What Is the Best Camera and Lens Combination for Portraits?

If you’re pondering the perfect combination of camera body and lens for shooting portraits, check out this series of suggestions for budgets ranging from $1,000 all the way through to $10,000. What would you go for?

Chris Niccolls from DPReview TV has put together his list of ideas of what would make the best lens and camera set up to match a selection of different budgets.

Obviously, there is a huge array of factors that will go into a selection, and Niccolls leans towards slightly longer focal lengths than I would personally recommend, perhaps because I enjoy giving my subjects a bit more space and also because of the versatility of this single lens is also in the back of my mind. The full frame equivalent of 85mm might give more satisfying subject separation, but if you’re on a tight budget and relatively new to photography, something closer to 50mm will give you more flexibility. However, I’m inventing my own variables which is part of why drawing up endlessly debatable lists such as these is so much fun.

What would you recommend at each of these price points? Let us know your ideas in the comments below.

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