What Lens To Always Have In Your Kit

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Bryan Carroll

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I typically shoot landscapes, but lately I have had people ask me to shoot some portraits for them. So I am curious, what do you think is the number one portrait lens that should always be in your kit no matte what type of photographer you are? (It can be a Sony lens or 3rd party lens)
 

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As a portrait photographer I'm in love with the Sony 85mm 1.8. It's such a flattering lens for shooting people. The color rendition, bokeh and sharpness are just too notch in my eyes.
I just got that 85mm and it has left my a7IV since it came out of the box. I’ve always love the 85mm lenses. I used a manual focus Nikon 85 f:1.4 for 30 years even on my autofocus cameras
 

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The 85 F1.8 is getting some love in this thread and for good reason, great focal length and pin sharp. I have always got mine in my kit.
 

John B

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Sony's 135mm f1.8 GM. I like the 85 but there is something about the 135 that just seems magical!
 

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