Thoughts on using a macro lens as a "portrait" lens?

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Dave Andrade Regular Member • Posts: 303
Thoughts on using a macro lens as a "portrait" lens?
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Let me clarify.

I know you "can". I am just curious how many people implement that, and if they choose not to.....why they don't.

Let me clarify more. Lets take the Sigma 60mm 2.8 and the Olympus 60mm 2.8mm lenses for the micro four thirds system.

Is there any argument to be made that the Olympus may have less attractive bokeh because it's a macro lens and it designed for that purpose, as opposed to the Sigma which one would assume is designed for that purpose.

Or is there really no such thing, and bokeh is subjective no matter what? (which is also "partly" true, because I've seen some mirror lenses where the bokeh is god-awful, in my opinion....to be fair)

So anyway, the point being....is there any argument to say that a macro lens shouldnt be used, all the time, for portraits because of "x and y" or can it just be viewed as a double duty lens? Curious about anyone's thoughts.

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