Is Full frame still the most versatile?

Started Mar 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
Sdaniella
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Re: Is Full frame still the most versatile? especially at WA and shallower DoF
In reply to zenpmd, Apr 2, 2013

zenpmd wrote:

I suppose its just a shame there is no a 2.8 constant zoom lens that extends to around 85mm on FF that allows for good portraits. 70 is too short.

FF 85mm too long for good portrait; 70 isn't wide enough; it's more suited for long-nosed Caucasians, who look too 'bozo-clown-nosed' if closer than FF 50mm.

i prefer FF 24mm in close, not so far off (everyone 'Asian (Chinese/Japanese?)' would look too 'flat faced'); and you wonder why 'westerners' perpetuate 'flat-faced' asian stereotypes? it's called focal-length incompetence. deliberate or oblivious unflattery, insult to one's subject.

choose the FL suited to your subjects without making them look bad; adjust as needed.

photo booths that are close-quarter spaced [3-4 ft?] flattering in one scenario (why east asians like to use them for flattering self-portraits)

photo booths that are close-quarter spaced [3-4 ft?] unflattering in another scenario (why westerners don't like to use them except for 'goofy/joke' self-portraits)

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