View Full Version : Best focal length for portrait in photography

06-20-2011, 03:09 AM
Hello photographers ,

i was checking some posts about photography , and i saw something strange , and i want to ask about it.

while i was reading this post (link removed) , i saw that the best focal length to take portraits is 85-100 , is that true , and if it was true , why is that ?

Thanks alot

06-20-2011, 02:03 PM
I don't know why that would be said, but I would think that whatever focal length that allows the best shot of the subject and allowing the most amount of light into the lens, would be the best. ie: the shortest length possible.

Shorter focal length = more light = less exposure time = sharper image.