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Portraits with 18-55mm kit lens

Ispriluc

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Ispriluc Registered since 29th Nov 2011
Tue 29-Nov-11 01:38 PM

Hi all,

I know that using a prime lens is best for portraits, as it has wider aperture and therefore a narrow DOF, but will the kit lens on a d5100 be able to produce nice portraits? I am new to dslr`s and by nice I mean a clear focused face and a somehow blurry background. I don`t plan to become the master of bokeh with the kit lens, all I need is a clear difference between perspectives.

Many thanks!

G