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Apr 15, 2010 10:16 |  #1

when using camera with 1.3 crop would you use 35mm or 50mm more for portraits?


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Apr 15, 2010 10:45 |  #2

What sort of portraits (what framing of the subjects) do you envision? What camera-to-subject distance do you use for your portraits?

The classic recommended focal length range for classic portraits using a 35mm film camera is roughly 80mm to 135mm. Translating that the the "1.3 crop" (a horrible term :rolleyes:) format, the recommended focal length range range would be roughly 60mm to 105mm.


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Apr 15, 2010 11:44 |  #3

I think you should go to your local shop and try out both to see which will suit your needs. I am in the same boat as you and am choosing the 50mm siggy




  
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Apr 15, 2010 11:53 |  #4

britt777 wrote in post #9999986 (external link)
when using camera with 1.3 crop would you use 35mm or 50mm more for portraits?

Yes ;)




  
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Apr 15, 2010 12:10 |  #5

I'd say 35mm for most waist to full body shots.. But that's just my taste in perspective


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Apr 15, 2010 12:33 |  #6

Full body portraits 35mm.
headshots 50mm or 85mm


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Apr 15, 2010 18:38 |  #7

Thank you, I no longer have any shops near me that carry these lenses...=(


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Apr 15, 2010 19:40 |  #8

No lenses in Texas? On a 1/3 crop an 85 is a wee long. For head shots, the 50 is the ticket.


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Apr 15, 2010 19:50 |  #9

Only you know what subjects you want to shoot and the distance from your subjects. Take a zoom and shoot at 35 and 50 to see which FL will work out best for you.


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Apr 15, 2010 19:54 |  #10

Even though only a smaller portion of the image circle is captured by the smaller sensor, wouldn't using a wide angle lens for portraits still introduce distortion that's generally considered undesirable for portraits?




  
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Apr 15, 2010 20:02 |  #11

no lenses in corpus christi.


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Apr 15, 2010 20:12 |  #12

britt777 wrote in post #10003312 (external link)
no lenses in corpus christi.

You have the body but no lens?


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Apr 15, 2010 20:44 |  #13

i have lenses. Just cant buy or test out lenses here in corpus.


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Apr 15, 2010 20:50 |  #14

First thing to do is use a zoom to figure out which focal length you need. Either that or rent one of each from a rental shop like LensRentals.com.


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Apr 15, 2010 21:15 |  #15

I just wanted to know which lens most people preferred when using the 1.3 crop camera for portraits.


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