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Must have budget lenses
• Canon 50mm F1.8 - Though it has some slight quirks to
it (autofocus is a bit hard to do at times and can be
slow) it is still a wonderful general purpose lens and an
excellent lens for when videos need to be shot at
something like a concert. Stopped down to F4, it is
If you can afford it, the Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM is
much better on the wallet and is one of Canon's best
• Canon 100mm Macro 2.8 - Known as one of Canon's
sharpest lenses, users will appreciate the versatility
available with using a lens like this. One can go from
shooting portraits, to macro products, to the fine details
at a wedding, and to even sports shooting when put in
a cropped sensor body like a 7D or a 50D. You really
can't go wrong with the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
• Canon 85mm F1.8 - This is my second favourite Canon
lens in anyone's camera bag.
The Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM allows for super sharp
portraits, head shots, and even candid moments when
shooting events or a wedding.
What's great is that you have a telephoto reach without
having a really large lens that tends to attract attention,
therefore making the photographer more discrete and
also allowing them not to disturb their subjects.
• Canon 35mm F2.0 - This is a great lens for events or
photojournalism type shooting.
This lens is great for capturing environmental portraits,
and also for giving a real feel for what the vibe is like at
Combined with a flash, it can be great on the dance
floor of a party and delivers sharp results with wonderful
WORDS BEVIN HEARNE
All Photographers know the right lens is half the battle to get the right photo.
The only problem with most lenses is that they come at a cost.
There is an impressive selection of great quality lenses available these days that won't break the bank.
• Nikon 50mm F1.8/F1.4 - The Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF is sharper
than Canon's but doesn't deliver as pleasing out-of-focus areas
when going for a spot focus depth of field.
In fact, it's quite a bit sharper and comes with a slightly
higher price as well.
• The Nikon 50mm f/1.4D AF is used widely at concerts
and weddings in addition to photographers who
capture portraits with cameras like a D300s.
Many wedding photographers actually do this and
deliver some fantastic and lovely results.
• Nikon AF-S 35mm F1.8 - I've tried this lens on
the Nikon D3x before.
For the price, Nikon photographers get a lens
that will stick with them in their bags forever.
A lens like this is sharp, focuses surprisingly
fast, and can be used for photo shoots,
shooting couples, portraits, weddings, etc.
• Nikkor 28mm F2.8D - Nikon's wide angle
primes are becoming legendary, and the
Nikon 28mm F2.8D AF is quite worth its
weight in dollars.
A lens like this is great for getting up close and
personal with your subjects, like children, dogs,
Otherwise, it is great for shooting landscapes
and some street photography.
• Nikkor 85mm F1.8D - Although it's not the
absolutely gorgeous F1.4, the Nikon 85mm f1.8D
AF is a lens that is seen on many Nikon
This lens is the essential lens for portrait photographers
and those looking to do in studio work.
Stopped down to around F2.8 it becomes super sharp. The
feel and construction of this lens will also not disappoint.
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