X100 suitable for portrait photography?

Started Feb 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
Northgrove Junior Member • Posts: 29
Re: X100 suitable for portrait photography?

I also think the 35mm equiv of the X100 is a bit too short for portraits, BUT... This depends a bit on your style. If you can accept, or even enjoy, a bit of environment as you photograph people, then it can be great as long as you're comfortable with moving fairly close to your subjects.

So in essence I'd recommend at minimum a 50mm equiv lens for comfortable true portraits down to the neck and with little area around the face, but I'll say that the X100 does fine if the portraits are intended to include more atmosphere in the scene, telling more stories about the subject's clothes and giving the face some area to "breathe" in, including a backdrop, etc.

I see some good examples of what I'm talking about as for environmental portraits have been posted here.

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