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Old Jan 4, 2008, 8:41 AM   #1
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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?
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Old Jan 4, 2008, 5:47 PM   #2
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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.
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Old Jan 9, 2008, 3:39 AM   #3
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Pick up an old 80/200 AFS or (cheaper) AFD f2.8 lens second hand. You'll love it for portraiture.
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Old Jan 17, 2008, 10:44 PM   #4
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for bokeh go with a lens at 200mm. 85 is the normal portrait setting .
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