Photographing a Person: A test of focal lengths

Started Apr 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
gak44
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Re: Photographing a Person: A test of focal lengths
In reply to forpetessake, Apr 10, 2013

forpetessake wrote:

richj20 wrote:

BingoCharlie wrote:

So what have you concluded from this experiment?

That there isn't too much difference. If I couldn't see them side by side, I wouldn't think that any were completely unacceptable!

- Richard

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"Careful photographers run their own tests." - Fred Picker

You confirmed what traditionally was considered a good FL for people portraits 80-135mm in FF equivalent (most portrait lenses used to be 90-105mm). Below that the image becomes distorted and cartoonish, above that it becomes flat.

I agree completely.

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