You often ask me about my equipment.
there is a full list here
I'm going to give more examples with my favorite combinations.
I'm not pretending to give a technical review.. There are too much of them on internet already. I'm not going to talk about sharpness, chromatic aberrations, etc, I'm just not into that.
I'll just give you my humble opinion, several pictures and probably some tips.
My first full frame camera is still with me and it's Canon 5d mark2.
I tried lot of various lenses on it. And I got my personal short list of winners.
The first fixed lens I felt in love with was Canon 50 1.4. It's lightweight and affordable priced and has a very nice fluffy bokeh.
I used is mainly when i needed to take a middle plan portrait. (see examples)
I prefer to keep the model at least in several meters of the background. In this case the background looks good regardless of a type of environment. The background is nicely blurred but still readable so you can understand what is in there.
Here are some examples, all taken with canon 50 1.4
Well being honest you can achieve a very similar result with almost any 50 mm lens. Bokeh will change from lens to lens but it's a question of your personal taste. I tried a lot of them and if you're not lazy to find a nice point of view you'll get you masterpiece.
PS: All written above is just a result of my humble experience in the area of fine art and portrait photography and not pretending to be truth for other photographers and shooting conditions.
In the next review - canon 135. 2.0L
Stay tuned :)