Best Portrait Prime Lenses for Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
This lens received the Gold Award and an over 93% rating from the experts at DPReview. It is an ideal lens for professionals who are into portrait photography in low-light conditions. It provides a soft and elegant bokeh effect with a precise focus which can blur subject’s eyelashes while clearly capturing the pupils of the eyes. It can also be used in landscape photography, photojournalism, events, and wedding photography.
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
This super sharp portrait prime lens can be used on Canon’s APS-C DSLRs with an equivalent focal length of 80mm. When used on a full-frame DSLR, it can offer an equivalent focal length of 50mm. It has a large 1.4 aperture and is best suited for professionals who want to do street photography, studio photography, landscape photography and portrait photography.
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
This lens can produce some very appealing photographs thanks to a narrow depth of field and dramatic focus fall-off. It has an extremely wide aperture, aspherical lens elements which cause minimal or reflections and a floating optical system. It is the largest-aperture available in 85mm lens and is an ideal lens for portraits and general low-light photography. It is, however, a little expensive than its counterparts.
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard & Medium Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras - Fixed
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This lens has a nice depth of field creating an excellent blurry background. It has a f/1.4 speed which is great to shoot in low-light conditions. It is an ideal lens for street photographers and produces some wonderful images with excellent colors. It focuses rapidly without any noise and is one of the most popular lenses in its category thanks to wonderful performance and an affordable price.
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras - Fixed
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This lens is very practical and perfect for a wide variety of applications including portraiture. It has a rapid fast f/1.8 maximum aperture which performs wonderfully in dim-light conditions and produces a nice bokeh effect thanks to a shallow depth of field.
Canon EF 100mm f/2 USM
Equipped with a fast USM (Ultra-Sonic Motor) and full-time manual focusing, this lens is a brilliant lens which is ideal for portraits and dim-light work. It is pretty compact in size and is recommended to our professionals and enthusiasts.
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