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    Default Prime lens for Portrait

    If you were to use just 1 prime lens for DX camera for TFCD portrait, which focal length would u choose?
    D7100,SB910,17-50/2.8OS,105/2.8VR,85/1.8D,2xE-M1,O60/2.8,12-40/2.8,35-100/2.8,14-42,LX100

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    Default Re: Prime lens for Portrait

    wrong section bro.
    anyway it all goes down to what focal length you prefer, and what kind of portraits u wanna shoot.

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    oops shouldve posted in Portraits forum.
    Can moderator help to transfer, pls? Thks.
    D7100,SB910,17-50/2.8OS,105/2.8VR,85/1.8D,2xE-M1,O60/2.8,12-40/2.8,35-100/2.8,14-42,LX100

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    Default Re: Prime lens for Portrait

    Quote Originally Posted by sin77 View Post
    oops shouldve posted in Portraits forum.
    Can moderator help to transfer, pls? Thks.
    I think the "Portraits and Poses" is used for Photo Galleries instead...

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    Default Re: Prime lens for Portrait

    can i 'survive' a TFCD using 50 f1.8 and 18-200?
    D7100,SB910,17-50/2.8OS,105/2.8VR,85/1.8D,2xE-M1,O60/2.8,12-40/2.8,35-100/2.8,14-42,LX100

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    Default Re: Prime lens for Portrait

    Quote Originally Posted by sin77 View Post
    can i 'survive' a TFCD using 50 f1.8 and 18-200?
    you can survive with anything, wide angle also can depends on how incorporate the surroundings to your advantage

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    Default Re: Prime lens for Portrait

    Quote Originally Posted by sin77 View Post
    can i 'survive' a TFCD using 50 f1.8 and 18-200?
    why not?

    in general, portrait photographers uses longer focal length lenses. there are some advantages of using longer focal length ones than shorter ones. you can find the information across the net, which is very comprehensive.

    my "preferred" focal length is 60-105mm lens, not inclusive of the crop factor.
    cameras are not made of tofu

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fotophilic View Post
    why not?

    in general, portrait photographers uses longer focal length lenses. there are some advantages of using longer focal length ones than shorter ones. you can find the information across the net, which is very comprehensive.

    my "preferred" focal length is 60-105mm lens, not inclusive of the crop factor.
    But i'm looking at prime lens only
    D7100,SB910,17-50/2.8OS,105/2.8VR,85/1.8D,2xE-M1,O60/2.8,12-40/2.8,35-100/2.8,14-42,LX100

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    Default Re: Prime lens for Portrait

    50mm or 85mm
    Shahrul Esa

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    Quote Originally Posted by shahrulesa View Post
    50mm or 85mm
    I second that.
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    Default Re: Prime lens for Portrait

    I use my Tokina 100mm macro lens for portraits...but recently I tried using my 50mm f1.8.

    The 50mm feels so much more comfortable to use due to the FL. No need to move all the way back

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