Starting out with Portraits - any advice?

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Starting out with Portraits - any advice?
Feb 18, 2013

Hi, I am looking to start getting into portrait photography as it is something that really interests me.  At present I am into street photography both at home in London/Bristol and abroad.  I currently use my Olympus E-PL3 for everything, I also have an old OM-2n, which I love, and often use the OM lenses on my E-PL3 with an adapter.

I am looking at buying an OM-D E-M5 and some more lenses to start my portrait work, any advice on what lenses to look out for and what to avoid? I have heard some good things about the Oly 75mm & 45mm, and also looked at the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 (for use with MMF adapter) but heard it was a bit expensive for the quality of the lens....

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