So I finally got a 75mm

Started Apr 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
Louis_Dobson
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Re: The main issue for using the 45 up close is perspective distortion
In reply to G1Houston, Apr 1, 2013

Eh?  As far as I am concerned a 45mm f1.8 on MFT should behave exactly like a 90mm f3.6 on FF.  And that's OK, but not always shallow enough, hence the 75mm f1.8, which is a 135 f3.6, which is shallow as anyone needs to go.

G1Houston wrote:

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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