So I finally got a 75mm

Started Apr 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
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G1Houston Senior Member • Posts: 2,575
The main issue for using the 45 up close is perspective distortion
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James Pilcher wrote:

Although many folks like the Zuiko 45 f/1.8 for its small size and easy price, I appreciate the working distance that the 75mm offers; even the 45mm is a bit of an in-your-face lens for this kind of portrait.

45mm after all is a bit short for head shot, although its FF eq FOV is 90mm.  With a "real" 90mm lens, you can shoot farther away, which reduces if not eliminates perspective distortion (nose and cheek bigger than normal).  For the 45/1.8, a head and shoulder shot is probably the closest you can get.

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