using macro lenses for portraiture?


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wolfcry91

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hey guys.. wat do u all think of using macro lenses for portraits? eg canon's 100mm 2.8 macro etc.. cheers! :)
 

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I'm also using that for some potrait shots but still feels that I need more practice as I'm more used to using it for macro.
 

wolfcry91

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oh ok.. hmm, then wat abt stuff like IQ etc?
 

m3lv1nh0

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It's an excellent lens for portraits! If lighting is good, focusing speed should not be a problem. The only drawback is that it can be too sharp for portraits. Can see all the pores and stuff.

All shot with the Canon 100mm Macro at f2.8









 

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cool. i didnt know macro lenses could be used for portraitures! :D
maybe i should consider getting macro lenses as it can be used for both macros and portraits! ;)
 

Rashkae

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This has already come up several times. The main thing to worry about on macro lenses will be slower AF. So if you have a fast-moving subject, be prepared.
 

Victan

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... and please don't ever use this lens to shoot your girlfriend, wife or mother-in-law face close-up without their make-up. Everything exposed! Do some PP before they see the pictures. LOL

As some have mentioned, it's a great lens for portraits as well as macro.
 

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Yes, you can use macro lenses for portraiture,
the only concern is might be too sharp, last time we add soft focus filter if needed, now simply just use photoshop
 

wolfcry91

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i see, so how would be like compared to faster portraiture lenses like the 50 f1.4 or 85 f1.8? im really contemplating which to get, a macro lens or portrait lens.. :x
 

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i see, so how would be like compared to faster portraiture lenses like the 50 f1.4 or 85 f1.8? im really contemplating which to get, a macro lens or portrait lens.. :x
A faster portraiture lens would definitely be limited in close up work, while a macro lens' main limitation is its slower focusing compared to these other primes.
 

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