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nikon 50 mm

Started Jun 7, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: nikon 50 mm
In reply to David Banner, Jun 14, 2013

I love 50mm on DX. For me, it's the perfect length for portraits. I know many will say they prefer the 85 for that purpose. But not me. I feel the distance that i have to stand from my subject is a very 'human,' relational distance with the 50; with the 85, I'm standing further away - yes, photographing my subject, but not relating to them in the same way. I think I get my best portrait shots when there's some kind of genuine communication taking place between the subject and me/camera - and I achieve that best at the distance required by the 50. You're close but not too close.

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