50mm or 85mm for portraits?

Started Jun 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
TTMartin
TTMartin Veteran Member • Posts: 7,304
Re: 50mm or 85mm for portraits?

Jeff Peterman wrote:

With mine, the 85 mm is definitely sharper at f1.8 than the 50mm MKII. I also have a 50 mm MKI, which is a little sharper than my MKII (also much better built and with a real manual focus ring).

I was on a quest to purchase a metal mount 50mm f/1.8, but, ended up with a 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro. Excellent lens, though still slow to focus.

Today's best value lens really is the EF 40mm f/2.8 STM.

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