5. Best long lens for outdoor portraits: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
"When I shoot the couple outdoors and I want that incredible bokeh, the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
lens is fantastic," says Fabio. "It's one of my favourite lenses in the world. I can use it at the maximum aperture of f/2 because it has incredible image quality.
"I also use it during the aperitivo [pre-dinner drinks] and during the dinner to separate the subject from the background. I can capture those romantic and intimate pictures of the bride and groom without intruding on them. For that, the focal length is perfect, and wide open the quality is superior to a zoom. It is also very fast to focus, which is so important because you don't get a second chance with weddings."
"A hidden gem within the EF lens range, this lens incredibly sharp," says Mike. "With its longer focal length and fast aperture, this lens can make people stand out even in the busiest environment, drawing the viewer's eyes to the important parts of the picture. The lens is ideal when you need to shoot from a slightly longer distance or in low light conditions."