85mm/1.8G for close up portraits?

Started Feb 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
anotherMike
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Re: 85mm/1.8G for close up portraits?
In reply to bkkm, Feb 3, 2013

You'd want something a bit longer if you're trying to isolate just part of a face. The 85/1.8G is a very, very, very, very sharp lens and certainly could be used for headshots, but for really tight partial face, a 135, 150 or 200 would be my choice. And honestly, for portraits, having the absolutely sharpest lens isn't really going to do you any favors either, so even something "very good but not great" in terms of sharpness like the 135 DC would be absolutely fine here.

-m

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