What’s your go-to portrait lens? I must admit that when I started out, I was shooting in small spaces on a crop sensor, so my nifty-fifty was probably my most-used lens. And I kind of got used to it. Even now, I seldom use longer than a 105mm lens for portraiture, mostly because I like to boss my subjects about, and if I’m too far away, it’s hard for them to hear! But perhaps I should branch out and try an even longer lens.
In this video, Stefan Malloch shares his thoughts about the 135mm lens and why he thinks it’s the best lens for portraiture. So why might you want to consider using a longer focal length?