My students are always asking how can I achieve a shallow depth of field. Well here is one answer… A great every day lens to buy that isn’t too expensive, isn’t too heavy and gives great results is a 50mm 1.4
The shallow depth of field you can get with a 1.4 aperture is beautiful and the ability to take photos in low light is such a plus.
Both Canon and Nikon make them. At Adorama you can buy the Nikon version for $319.00 and the Canon version for $344.00