Lens Focal Length Comparison

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Focal Length Comparison 550

Here is a comparison I recently created for my studio lighting class. It shows the difference in nine separate lens focal lengths, ranging from 20mm to 200mm, used for a studio portrait. The exposure and camera height remained constant, with the camera moving backward for each subsequently longer focal length to maintain the same eye placement in the image.

The difference definitely becomes more subtle above 100mm, with the main difference being the relationship between head and body size. My preference is in the 100-120mm range, which keeps the body size from appearing “too sturdy”, but I will routinely back up and shoot closer to 200mm when needed.

Canon 5D Mark III – 1/125 second, f/9, ISO 100

December 15, 2014 at 3:06 pm by | Categories: Post

Intelligun

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Intelligun2-1

Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/125 second, f/8, ISO 100

December 5, 2014 at 11:29 am by | Categories: Post

Fusion

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Erika Dress-1

FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 56 f/1.2 lens – 1/125 second, f/1.2, ISO 200

November 26, 2014 at 11:35 am by | Categories: Post

Rush

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Rush - Studio Lighting Class-1

Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/125 second, f/4, ISO 100

November 19, 2014 at 2:56 pm by | Categories: Post

Leica in Hand

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Erika Leica LR-1

iPhone 5S – 1/30 second, f/2.2, ISO 50

November 18, 2014 at 12:17 pm by | Categories: Post

Self Portrait: On the Job

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Inspector Self Portrait 550x550

FUJIFILM X-T1, Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 lens – 1/25 second, f/5.6, ISO 3200

November 17, 2014 at 2:26 pm by | Categories: Post

Jack

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Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/60 second, f/5.6, ISO 100

November 11, 2014 at 10:28 am by | Categories: Post

Mr. Robinson

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Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/100 second, f/5.6, ISO 100

November 10, 2014 at 3:32 pm by | Categories: Post

Salt Lake City Blues

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Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/30 second, f/4, ISO 3200

November 3, 2014 at 11:02 am by | Categories: Post

Determination

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Football Family-2

Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/800 second, f/4, ISO 200

October 20, 2014 at 10:29 am by | Categories: Post