Drop $350 on a 45mm prime when you've already got the 14-42mm kit lens?

Started May 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
LudwigVB
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Re: Drop $350 on a 45mm prime when you've already got the 14-42mm kit lens?

Chatokun wrote:

One of the reasons to use the 45mm, as I often read, is that if doing a head and shoulders shot, the FoV the 45mm gives is the minimum you should use, as it is the shortest length that doesn't distort the face, when doing that specific FoV. If you're planning to do those kind of portraits, it's worth it. You don't need to be that far from a person for it either; even for head to torso shots I'm pretty certain you can manage in most standard sized rooms.

This is very true. I'm sometimes surprised to read posts that suggest using quite short focal lengths for portraits, requiring short camera-to-subject distances that will inevitably incur perspective distortion.

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