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Five Fantastic Prime Canon Lenses for Portrait Photography : The Friday Five

So  you’re looking for a great lens to take portraits with?  It’s an investment and you’re not quite sure which lens you should be spending your hard earned money on.  I totally get it. When I first started really focusing on portrait photography, I wasn’t sure which one to buy either. I’m such a frugal…

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  • vicki youngSeptember 27, 2018 - 7:50 am

    Hello, Emily, 
    I am looking to purchase a new lens for my canon rebel t6 so of course I have the nifty fifty but now I want to upgrade.  Although I love my canon 50mm I feel like I could be getting better images through a more tack sharp lens.
     I see alot of pictures taken with a sigma art 85mm and they are incredibly sharp.  I just feel like my canon 50mm  isnt as good as the sigma art lens.  My question is isn’t  the 50mm and the 85mm kinda the same type of portrait lens but the bokeh is better on the 85mm? I dont want to buy basically the same type of lens that I already have if you think I should try something else.  
    What are your thoughts on a 135mm?  What is the difference with this lens.   
    Thanks for your help

    • Cozy Clicks PhotographySeptember 27, 2018 - 12:45 pm

      Hey Vicki!
      My favorite lens is the 135mm…however, it won’t be compatible on your rebel. If you are looking for a lens to give you a slightly different look and give you sharper images, I’d go with the 85 1.8 🙂 EmilyReplyCancel

      • VickiSeptember 27, 2018 - 12:49 pm

        Thanks so much! Then my delimma is solved.  ReplyCancel

  • DEMIR OzerSeptember 6, 2018 - 10:59 am

    I usually use sigma 105mm. macro lens,I deal with macro,also have 50 1.8,canon 17-40mm.f/4,sigma 18-200mm.,sincerely yoursReplyCancel

  • SaraSeptember 4, 2018 - 10:43 am

    Great little article.  I would love to see a sooc pic from each lense.  I do have the 50mm/1.8 and it’s my only prime.  I’m new to photography and purchased my first dslr in March (D5600)- so thank you for sharing your wisdom!  Always appreciated!ReplyCancel

A Quick Comparison and Explanation of Lens Focal Lengths: How Different Will Your Photo Look?

You might have wondered what the difference is with all those numbers on lenses.  You may have heard people talk about their 50mm or 200mm or maybe even a 35mm.  But what does that mean exactly and why does it matter for your photos?  Keep reading to learn and see a quick comparison of lenses!…

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Review of the Canon 50mm 1.4 Camera Lens: Is It Right For You?

In the market for a new lens?  You might be thinking about purchasing a 50mm 1.4 But before you make the decision to drop that kind of money (lenses are expensive, right?)  You want to make sure it’s right for you.  Let’s see if it is. Clarity This lens is like it’s sister, the 50mm…

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3 Reasons You Should NOT get a 50mm 1.8 Lens

  So you may have heard many photographers talking about a “nifty-fifty” or also know as the 50mm 1.8 lens.  Both Canon and Nikon have a version.  If you are a new photographer, or are looking to make a purchase of your next lens you might be wondering “is the lens right for me?”  Maybe it…

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  • Eric JacksonJanuary 21, 2019 - 7:38 pm

    My one and only lens is the Canon 85mm 1.2L II lens. I’m extremely happy with the results I get with it. It is a bit of a challenge to shoot at the 1.2 aperture. Slight movement and you risk image blur. That the weight and the price would deter some purchasing it.ReplyCancel

  • Michael SturgeonApril 17, 2017 - 7:49 pm

    The title of your article got my attention. As a professor, teaching portrait photography, I frequently have newbies in my classes and they ask me for advice on their next lens purchase (beyond the kit lens). The nifty-fifty (or fantastic-plastic) 50 f/1.8 is always my advice. After all, they are college students and money is something they seldom have a load of for extra lenses.

    Thanks for the article – I will share it with my students.


  • WILLIAM J OCONNORApril 2, 2017 - 4:30 pm

    I . a]m looking for a good workable camera primarly for outdoor and boating. Some thing with flexible lenses but simple to use ie throw it in auto and it works well most of the timeReplyCancel

    • Cozy Clicks Photography LLCApril 2, 2017 - 7:27 pm

      Hey William! I started out using an older Canon from the rebel series, the most recent model is the Canon t6. I think that would be a great one to use on the go and easy to use in auto:) -EmilyReplyCancel

  • KarilynApril 1, 2017 - 10:15 am

    You know I do love my 50 mm!! After a couple of years I’ve switched over to tge canon 90 mm macro. It’s the older one, BUT I bought it for $175. It is absolutely fabulous!! Mt daughter is now getting into photography and she is using my old canon t5 with the 50 mm lens. Yep! Great investment!!ReplyCancel

    • Cozy Clicks Photography LLCApril 2, 2017 - 7:24 pm

      Hi Karilyn! I haven’t tried the 90mm yet, but you have me intrigued:) And awesome you’re able to share your older t5 with your daughter- that with the 50 is an excellent combo! -EmilyReplyCancel

  • TC ConnerMarch 23, 2017 - 1:32 pm

    I agree 110% with everything you mentioned about the nifty fifty! I bought one shortly after getting my Canon T5i. Another great upgrade from the kit 70-300 is the 55-250mm with image stabilization (IS STM). It stays on my camera!ReplyCancel

The Best Photography Books For New Photographers

The Best Photography Books For New Photographers If you are a new photographer, you are probably trying to get your hands on all the photography information you can.  It’s a little overwhelming all the resources out there, you probably aren’t sure where to start.  Luckily for you, I’ve tried to simplify that for you with a…

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