Choosing another portrait lens

Started Nov 11, 2010 | Discussions thread
arty H Senior Member • Posts: 1,400
Re: Choosing another portrait lens

I have the 35f2 and the 85f1.8. The 85 is a very nice lens, but gets used mostly outside. The 35f2 is a great indoor lens for people. It also works as a general purpose lens. It is not the best for shots of cathedrals, but it will do a lot. My copy is sharp and works great wide open.

For head and shoulders portraits - it is a bit short, but will do for waist up shots. It can even go closer for many people. A good 50 will give you the field of view of an 80mm on full frame, and this is a classic portrait length.

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