PER­FECT FO­CAL LENGTH?

Pick a ded­i­cated por­trait lens for the best re­sults

Photo Plus - - Canon Skills -

While a zoom lens is of­ten more prac­ti­cal, if you’re shoot­ing street por­traits then we rec­om­mend an 85mm prime lens, with Canon’s trusty EF 85mm f/1.8 USM af­ford­ing you a fast aper­ture that will iso­late your sub­jects from their back­grounds. We shot wide open at f/1.8, and even in low light in­doors, shut­ter speeds were 1/80 sec or faster, to over­come cam­era shake and blurry shots. You can also opt for a 50mm lens, as it’s a solid all-round street shooter and a ca­pa­ble lens, par­tic­u­larly for en­vi­ron­men­tal por­traits, as it en­ables you to cap­ture the sub­ject’s sur­round­ings as well.

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