Is it worth to upgrade 50mm 1.8 to 85mm 1.8..?

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Krzycho Forum Member • Posts: 56
Is it worth to upgrade 50mm 1.8 to 85mm 1.8..?

Hello,

I own a6600 with Sony 50mm 1.8 and I am very happy with that lens, I use it mainly for portraits but not very close ones, not commercial use.

I wonder about trying 85mm 1.8.

I recently read Scott Kelby book about portrait photography where we writes that 50mm can introduce a lot of distortions for closeup portraits. But the question is: is he referring to 50mm on FF or Apsc, so then this is 25mm?

Questions:

1. Has anyone made that switch or have direct comparison of these two lenses for closeup portraits or in general photography?

2. Will I benefit regarding closeups buying 85mm 1.8 instead of using 50mm 1.8? Bokeh advantage is clear of course for 85.

Thanks a lot

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