35mm equivalent not good for portrait ?

Started Mar 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
DarnGoodPhotos Senior Member • Posts: 7,801
Re: 35mm equivalent not good for portrait ?

Bouddha wrote:

I did that and am fine with the 35mm equivalent.

honestly other than out of focus background, I don't really see the difference with my 85mm 1.8.

also I find the 35mm f2 brings enough isolation but still keeps the possibility to understand the environment in which it was taken, which I find IMHO cool.

There is another difference.

Getting close enough for the head to fill the frame will cause distortion (bigger eyes and nose) on the 35mm that won't be there on the 85mm just because you aren't physically as close to the subject.

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