50mm 2.5 macro - a good portrait lens?

Started Dec 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
tkbslc Forum Pro • Posts: 11,796
Re: 50mm 2.5 macro - a good portrait lens?

The distortion you are describing has nothing to do with the lens design. It is pure perspective distortion. A function of being physically too close to the subject. The way to do a closeup portrait that avoids perspective distortion is to shoot with a longer telephoto from 6 feet away, not using a macro lens from 6 inches.

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