Portrait/Profiles- Lens choices

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viper699 Contributing Member • Posts: 989
Portrait/Profiles- Lens choices
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I am going to shoot a friend of mine. I'm a landscape person. I never shoot people.

I have a Nikon DX lens for my body which will give me equivalent of a 50mm.

I do know some people use 85mm or larger at times.

This isn't professional work, merely shooting for fun, nothing getting printed except for personal use MAYBE.

For portrait work what's the advantage of using 85mm lens vs a 50mm equivalent? OTHER than depth of field. Wasn't sure if there are other considerations.

She has a great profile, ie side view, I know I'll shoot that quite a bit.

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