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Best Lenses For Wedding Photos 2019 - Portrait Lenses

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Candid Portrait Lenses

A major part of the day will be capturing the happy couple as they progress through the day. From the ceremony through to the night's partying, you'll want to capture their intimate affection for each other and it will be necessary at times to isolate them from the background. That's why you'll need a lens that creates lovely bokeh, allowing for those wonderful candid shots that give the impression there's no-one else there. 

These lenses are a flattering focal length for portraiture and offer a variety of depth of field options depending on the scene and look of the photo you're going for. 

Sony users: ZEISS Batis 85mm f/1.8

Zeiss Batis 85mm F1 8 FE Mount

The Zeiss Batis 85mm lens offers even sharpness, fast and silent focusing and an effective image stabilisation system. Portraits have lovely creamy bokeh to make your subjects really pop from the background and the lens has a really good build quality too. 

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Canon users: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8

Canon Ef 85mm F1 8 Angled
The Canon EF 85mm is a classic portrait lens with a super-wide aperture of f/1.8, offering lovely flattering bokeh to highlight your subjects. The lens offers excellent sharpness, virtually no distortion, low CA levels and fast autofocus.

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Nikon users: Nikon 85mm f/1.4

This wide aperture portrait lens has a silent wave focussing motor and Nano Crystal Coatings to reduce ghosting and flare. It's a professional lens and produces wonderfully smooth bokeh, ideal for wedding portraits. It has excellent build quality and great resolution performance.

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CSC / Mirrorless users: Panasonic/Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH

Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2
This lens sports Power OIS and has nano surface anti-reflective coatings as well as a manual aperture ring so you can get the background blur perfect. This is a top of the range lens that has fast focusing ability and will do any professional wedding photographer proud. 

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Third Party alternative: Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD

SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD
The Tamron 45mm f/1.8 lens is a great alternative for the budget conscious and offers very good sharpness, an effective VC system and a moisture resistant construction. It's also reasonably lightweight and offers good depth of field with smooth bokeh.

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