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Thinking of purchasing Nikond D3100. I would like to tak...

Thinking of purchasing Nikond D3100. I would like to take portraits with blurred backgrounds (high aperture), which lense would you suggest? Would Nikon NIKKOR AF-S 50mm f/1.8 Lens be appropriate?
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Re: Thinking of purchasing Nikond D3100. I would like to tak...

Yes and No...

  • Yes a f/1.8 lens can achieve this
  • You can achieve a similar effect by having the background further away from your subject
  • You can also get the f/1.4 to make the effect stronger
  • Also investigate "lens babies"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvL0j8BFasU
  • Before walking out of the store, double check the lens version supports auto focus.  Nikon makes THREE versions of the 50mm f/1.8 lens.  You might not want the cheapest as it will not auto-focus for your camera
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