Portrait lens.

Started Feb 11, 2013 | Questions thread
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Portrait lens.
Feb 11, 2013

Hello all,

I've done some searching and haven't quite nailed down an answer as well as I would like regarding ideal focal length for m4/3 portrait lenses.  From what I can tell, DSLR users seem to recommend a 35 or 50mm lens for portraits...but as m4/3 has a different crop factor does that mean that lenses of 17 or 30mm(ish) would give roughly the same desired focal length?

I currently have the kit lens and the Fujion 35mm 1.7 C-mount (which I have no idea how its crop factor is calculated...if its any different from a standard m4/3 factor).  I'm eyeing the deals that are happening with the Sigma 30mm 2.4 as a potential "walk-about" lens and maybe some light duty portrait work while attending family reunions and events like conventions assuming that ~60mm in 35mm terms is desirable for this.

If anyone has any input I would be greatly appreciative.


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