Q about 50mm/85mm on crop and FF bodies

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Q about 50mm/85mm on crop and FF bodies
Mar 9, 2012

I've been shooting with 7D and 50mm f1.4 for quite some time. I love this combo. It's basically a 80mm lens on a cropped sensor. Beautiful for portraits and closeups.

I'll probably switch to 5dmk2 in near future. So I thought about a good lens choice. Obviously, 85mm f1.8 comes to mind.

However, I don't know will I get the same "tightness" in closeup shots, because the closest focusing of 85mm is 0.8 metres, while 50mm is 0.45m.

Sometimes I really like to go closer and closer... many detail shots and baby portraits I do at approx. 0.5 - 0.6m from camera. Should I concerned on a FF with 85mm lens?

Thanks.
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