04-14-2013 11:56 AM
Sorry ebiggs1, but you are banished.
04-15-2013 12:17 PM
In my opinion 50mm is not as good for portraits even for crop sensor
But the 85mm on a crop is?
I even like 50mm on a FF for portraiture, but it can be a bit uncomfortable for the model if they're not used to a camera in their face. You also have a much larger background to deal with.
That said, I'm not crazy about the 50/1.4 as a lens. I try to love it, but I don’t. The 85/1.8 is a better lens IMHO. And providing that you have the space, you can always go longer with portraits. 85mm is a workable distance on either crop or FF.
04-17-2013 03:05 PM
04-17-2013 03:20 PM
04-19-2013 01:46 PM - edited 04-19-2013 01:47 PM
06-13-2013 08:00 PM
You may want to try the Canon EF 40mm pancake, f2.8 stm. I use it on some of my portraits, and the cost is low, only $149.00 at most NYC houses. You just have to get close to the subject.