35mm f/1.4, 50mm f/1.2, and a Sigma 85mm f/1.4, and the benefits and results you can get with each lens. See why he says there is no “perfect” or best portrait lens, watch to the end.
Favorite lenses – fashion photographer
Finally, get a different point of view from fashion photographer Julia Trotti as she explains why the 35mm f/1.4 and 50mm f/1.2 are her favorite lenses.
Which lens do you use for portraits?
So at the end of the day which lens are you going to choose for doing portraits? Do you have any favorites? Tell us which lenses you use and why in the comments below.
If you’re still undecided here are some more dPS articles to help you out:
- 3 Tips for Taking Portraits with a Kit Lens
- Tips From a Pro to Help You Know Which Lens to Choose
- Primes Versus Zoom Lenses: Which Lens to Use and Why?
- Comparing a 24mm Versus 50mm Lens for Photographing People