Portrait Lenses

by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 09/12/2023
There are many ingredients in the recipe that make a good photographic portrait—foreground, background, setting, pose, expression, color, lighting, and so on—but one element that can be as important to the result as the portrait sitter is the lens used to capture the portrait and help create the art.  Technically, any lens can be used to take a portrait with your camera, and there are traditional focal lengths for “portrait lenses” like 85mm and 105mm, but I asked my fellow B&H photographers, as well as our B&H Creative partners and
0 Views ·Posted 09/03/2020
Open wide! FUJIFILM has finally released its fastest lens to date, the XF 50mm f/1 R WR. Perfect for achieving crisp subject–background separation and well equipped to conquer low-light environments, this 76mm-equivalent lens is ideal for portrait, event, and street photographers. The optical
by Allan Weitz ·Posted 11/14/2019
Tokina has announced the successor to its popular AT-X M100 PRO D Macro lens—the Tokina atx-i 100mm F2.8 FF MACRO. Slightly lighter (490 grams) and shorter (95.1mm) than its predecessor, Tokina’s newest 100mm macro lens is designed for portraits, landscapes, street shooting, commercial applications, and, of course, macro close-ups down to life-size (1:1).  Available in mounts for Canon EF and
by Staff Writer ·Posted 08/28/2019
Canon has introduced two new L-series zoom lenses for its full-frame mirrorless camera system: the RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM and RF 24-70mm f2.8L IS USM, and has also announced a firmware update for improved AF and Eye AF functionality for the
1,628 Views ·Posted 08/27/2019
Canon just announced an exciting new trinity of f/2.8 RF lenses for the EOS R system: a 15-35mm, a 24-70mm and a 70-200mm. We asked Brooklyn-based wedding photographer Susan Stripling to help us test these new lenses, and she had a lot to say about the performance of this trinity. What do you think? Will you be adding any (or all) of