Advice for portrait lenses

Started Mar 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
Luke Kaven Veteran Member • Posts: 5,705
Re: Lists

sapralot wrote:

Thanks, Luke!

Great compilation, very helpful. And a lot of food for thought.

Apropos 50mm: I make extensive use of the Nikon 35 f/1.8 when shooting kids with my D90 (1.5 crop), in other words I wouldn't rule out 50mm on full frame:

We're talking about portraits in this case, oui?  There is a big difference between the 35 DX on a DX camera, and a 50mm FX on an FX camera.  While the crop factor seems to suggest they are equivalent in some way, they aren't.  The 50 has a characteristic kind of distortion that I just don't like for portraits.  But the 60, that's another animal altogether.

That being said, there are plenty of uses for a good 50 outside of portraiture.

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