49 thoughts on “Best focal length for PORTRAITS (FX & DX)”

  1. informative, but what pisses me off is how you refer to the girl assisting you as "assistant". What? she doesn't have a name?! you really are such a pretentious fk you need to belittle people to make you seem big? awful character flaw imo

  2. Do you (or anyone) know approximate distance needed to capture full body portrait of average size model with a 65mm lens (full frame sensor), and with a 135mm lens? I'm trying to calculate dof and work distance requirements of gear I am suffering a severe case of GAS from.

  3. The Nikon 135DC is the best looking lens I've ever shot for portraits… and some of the best portraits I've taken are near the 200mm mark on a zoom… However, that's not really practical 90% of the time, so don't have that bad boy, and don't use the 70-200mm much if I have the time.
    Rapport with your subject is vastly underrated…esp if you just met them. 85mm is better for that, eliminates distortion enough, flattering enough, far more useful. I'd say get 85mm (or equiv) first, then others if you still feel you need them. 135mm is too far away, and 70-200 is like pointing a rocket launcher at them, makes them uncomfortable often.

  4. On a digital camera I love using my 100mm f2.8 macro lens on ff and 50mm 1.4 on a cropped sensor. What I don't understand is: when you use a 50mm on a cropped sensor, you have to stand back to get the same frame because in some ways it equates to an approximately 80mm lens, thus eliminating the distortion. But, when I use a 75mm lens on a 120 645 it equates to about 40mm subsequently meaning you have to move forward, but you don't get the distortion. Is this down to the frame size?

  5. at 5.13 that's not the photo you took her arm was down when you took the picture but the pic you showed has her arm backwards folded

  6. I watched twice this video, but listened no audio. After all, who cares audio with that girl on screen?

  7. Well… if he is hetero and he is not having sex with any of these gorgeous women, he's doing it wrong.

  8. When paused at the first frame of the video, Matt is praying, saying, "Thank you, God, for sending me this HOT model!" ūüôā

  9. I own canon 70D…having doubts on buying sigma 50-100 1.8 or sigma 70-200 2.8 for portraits…pls help, wich on should i buy

  10. Why have a model just standing there whilst he babbles on, it is disrespectful to the model and demonstrates what an amateur would do. Choice of the focal length of a lens is not just about composition but how the characteristics of a lens can be used for visual effect.

  11. Why is everyone drooling over the model? Lol I mean she's cute and all but I think the assistant looked better. Would have liked to see her as the model instead lol. Maybe it was her cute entrance that sealed my opinion of her? Either way click bait aside. Who the hell will talk about portrait, focal length and NOT have an attractive model? Show me ANYONE with a channel that has used an ugly unattractive model? Links??? Gtfoh and quit crying. Or go find a guy that uses male models.

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