Getting a lens for the ones you love makes a lot of sense at the time of the year just past (Christmas just passed in case you are reading this later) or any time of the year, really.
But, getting a lens because
of the ones you love is another great idea.
I have never heard anyone say that they had too many pictures of their kids.
If your kids are still at home, photograph them like crazy.
Time flies – they will not be with you for long.
If your kids are coming home, be ready to do the same.
Visiting with your parents? Getting together with friends and other family members? The same advice applies.
The chances are that even those who claim to hate having their picture taken will be glad you pressured them into it.
Few lenses are as well-suited for photographing people as the Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Lens
, especially because the 85mm focal length provides an ideal perspective at normal portrait working distances.
The image stabilization feature in this lens makes it even more capable in that role, especially when the light goes dim.
Your skills aided by this lens are sure to make even the most difficult subjects look their best, including under very challenging lighting.
Performing well the first time usually means the second time is more likely to happen.
That photographing people is one of the easiest paid photography jobs to find is certainly an attraction for this lens.
Portraits of specific individuals cannot be found in stock libraries and, in the marketplace, unavailability adds value.
Of course, earning money helps to justify the purchase in the first place.
Get this lens for your family and friends, for capturing treasured memories of them.
Get this lens for gaining clients and for keeping them happy.
Get the Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS Lens for you.
While I expect that you would love the 85 f/1.4L IS, even if you don't get this lens, I still strongly encourage you to photograph those you love with the lens you have.
That you will not regret.