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Portrait lens advice...

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Morning all...

I've been looking at getting some lenses specifically for portrait use, mainly for photographing my children.

I've been using my tamron 70-300 as I like the bokeh effect when I use it outside. However it's not so good inside, mainly as I can't get the distance required to fit a child into the frame and sometimes it hunts trying to get focus. Not to mention having to whack iso up to get nice bright photos. I have done some googling over the last week and from I saw the most popular options are 50mm prime, 85mm prime or 24-70...

I had a 50mm a few years ago but didn't use it much (as i was using a dx body) but now I'm using full frame so wondering if this will be the best option? Primes will probably be better inside for light too...i was pondering over the 85mm but then I wonder if I'll be in the same boat as the 70-300 - as in struggling to frame a whole child in small spaces/focusing, so would the 50mm be a better choice?

Finally the 24-70 would cover all distances between a 50 and 85 so would that be better? I don't have money for a Nikon but Tamron and Sigma do one ... Bokeh is pretty important to me as I personally love it.

Excuse the thinking out loud post lol hoping someone who's had good experience with these lenses can help me Thanks in advance ...

 
Date: Jul 17, 2017   


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