buying a new lens

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    buying a new lens

    Hi guys,
    i need help with buying a new lens. I am looking for 18-200 or maybe 15-85. I want it to be for portraits and not too expensive. Any advice on what lens should i get and where?

    Thanks!!

    oh i have Canon 3ti


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    What's your budget?

    The Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM is great lens all around lens for the $. It gives you good range for a variety of shots, from portraits to telephotos.

    Another good choice would be the Canon 50mm f1.8 for around $100 or the more expensive Canon 50 f1.4 priced at around $300

    I own the 50mm f1.4 and love it. Good build quality, sharp images and great bokeh.

    Can't go wrong with any of ones I mentioned above. All of them are EF lenses as opposed to EFS, and will work with full frame bodies if you ever decide to upgrade.

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    the 18-200 before the 15-85. The best portrait lens I ever had was a Ziess 135 for 35mm. Short telephoto for portraits and seeing most portraits are not tack sharp I wouldn't spend a lot of money or worry about lens speed either.
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