Olympus 17 mm f 1.2 Pro, 45 mm f 1.2 Pro, Voigtlander 17.5 mm f 0.95

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G1Houston Senior Member • Posts: 2,985
Use longer FL to blur the background, not just by wide aperture

Long lens can much more effectively blur out the background by "compression."  The "degree of blur? between f1.2 and f1.8 is too small to make any difference.  For m4/3 for head and shoulder shots, the 56/1.4 from Sigma is ideal.

Keep in mind you want to keep all the facial features in focus, again argue against shooting at f1.2.

The examples you showed are too dark, too underexposed.

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