Decent film camera?

Started Jan 5, 2013 | Questions thread
Guy Parsons
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Lens choice

skpman wrote: ...... I plan to get a 35mm or 50mm 1.4 or 1.8 lens and use the film mainly for portraiture. Landscape shots are too difficult for me to shoot with film right now with my level of experience.

Portraiture (with 35mm film) = 85mm as the ideal for keeping natural face shape shot from the proper distance for head and shoulders shots, 50mm more for full figure, 35mm for groups.

People look best when shot from about 1.5 to 2 metres so choose focal length to get the framing you need from that distance range.

Regards....... Guy

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