The Nikon D3300 DSLR is an excellent choice of gear especially in taking stunning portraits. This ability can be enhanced by a good selection of the lens to complement the 24.2 MP DX-format sensor. There is a big range of “F” type of Nikon lens, but not all can give perfect results in portraits.
The basic Nikon D3300 package comes with a kit lens, which is 18-55mm, F3.5-5.6 and can limit the photographer in taking better pictures. When choosing the best lens for Nikon D3300, the F-stop ability should be a priority. A prime lens, made with less glass compared to a zoom lens, gives crispy portraits. Portraits lens compatible with Nikon D3300 are diverse and ranges regarding price and light capabilities.
For incredible portraits, 50mmf/1.8G is the best choice. The lens is affordable compared to other prime lens but gives almost the same results. What it has is made of less glass, and this makes portraits crispier and sharper in comparison with a zoom lens. Pictures are more attractive when sharper than even before post-processing.
The f-stop of 50mm helps in making the picture stand out. The camera can exclude everything else in the frame when composing the shot to give an excellent creamy background, which in the case of another lens with a higher f-stop would yield a poorly composed shot. The f-stop also gives beautiful and smooth bokeh, which provides portraits with a good feeling.
This lens can shoot good portraits in poor lit rooms without unnecessary grain. This capability means therefore that the camera can shoot at a faster shutter speed without necessarily raising the ISO value of the Nikon D3300 to more than ISO 400. Other feature of 50mmf/1.8G that makes it the best portrait lens for Nikon D3300 include the fact that it is lighter and easy to carry around in the portrait session.
The alternative lens is the 85 mm f/1.8G which is a prime lens. It is relatively expensive compared to 50mm f/1.8G but still gives almost the same results as 50mm f/1.8G. The lens is also compatible with a wide range of Nikon camera bodies.
Having a great lens is good but you should consider other Nikon D3300 accessories for more flexibility: http://nikond3300.com/accessories/