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Best Portrait Lens Comparision Video Walk Through...

 
craigbeckta
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Mar 15, 2017 12:11 |  #1

Hey everyone,

I get a lot of questions on my YouTube channel about which Portrait Lens is the best.

I put together a video that walks you through a couple of the more popular Portrait Lenses.

I also share some of my thought process on lens selection.

You'll also discover images shot on the following lenses...

The Canon 70-200 F 2.8, Nikon 85 mm F 1.4 G, Canon 135 MM F2 and one shot with the Canon 100 mm Macro F 2.8.

Hopefully this helps you decide which focal length is best for your style of Portrait Photography.




What is your favourite Portrait Lens?

Leave a comment below and let me know what is your go to focal length?

Craig Beckta


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mfturner
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Mar 17, 2017 14:44 |  #2

Nice video, I especially like the comparisons in the first model given that they used the same person and similar lighting and posing.

My conclusions match what I've seen before, which is that camera to subject distance is what really matters for facial distortion, and the FL only matters in that for the same framing with different FLs, you have to stand different distances from the subject. In other words, the waist up shot with the 85mm lens worked better for me than the head shots with the same lens because you had to back off. Incidentally I found the color palette differences interesting too, although some of that would be related to WB.




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