105 MC ahead of others for portraits?

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Kaj E Forum Pro • Posts: 10,224
Re: 105 MC ahead of others for portraits?

DiscoDale wrote:

jjz2 wrote:

For most macro lenses I've tried, the contrast and detail is too high, which requires too much post processing on skin and hair. Also, they are slower, so less background blur, especially at half/full body shots.

Would the same apply to the 50mm MC?

The short focal length gives you less background blur. You do not want to get too close with a 50 mm lens for portraits, it distorts the facial features due to perspective. That is why portrait lenses are longer focal length.

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