- Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
- Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens
- Mastering Portrait Photography
Ah, the great debate - which is better for portraits? A 50mm f/1.8 or an 85mm f/1.8? Both offer many benefits to the portrait enthusiast, including being lightning fast and super versatile, as well as producing sharp results.
But there are plenty of differences as well, including typical pricing (the 50mm is much cheaper) and weight (the 85mm is much heavier). Naturally, these lenses differ in terms of the distance you can be from the subject as well, with the 50mm requiring you to be closer to the subject.
For additional comparisons on these two popular lenses, check out Weekly Imogen’s video below!