RF 50mm vs 85mm

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MikeB_2018 Regular Member • Posts: 467
Re: RF 50mm vs 85mm

I have both of these.  I have used the 50 much more than the 85, only because I have had it a year longer.  However, I LOVE the 85mm focal length and I agree with the other poster about the slight color fringing the 50 can have vs. the 85.  However, it is minute to say the least and easy to fix most any instance in post.

The 85 for portrait work is my favorite.  However, I have done full day studio shoots only using the 50 and it was wonderful and gave a pretty nice working range.  I love having both and if I had to pick just one, I'd go with the 85 just because that focal length, the working distance and the slight compression over the 50mm subjectively feel better to me when I am shooting portraits, beauty etc in studio.  You'd have to determine which fits your style of shooting best.

You can't go wrong with either.

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