Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Nikon Lenses

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jan 4, 2008, 7:41 AM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 96

I am looking for lens for portrait. What is the best focus for it? 70,80,90,100 mm or what? I prefere about 100mm, but what is min perspektive distortion? (all mm in relation on 35mm film). What is min aperture to get good DOF?
emes is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jan 4, 2008, 4:47 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 147

Most people call lenses between 70-120 portrait lenses, but of course you can take good portraits with every lens (yes, even fisheyes and 2800mm's).

But the 70-120 range is pretty good for portraits, because it doesnt change proportions in a face that much.
(anything between that range, and even over and under it is good. But you might want to look at a 50mm or 85mm lens (both fast, sharp and the 1.8 versions are very inexpensive.) In 35mm format those are 75 and 127.5 respectively.
chris89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 9, 2008, 2:39 AM   #3
Senior Member
cameranserai's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 548

Pick up an old 80/200 AFS or (cheaper) AFD f2.8 lens second hand. You'll love it for portraiture.
cameranserai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 17, 2008, 9:44 PM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 8

for bokeh go with a lens at 200mm. 85 is the normal portrait setting .
clintwmt is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 1:11 AM.