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Why a 50mm vs. a 60mm for portraits?

mipal7

Los Angeles, US
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mipal7 Registered since 05th May 2003
Mon 02-Jun-03 07:06 PM

Hello all,

I've been following some of the threads here and other discussion groups about portrait lenses, and the consensus now seems to be that a 50mm lens is the "standard" for shooting portraits when using any of the D series cameras. But if we were using an 85mm for film, shouldn't we be using a 60mm for digital since the FOV brings that to a comparable 85mm?

I understand that the 50mm is a lot cheaper, but to get the same results from our old film cameras, the 60mm sounds more practical.

What are your thoughts on this?

A proud Nikonian,

Mike

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