Capturing beautiful portrait photographs is one of the main reasons that many people pick up a camera for the first time. While taking your portrait photography to the next level requires plenty of practice and the right skill set, having a portrait-friendly lens mounted on your camera is important too. Ted's range of portrait lenses are available in a range of different lens mounts, so you can find a suitable option to improve your portraits no matter what DSLR or mirrorless camera you have handy in your camera bag.
While we firmly believe that when in the right hands there is no right or wrong answer when it comes to lens choice, there are a few requirements that a portrait lens typically must have. They are as follows:
- A normal to mid-telephoto focal length - a sightly longer field of view provides a tight crop of your model and allows you to shoot from a little further away; this helps them to feel more relaxed
- A fast maximum aperture - this makes the lens great for capturing beautiful bokeh
Ted's stock a range of portrait lenses in both prime and zoom formats, for all popular brands including Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Olympus, Sony and Panasonic. If you need help choosing a lens that will suit your camera, our lens buying guide can help, or you can chat with the staff at your local store.